New PDF release: A Best-Selling Hebrew Book of the Modern Era: The Book of

By David B. Ruderman

ISBN-10: 0295994134

ISBN-13: 9780295994130

In 1797, in what's now the Czech Republic, Pin as Hurwitz released one of many best-selling Hebrew books of the fashionable period. Nominally a longer statement on a sixteenth-century kabbalist textual content, The ebook of the Covenant used to be actually a compendium of medical wisdom and a guide of ethical habit. Its acceptance stemmed from its skill to provide the medical advances and ethical cosmopolitanism of its day within the context of Jewish criminal and mystical culture. Describing the most recent advancements in technological know-how and philosophy within the sacred language of Hebrew, Hurwitz argued that an highbrow realizing of the cosmos was once no longer at odds with yet really key to attaining religious attainment.

In A Best-Selling Hebrew publication of the trendy period, David B. Ruderman deals a literary and highbrow background of Hurwitz�s e-book and its legacy. Hurwitz not just wrote the booklet, yet used to be instrumental in promoting it in addition and his good fortune eventually resulted in the booklet of greater than 40 variations in Hebrew, Ladino, and Yiddish. Ruderman presents a multidimensional photo of the publication and the highbrow culture it helped to inaugurate. Complicating bills that reflect on glossy Jewish regarded as the made of a thorough holiday from a non secular, mystical earlier, Ruderman indicates how, as an alternative, a posh continuity formed Jewish society�s war of words with modernity.

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