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Hermann Klenner, Bastiaan Wielenga and Susanne Lettow

, Jesus could propose measures for social praxis (like, for example, the release of debts) that could not become effective outside of the region beyond the personal and communal sphere. The scribes endeavoured, as the Talmud proves, to develop legal regulations with the changing economic situation in mind

Michael Löwy

deciphered. Th e commentaries that follow are a partial attempt at interpretation, based more on hypotheses than certitudes, and leaving out some shadow areas that remain impenetrable. Th ey may be read in the vein of Biblical or Talmudic exegeses, trying to explore each statement in some detail, and seeking

Peter Linebaugh

ten pages of exegesis on Noah's curse, and the remarkable display of eru- dition in the humungous footnote on the Talmudic interpretation of Ham!) He refers to 'improvements' in packing tobacco" which increase returns to merchants while reducing them to workers, so we are annoyed that he calls them

The State, Zionism and the Nazi Genocide

Jewish Identity-Formation in the West between Assimilation and Rejection

Sai Englert

its identity once and for all in a literal and a-historic space. To this he contrasts a dialectical reading of the Letter, associated with the sages of the Talmud and St Paul, which leads it to always re-invent and regenerate itself through contact with its surroundings. Segré argues for a return to a

Ian Birchall

concluded his defence by declaring ironically: ‘Hitler may not know much about the Talmud, but he certainly has a natural talent, which is generally attributed only to Jews, for matters of currency’. 14 The publication of Paul Frölich’s autobiography provides us with a remarkable document about the years

Jim Holstun

Auerbach contrasts two forms of narration in late antiquity: one from patrician Rome, the other from 1. BBC News 2002. Sharon paraphrases the Babylonian Talmud on Exodus 22: 2–3 (Kopel 2004, p. 29). 2. Th anks to Joanna Tinker, Suchetana Chattopadhyay, Joe Hartney, Chris Kendrick, Ed White, and my students

Robert Bernasconi

agent to renounce being the contemporary of its outcome" (DEHH 191; T 349). Levinas elsewhere gives an example which helps explain the meaning of this phrase. The burial of a human corpse to which nobody is attending is considered by the Talmud to be of such importance that it takes precedence over the

Adriaan Peperzak

, while it finds a reasoned formulation in the Talmudic interpretation of the Bible. Inevitably, participation in this tradition plays a role-at least in the background-in his philosophy. But just as a Jewish chemist is not necessarily Jewish in his chemistry, so a phi- losopher obeys professional rules

Emmanuel Levinas

-and merciless-teacher of exegesis and of Talmud. Annual conferences, since 1957, on Talmudic texts' at colloquys of the Jewish Intellectuals of France. Thesis for the Doctor of Let- ters degree in 1961." Professorship at the University of Poitiers, from 1967 at the University of Paris-Nanterre, and since 1973

Daniel Libeskind

. The rabbis and the commentaries on the Talmud sometimes say that God created the world out of nothing, a something out of nothing, and that it is the responsibility of the faithful to try to extract from this something the creative nothingness from which it came. Now this obviously involves one in