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Masterpieces of Hebrew Literature is a true masterpiece of its own--one of the few collections in which readers can find important works of Jewish tradition and culture by such authors as Rashi, Maimonides, Judah Halevi, and Joseph Caro, all in one place. Curt Leviant includes literature that spans many genres, from fiction and poetry to legal, ethical, and midrashic works; from responsa and Biblical commentary to histories and letters. His brief introductions place the works and their authors in historical perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780827608801
ISBN-10: 0827608802
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 43mm)
Pages: 600
Imprint: Jewish Publication Society
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Curt Leviant

Curt Leviant is a prolific author and translator. Having taught Jewish Studies at Rutgers University, he has translated many great works of Yiddish literature. He served as translator on five Sholem Aleichem collections and on four of Chaim Grade's novels, including The Agunah and The Yeshiva, which won a National Jewish Book Award. His translation of Aleichem's Song of Songs was adapted into an Off-Broadway musical. He has also written a number of novels including The Yemenite Girl, Passion in the Desert, and The Man Who Thought He Was the Messiah, and the novellas Ladies and Gentlemen, the Original Music of the Hebrew Alphabet and Weekend in Mustara.

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