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BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY

Study and Knowledge in Jewish Thought

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Preface

Identity, Ideology and Faith: Some Personal Reflections on the Social Cultural and Spiritual Value of Judaism     David Berger (Brooklyn College) 11

'Proto-Canonization' of the Torah: A Self-Portrait of the Pentateuch in Light of Mesopotamian Writings Victor Avigdor Hurowitz (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 31

Learning as Speech: Tosefta Peah in Light of Plotinus and Origen    Marc Hirshman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 49

Oral Transmission of Knowledge as Rabbinic Sacrament: An Overlooked Aspect of Discipleship in Oral Torah    Martin S. Jaffee (University of Washington) 65

Is Midrash Exegesis?  Joseph Dan (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 81

Torah Study and Truth in Medieval Ashkenazic Rabbinic Literature and Thought Ephraim Kanarfogel (Stern College) 101

The Dialectic between Theory and Practice in Rabbinic  Thought David Novak (University of Toronto) 121

Maimonides' Exoteric and Esoteric Biblical Interpretation in the Guide of the Perplexed Sarah Klein-Braslavy (Tel-Aviv University) 137

Esotericism to Exotericism: From Maimonides to Gersonides  Howard Kreisel (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 165

The Modena Manuscript and the Teaching of Philosophy in Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century Spain Colette Sirat (Sorbonne / CNRS) and Marc Geoffoy (CNRS / Sorbonne) 185

Admiration and Disgust: The Ambivalent Re-Canonization  of the Zohar in the Modern Period Boaz Huss (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 203

Steinschneider's 'Decent Burial' - A Reappraisal Charles H. Manekin (University of Maryland /Bar-Ilan University) 239

'Alien' Culture in the Circle of Rabbi Kook Jonathan Garb (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) 253

Elements of Dialectic Theology in Rabbi Soloveitchik's View of Torah Study Alan Brill (Yeshiva University) 265

Approaches to Jewish Studies in Secular Israeli Society Shulamit Valler (Haifa University) 297

A Bet-Midrash of Her Own: Women's Contribution to the Study and Knowledge of Torah Tamar Ross (Bar-Ilan University) 309

Digital Discipleship: Using the Internet for the Teaching of Jewish Thought Eliezer Segal (University of Calgary) 359