Time and life cycle in Talmud and Midrash : socio-anthropological perspectives / Nissan Rubin.

Author
Rubin, Nissan [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2008.
Description
ix, 225 p. ; 25 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Series
Judaism and Jewish life [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-[209]) and indexes.
Contents
The sociology and anthropology of Talmudic texts -- The clothing of the primordial Adam as a symbol of apocalyptic time in the Midrashic sources -- Brit milah: a study of change in custom -- Coping with the value of the Pidyon haʾben payment in rabbinic literature: an example of a social change process -- Birth and marriage rituals: women's status in a critical reading of the texts -- The sages' conception of the body and soul -- From corpse to corpus: the body as a text in Talmudic literature -- Birkat avelim--the blessing of mourners: ritual aspects of social change.
ISBN
  • 9781934843079 (hbk.)
  • 1934843075 (hbk.)
LCCN
2008013324
OCLC
214285924
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view