IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir de Ilana…
S'està carregant…

If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir (2017 original; edició 2017)

de Ilana Kurshan (Autor)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
944230,750 (4.3)5
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.… (més)
Membre:TheKlauLibrary-URJ
Títol:If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir
Autors:Ilana Kurshan (Autor)
Informació:St. Martin's Press (2017), 320 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:No n'hi ha cap

Detalls de l'obra

If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir de Ilana Kurshan (2017)

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 5 mencions

Es mostren totes 4
After an unexpected divorce, Conservative rabbi's daughter Ilana decides to embark on Daf Yomi--the cycle of daily Talmud study. Over the next 7 1/2 years, she completes the Talmud, embarks on a new relationship, marries, and has children. The memoir is organized by the tractates of the Talmud, and like that work, the organization in each chapter is a little loose as she dips between discussion of the tractate, her life, and other religious and literary digressions. But she's a good writer, and the detours are interesting.

(I also realized she's from my hometown, which was funny.) ( )
  arosoff | Jul 11, 2021 |
Ilana Kurshan's memoir recounts the seven and a half years she spent doing daf yomi, the cycle of reading the 37 volumes of the Talmud, and how that experience interwove with the other events that happened in her life during that time. Kurshan begins studying in the wake of her divorce to her husband of only a year when she is feeling at a loss, uncertain about her life in Israel (which she moved to for her ex-husband) and her career. By the end of the study cycle, Kurshan is in a different job, married, and has three young children. Observing her journey and the insights to her faith she gains through reading the Talmud was fascinating for this reader and I enjoyed immersing myself in the life of someone whose experiences are so different from my own. ( )
  MickyFine | Apr 17, 2020 |
Full disclosure: I've met the author and sometimes I sit next to her husband in shul (Hello, Daniel!).

I loved this, both as a memoir about learning daf yomi and as a book about someone who loves books. It reminded me of Anne Fadiman's essay collection [b:Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader|46890|Ex Libris Confessions of a Common Reader|Anne Fadiman|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1435782351s/46890.jpg|1468318] as the author chooses a life surrounded by and informed by literature and reading. I had one glorious moment when she referenced a Wendy Cope poem and I reached out without moving from where I was sitting to pick up a copy of [b:Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems, 1979-2006|7191103|Two Cures for Love Selected Poems, 1979-2006|Wendy Cope|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1347418419s/7191103.jpg|7769327] that my mum bought us, to read the poem in full.

That alone would have been enough for me, but the core of the book is not just reading, it's learning. The commitment to knowing more, doing better, relentlessly striving for better understanding of self, of context, of place is astonishing and inspiring.

Frank, funny and fabulous. Like I said, I loved this. ( )
  asxz | Mar 13, 2019 |
What a wonderful book for those interested in Jewish or Religious Studies. The author is a graduate of Harvard, writes beautifully and has a wide comprehension of Judaism. After moving to Israel, she decides to join a study group of Daf Yomi, the daily review of the Talmud, the Jewish laws and ethics with Rabinnical commentaries. When she completes this after seven years she writes this book to share how it impacted her life and that of her family. I was sad for this book to end and totally enjoyed reading it! I highly recommend it! I hope she continues to publish! ( )
  barb302 | May 23, 2018 |
Es mostren totes 4
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

No n'hi ha cap

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.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.3)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5 2
4 4
4.5
5 4

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 163,133,809 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible