In his personal meditation on the relationship between the ancient, continuing tradition of the Talmud and the expanding world of the Internet Jonathan Rosen blends memoir, history and literary reflection. In the loose, associative logic and the vastness of each, he discovers not merely the disruption of a broken world but a kind of disjointed harmony. In the same way that the Talmud helped Jews survive after the destruction of the Temple by making Jewish culture portable and personal, the all-inclusive Internet serves a world that is both more uprooted and more connected than before.
"Rosen's wise and heartfelt book is a home page with links to infinity." --Anne Fadiman, author of" Ex Libris" "The Talmud and the Internet is a lyrical meditation about the quest to illuminate what has come before us in order to live wisely...(it) is a journey, not only between two worlds but among the great questions and the great souls who have considered life's purposes amid often horrifying evidence."--Nessa Rapoport, "Los Angeles Times" "We are moved and enlightened...Others have raised the felt contradictions between the tragic and luminous Jewish heritage and the ahistorical comforts and complacencies of American life. Few have managed to do so with such a mix of the searching, the modest and...with such charm."--Richard Eder, "The New York Times"
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria SONG0826455344
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0826455344
Descrizione libro Continuum, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0826455344