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A Book of Jewish Curiosities (David M. Hausdorff)
In the great body of Jewish literature there are many fascinating and enormously provocative statements and references which are either prophetically prochronistic - far ahead of their times - or indicate the possession of undreamed of knowledge. This is a collection of the strange and unusual from thirty-five centuries of Jewish thought, theological only insofar as religious significance permeates every phase of Jewish life. The sources include THE TORAH, the Written Law, God's Word to Moses on Mt. Sinai; THE MISHNAH, the Oral Law and teachings transmitted to Moses on Mt. Sinai; THE TALMUD, commentary which accumulated around the Mishnah; THE MIDRASHIM, literary works, some of them quite ancient, of scriptural interpretation; and other authentic authoritative sources.