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The essential Talmud

Author: שטיינזלץ, עדין. ; Adin Steinsaltz
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Israeli rabbi and scholar conveys the spirit of the Talmud as he treats its composition, traditions, structure, and laws.
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Steinsaltz, Adin.
Essential Talmud.
New York : Basic Books, ©1976
(OCoLC)767543037
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: שטיינזלץ, עדין. ; Adin Steinsaltz
ISBN: 0465020607 9780465020607 0465020631 9780465020638
OCLC Number: 1975959
Notes: Includes index.
Translation of ha-Talmud la-kol.
Description: vi, 296 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: History. What is the Talmud? ; 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 --
Structure and content. The structure of the Talmud ; The subject matter of the Talmud ; Prayers and benedictions ; The Sabbath ; The festivals ; Marriage and divorce ; The status of women ; Civil law ; Criminal law ; Sacrifices ; Dietary laws ; Ritual purity and impurity ; Ethics and Halakhah ; Derekh eretz (deportment) ; The world of mysticism --
Method. 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 --
Appendix : order and tractates of the Mishnah and Talmud.
Other Titles: Talmud la-kol.
Responsibility: Adin Steinsaltz ; translated from the Hebrew by Chaya Galai.

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