H-JewishRhetorics is the scholarly network for Klal Rhetorica, a community of scholars working in the overlapping areas of Rhetoric and Jewish Studies.

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Recent posts

Rhetoric and the Ramchal

Possibly of interest to the list: I recently came across a bibliography of Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, the Ramchal (an eighteenth-century Italian rabbi). Luzzatto has many interesting connections to rhetoric; not only did he compose a Hebrew grammar (Leshon Limudim), he claims to have received kabbalistic wisdom revealed to him in speeches from an angelic maggid. Apparently, Luzzatto maintained his mystical writings and voluminous commentaries on the Zohar were dictated to him by an angel, a rather unpopular claim in the aftermath of Shabbatai Zevi's pseudo-messianism.

New Books in Jewish Studies

New Book - Rabbis and their Community: Studies in the Eastern European Orthodox Rabbinate in Montreal, 1896-1930

Author: Ira Robinson
Title: Rabbis and their Community: Studies in the Eastern European Orthodox Rabbinate in Montreal, 1896-1930
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publication Date: 9/6/2007
ISBN: 9781552381861 Trade Paperback  (English)

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