By Dovid Landesman (248 Pages)Publisher: Jason Aronson, 1995
This is a basic reference work that answers the who, what, when, where, and why of Torah literature. One of the most serious stumbling blocks encountered by students who begin learning Torah is their inability to utilize the texts in front of them in the most efficient and productive manner. Most students are simply not taught how to use our basic traditional texts. Students are often quite capable of repeating what was told to hem in class, but few have a genuine understanding of what they learned. In this volume, Dovid Landesman outlines the various styles and structures that make up the body of the Torah literature and clarifies the rhyme and reason behind the methods used by the rabbis of the Talmud and the Torah commentators.