qThis is only complete English translation available of the classic Jewish text known as Ein Yaakov.q qEin Yaakov is a collection of all the agaddah material of the Talmud, compiled by Rabbi Yaakov ibn Chaviv, the fifteenth century talmudist.q qAggadah is the non-legal part of the Talmud. Scattered among the more than 2, 700 pages of the Talmud, the majority of which deal with the legal intricacies of halachah (Jewish law), aggadah focuses on the ethical and inspirational aspects of the Torah way of life. While halachah appeals to the intellect, aggadah touches the heart and rouses emotions. It is a vast reservoir of Torah thought, logic, and wisdom. Through a wealth of homilies, anecdotes, allegories, pithy sayings, and interpretations of biblical verses, it has been said that aggadah brings you closer to God and His Torah.q--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reservedaquot;This is only complete English translation available of the classic Jewish text known as Ein Yaakov.
|Author||:||Jacob ben Solomon Ibn Ḥabib, Avraham Yaakov Finkel|
|Publisher||:||Jason Aronson - 1999-10-01|