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By Beth A. Berkowitz

ISBN-10: 1108423663

ISBN-13: 9781108423663

Animals and Animality within the Babylonian Talmud selects key issues in animal reviews - animal intelligence, morality, sexuality, pain, hazard, personhood - and explores their improvement within the Babylonian Talmud. Beth A. Berkowitz demonstrates that particular positive factors of the Talmud - the recent literary style, the convergence of Jewish, Christian, and Zoroastrian cultures, the Talmud's eliminate from Temple-centered biblical Israel - resulted in unparalleled chances inside Jewish tradition for conceptualizing animals and animality. She explores their improvement within the Babylonian Talmud, displaying the way it is ripe for analyzing with a serious animal stories viewpoint. once we do, we discover awaiting us a multi-layered, unusually self-aware discourse approximately animals in addition to concerning the anthropocentrism that infuses human relationships with them. For readers of faith, Judaism, and animal experiences, her ebook deals new views on animals from the vantage element of the traditional rabbis.

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