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The Essential Talmud / Edition 30
     

The Essential Talmud / Edition 30

by Adin Steinsaltz, Chaya Galai
 

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ISBN-10: 0465082734

ISBN-13: 9780465082735

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Basic Books


The Essential Talmud is a masterful introduction to the beliefs, attitudes, and methods of the sacred text by which the Jewish people have lived and survived through the ages-by the renowned Israeli rabbi, scholar, and teacher. Rabbi Steinsaltz is the first to capture the flavor and spirit of the Talmud as a human document and to summarize its main principles as

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The Essential Talmud is a masterful introduction to the beliefs, attitudes, and methods of the sacred text by which the Jewish people have lived and survived through the ages-by the renowned Israeli rabbi, scholar, and teacher. Rabbi Steinsaltz is the first to capture the flavor and spirit of the Talmud as a human document and to summarize its main principles as an expression of divine law. This expanded edition features a new preface by the rabbi, 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. This seminal volume makes abundantly clear the importance of the Talmud in the lives of modern Jews. "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." (Rabbi Solomon S. Bernards, B'Nai B'rith Anti-Defamation League)REVIEW: "Offers a fascinating introduction to the codified oral tradition." (Christianity Today)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465082735
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
563,305
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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