I was reading about Rebbe Akiva ben Joseph and became intrigued by his life and his ideas.
I'd like to read a book about him that covers his life and details his contributions to ethics, etc.
Would appreciate any references.
- I'm a secular humanist and I'm looking for a text that does justice to Rebbe Akiva from a secular point of view -- I'm still interested in Jewish tradition's narrative of the supernatural or metaphysical aspects of the Rebbe's life -- but I'd also like to understand his contributions in the wider Human context
- I'm not Jewish -- am an Atheist -- of one the other Monotheistic faith's heritage.