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Six memos from the last millennium a novelist reads the Talmud by Joseph Skibell

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Talmud,
  • Tannaim,
  • Amoraim,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Joseph Skibell
SeriesExploring jewish arts and culture, Exploring Jewish arts and culture
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBM501.15 .S55 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 240 pages
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27207400M
ISBN 101477307346
ISBN 109781477307342
LC Control Number2015020373
OCLC/WorldCa911004597

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