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By Galit Hasan-Rokem,Ithamar Gruenwald,David Golinkin,Daniel Boyarin,Hillel I. Newman,Jacob Elbaum,Johannes Sabel,Rebecca Schorsch

in the beginning of the 20th century, many perceived American Jewry to be in a nation of main issue as traditions of religion confronted sleek sensibilities. released starting in 1909, Rabbi and Professor Louis Ginzberg’s seven-volume The Legends of the Jews seemed at this significant time and provided a landmark synthesis of aggadah from classical Rabbinic literature and old folks legends from a couple of cultures. It continues to be a highly influential paintings of scholarship from a guy who formed American Conservative Judaism. In Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews: old Jewish people Literature Reconsidered, editors Galit Hasan-Rokem and Ithamar Gruenwald current a variety of reflections at the Legends, encouraged through plenary classes dedicated to its centennial on the 15th Congress of the area organization of Jewish experiences in August 2009. as a way to supply readers with the broadest attainable view of Ginzberg’s large undertaking and its repercussions in modern scholarship, the editors amassed major students to handle it from numerous old, philological, philosophical, and methodological views. members supply precise regard to the educational services id of the writer of the Legends as a folklore pupil and comprise discussions at the folkloristic underpinnings of The Legends of the Jews. additionally they examine, each one in line with her or his disciplinary framework, the distinctiveness, strengths, and weak point of the venture. An creation via Rebecca Schorsch and a preface through Galit Hasan-Rokem additional spotlight the people narrative facets of the paintings as well as the articles themselves. the current quantity makes transparent the ancient and scholarly context of Ginzberg’s milestone paintings in addition to the methodological and theoretical concerns that emerge from learning it and other kinds of aggadic literature. students of Jewish folklore in addition to of Talmudic-Midrashic literature will locate this quantity to be valuable reading.

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