Book Review: Midrashic Tales

By Jonathan Kirsch

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), October 2004

In his review of Joel Cohen's Moses: A Memoir and Marek Halter's Sarah, the author asserts that Cohen's Moses is yet another occasion to use the biblical figure as a vessel into which we pour the loftiest moral and theological aspirations of Jewish tradition. Halter's Sarah is a biblical soap opera that transforms Sarah from a plaster saint into a passionate woman. He concludes that there is room for both books in the modern midrashic tradition.

Topic: Theology, Literature, Tradition, Publications, Jewish Text

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.35/no.614

Page Number(s): 13

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Genre: Book Review

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kirsch, Jonathan. Book Review: Midrashic Tales. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). October 2004: 13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7066


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