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Wise Men and Their Tales

  • Paperback $16.00

    Mar 01, 2005 | 366 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Jan 16, 2009 | 368 Pages

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Table Of Contents

CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction: And What Does Rashi Say?


IN THE BIBLE
Ishmael and Hagar
Lot’s Wife
Aaron and His Problem of Innocence
Miriam the Prophetess and Her Melancholy Fate
Nadab and Abihu: A Story of Fire and Silence
Esau and Jethro: Gentiles in the Bible
Gideon, a Judge Who Is Special
Samson: The Weakness of a Hero
Saul and His Lost Kingdom
Samuel and the Quest for Mercy
Isaiah, a Prince of Prophets
Hoshea: The Strangest of All Prophets

IN THE TALMUD
Rabbi Tarfon’s Humility
Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi
Abbaye and Rava: The Greatness of Dialogue
Converts in the Talmud
Talmudic Sketches
Zanz and Sadigur
The World of the Shtetl

Acknowledgments

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