The Legends of the Jews, Volume 1

Louis GINZBERG (1873 - 1953), translated by Henrietta SZOLD (1860 - 1945)

Rabbi Louis Ginzberg was one of the outstanding Talmudists of the twentieth century. He was born on November 28, 1873, in Kovno, Lithuania; he died on November 11, 1953, in New York City. Ginzberg taught at the Jewish Theological seminary from 1903 to 1953. For 50 years, he trained two generations of Conservative Rabbis.

The Legends of the Jews is an epic 7-volume compilation of traditional Jewish stories loosely related to the Bible. Over the millenia, these stories, which expand on the Bible, flesh out the lives of biblical figures. In the process, they help bring to life the Bible's valuable lessons.

The Legends of the Jews has been called a monumental work of scholarship. It is studied by serious students of both Judaism and Christianity. And yet the stories continue to be accessible and understood by all. They were designed to impart lessons of the Torah, and any child or adult will find much to enjoy about this work. (Summary by Scott Sherris and Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Religion, Antiquity

Language: English

Group: Legends of the Jews vol 1-4

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Scott Sherris
00:14:36
Play 01 Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 1 Scott Sherris
00:18:32
Play 02 Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 2 Kirsten Ferreri
00:16:51
Play 03 Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 3 dinobuddy
00:12:15
Play 04 Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 4 dinobuddy
00:23:28
Play 05 Chapter 1: Creation of the World, Part 5 dinobuddy
00:08:13
Play 06 Chapter 2: Adam, Part 1 Leon Mire
00:20:53
Play 07 Chapter 2: Adam, Part 2 Robert Scott
00:26:12
Play 08 Chapter 2: Adam, Part 3 Robert Scott
00:17:01
Play 09 Chapter 2: Adam, Part 4 Robert Scott
00:24:14
Play 10 Chapter 2: Adam, Part 5 Bryan Ness
00:18:28
Play 11 Chapter 2: Adam, Part 6 Kirsten Ferreri
00:15:34
Play 12 Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 1 Bryan Ness
00:19:48
Play 13 Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 2 Bryan Ness
00:17:00
Play 14 Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 3 Robert Scott
00:18:10
Play 15 Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 4 Robert Scott
00:22:24
Play 16 Chapter 3: The Death Of Eve, Part 5 Robert Scott
00:13:47
Play 17 Chapter 4: Noah, Part 1 ML Cohen
00:16:48
Play 18 Chapter 4: Noah, Part 2 ML Cohen
00:18:29
Play 19 Chapter 4: Noah, Part 3 ML Cohen
00:17:47
Play 20 Chapter 4: Noah, Part 4 ML Cohen
00:12:38
Play 21 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 1 Scott Sherris
00:17:06
Play 22 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 2 Jason Mayoff
00:14:28
Play 23 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 3 Sibella Denton
00:17:07
Play 24 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 4 Scott Sherris
00:13:57
Play 25 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 5 Sibella Denton
00:12:34
Play 26 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 6 Sibella Denton
00:17:41
Play 27 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 7 Sibella Denton
00:14:09
Play 28 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 8 Sibella Denton
00:13:32
Play 29 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 9 Sibella Denton
00:14:18
Play 30 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 10 D.E. Wittkower
00:18:06
Play 31 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 11 Laurie Anne Walden
00:17:53
Play 32 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 12 Sibella Denton
00:11:55
Play 33 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 13 Scott Sherris
00:15:25
Play 34 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 14 Robert Scott
00:16:15
Play 35 Chapter 5: Abraham, Part 15 Robert Scott
00:27:13
Play 36 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 1 Robert Scott
00:20:11
Play 37 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 2 Sibella Denton
00:17:19
Play 38 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 3 Sibella Denton
00:14:40
Play 39 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 4 Sibella Denton
00:15:38
Play 40 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 5 ML Cohen
00:17:49
Play 41 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 6 ML Cohen
00:13:31
Play 42 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 7 ML Cohen
00:19:18
Play 43 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 8 ML Cohen
00:10:31
Play 44 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 9 ML Cohen
00:13:13
Play 45 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 10 ML Cohen
00:09:17
Play 46 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 11 Laurie Anne Walden
00:13:00
Play 47 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 12 Sibella Denton
00:14:15
Play 48 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 13 Sibella Denton
00:16:42
Play 49 Chapter 6: Jacob, Part 14 Sibella Denton
00:19:52