In the first installment of his new monthly Talmud column for Tablet, the religion historian Daniel Boyarin looks at the unique method of his teacher—the great scholar Saul Lieberman
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What happens when the most authoritative guardians of the tradition are sometimes baffled by the tradition themselves?
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Ariel Sabar searches for the Edenic past his father left behind in Kurdistan