Originally published in The Jewish Chronicle, 10 June 2005. Judaism and Theology: Essays on the Jewish Religion. Louis Jacobs, Vallentine Mitchell, £17.95 (£39.50 HB). Rabbinic Thought in the Talmud. Louis Jacobs, Vallentine Mitchell, £17.95 ... Continue Reading ➨
Rabbinic Thought in the Talmud
Provides four detailed understandings of the nature and scope of the Babylonian Talmud, outlining the state-of-the-art studies of the subject as well as some problems still awaiting solution, such as who were the actual editors of the Bavli and how they went about their work. This is followed by seven comprehensive examinations of the Talmudic method as seen from the complete unit of the Talmud, the Sugya. The concluding section of the books deals with Rabbinics, the works of post-Talmudic scholars who sought to bring the Talmudic discussions to life in the Jewish community.