Blood for Thought: The Reinvention of Sacrifice in Early by Mira, DR. S Balberg

By Mira, DR. S Balberg

Blood for Thought delves right into a fairly unexplored region of rabbinic literature: the mammoth corpus of legislation, laws, and directions bearing on sacrificial rituals. Mira Balberg lines and analyzes the ways that the early rabbis interpreted and conceived of biblical sacrifices, reinventing them as a domain in which to barter highbrow, cultural, and spiritual traits and practices of their surrounding global. instead of viewing the rabbinic venture as an try and generate a nonsacrificial model of Judaism, she argues that the rabbis built a brand new sacrificial Jewish culture altogether, including now not purely substitutes to sacrifice yet problematic functional manuals that redefined the techniques themselves, appreciably remodeling the meanings of sacrifice, its efficacy, and its value.

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