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Legends of the Jews (FULL Audiobook) – part (1 of 16)

09.08.2013

Legends of the Jews audiobook
by Louis Ginzberg (1873-1953)
http://free-audio-books.info/religion…
Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. He was born on November 28, 1873, in Kovno, Lithuania; he died on November 11, 1953, in New York City. Ginzberg taught at the Jewish Theological seminary from 1903 to 1953. For 50 years, he trained two generations of Conservative Rabbis.

The Legends of the Jews is an epic 7-volume compilation of traditional Jewish stories loosely related to the Bible. Volumes 1-4 contain the stories, while volumes 5-7 contain Ginzberg’s notes and commentary. Over the millenia, these stories, which expand on the Bible, flesh out the lives of biblical figures. In the process, they help bring to life the Bible’s valuable lessons.

The Legends of the Jews has been called a monumental work of scholarship. It is studied by serious students of both Judaism and Christianity. And yet the stories continue to be accessible and understood by all. They were designed to impart lessons of the Torah, and any child or adult will find much to enjoy about this work. (Summary by Scott Sherris and Wikipedia)

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ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD Symphony F sharp major, 1. Movement

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) : Symphony in F sharp major-
1. Movement “Moderato ma energico”
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
recorded: XI. 1995

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Montpellier, France, where the Ravad – a Hebrew acronym meaning Rabbeinu Abraham ben David – lived for some time. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.
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This Day, November 28, In Jewish History by Mitchell A. LevinCleveland Jewish News (blog)

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