Essential Talmud

ISBN-10: 0465082734
ISBN-13: 9780465082735
Edition: 30th 2006 (Revised)
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Description: The first book to capture the flavor and spirit of the Talmud as a human document and to summarize its main principles as an expression of divine law.

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List price: $19.99
Edition: 30th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.81" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

The first book to capture the flavor and spirit of the Talmud as a human document and to summarize its main principles as an expression of divine law.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is the editor and translator of Random House's twenty-two-volume edition of the Talmud. He is also the author of many volumes on Jewish thought and practice and has been a resident scholar at both Yale University and the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1988 he was invited to open a Judaic studies center in Moscow, the first such institution in the former Soviet Union in sixty years. Rabbi Steinsaltz lives in Israel.

Preface to the essential Talmud
What is the Talmud?
Life in the Talmudic period
The oral law - the first generations
The oral law - the era of the Zugot (pairs)
The Tannaim
The compilation of the Mishnah
The Amoraim in Babylonia
The Amoraim in Palestine
The redaction of the Babylonian Talmud
Talmudic exegesis
The printing of the Talmud
The persecution and banning of the Talmud
The structure of the Talmud
The layout of a Talmud page
The subject matter of the Talmud
Prayers and benedictions
The Sabbath
The festivals
Marriage and divorce
The status of women
Civil law
Criminal law
Dietary laws
Ritual purity and impurity
Ethics and Halakhah
Derekh Eretz (deportment)
The world of mysticism
Midrash (Halakhic exegesis)
The Talmudic way of thinking
Strange and bizarre problems
Methods of study
The Talmud and the Halakhah
Aggadah in the Talmud
What is a scholar?
The Talmud's importance for the people
The Talmud has never been completed
Orders and tractates of the Mishnah and Talmud

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