The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud

by Aaron Parry
     
 

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An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle. This essential… See more details below

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An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle. This essential guide makes the ancient text of the "oral Torah" accessible for all readers, whether they're Jewish or not.

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Library Journal
How the Bible relates to contemporary life and addresses Americans' spiritual yearnings is currently a popular theme in religious literature. Part of "The Complete Idiot's Guide" series in Judaism and Jewish culture, this new book by Rabbi Parry (education director, Jews for Judaism, West Coast branch) makes an important contribution by explaining the Talmud to both Jews and Gentiles. As outlined in its five parts, the book aims to introduce the Talmud, describe its contents, explain the various methods used by Talmudic sages throughout history, explore the Talmudic worldview, and show how its principles apply to our contemporary world. To help explain or illustrate more technical topics, each chapter contains several different types of easily identifiable information boxes (e.g., "Talmud Tutor," "Talmud Trivia"). Written for a popular audience in a clear, accessible style, this book is highly recommended for public libraries with large religion collections. Charles Murray, C.S.S., White Plains, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440696176
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
07/06/2004
Series:
COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
Sold by:
DK
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
272,744
File size:
2 MB

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