Sage Tales: Wisdom and Wonder from the Rabbis of the Talmud

Sage Tales Wisdom and Wonder from the Rabbis of the Talmud These ancient stories whisper truth to your soul Great stories have the power to draw the heart But certain stories have the power to draw the heart to God and awaken the better angels of our nature S

  • Title: Sage Tales: Wisdom and Wonder from the Rabbis of the Talmud
  • Author: Burton L. Visotzky
  • ISBN: 9781580234566
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Hardcover
  • These ancient stories whisper truth to your soul.Great stories have the power to draw the heart But certain stories have the power to draw the heart to God and awaken the better angels of our nature Such are the tales of the rabbis of the Talmud, colorful, quirky yarns that tug at our heartstrings and test our values, ethics, morality and our imaginations.In this collectThese ancient stories whisper truth to your soul.Great stories have the power to draw the heart But certain stories have the power to draw the heart to God and awaken the better angels of our nature Such are the tales of the rabbis of the Talmud, colorful, quirky yarns that tug at our heartstrings and test our values, ethics, morality and our imaginations.In this collection for people of all faiths and backgrounds, Rabbi Burton Visotzky draws on four decades of telling and teaching these legends in order to unlock their wisdom for the contemporary heart He introduces you to the cast of characters, explains their motivations, and provides the historical background needed to penetrate the wise lessons often hidden within these unusual narratives.In learning how and why these oft told tales were spun, you discover how they continue to hold value for our lives.

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    1 thought on “Sage Tales: Wisdom and Wonder from the Rabbis of the Talmud”

    1. I gave this book four stars because of the content. I found Visotzky's veering off into pop cultural asides to be a bit jarring, and it wasn't as though they really moved the book forward at all. It was as though his editor said, "This needs to be more accessible," and Visotzky would just add a reference to "The Matrix." For the good, however, the book contains a very good introduction to critical readings of the midrashim featuring Rabbi Yochanan and his disciples. Though I was already familiar [...]

    2. I appreciated this book. I found the tales interesting and enjoyable. I thought Rabbi Visotzky did a great job connecting the individual tales as a unit and in explaining rabbinic thought. I found his narration extraordinarily well done; it was almost as if he was in the room talking to me colloquially with an interest that I understood what he was telling me.For me I found it a useful book, since I have been studying Mishnah on my own and with a rabbi. It explained some things that I missed.How [...]

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