Poetics of Exegesis in the "Sefat Emet's" homilies: semantic innovations for discernment and disclosure

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Abstract

    This question of reading and studying is an essential concern of rabbinic
    Judaism and constitutes perhaps both the heart and the pedestal of its learning
    culture. We therefore have an enormous responsibility to conduct “an
    honest reading, a simple reading, which is to say, a well-read reading, like a
    flower, like the ripened fruit of a flower,” writes Charles Peguy.3 A responsibility
    on which depends the survival of the greatest literature, George Steiner
    emphasizes.4 A passionate responsibility on which depends the viability of a
    contemporary renaissance of a Jewish, practice-based religiosity, I would add.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBe-Ron Yaḥad;
    Subtitle of host publicationStudies in Jewish Thought and Theology in Honor of Nehemia Polen
    EditorsAriel Evan Mayse, Arthur Green
    Place of PublicationBrookline, MA
    Pages281-309
    Number of pages29
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2019

    RAMBI Publications

    • RAMBI Publications
    • Alter, Judah Aryeh Leib -- 1847-1905 -- Sefat Emet
    • Bible -- Pentateuch -- Sermons -- 19th century
    • Gur Hasidim
    • Hasidism -- Language

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Poetics of Exegesis in the "Sefat Emet's" homilies: semantic innovations for discernment and disclosure'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this