Ka-alei Nidaf Author: Milton Steinberg Price: $36.00 Special Price: $32.00 Format: Paperback ISBN 13: 9789655455977 Year Published: 2015
Description: The age of the Talmud is brought to life in a breathtaking saga. First published in 1939, this masterpiece of modern fiction tells the tale of renegade Talmudic sage Elisha ben Abuyah's struggle to reconcile his faith with the allure of Hellenistic culture. Set in Roman Palestine, As a Driven Leaf draws readers into the dramatic era of Rabbinic Judaism. Watch the great Talmudic sages at work in the Sanhedrin, eavesdrop on their arguments about theology and Torah, and agonize with them as they contemplate rebellion against an oppressive Roman rule.
Steinberg's classic novel also transcends its historical setting with its depiction of a timeless, perennial feature of the Jewish experience: the inevitable conflict between the call of tradition and the glamour of the surrounding culture. Beyond its literary achievement, As a Driven Leaf is regarded as a major influence on contemporary Jewish life and thought. You may also like: