(Sacrifices) Left at the Altar: Reading Tractate Zevachim of the Babylonian Talmud (Paperback)

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This volume looks at tractate Zevachim (Sacrifices), which is mostly concerned with meat offerings slaughtered and presented at the Temple (when it stood). Fogel approaches the text, page by page, commenting with doses of humor and comparisons in a manner meant to explain and humanize the text for contemporary readers.

About the Author


Joshua A. Fogel is Canada Research Chair in the Department of History at York University. His previous work has focused primarily on the cultural interactions between China and Japan over the past two centuries. His most recent writings include: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Reading Tractate Horayot of the Babylonian Talmud (Hamilton Books, 2013); Japanese Historiography and the Gold Seal of 57 C.E.: Relic, Text, Object, Fake (Brill, 2013); Daily Reflections on Idolatry: Reading Tractate Avodah Zarah of the Babylonian Talmud (Hamilton Books, 2012); and Shimada Kenji: Scholar, Thinker, Reader (MerwinAsia, 2014).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780761862123
ISBN-10: 0761862129
Publisher: Hamilton Books
Publication Date: November 14th, 2013
Pages: 350
Language: English