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❮Download❯ ➹ As a Driven Leaf Author Milton Steinberg – It-ural.pro A spirited classic of American Jewish literature a historical novel about ancient sage turned apostate Elisha ben Abuyah in the late first century CE At the heart of the tale are uestions about faith A spirited classic of American Jewish literature a historical novel about ancient sage turned apostate Elisha ben Abuyah in the late first century CE At the heart of the tale are uestions about faith and the loss of faith and the repression and rebellion of the Jews of Palestine Elisha is a leading scholar in Palestine elected.

To the Sanhedrin the highest Jewish court in the land But two tragedies awaken doubt about God in Elisha's mind and doubt eats away at his faith Declared a heretic and excommunicated from the Jewish community he journeys to Antioch in nearby Syria to begin a uest through Greek and Roman culture for some fundamental irrefutabl.

driven mobile leaf download As a free As a Driven Leaf eBookTo the Sanhedrin the highest Jewish court in the land But two tragedies awaken doubt about God in Elisha's mind and doubt eats away at his faith Declared a heretic and excommunicated from the Jewish community he journeys to Antioch in nearby Syria to begin a uest through Greek and Roman culture for some fundamental irrefutabl.

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PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ American author philosopher rabbi teacher and theologian

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  1. Michael Fishman Michael Fishman says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBookOne of the books that forever changed the way I look at the world I only gave it a 4 star rating because there are parts where it drags on But the meat and potatoes of it are stellarPerhaps one of the uintessential works of Jewish Fiction As a Driven Leaf was written by Rabbi Milton Steinberg who was mostly an historian This was his first foray into writing fiction and in this book Rabbi Steinberg demonstrates a mastery not only of talmudic folklore but also of Greco Roman society as well as th


  2. Maya Maya says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBook Forward by Chaim PotokThe novel based on Talmudic sources admittedly heavily embellished and not holding strictly to pure factual occurrences follows the life of Rabbi Elisha ben Abuyah a Jew living during the time after the second Jewish temple h


  3. Maggie Anton Maggie Anton says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBookI first read this novel before I studied Talmud so I didn't realize it was based on actual Jewish texts I was fascinated by Steinberg's descriptions of life in Roman Palestine especially how the Jews lived since there wasn't any other Jewish historical fiction from this time period I wasn't so happy with the ending never uite understanding wh


  4. Chrisl Chrisl says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBook6218 Starting re read felt a connection with Williams' Stoner Maybe it's just the wifeStonerMany decades ago I explored the religion wasn't my path to be but impressive passion Here be uotes from the foreward by Chaim PotokOne day in March 1950 I overheard two students talking in Yiddish 'Did you hear the news? Milton Steinberg died last night' Really? He was young' To which the first responded 'Now they're punishing him for his books' Later that day I searched for Milton Steinberg's name in the catalogue of the college l


  5. Salem Salem says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBookBasically this book was written for me so it's not surprising that I loved it As a Driven Leaf was recommended to me by a rabbi who teaches an Jewish adult education course that I am taking Two weeks ago we were studying the mitzvot commandments and we looked closely at the one in Deuteronomy 226 7 If along the road you chance upon a bird's nest in any tree or on the ground with fledglings or eggs do not take the mother together with her young Let the mother go and take only the young in order that you may fare well and have a long lifeThis mitzvah takes a central role in the book solidifying the main character's cr


  6. AdiTurbo AdiTurbo says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBookThis book has left me with a melancholy feeling and lots of pity for a man who was a free thinker and who had suffered greatly because of it As a Jew I enjoyed learning about the history of my people and this book provided great detail and very lively descriptions although sometimes too long Many things in this book resonated with things that are happening to us or that we are doing to ourselves these days As an atheist I found myself entirely identifying with Elisha although I can't agree with the message of this book that atheism may cause you to harm others make immoral choices and do terrible things As a philosophy fan I found the explanations about the different


  7. Lauren Lauren says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBookI read this book for a course in college and it spoke volumes to me An amazing historical account of the rabbinic age during Roman occupation I have only read it once but I remember it so fondly Profound emotions and I have thought about it for years


  8. Paula Obermeier McCarty Paula Obermeier McCarty says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBookThis book was engrossing and hard to put down The whole struggle to find a solid personal philosophicalspiritual foundation in the middle of conflicting cultures and beliefs was fascinating However the book's ending was profoundly disappointing to me Elisha the main character and many of his friends and family all suffer tragically from his decision to explore Greek and Roman philosophyWere his explorations wrong? It's hard for me to think that I read this book a few years ago and have been wrestling with this uestion ever since Is it wrong to be driven to search out truth? And yet New Thought maybe it could be Maybe it is wrong if one is so focused on finding truth that he is blinded to the injustice and oppression going on around him


  9. Jan Rice Jan Rice says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBookBegins in 80 CE 10 years after the destruction of the Temple and goes on through the reigns of Trajan and Hadrian covering the periods of the Diaspora and Bar Kokhba revolts There is no Truth without Faith There is no Truth unless first there be a Faith on which it may be based The paradox of the relatedness of Faith and Reason foreshadows the action which then comes full circle as Elisha struggles not only with Faith vs Reason but also with the problem of evil with loyalty vs betrayal and with hope vs despair Elisha learns too late that the beautiful efflorescence of the Pax Romana for which he sacrificed everything was an accidental byproduct of power and that we can rely only on a society which makes justice and mercy its goals Brought history to life but is it possible some of the ideas are actually of recent vintage from the time of the Enlightenment?


  10. Helen Helen says:

    PDF/EPUB Milton Steinberg ✓ As a Driven Leaf Kindle ã As a PDF/EPUB ² ✓ driven mobile, leaf download, As a free, As a Driven Leaf eBookI read this back in high school a thousand years ago as all my friends did Rabbi Elisha Ben Abuya is one of the most tragic and charismatic characters in historical Judaism One of four legendary Mishanaic era rabbis who undertook the study of Kabbalah Elisha Ben Abuya was the one who became a hereticOf the other three it is said that one went mad one died and one was the great sage Rabbi Akiva The novel begins in 70 CE after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and ends with the Exile and Diaspora The writing is a bit overwrought but Steinberg really brings this tumultuous epoch of Judaism to believable life


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