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Six memos from the last millennium

Joseph Skibell

Six memos from the last millennium

a novelist reads the Talmud

by Joseph Skibell

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Talmud,
  • Tannaim,
  • Amoraim,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementby Joseph Skibell
    SeriesExploring jewish arts and culture, Exploring Jewish arts and culture
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBM501.15 .S55 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 240 pages
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27207400M
    ISBN 101477307346
    ISBN 109781477307342
    LC Control Number2015020373
    OCLC/WorldCa911004597

      Joseph Skibell shifts his incisive gaze from fiction to the Talmud in Six Memos from the Last Millennium, a learned, interdisciplinary dance through Judaism's theological legal canon. Skibell begins the project with the frank admission that many of the passages in the Talmud are strange on their face, but he indicates that great beauty resides. Six Memos for the Next Millennium (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, ) by Italo Calvino and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at .

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