Confronting Vulnerability: The Body and the Divine in Rabbinic Ethics

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While imparting their ethical lessons, rabbinic texts often employ vivid images of death, aging, hunger, defecation, persecution, and drought. In "Confronting Vulnerability," Jonathan Wyn Schofer carefully examines these texts to find out why their creators thought that human vulnerability was such a crucial tool for instructing students in the development of exemplary behavior. These rabbinic texts uphold virtues such as wisdom and compassion, propound ideal ways of responding to others in need, and describe the details ...

Confronting Vulnerability: The Body and the Divine in Rabbinic Ethics 2010, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226740096

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