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Holy Men and Hunger Artists: Fasting and Asceticism in Rabbinic Culture Hardcover – November 20, 2003

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ISBN-13: 978-0195137507 ISBN-10: 0195137507 Edition: 1st

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"With the scope and depth of its research, masterly panoramic presentations, invaluable insights, splendid notes, and judiciously selected bibliography, his book sets a standard that transcends the label of an excellent introduction. It is a comprehensive education in a specific dmiension of rabbinic Judaismm and more than that, in rabbinic Judaism as a totality."--American Historical Review


"...a rewarding and enlightening study. Its fresh approaches to the understanding of familiar rabbinic texts penetrate beneath the technical surfaces of talmudic law and rhetoric to confront important issues of Jewish spirituality and lifestyles."--Journal of the American Academy of Religion


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Eliezer Diamond is at Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 20, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195137507
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195137507
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.1 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,694,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diamond shows with remarkably clear scholarship and lucid prose that Rabbinical culture has practiced a form of asceticism almost from its inception. Diamond reviews the different forms of Jewish asceticism and contrasts it from its principal model or rival, Christian forms of self denial. Well ordered and copiously cited, Holy Men and Hunger Artists sheds light on a little studied area of the Jewish tradition. This work is the plaform for more research into this interesting area of Jewish studies.
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It's subject is something I intelectually crave for so I paid the high price. Would I do it again knowing what I know now??? The answer is NO, not worth it. After this experience I will NEVER!!!! pay more than 20 bucks for any book no matter what.
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