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When God Prays: A Literary Analysis of a Provocative Talmudic Story

Michael Chernick / November 21, 2012

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What are the contextual motivations behind the Talmud's aggadic illustrations of God at prayer?




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Michael Chernick

Michael Chernick is the Deutsch Family Chair Emeritus in Jewish Jurisprudence and Social Justice at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. His area of expertise is the Talmud. He earned a PhD in Rabbinics from the Bernard Revel Graduate School and his received ordination from R. Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He has written extensively about Jewish law and lore and is the author of two Hebrew volumes on rabbinic hermeneutics, an English language edited volume, Essential Papers on the Talmud, and a forthcoming book titled A Great Voice That Did Not Cease. Click here to access podcasts recorded by David Chernick.


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