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By Jacob Neusner / Wipf & Stock / 2003–2004
What does “rabbinic civilization” refer to? Why is it assumed that widely separated and culturally diverse Jewish communities of the past 18 centuries constitute an essentially harmonious expression of a single set of values and ideals? The answer is that nearly the whole world of Jewry from Talmudic times to the nineteenth century in the West share a single and inclusive view of life and way of living. That view is built on a single symbol: Torah. Rabbis express and embody the symbol of the Torah, and therefore, this civilization is known as “rabbinic.”
In this comprehensive 10-volume collection, Jacob Neusner and other Judaic scholars examine rabbinic Judaism, with particular emphasis on the Judaic texts and the political, cultural, and sociological elements of this civilization.
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For more on Rabbinic Judaism, check out Introduction to Rabbinic Literature.
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Jacob Neusner is research professor of theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College.