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Unformatted text preview: Reading Guide for The Curse of Ham and Before Israel Some terms to know, but also see my document: Judaism: Need to Knows! Torah AKA The Old Testament, the Hebrew Bible. The Rabbis the ancient Sages whose sayings, opinions and stories make up The Talmud. The Talmud Along with the Torah, the major set of holy books in Judaism from where Jewish Law dervies. The Talmud contains legal and exegetical material. Midrash Rabbinic interpretation of biblical passages. The Curse of Ham: A Case of Rabbinic Racism? The Ham myth : In the Bible, Noahs disobedient son is cursed. Is Ham the ancestor of black people? Did the ancient Rabbis invent racism? Goldenberg takes on this issue in this short article. This is an intense article with lots of names and references that might fly over your head. BUT, I do want you to attempt to see his argument. Here is Goldenberg: The charge of ancient Jewish racism consists of three parts: a) rabbinic statements project an anti-Black sentiment; b)...
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