BOOK OF LEGENDS SEFER HA-AGGADAH PDF

Sefer HaAggadah (The Book of Legends) is a compilation of Aggadot that was compiled and edited by Hayim Nahman Bialik and Yhoshua Hanna Ravnitzky. Buy a cheap copy of Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah: by Y.H. Rawnitzky. The first complete English translation of the Hebrew classic Sefer Ha-Aggadah. The Book of Legends Sefer Ha-Aggadah by William G. Braude, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Nov 10, Pages. The first complete English translation of the Hebrew classic Sefer Ha-Aggadah brings to the English-speaking world the legemds and best-loved anthology of classical Rabbinic literature ever compiled. First published in Odessa init was recognized immediately as a masterwork in its own right, and reprinted numerous times in Israel.

The Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah: Legends from the Talmud and Midrash by Hayyim Nahman Bialik

The Hebrew poet Hayim Nahman Bialik and the renowned editor Yehoshua Hana Ravnitzky, the architects of this masterful compendium, selected hundreds of texts from the Talmud and midrashic literature and arranged them thematically, in order to provide their contemporaries with easy access to the national literary heritage of the Jewish people — the texts of Rabbinic Judaism that remain at the heart of Jewish literacy today. Bialik and Ravnitzky chose Aggadah — the non-legal portions of the Talmud and Midrash — for their anthology.

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Loosely translated as “legends”, Aggadah includes the genres of biblical exegesis, stories about biblical characters, the lives of the Talmudic era sages and their contemporary history, parables, proverbs, and folklore.

A captivating melange of wisdom and piety, fantasy and satire, Aggadah is the expressive medium of the Jewish creative genius. The arrangement of this compendium reflects the theological concerns of the Rabbinic sages: Here, the reader who wants to explore traditional Jewish views on a particular subject is treated to a selection of relevant texts at his fingertips but will soon become immersed in a way of thinking, exploring, and questioning that is the hallmark of Jewish inquiry.

English readers are very fortunate to be able at last to avail themselves of this extraordinary compilation.

This book should be a fixture in the library of every serious Jew. Bialik and Ravnitzky arranged topically ha-aggsdah vast collection of Talmudic and midrashic material. Whatever one is looking for, be it stories about biblical characters or reflections on love, evil, childrearing, or healing; it is there ….

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A most welcome addition to the growing collection of Jewish classics now available in English translation. I fully endorse this marvelous translation by William Braude.

The Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah: Legends from the Talmud and Midrash

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