The Talmud, Plato and the Shining of Glory

978-5-9953-0154-7, 978-5-7516-0920-7;
176 pages
250 gr.

Essays included in this book explore the meaning of the classical Jewish texts in the context of philosophy (from Plato to Derrida), poetry (from Goethe and Pushkin to Mandelshtam and Pasternack) and hellenistic Jewish exegesis (Philon Alexandreos etc). Arkady Kovelman (head of the department og Jewish Studies of the Institute of Asian and African Sturies (MSU), doctor of history) tries to bring Talmud closer to the reader, make it a part of the modern conscience.


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