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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud [NOOK Book]

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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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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440696176
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/6/2004
  • Series: COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE Series
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 578,258
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rabbi Aaron Parry has been involved with Jewish educational and rabbinic institutions for over 15 years, and is presently the education director of the international counter-cult organizations 'Jews for Judaism'. He holds a Master's Degree from New York State University in Jewish studies, and has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Jerusalem Post.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2005

    Great Book!

    Just brought this book and just started reading it. Good book for beginners and even advanced readers of the Talmud. Everything is broken down into different sections and chapters making easy to find something that you want to learn about. It also features stories related to the Jewish religion thru out the book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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