Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
  • ISBN: 9780300074024
  • ISBN10: 0300074026

Rabbinic Fantasies Imaginative Narratives from Classical Hebrew Literature

by David Stern

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1998
used Add to Cart $9.86
You save: 73%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $39.75
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: This remarkable anthology of sixteen narratives from ancient and medieval Hebrew texts opens a new window onto the Jewish imagination. Presenting the captivating world of rabbinic storytelling, it reveals facets of the Jewish experience and tradition that would otherwise have remained unknown and examines the surprisingly deep connection between the values of classical Judaism and the art of imaginative narrative writing.

Virtually all the narratives appear here in English for the first time. Sometimes pious, sometimes playful, and sometimes almost scandalous, they are each accompanied by an introduction and notes. The select_ions are framed by essays by David Stern and Mark Jay Mirsky that examine the various moods and forms in which the rabbinic imagination found expression and explore the impact that this unique form of narrative has had on modern fiction. The translations are by Norman Bronznick, Yaakov Elman, Michal Govrin, Arthur Green, Martha Himmelfarb, Ivan Marcus, Mark Jay Mirsky, Joel Rosenberg, David Ruderman, Raymond Scheindlin, David Stern, and Avi Weinstein.

"No other anthology offers the English reader such a fluent but at the same time scripturally responsible rendering of classical Hebrew literature". -- David G. Roskies, Commentary

"Fills an important gap in our understanding of the diversity of Hebrew literary expression". -- Leonard Gordon, Religious Studies Review

"A book of delight.... For modern readers (the selections) are wondrously entertaining; they are also a glorious opportunity to enhance our appreciation of the imaginative genius of our forebears". -- Max D. Ticktin, The Jewish Monthly (B'nai B'rith International)

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Open Books Ltd
Location: Chicago, IL
Shipping Icon
Ex-library book with usual markings. Open Books is a nonprofit social venture
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
Jero Books and Templet Co.
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Paperback. 8vo. 1st Paperback edition.8vo, paperback, 364 pages. This book is
One Stop Shop Bookstore
Location: Memphis, TN
Shipping Icon
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).