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Hillel Narratives What the Talmudic tales of the first rabbi teach us about our Faith

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ISBN-10: 193473022X

ISBN-13: 9781934730225

Edition: N/A

Authors: Louis Rieser

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The story of Hillel, frozen near-to-death on the snowy roof of the Study Hall, is well-known. In its details, however, the story is impossible. No one could lay under three cubits of snow overnight and live. And Jerusalem never receives three cubits of snow-certainly not on the night of the winter solstice, as recounted in the Babylonian Talmud five centuries after Hillel's birth. Louis Rieser set out to find the real meaning of the legends of Hillel. What is the Talmud trying to teach us about rabbis, about leadership, about important values? This provocative book argues that while the famous legends of Hillel may have nothing to teach about Hillel's actual biography, they have a great…    
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Book details

Publisher: Ben Yehuda Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English