The Babylonian Talmud: A Topical Guide

The Babylonian Talmud: A Topical Guide

by Judith Z. Abrams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761823735

ISBN-13: 9780761823735

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

The Babylonian Talmud is often cited as the bedrock upon which Judaism stands. And yet, it remains a closed book for the majority of Jews. Since the Talmud's composition does not follow the rules of Western writing, beginning learners are often thwarted in their first attempts to "swim in the sea of Talmud." These modern learners often experience rabbinic

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Overview

The Babylonian Talmud is often cited as the bedrock upon which Judaism stands. And yet, it remains a closed book for the majority of Jews. Since the Talmud's composition does not follow the rules of Western writing, beginning learners are often thwarted in their first attempts to "swim in the sea of Talmud." These modern learners often experience rabbinic literature as a sort of stream-of-consciousness writing that seems to wobble off-track quite frequently. Frustrated, these learners often give up. To understand the Babylonian Talmud (also called the Bavli) readers need to understand its process of composition and the fundamental differences between Western and rabbinic writing styles. Judith Abrams's The Babylonian Talmud: A Topical Guide is a teaching tool and a reference book for those who teach and learn Talmud. It explains the Babylonian Talmud's literary nature and metaphorical meanings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761823735
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Studies in Judaism Series
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface and Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Order Zeraim (Agriculture) Chapter 4 Order Moed (Seasons) Chapter 5 Order Nashim (Women) Chapter 6 Order Nezikin (Civil and Criminal Law) Chapter 7 Order Kodoshim (Holiness) Chapter 8 Order Tohorot (Purities) Chapter 9 Conclusion Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Glossary Chapter 12 Index of Subjects Chapter 13 Index of Scriptural Verses Chapter 14 Index of Rabbinic Sources

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