Tag Archives: Judaism

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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Book Review: Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael: Volume One

Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael:  Volume One, translated by Jacob Z. Lauterbach It is not my usual habit to read multi-volume books in reverse order, but that is precisely what happened here.  To be sure, this was not due in any way … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part Three

In our closing section of this particular discussion [1], it is worthwhile to discuss the melancholy nature of the origin of conflict between the biblical worldview of Christianity and the Talmudic worldview of the scribes and Pharisees that formed the … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part Two

Having previously examined the kal vahomer approach of Jesus Christ that exposed the gap between the Pharisees’ perception of their own righteousness and the way it was viewed by God, it is worthwhile to examine the gap between the legitimate … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part One

As is sometimes the case, I would like to take a familiar biblical passage and make it a bit less familiar by discussing aspects of the passage that are not generally known.  Before I begin this process, I would like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Church And The Community

The Church And The Community, by Jonathan Dade [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I found this book to be structured in a very interesting way.  The author has … Continue reading

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To The Jewish Savannah And Back

This afternoon, our tour of the Judensavannah (pronouced Yoe-den suh-Van-uh) took place, and in contrast to the usual way that these tours go, this one actually ended up taking exactly as long as expected.  This could not have been predicted … Continue reading

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