The Music of Jewish Life
Daniel Boyarin reviews Barry Scott Wimpfheimer's "The Talmud: A Biography," part of Princeton University Press's Lives of Great Religious Books series....
Daniel Boyarin is Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture and rhetoric at the University of California Berkeley. He has been, among other things, an NEH Fellow (twice), a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, a holder of the Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2006. Some of his more recent books include Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity (2004), Socrates and the Fat Rabbis (2009), The Jewish Gospel: The Story of the Jewish Christ (2012), A Traveling Homeland: The Talmud as Diaspora (2016), and Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion (2018).