The Sages Vol.1 is the first book to appear in English by the charismatic Jerusalem rabbi, Binyamin Lau. This multi-volume series offers fresh perspectives on the individual characters of the sages (Hazal), the historical contexts in which they lived, and the creativity they brought to the pursuit of Jewish wisdom.
These volumes examine the teachings of the Men of the Great Assembly, Yosi Ben Yoezer, Hillel, Shamai and others of the Second Temple Period. Binyamin Lau paints vivid portraits of the some of the most central figures in the Talmud and he addresses questions of communal leadership in times of economic hardship, social inequity, cultural tension, and political struggle, issues entirely relevant to today’s sociopolitical climate.
Published in cooperation with Beit Morasha.