Sages :Character Context and Creativity
Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Lau
Maggid Press in cooperation with Beit Morasha of Jerusalem
THE SAGES examines the unique contributions and lasting philosophical messages of the Jewish sages (Chazal). It offers fresh perspectives on the sages’ individual characters, the historical contexts in which they lived, and the creativity they brought to the pursuit of Jewish wisdom.
Volume I: The Second Temple Period examines the teachings of the Men of the Great Assembly, Yosi Ben Yoezer, Hillel, Shamai, Rabban Gamliel the Elder, Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai and other sages of the Second Temple Period. Volume II: From Yavne to the Bar Kokhba Revolt and Volume III: the Galilee Days are forthcoming.
Rabbi Binyamin Lau is an Israeli community leader, educator and social activist. He directs the Center for Judaism and Society at Beit Morasha of Jerusalem, and founded Beit Morasha’s Moshe Green Beit Midrash for Women. Rabbi Lau lectures on halakha and social justice at Beit Morasha’s Beren College, and serves as Rabbi of the Ramban Synagogue in Jerusalem. He studied at the Har Etzion and Kibbutz HaDati Yeshivas, and received a PhD in Talmud from Bar-Ilan University.
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