Stories of the Law

Rabbi Jeffrey Saks interviews Dr. Moshe Simon-Shoshan about his new book Stories of the Law: Narractive Discourse and the Construction of Authority in the Mishnah (Oxford University Press). Why does the Mishnah, a legal code, contain stories, and what do their presence in that great halakhic work say about who the Rabbis were?

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Rabbi Jeffrey Saks
In addition to teaching at WebYeshiva, Rabbi Jeffrey Saks is the founding Director of ATID―The Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions in Jewish Education (the parent organization of WebYeshiva) and is an editorial board member of the journal Tradition.

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