Essential Figures in the Talmud

Essential Figures in the Talmud

by Ronald L. Eisenberg

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ISBN-13: 9780765709417
Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ronald L. Eisenberg is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and on the faculty at Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Eisenberg has been awarded Masters and Doctoral degrees in Jewish Studies from Spertus Institute in Chicago and has published six critically acclaimed books on Jewish topics, including The Jewish World in Stamps (Schreiber, 2003), The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions (Jewish Publication Society, 2004), The 613 Mitzvot (Schreiber, 2005), Dictionary of Jewish Terms (Schreiber, 2008), and What the Rabbis Said (Praeger, 2010). He has authored more than 20 books in his medical specialty and is also a non-practicing attorney.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Abbreviations
List of Rabbis without Patronymics
Essential Figures in the Talmud
Appendix A: Chronological List of Rabbis
Appendix B: Maps of Talmudic Academies
Glossary
Bibliography
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Mordecai Schreiber

The Talmud has been compared to an ocean that is most difficult to navigate. This handy reference book provides short biographies of all the key scholars of the Talmud, including those of the Mishnah and the Gemara and of both the Babylonian and the Jerusalem Talmuds. As such, it is an invaluable tool for anyone who studies a “page of Gemara,” which inevitably will make mention of one or more such scholars and will necessitate a biographical reference to such luminaries as Hillel or Akiva, or the hundreds of other less known rabbinical scholars. Written in clear, easily understood language, Essential Figures in the Talmud is a book that will greatly facilitate the understanding of Judaism’s law and lore.

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