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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It is fairly easy to understand and really should be read in one gulp. A few of the chapters dealing with laws relating to the Sabbath, liturgy and festival days will seem rather A fairly useful introduction to the Talmud, but somewhat flawed in organization. The pages even smelled like it may have been sitting in the warehouse for years!

In The Essential Talmudthe 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.

This superbly crafted biography draws on recently uncovered documents and archives of personal correspondence, painting an exceptionally human and charming portrait of a man who was well known but little understood.


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The Essential Talmud: An Introduction

Jews should read the Bible. The book gets to be a bit philosophical but not too scholarly. Interesting description introducgion Judaism to someone who doesn’t know too much. Schottenstein Edition of the Taljud Audrey marked it as to-read Jun 26, It summarizes the Talmud’s main principles, demonstrates its contemporary relevance, and captures the spirit of this unique and paradoxical sacred text as a human expression of divine law.

This book is a scholarly historical explanation of what the Talmud is and how it shaped the Jews through the years.

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That might not sound like enough to fill a few hundred pages but it is. Review “Offers a fascinating introduction to the codified oral tradition.

To Be A Jew: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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. A very readable translation of a book originally written in Hebrew.


Nothing has had a more profound impact on the development of modern civilization than thermodynamics. Some of the ideas were revolutionary, and I would have really appreciate citations. This is as close as I have come to the real thing. Pablo Ignacio added it Mar 14, Tractate Bava Metzia, Part 1.

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The Essential Talmud by Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

I was frustrated in reading this, in part because I wasn’t sure who the audience was. 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. A History of Judaism By: The Essential Talmud, like adi other works by RabbiSteinsaltz, has become a modern Jewish classic.