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Sifra on leviticus.

Louis Finkelstein

Sifra on leviticus.

by Louis Finkelstein

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Published by Jewish Theological seminary of America in New York .
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  The Sifra, a midrashic work of halakha to the Book of Leviticus, in Parshat Kedoshim Perek considers the laws of Leviticus The verses start with a ger and proceeds to the ban on maltreatment, then continues in the next verse to citizenship and finally reaches love. The Sifra proceeds in the same fashion. First it defines a ger. The Book of Leviticus (/ l ɪ ˈ v ɪ t ɪ k ə s /) is the third book of the Torah and of the Old of its chapters (1–7, 11–27) consist of God's speeches to Moses, in which he is commanded to repeat to the Israelites. This takes place within the story of the Israelites' Exodus after they escaped Egypt and reached Mt. Sinai (Exodus ). The Book of Exodus narrates how Moses.

Judaism is also attested by the title of its tannaitic commentary Sifra, "The Book" as against Sifrei (on Numbers and Deuteronomy), i.e. "Other Books.'"4 Anyone who wants to understand rabbinic or (religious) Judaism at all must understand the Biblical Book of Leviticus and the traditions to . Sifra on Leviticus. The Sifra work follows the tradition of Rabbi Akiva with additions from the School of Rabbi Ishmael. References in the Talmud to the Sifra are ambiguous; It is uncertain whether the texts mentioned in the Talmud are to an earlier version of our Sifra, or to the sources that the Sifra also drew upon. References to the Sifra.

The reader of the Sifra must grapple with two sets of technical terminology: the Sifra's and that of Leviticus. For the latter, I have relied on the work of Jacob Milgrom, whose Anchor Bible translation of Leviticus provides the Sifra prooftexts. Some key terms in Milgrom's translation are: shelamim: well-being offerings (others: "peace offerings"). Sifra (Aramaic: סִפְרָא) is the Halakic midrash to is frequently quoted in the Talmud, and the study of it followed that of the Mishnah, as appears from Tanḥuma, quoted in Or Zarua, i. Leviticus itself, the midrash is occasionally called "Torat Kohanim" (Ḳid. 33a; Sanh. b; Cant. R. vi. 8), and in two passages also "Sifra debe Rab" (Ber. 11b, 18b).


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Louis Finkelstein's edition of the classical Tannaitic Sifra on leviticus. book Midrash on the Book of Leviticus, named Sifra or Torat Kohanim, includes five volumes: Vol.I - Introduction; - Text of Sifra according to Vatican Manuscript Assem with brief commentary; - Variants from other manuscripts, early printed editions and quotations by medieval authorities; - long commentary Price: $ Brand New Book.

Sifra on Leviticus according to Vatican Manuscript Assemani Sifra with linguistic notes, variant readings from manuscripts and early editions, and references to passages in rabbinic literature, enriched and augmented in this new edition, with interpretive notes to textual readings of the Sifra.

But in Sifra, Kedoshim, Section 1, Chapter 2, I saw only, "You shall be holy." And [so,] they learned there (Sifra, Shemini, Chapter ), "'And you shall sanctify yourselves and be holy, since holy am I' (Leviticus ) - Just like I am holy, you should be holy; just.

According to Leḳaḥ Ṭob (section), this latter title was applied originally to the third book of the Pentateuch because Leviticus was the Sifra on leviticus.

book book studied in the elementary school, and it was subsequently extended to the midrash; but this explanation is contradicted by analogous expressions such as "Sifre debe Rab" and, in a broader. Sifra is a third century commentary on the Book of Leviticus.

According to Neusner, the Sifra unites the written and the oral Torah by using the oral Torah to interpret Leviticus, while also, in many cases, seeking to ground the oral Torah in Scripture.

Moreover, the Sifra aims to establish law on the basis of Scripture rather than reason alone. Vayikra (Leviticus), also called Torah Kohanim, has very little narrative. It begins with the instructions regarding the korbanot (sacrificial offerings).

The remainder of the book is entirely devoted to legal questions about what are clean and unclean, laws for slaughtering animals, which animals are Kosher (fit) to eat and priestly laws of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).

About the Author -- Sifra: a Commentary on the Book of Leviticus. (in 5 volumes). Louis Finkelstein A former Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Louis Finkelstein (J in Cincinnati, Ohio – 29 November ) was a scholar of Talmud and an expert in Jewish law.5/5(K). SIFRA. SIFRA (Aram.

סִפְרָא), is a midrash halakhah from the school of R. Akiva on the Book of Leviticus. The Aramaic word sifra means "book" or "The Book." This name was commonly used in Babylonia, and most likely attests to the centrality and importance of this Midrash.

