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Fishman-Soloveitchik Debate Continues

Haym Soloveitchik reviewed Talia Fishman’s book Becoming the People of the Talmud: Oral Torah as Written Tradition in Medieval Jewish Cultures
in the Jewish Review of Books. Fishman’s response and Soloveitchik’s rejoinder can be found here. See a more detailed rejoinder by Soloveitchik here.

It ain’t pretty.

6 Responses to “Fishman-Soloveitchik Debate Continues”

  1. 1
    Zohar:

    There’s also Part 1 of Fishman’s extended response.
    http://becomingpeopletalmud.wordpress.com/2012/12/14/response-to-haym-soloveitchikthe-people-of-the-book-since-when-in-jewish-review-of-books-winter-2012-pp-14-18/

  2. 2
    Joachim Martillo:

    I will have to reread the discussion, but I have the impression that Fishman and Soloveitchik are talking past each other.

    Fishman does not have to be a Talmudist for the type of research and analysis that she is doing.

  3. 3
    Zohar:

    You can’t just wave your hand and make Soloveitchik disappear.

  4. 4
    Adam Rubin:

    So Michael, what do you make of all of this? I’ve read everything posted between the two, and it strikes me that R. Soloveitchik’s critique is utterly devastating. Do you agree?

  5. 5
    Menachem Mendel:

    Adam,

    I think that “utterly devastating” is a good description.

  6. 6
    read more:

    I witnessed that post nice post

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