"Alexander assembles material from Scripture and tradition, through religious law and ethical literature to a section on Society and the Jews, and prefaces the whole with an admirable introduction."--Jonathan Sacks, Jewish Chronicle "The texts . . . which are drawn from over two thousand years of history, are usefully divided, annotated and glossed. They enable students to explore the tradition in a new way [and] give a marvellous insight into the richness and liveliness of the Jewish religion and culture: we are given wit and pathos in addition to popular story and religious law."--Janet Trotter, Resource
Philip S. Alexander is professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Studies and Co-Director of the Machester Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester. John R. Hinnells is Research Professor in Comparative Religion and Director of the Religious Resource and Research Centre at the University of Derby.