Talmudic Storytelling: Timeless Lessons from the Ancient Sages

Talmudic Storytelling: Timeless Lessons from the Ancient Sages

by Hershey Harry Friedman

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Storytelling was used by the ancient Talmudic sages to teach us about ethics and morality. These stories involve God, Elijah the Prophet, Biblical figures such as Abraham and Moses, Satan, animals, nature and - even - each other. This book includes numerous Talmudic stories including the Oven of Akhnai, Choni the Circle-maker, Rabbi Shimon b. Yochai and the cave, Joseph-who-honors-the-Sabbath, and Kamtza and Bar Kamtza in order to see what lessons can be learned from them. What is clear from examining these stories is that they are as relevant today as they were almost 2,000 years ago.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153152066
Publisher: Hershey Harry Friedman
Publication date: 07/27/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 156,465
File size: 382 KB

About the Author

Hershey H. Friedman is professor of business management at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. His research and teaching interests include business statistics, marketing, humor studies, Jewish business ethics, Biblical leadership, and online education. Many of his papers are available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=638928 and at Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hershey_Friedman/publications Email him at x.friedman@att.net. Discover these other titles by the author: God Laughed: Sources of Jewish Humor by Hershey H. Friedman and Linda Weiser Friedman, Transaction Press 2014.

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