The Resource If all the seas were ink : a memoir, Ilana Kurshan

If all the seas were ink : a memoir, Ilana Kurshan

Label
If all the seas were ink : a memoir
Title
If all the seas were ink
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ilana Kurshan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of 27, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce, Ilana Kurshan joined the world's largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for "daily page" of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about 600 years and the basis for all codes of Jewish law. A runner, a reader and a romantic, Kurshan adapted to its pace, attuned her ear to its poetry, and discovered her passions in its pages. She brought the Talmud with her wherever she went, studying in airplanes, supermarket lines, and over a plate of pasta at home, careful not to drip tomato sauce upon discussions about the sprinkling of blood on the Temple altar. By the time she completed the Talmud after seven and a half years, Kurshan was remarried with three young children. With each pregnancy, her Talmud sat perched atop her growing belly. This memoir is a tale of heartache and humor, of love and loss, of marriage and motherhood, and of learning to put one foot in front of the other by turning page after page. Kurshan takes us on a deeply accessible and personal guided tour of the Talmud, shedding new light on its stories and offering insights into its arguments-both for those already familiar with the text and for those who have never encountered it. For people of the book-both Jewish and non-Jewish-If All the Seas Were Ink is a celebration of learning-through literature-how to fall in love once again
Summary
The Harvard-educated books editor of Lilith magazine describes her journey of studying the Talmud through the principles of the vast daf yomi daily page book club, a years-long endeavor that spanned the end of her divorce, her work travels between America and Jerusalem, her remarriage and the births of her three children
Tone
Writing style
Award
Sophie Brody Medal, 2018.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578869
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurshan, Ilana
Dewey number
296.1/206092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS113.8.A4
LC item number
K87 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kurshan, Ilana
  • Jews, American
  • Women Jewish scholars
Target audience
adult
Label
If all the seas were ink : a memoir, Ilana Kurshan
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3158208
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-299)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: One day wiser -- A note on the Talmud -- I. The order of festivals -- Yoma: Alone in Jerusalem -- Sukkah/Beitzah: Temporary homes -- Rosh Hashanah: The book of life -- Taanit: Two by two -- Megillah: Who knows? -- Moed Katan: Trapdoor days -- Hagigah: Torah from the heavens -- II. The order of women -- Yevamot: Lentils in my pot -- Ketubot: I am a Jewish man -- Nedarim/Nazir: Ascetic Aesthetics -- Sotah: A still unravished bride -- Gittin: Writing divorce -- Kidushin: Toward a theory of romantic love -- III. The order of damages -- Bava Kama/Bava Metzia/Bava Batra: Suspended in a miracle -- Sanhedrin: Another lifetime -- Makkot/Shevuot: Sarah Ivreinu -- Avodah Zarah/Horayot: Frost at midnight -- IV. The order of holiness -- Zevahim/Menahot/Hullin: Holy eating -- Bechorot/Erchin/Temurah/Keritot/Meilah/Tamid/Middot/Kinnim: Poets & gatekeepers -- V. the order of purity -- Niddah: A folded notebook -- VI. The order of seeds -- Merachot: Writing about prayer is easier than praying -- VII. The order of festivals (again) -- Shabbat/Eruvin: A pregnant pause -- Pesachim: Take two -- Shekalim: Weaving the Talmudic tapestry -- Yoma: Encore
Control code
on1003133866
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250121271
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8D32DDDE-DAE5-43FE-BBA4-45092713771B
System control number
(OCoLC)1003133866
Label
If all the seas were ink : a memoir, Ilana Kurshan
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3158208
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-299)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: One day wiser -- A note on the Talmud -- I. The order of festivals -- Yoma: Alone in Jerusalem -- Sukkah/Beitzah: Temporary homes -- Rosh Hashanah: The book of life -- Taanit: Two by two -- Megillah: Who knows? -- Moed Katan: Trapdoor days -- Hagigah: Torah from the heavens -- II. The order of women -- Yevamot: Lentils in my pot -- Ketubot: I am a Jewish man -- Nedarim/Nazir: Ascetic Aesthetics -- Sotah: A still unravished bride -- Gittin: Writing divorce -- Kidushin: Toward a theory of romantic love -- III. The order of damages -- Bava Kama/Bava Metzia/Bava Batra: Suspended in a miracle -- Sanhedrin: Another lifetime -- Makkot/Shevuot: Sarah Ivreinu -- Avodah Zarah/Horayot: Frost at midnight -- IV. The order of holiness -- Zevahim/Menahot/Hullin: Holy eating -- Bechorot/Erchin/Temurah/Keritot/Meilah/Tamid/Middot/Kinnim: Poets & gatekeepers -- V. the order of purity -- Niddah: A folded notebook -- VI. The order of seeds -- Merachot: Writing about prayer is easier than praying -- VII. The order of festivals (again) -- Shabbat/Eruvin: A pregnant pause -- Pesachim: Take two -- Shekalim: Weaving the Talmudic tapestry -- Yoma: Encore
Control code
on1003133866
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (299 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250121271
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8D32DDDE-DAE5-43FE-BBA4-45092713771B
System control number
(OCoLC)1003133866

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