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Religion Textbook of the Month, September 2011

Keeping with the theme of Judaism, our textbook of the month is Eliezer Segal’s brand new Reading Jewish Religious Texts. Read this article to learn more...

Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing and covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated into English and accompanied by a detailed explanation to help clarify the concepts and arguments. The commentary also situates the work within its broader historical and ideological context, giving readers an enhanced appreciation of its place in the Jewish religious experience.

‘Eliezer Segal seamlessly combines almost 3000 years of Jewish religious texts from the Bible to 19th century CE Hasidism in one volume with new and meaningful English translations and explanations. This is suitable for undergraduates and graduate students alike and could serve as the main textbook for a range of courses in Jewish and biblical studies.’ - Richard A. Freund, University of Hartford, USA

This book is part of our Reading Religious Texts series.

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  1. Reading Jewish Religious Texts

    By Eliezer Segal

    Series: Reading Religious Texts

    Reading Jewish Religious Texts introduces students to a range of significant post-biblical Jewish writing. It covers diverse genres such as prayer and liturgical poetry, biblical interpretation, religious law, philosophy, mysticism and works of ethical instruction. Each text is newly translated...

    Published August 29th 2011 by Routledge