The Pharisees: Preservers of Judaism
After two thousand years of gross misunderstanding and misrepresentation, Hyman rescues the good name of the Pharisees from a polemical and tarnished imagery. The Pharisees were in fact common people who fought to preserve Judaism following the destruction of the Second Temple and the tragic loss of Jewish national life in the Land of Israel.
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Page 79 - And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi : seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them ? And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee : and seek ye the priesthood also?
Page 19 - A voice from the east, a voice from the west, a voice from the four winds, a voice against Jerusalem and the holy house, a voice against the bridegrooms and the brides, and a voice against this whole people.
Page 377 - No proof can be brought from a carob-tree," they retorted. Again he said to them: "If the halachah agrees with me, let the stream of water prove it!
Page 424 - Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart...
Page 392 - And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.
Page 392 - AND there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground.
Page 16 - And thou shalt tell thy son in that day, saying, It is because of that which the LORD did for me when I came forth out of Egypt.