Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jul 19, 2011 - Social Science - 248 pages
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Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories creates a new theoretical framework for considering the relationship between law and narrative, models a new method of studying Talmudic law, and fills out the picture of the cultural life of the rabbis who contributed to the Talmud.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Resisting Code as the Image of Jewish Law
9
Chapter 2 Deconstructing Halakhah and Aggadah
31
Rabbis and Outsiders
63
Rabbis and Students
96
Rabbis and Rabbis
122
A New Theory of Reading
147
Conclusion
164
Notes
169
Bibliography
217
Index
229
Acknowledgments
237
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Barry Scott Wimpfheimer teaches religion and law at Northwestern University.

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