Exodus in the Jewish Experience by Pamela Barmash
Echoes and Reverberations

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Barmash and Nelson do an outstanding job of presenting eight differing lenses...This volume will appeal to scholars, as well as to non-scholars interested in enhancing their Seders.
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Exodus in the Jewish Experience: Echoes and Reverberations investigates how the Exodus has been, and continues to be, a crucial source of identity for both Jews and Judaism. It explores how the Exodus has functioned as the primary model from which Jews have created theological meaning and historical self-understanding. It probes how and why the Exodus has continued to be vital to Jews throughout the unfolding of the Jewish experience. As an interdisciplinary work, it incorporates contributions from a range of Jewish Studies scholars in order to explore the Exodus from a variety of vantage points. It addresses such topics as: the Jewish reception of the biblical text of Exodus; the progressive unfolding of the Exodus in the Jewish interpretive tradition; the religious expression of the Exodus as ritual in Judaism; and the Exodus as an ongoing lens of self-understanding for both the State of Israel and contemporary Judaism. The essays are guided by a common goal: to render comprehensible how the re-envisioning of Exodus throughout the unfolding of the Jewish experience has enabled it to function for thousands of years as the central motif for the Jewish people.
 

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Published May 14, 2015 by Lexington Books. 270 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Barmash and Nelson do an outstanding job of presenting eight differing lenses...This volume will appeal to scholars, as well as to non-scholars interested in enhancing their Seders.

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