Tag Archives: Jacob Lauterbach

The Talmud And The Porcupine

As I have commented before, I can often tend to be a prickly person when it comes to my discourse with other people.  Today a conversation I had on my goodreads page where I had a testy conversation with a … Continue reading

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On The Legitimacy Of The Oral Law

In his discussion of Hillel called Hillel:  If Not Now, When?, noted contemporary conservative Jewish rabbi and author Joseph Telushkin commented that given the Bible’s assumption of various matters being in existence outside of the written text, that the oral … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rabbinic Essays

Rabbinic Essays, by Jacob Zallel Lauterbach Having come to read as much of the author as I have, I realize that he wrote mostly small works within the Jewish community and that his essays tend to belong in several categories … Continue reading

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Book Review: Studies In Jewish Law, Custom And Folklore

Studies In Jewish Law, Custom And Folklore, by Jacob Lauterbach I first heard of the author of this book because it was mentioned prominently in a sermon by one of the deacons in the congregation I attend [1].  I suppose … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Name Of The Mekilta

The Name Of The Mekilta, by Jacob Zallel Lauterbach This may be one of the most odd books that I have ever reviewed, in that it consists of material that the author would have put in the introduction to a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bacher’s Tradition And Traditionalists

Bacher’s Tradition And Traditionalists In The Schools Of Palestine And Babylon, by Jacob Zallel Lauterbach I can imagine few more Nathanish tasks than reviewing a book review that it itself a fragmentary review material of various aspects of the Mishnah … Continue reading

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Book Review: Midrash And Mishnah

Midrash And Mishnah:  A Study In The Early History Of The Halakah, by Jacob Z. Lauterbach There are a great many reasons why I looked forward to reading this book and enjoyed it so much.  For one, the book was … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ethics Of The Halakah

The Ethics Of The Halakah, by Jacob Zallel Lauterbach With friends like these, the halakah doesn’t need enemies.  Even if I did not find this to be the best of the author’s work, or even that accurate of a book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael: Volume Three

Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael:  Volume Three, translated by Jacob Z. Lauterbach Unfortunately, when I first saw this book online I did not realize that there were three volumes to the work, and so this was the first one I ordered and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishamel: Volume Two

Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishamel:  Volume Two, translated by Jacob Z. Lauterbach Admittedly, I am approaching this obscure midrashic text in a somewhat backward fashion.  Having first received and read the third volume of this work, I was prompted to obtain the … Continue reading

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