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Are you not a man of God? : devotion, betrayal, and social criticism in Jewish tradition

Author: Tova Hartman; Charlie Buckholtz
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Are You Not a Man of God? challenges the accepted readings of several iconic supporting characters from canonical stories of Jewish tradition. These characters have been appropriated throughout history to represent and reinforce central cultural values: the binding of Isaac and the religious value of sacrificing relationship for a higher purpose; the biblical Hannah, appropriated by the rabbis as an archetype of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tova Hartman; Charlie Buckholtz
ISBN: 9780199337439 0199337438
OCLC Number: 854541696
Description: x, 208 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; Supporting Characters, Opposing Voices: ; Reading for Devoted Resistance ; Chapter One ; "But I Grieve for My Mother": ; The Betrayal of Iphigenia and Isaac ; Chapter Two ; "It is Not In Heaven!" and Other Hurtful Words: ; Circling the Snake Oven ; Chapter Three ; "Beruriah Said Well": ; The Many Lives (and Deaths) of a Talmudic Social Critic ; Chapter Four ; Are You Not a Man of God? ; Hannah, Hysteria, and the Roots of Jewish Prayer ; Conclusion ; Canonical "Back-Talk": ; Supporting Characters as Social Critics ; Bibliography ; Index ; Notes
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Hartman and Buckholtz discover muted voices of personal betrayal and criticism that resonate as damning social critiques of the rabbis themselves. These critiques often highlight the ways in which cultural authorities use, and abuse, their power; revealing the implications of these moral failings on their legitimacy as communal leaders. 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