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The particulars of Rapture : reflections on exodus

Author: Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Particulars of Rapture, the sequel to Avivah Zornberg's study of the Book of Genesis, takes its title from a line by the American poet Wallace Stevens about the interdependence of opposite things, such as male and female, and conscious and unconscious. To her reading of the familiar story of the Israelites and their flight from slavery in Egypt, Avivah Zornberg has brought a vast range of classical Jewish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb.
Particulars of Rapture.
New York : Doubleday, ©2001
(OCoLC)606526026
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg
ISBN: 0385491522 9780385491525
OCLC Number: 43569260
Description: 582 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg.
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"The Particulars of Rapture, the sequel to Avivah Zornberg's study of the Book of Genesis, takes its title from a line by the American poet Wallace Stevens about the interdependence of opposite things, such as male and female, and conscious and unconscious. To her reading of the familiar story of the Israelites and their flight from slavery in Egypt, Avivah Zornberg has brought a vast range of classical Jewish interpretations and Midrashic sources, literary allusions, and ideas from philosophy and psychology. Her quest in this book, as she writes in the Introduction, is "to find those who will hear with me a particular idiom of redemption," who will hear "within the particulars of rapture ... what cannot be expressed.""--Jacket.

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