Representations of Alexander's kingship in Jewish Alexander tales form the subject of Aleksandra Kleczar's contribution, where Flavius Josephus's history (I found only secondary literature in her bibliography) is central, with additional use of Talmudic literature
Israel Shahak, former professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was very critical of the Talmud, saying: "It must be admitted that the Talmud and Talmudic literature
contain very offensive statements directed specifically against Christianity.
Halachah is Talmudic literature
that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Professor Maccoby, a prolific author of significant books in fields including theology, history, and Talmudic literature
, was also a playwright.
5] His recent writings in English have explained how it is possible for one to apply the scientific tools of textual and historical analysis to the Talmudic literature
, while, at the same time, respecting the sanctity of that literature as the source of traditional religious practice.
For example, in Chapter Two, Shuldiner examines how the Jewish Labour Movement interpreted biblical and talmudic literature
, as well as the secular history of Jews in Europe, to further their political end of radicalizing Jews.
A specialist in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism in Late Antiquity, the history of Jewish law and Talmudic literature
, Professor Schiffman was featured in the PBS Nova series documentary, "Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls," as well as four BBC documentaries on the scrolls, the McNeil-Lehrer program and a Discovery special.