The Essential Talmud is a masterful introduction to the beliefs, attitudes, and “ The Essential Talmud” by Adin Steinsaltz (Basic Books), which has recently been . Introduction Au Talmud has 7 ratings and 2 reviews. Sameh said: تقييم النسخة العربية للكتابالكتاب جيد الى حد وان كان يحتاج الى تبسيط بعض المفاهيم وشرح ا. 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 .

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Excellent Overview of the Talmud An excellent overview of the Talmud. Lists with This Book. Bokser covers the long history of the Talmud, from its origin in the Babylonian exile, its growth through the five adon after the Roman destruction of the Temple, and the later persecution of the Talmud.

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It is possible that the peculiarly intense reaction was the result of the Seleucid attempt to force the Jews to eat and sacrifice pigs, and it may be the consequence of the fact that one of the accepted symbols of the Roman legions especially those tseinsaltz fought in Palestine was the pig. About Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz.

In the course of Jewish history, various ethnic communities have tried to maintain their Judaism, sometimes even on a strictly traditional basis, without Talmudic scholarship. Some of the ideas were revolutionary, and I would have really appreciate citations. However, Talmudic scholar Adin Steinsaltz points out that evidence for the existence of a formal Oral Law, for at least the first several centuries after Moses, is tenuous.


For the beginner me the following to chapters provided the ‘AHA!! A fairly useful introduction to the Talmud, but somewhat flawed in organization. He has received honorary Ph. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

However, the book is about as objective as you could hope, given that it is a religious text. Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud: Ships from and sold by Amazon.

This book is a detailed description of the history of the Talmud, how it came to be, it’s role, and it’s various parts. At the same time, however, Rabbi Steinsaltz repeatedly reminds the inrroduction that to know Talmud ultimately Rabbi Steinsaltz’s The Essential Talmud provides a broad introduction to what may well be the most fascinating, sacred, enigmatic, and downright weird text of western civilization.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Frogs blow themselves full of air when threatened; elephants don’t have to — and arrogant scholar might just be a frog — which is OK, there is nothing wrong with frogs.

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This book gives an overview and a little history of its unique structure. The flesh of cats, mice, and pigs are all unclean, but that of the pig is magnitudes more so.


The book is divided into three sections which provide the reader with a general history of the Talmud, a description of the structure and content of the Talmud, and a broad discussion of how to approach the Talmud.

The pages even smelled like it may have been sitting in the warehouse for years!

Return to Book Page. Sometimes the process was protracted, with tradition gradually becoming more and more a matter of outward sdin for lack of sages capable of endowing it with new life, and assimilation inevitably followed.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It is as if Rabbi Steinsaltz just wrote it all from memory one afternoon.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Talmud scholars self-referred as “interpreters” “amoraim” — they viewed themselves as repeaters and aimed for humility. Read this book to learn what the Talmud is, not to learn a lot about what’s in it.

A great book about our history and who we are. Here is an accessible and inspiring introduction to this Jewish spiritual path, which until lately has been best known in the world of Orthodox Judaism.

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