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God's Echo: Exploring Scripture with Midrash [Hardcover]

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Pages   168
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 4.07" Height: 6.75"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2007
Publisher   Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN  1557254788  
EAN  9781557254788  


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Explorations of how midrash originated and how it is still used today are presented in this study that offers new translations and interpretations of more than twenty midrash texts.

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The Rabbis of old believed that the Torah was divinely revealed and therefore contained eternal, perfect truths and hidden meaning that required elucidation. The meaning of a text was more complicated than simply reading it. And meaning changed over time. This understanding of how the Bible mystically relates to all of life is the fertile ground from which midrash emerged.

"The rabbis believed that nothing in the Bible, not the choice of words or their spellings, not the order of events or the relationship of one text to another, was haphazard or inconsequential. Everything was there with purpose. They deemed it their reponsibility to discover connections and harmony where on the surface none appeared to exist. A text may contain multiple meanings. Time is of no consequence. They felt free to read back into old stories what happened in future eras, and to see in the early stories of Genesis a foreshadowing of future events."

In this engaging book, Rabbi Sasso explores how midrash originated, how it is still used today, and offers new translations and interpretations of more than twenty essential midrash texts.

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More About Sandy Eisenberg Sasso & Joan Chittister

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is director of the Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts Initiative at Butler University and is a national speaker on women and spirituality and the religious imagination of children. She is rabbi emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, where she served for thirty-six years, and is the author of numerous highly acclaimed books for both adults and children. Her children's book The Shema in the Mezuzah won the 2012 National Jewish Book Award for Best Illustrated Children's Book. Peninnah Schram is professor emerita of speech and drama at Yeshiva University. An internationally renowned storyteller, she travels across the United States and other countries as a featured presenter at storytelling festivals and conferences and as an artist-in-residence. She is the author of twelve notable books of Jewish folktales and has received numerous prestigious awards, including a Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator and the National Storytelling Network's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso currently resides in Indianapolis, in the state of Indiana.

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Midrash for everyone  Oct 22, 2009
A lady rabbi doing midrash, and feminine consciousness-raising via Bible study. What's not to like?
 

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