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Essential Papers on the Talmud (95 Edition)by Chernick
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"For the general reader, and the ever-burgeoning number of students in Jewish studies programs, the Essential Papers series brings together a wealth of core secondary material, while the commentaries offered by the editors aim to place this material in critical comparative context."
—Jewish Journal of Sociology
No work has informed Jewish life and history more than the Talmud. This unique and vast collection of teachings and traditions contains within it the intellectual output of hundreds of Jewish sages who considered all aspects of an entire people's life from the Hellenistic period in Palestine (c. 315 B.C.E.) until the end of the Sassanian era in Babylonia (615 C.E.). This volume adds the insights of modern talmudic scholarship and criticism to the growing number of more traditionally oriented works that seek to open the talmudic heritage and tradition to contemporary readers. These central essays provide a taste of the myriad ways in which talmudic study can intersect with such diverse disciplines as economics, history, ethics, law, literary criticism, and philosophy.
Contributors: Baruch Micah Bokser, Boaz Cohen, Ari Elon, Meyer S. Feldblum, Louis Ginzberg, Abraham Goldberg, Robert Goldenberg, Heinrich Graetz, Louis Jacobs, David Kraemer, Geoffrey B. Levey, AaronLevine, Saul Lieberman, Jacob Neusner, Nahum Rakover, and David Weiss-Halivni.
Korean film has been heralded as the “newest tiger” of Asian cinema. In the past year, South Korea became one of the only countries in the world in which local films outsold Hollywood films, and Korean director Park Chan-wook was awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes.
New Korean Cinema provides a comprehensive overview of the production, circulation, and reception of this vibrant cinema, which has begun to flourish again in the past decade, following the lifting of repressive government policies. In addition to providing a cultural, historical, and social context for understanding this burgeoning cinema, the book considers the political economy of South Korea's film industry, strategies of domestic and international distribution and marketing, and the consumption of Korean films throughout the world. The volume also includes a glossary of key terms and a bibliography of works on Korean cinema.
New Korean Cinema gathers prominent critics from North America, Asia, and Europe to make sense of this exploding film industry. This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the complex roles played by national and regional cinemas in a global age.
Illuminating the Talmud's history, sources, arguments, and methods, this volume adds the insights of modern Talmudic scholarship and criticism to the growing number of more traditionally oriented works. Collected here in one volume are essential essays published in the area of Talmudic study by Jacob Neusner, Robert Goldenberg, Louis Ginzberg, and others.
About the Author
Michael Chernick is Deutch Professor of Jewish Jurisprudence and Social Justice, Hebrew Union College — Jewish Institute of Religion.
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