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Rain and resurrection : how the Talmud and science read the world

Author: Irun R Cohen
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, ©2010.
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Irun R. Cohen, MD, was born in Chicago IL, USA, on 1 September 1937. He and his wife of 50 years have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. He was trained as a physician at Northwestern University Medical School and did a residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Since 1968, he has been involved in research in immunology. He has been the Mauerberger Professor of Immunology at the Department of Immunology of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cohen, Irun R.
Rain and resurrection.
Austin, Tex. : Landes Bioscience, ©2010
(DLC) 2010000287
(OCoLC)496610035
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irun R Cohen
ISBN: 9781441639776 1441639772 9781587064203 1587064200
OCLC Number: 609411401
Description: 1 online resource (132 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: COVER; Copyright ©2010 Landes Bioscience; TITLE PAGE. Rain and Resurrection: How the Talmud and Science Read the World; Dedication; CONTENTS; PART I. Preamble; 1 Narrator; 2 Ideology of science; 3 Talmudic probe; 4 Book organization; PART II. Talmudic Texts; 5 Text, signifier and signified; 6 The Talmud; 7 Cinematic Talmud; 8 Translating the Talmud; 9 The Hebrew roots of interpretation and reality; 10 Levels of Jewish text; 11 The Yeshiva; 12 Disclaimer; ARTWORK: PERSON; Subject One: Person; 13 Rain and resurrection; 14 Abel's blood; 15 Another's blood; 16 Life and water. 17 Individual name18 Weaving texts; ARTWORK: PLACE; Subject Two: Place; 19 Place names; 20 Holy discrimination; 21 Akhnai's oven; ARTWORK: CONSENSUS; 22 Rabbi Eliezer, Jacob of Kfar Sekhaniah and Jesus of Nazareth; 23 In the toilet and under the bed; ARTWORK: CREATIVE URGE; 24 Constraints on power; 25 Creative urge; 26 The devil and the urge; 27 Human creator; 28 Yeshiva in Heaven; ARTWORK: TIME; Subject Three: Time; Language and time; 29 Hebrew time; 30 God's personal name; ARTWORK: PROGRESS; Varieties of time; 31 Progress; 32 Four kinds of time; 33 Chronological time. 34 Natural time35 Two faces of nature; 36 Mythology: The wheel of natural time; 37 Historical time; 38 Existential time; Texts of time; 39 Shma: Time begins in darkness; ARTWORK: THE DAY BEGINS IN DARKNESS; 40 One face of nature; 41 Associations; 42 Love thy neighbor; 43 Blessings acknowledge time; ARTWORK: BLESSING; 44 Blessing time; Holidays of time; 45 Replacing nature; 46 Sabbath cycle; 47 Passover and significance; 48 Telling the Haggadah; 49 Narrative and narrator: Telling and hearing; ARTWORK: HISTORY; 50 Meta-(meta-text); 51 Shavuot: And fulfillment. 52 Biblical Shavuot: Receiving53 Talmudic Shavuot: Choosing; 54 Halakhah: Interpreting Torah; 55 Ninth of Av: Day of loss; 56 Rosh Hashanah: Day of judgment; ARTWORK: JUDGMENT; 57 Torah texts for Rosh Hashanah; 58 Shofar: The trumpet; 59 Memories; 60 Kingship; 61 Yom Kippur: Day of atonement; ARTWORK: ATONEMENT; 62 Yom Kippur: Day beyond time; 63 Sukkot: Returning to time; 64 Hanukkah: Days of light; 65 Purim: Coming of age; 66 Does the world make sense?; ARTWORK: SUFFERING; 67 Talmudic hermeneutics; ARTWORK: HERMENEUTICS; ARTWORK: TEXTS OF SCIENCE; PART III. Texts of Science. 68 InterpretationUnderstanding; 69 Understanding by metaphor; ARTWORK: UNDERSTANDING; 70 Prediction and understanding; 71 Utility and understanding; 72 Understanding causes; 73 Emergence of free will; ARTWORK: SIGNIFICATION; Signification; 74 Signification in science; 75 Cinematic science; Meaning; 76 Types of meaning; ARTWORK: MEANING; 77 Meaning for science; 78 Validation of meaning; 79 Biological interpretation of meaning: Co-respondence; 80 Power of pluralism; 81 Paradigms; 82 Tests of truth; Communication; 83 Communications of science; Data; 84 Database; ARTWORK: DATA.
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Irun R. Cohen, MD, was born in Chicago IL, USA, on 1 September 1937. He and his wife of 50 years have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. He was trained as a physician at Northwestern University Medical School and did a residency in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Since 1968, he has been involved in research in immunology. He has been the Mauerberger Professor of Immunology at the Department of Immunology of the Weizmann Institute of Science; Director, European Collaboration on T Cell Vaccination; Director, Robert Koch-Minerva Center for Research in Autoimmune Diseases; Director, Center.

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