The Essential Talmud

The Essential Talmud

Book - 2006
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A masterful introduction to the to the great repository of Jewish wisdom, the Talmud
In The Essential Talmud , the renowned Israeli scholar and teacher Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz succinctly describes the history, structure, and methodology of the sacred text by which the Jewish people have lived and survived through the ages. Rabbi Steinsaltz summarizes the Talmud's main principles, demonstrates its contemporary relevance, and captures the spirit of this unique and paradoxical text as a human expression of divine law. This expanded edition features a historical overview of life in the times of the Talmud and an in-depth look at the content and appearance of the original Talmudic page. As Rabbi Solomon S. Bernards of the B'Nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League puts it, "this book is indispensable to those, Jews and Christians alike, who would like to gain an insight into what it is that moves the contemporary Jew."
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2006]
Edition: Thirtieth anniversary edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780465082735
0465082734
Branch Call Number: 296.12 ST37E
Characteristics: viii, 327 pages ; 21 cm

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