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Author Weiss, Haim, 1969- author.

Title The return of the absent father : a new reading of a chain of stories from the Babylonian Talmud / Haim Weiss and Shira Stav ; translated by Batya Stein
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xx, 152 pages)
Series Divinations: rereading late ancient religion
Contents Preface -- The Chain of Stories -- Introduction "Had I Been Here, I Would Have Had Such a Child" -- The First Story: Rav Rehumi and His Wife -- The Second Story: Judah, Son of R. Hiyah -- The Third Story: The Wedding of R. Judah ha-Nasi's Son -- The Fourth Story: R. Hanania b. Hakhinai, His Daughter, and His Wife -- The Fifth Story: R. Hama b. Bisa -- The Sixth Story: R. Akiva's Family -- The Seventh Story: Rava and His Son Rav Yosef -- Epilogue
Summary "The Return of the Absent Father offers a new reading of a chain of seven stories from tractate Ketubot in the Babylonian Talmud, in which sages abandon their homes, wives, and families and go away to the study house for long periods. Earlier interpretations have emphasized the tension between conjugal and scholarly desire as the key driving force in these stories. Haim Weiss and Shira Stav here reveal an additional layer of meaning to the father figure's role within the family structure. By shifting the spotlight from the couple to the drama of the father's relationship with his sons and daughters, they present a more complex tension between mundane domesticity and the sphere of spiritual learning represented by the study house."-- Provided by publisher
Notes Originally published as: Shuvo shel ha-av ha-neʻedar : ḳeriʼah meḥudeshet be-sidrat sipurim min ha-Talmud ha-Bavli (Bialik Institute, Jerusalem, 2018)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Haim Weiss is Head of the Hebrew Literature Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Shira Stav is Senior Lecturer in the Hebrew Literature Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Translated from the Hebrew
Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud. Ketubbot V -- Criticism, Narrative
Talmud. Ketubbot V fast
Subject RELIGION / Judaism / Talmud.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Stav, Shira, author.
Stein, Batya, translator.
ISBN 9780812298246
Other Titles Shuvo shel ha-av ha-neʻedar. English