Ruth: A Migrant's Tale

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Yale University Press
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6.15 X 8.48 X 0.85 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author
Ilana Pardes is Katharine Cornell Professor of Comparative Literature and the director of the Center for Literary Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Countertraditions in the Bible and The Song of Songs: A Biography.
"The author effortlessly combines scholarly erudition with an accessible tone, providing an insightful exploration of the book's themes of otherness, kindness, and loyalty. This is a valuable contribution to the literature on Ruth."--Publishers Weekly

"Renowned biblical scholar Ilana Pardes has made a welcome contribution to Yale University Press's award-winning Jewish Lives series. . . . Pardes suggests that Ruth remains relevant to our own age as a reminder of the many difficulties migrants often face. . . . Lucid and engaging."--Brian Hillman, Jewish Book Council

"A 'migrant gleaner' in her own right, Pardes moves easily from one cultural landscape to another and harvests insight wherever she goes. Her readings of Ruth's reimaginings are consistently excellent."--Steven Weitzman, author of The Origin of the Jews

"A virtuoso exploration of the Book of Ruth as an admirable touchstone in the realms of literature, art, and human values. Ilana Pardes foregrounds the timeless emergency of migrants and refugees with compassion and depth."--Galit Hasan-Rokem, author of Web of Life