Sifra: The Rabbinic Commentary on Levitics (Neusner Titles In Brown Judaic Studies) [Brooks, Roger, Neusner, Jacob] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sifra: The Rabbinic Commentary on Levitics (Neusner Titles In Brown Judaic Studies)Author: Roger Brooks, Jacob Neusner.

Get this from a library. Sifra on Leviticus: according to Vatican Manuscript Assemani 66 with variants from the other manuscripts, Genizah fragments, early editions and quotations by medieval authorities, and with references to parallel passages and commentaries by Louis Finkelstein.

[Louis Finkelstein; Jewish Theological Seminary of America.;]. A History of the Mishnaic Law of Purities: Negaim. Sifra (Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity) by Jacob Neusner (Editor) and a great selection of related books, art.

Leviticus Rabbah, Vayikrah Rabbah, or Wayiqra Rabbah is a homiletic midrash to the Biblical book of Leviticus (Vayikrah in Hebrew).It is referred to by Nathan ben Jehiel (circa –) in his Aruk as well as by Rashi (–) in his commentaries on GenesisExodusLeviticusand elsewhere.

According to Leopold Zunz, Hai Gaon () and Nissim knew and made use of it. This book also contains indices to Finkelstein's critical edition of Sifra deve Rav in four volumes which consists of the Baraita de Rabbi Yishmael and units of the Sifra on the initial sections of Leviticus and the complete index to Maimonides' citations of tannaitic midrashim (in the article "Mai-monides and the Tannaitic Midrashim").

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Sifra (Aramaic: סִפְרָא) is the Halakhic midrash to the Book of is frequently quoted in the Talmud, and the study of it followed that of the Mishnah. Like Leviticus itself, the midrash is occasionally called "Torat Kohanim", and in two passages also "Sifra debei Rav".According to Leḳaḥ Ṭob this latter title was applied originally to the third book of the Pentateuch.

A possible reason may be that, of all the books of the Torah, Leviticus is the closest to being purely devoted to mitzvot and its study thus is able to go hand-in-hand with their performance. There are two main Midrashim on Leviticus—the halakhic one (Sifra) and a more aggadic one (Vayikra Rabbah).

Sifra (Aramaic: סִפְרָא) is the Halakhic midrash to Leviticus. It is frequently quoted in the Talmud, and the study of it followed that of the Mishnah, as appears from Tanḥuma, quoted in Or Zarua, i. Like Leviticus itself, the midrash is occasionally called "Torat Kohanim" (Ḳid.

33a; Sanh. b; Cant. 8), and in two passages also "Sifra debe Rab" (Ber. 11b, 18b. The present book examines Sifra, the Akivan midrash on Leviticus. The book is made up of three parts. The first (chs. ) attempts to characterize the exegetical methods of the Sifra.

The second (chs. ) is dedicated to the character of Rabbi Akiva in rabbinic literature and the statements attributed to him in Sifra. Leviticus is called the Book of Atonement (Leviticus ).

God says, "Be holy, because I am holy" (Leviticus ; Leviticus ; Leviticus26). The book of Leviticus is God's picture book for the children of Israel to help them in their religious training.

Every picture pointed forward to the work of Jesus Christ. Laws for Peace Offerings (Leviticus )1 If one’s offering is a peace offering and he offers an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he must present it without blemish before the LORD.

2 He is to lay his hand on the head of the offering and slaughter it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall sprinkle the blood on all sides of the altar. Sifra (Aramaic: סִפְרָא) is the Halakic midrash to Leviticus. It is frequently quoted in the Talmud, and the study of it followed that of the Mishnah, as appears from Tanḥuma, quoted in Or Zarua, i.

7b. Like Leviticus itself, the midrash is occasionally called "Torat Kohanim" (Ḳid. 33a; Sanh. b; Cant. R. vi. 8), and in two passages also "Sifra debe Rab" (Ber. 11b, 18b). According.The earliest rabbinic commentary to the Book of Leviticus, the Sifra, is generally considered an exemplum of Rabbi Akiva's intensely scriptural school of interpretation.

But, Azzan Yadin-Israel contends, the Sifra commentary exhibits two distinct layers of interpretation that bring dramatically different assumptions to bear on the biblical text.Leviticus Rabbah, Vayikrah Rabbah, or Wayikra Rabbah is a homiletic midrash to the Biblical book of Leviticus (Vayikrah in Hebrew).It is referred to by Nathan ben Jehiel (circa –) in his Aruk as well as by Rashi (–) in his commentaries on GenesisExodusLeviticusand elsewhere.

According to Leopold Zunz, Hai Gaon () and Nissim knew and made use of it.