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By Mira, DR. S Balberg

ISBN-10: 0520295927

ISBN-13: 9780520295926

Blood for Thought delves right into a quite unexplored region of rabbinic literature: the significant corpus of legislation, rules, and directions bearing on sacrificial rituals. Mira Balberg strains and analyzes the ways that the early rabbis interpreted and conceived of biblical sacrifices, reinventing them as a website during which to barter highbrow, cultural, and spiritual traits and practices of their surrounding global. instead of viewing the rabbinic undertaking as an try to generate a nonsacrificial model of Judaism, she argues that the rabbis constructed a brand new sacrificial Jewish culture altogether, inclusive of now not in simple terms substitutes to sacrifice yet problematic sensible manuals that redefined the tactics themselves, noticeably remodeling the meanings of sacrifice, its efficacy, and its value.

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