Joshua A. Fogel's Daily Reflections on Idolatry: Reading Tractate Avodah Zarah PDF

By Joshua A. Fogel

ISBN-10: 0761859136

ISBN-13: 9780761859130

Comprised of rabbinic debates within the aftermath of the destruction of the second one Temple (70 C.E.), the Talmud has supplied the foundation for Jewish moral and useful norms for hundreds of years. it's also an incredibly lengthy and forbiddingly tough paintings that has collected numerous commentaries simply as advanced. a up to date translation with large notes has made the Talmud extra available to English-language readers, however the textual problems stay. This quantity appears at Avodah Zarah, one tractate of the Talmud interested by idolatry, web page through web page. Idolatry used to be one of many cardinal sins for which an observant Jew was once to simply accept loss of life ahead of transgressing. Daily Reflections on Idolatry deals a latest statement with doses of humor and comparative examples so one can either clarify and humanize the textual content and make it much more obtainable to modern readers.

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