The Talmud Unmasked - The Secret Rabbinical Teachings Concerning Christians


Author: I. B. Pranaitis
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447499344
Category: Religion
Page: 68
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Originally published in 1892, this early work on the Talmud is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the theology and history of the book and is a fascinating work recommended for anyone interested in the history of Judaism. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The "Talmud"

A Biography
Author: Barry Scott Wimpfheimer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400890241
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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The life and times of an enduring work of Jewish spirituality The Babylonian Talmud, a postbiblical Jewish text that is part scripture and part commentary, is an unlikely bestseller. Written in a hybrid of Hebrew and Aramaic, it is often ambiguous to the point of incomprehension, and its subject matter reflects a narrow scholasticism that should hardly have broad appeal. Yet the Talmud has remained in print for centuries and is more popular today than ever. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer tells the remarkable story of this ancient Jewish book and explains why it has endured for almost two millennia. Providing a concise biography of this quintessential work of rabbinic Judaism, Wimpfheimer takes readers from the Talmud's prehistory in biblical and second-temple Judaism to its present-day use as a source of religious ideology, a model of different modes of rationality, and a totem of cultural identity. He describes the book's origins and structure, its centrality to Jewish law, its mixed reception history, and its golden renaissance in modernity. He explains why reading the Talmud can feel like being swept up in a river or lost in a maze, and why the Talmud has come to be venerated--but also excoriated and maligned—in the centuries since it first appeared. An incomparable introduction to a work of literature that has lived a full and varied life, this accessible book shows why the Talmud is at once a received source of traditional teachings, a touchstone of cultural authority, and a powerful symbol of Jewishness for both supporters and critics.

Who's Who in the Talmud


Author: Shulamis Frieman
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
ISBN: 1461632544
Category: Religion
Page: 488
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This exceptional work, with entries from Rav Abba to Rav Zutra, is an unprecedented study of every rabbi in the Talmud. The reader will find concise entries on every rabbinic personality mentioned in the Talmud, major and minor alike, and will discover such facts as their dates of birth, education, and occupation. Most entries are accompanied by a brief story about the rabbinic personality, with sources cited for easy reference.

Reading the Talmud


Author: Henry Abramson
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
ISBN: 9781583309063
Category: Education in rabbinical literature
Page: 453
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The Talmud and the Internet

A Journey between Worlds
Author: Jonathan Rosen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429935883
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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"Not long after my grandmother died, my computer crashed and I lost the journal I had kept of her dying." So begins this powerful, personal consideration of modern technology and ancient religious impulses by the celebrated young novelist, essayist, and culture editor of the Forward. Jonathan Rosen blends religious history, memoir, and literary reflection as he compares the fortunate life of his American-born grandmother to the life of his European-born grandmother who was murdered by Nazis. The Talmud and the Internet explores the contradictions of Rosen's inheritance and toggles between personal paradoxes and those of the larger world. Along the way, he chronicles the remarkable parallels between a page of Talmud and the home page of a Web site. In the loose, associative logic and the vastness of each, he discovers not merely the disruption of a broken world but a kind of disjointed harmony. In the same way that the Talmud helped Jews survive after the destruction of the Temple by making Jewish culture portable and personal, the all-inclusive Internet serves a world that is both more uprooted and more connected than ever before. In this profound, ultimately hopeful meditation, Rosen charts the territory between doubt and belief, tragedy and prosperity, the world of the living and the world of the dead.

The Talmud ? A Biography

Banned, censored and burned. The book they couldn't suppress
Author: Harry Freedman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472905954
Category: History
Page: 320
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Containing nearly two million words in 37 volumes, the Talmud covers topics as diverse as law, faith, medicine, magic, ethics, sex, humour and prayer. It is a highly complex, profoundly logical and frequently impenetrable work with a history like no other. In its 1500 year history the Talmud has been banned, censored and burned, dissected by scholars and rabbis, probed by philosophers, poets, republicans and kings. In The Talmud ? A Biography, Jewish scholar Harry Freedman tells the engrossing story of an ancient classic, the legal and mystical pillar of Judaism and recounts the story of a book which, in many ways, parallels the history of the Jewish people. From its origins as a record of discussions amongst scholars in towns and villages close to modern-day Baghdad, Freedman traces the spiraling paths of the Jewish diaspora and explores the story of the Talmud's early origins in Babylon, its role during the Enlightenment and its influence over traditional Judaism. A compelling fusion of law, storytelling and spirituality, the Talmud's story is a fascinating insight into the history of Judaism and Harry Freedman's The Talmud ? A Biography is a remarkable account of one of the most important cultural, historical and religious works of our time.

The Talmud of the Land of Israel, Volume 6

Terumot
Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226576633
Category: Religion
Page: 570
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Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."

The Talmud

What It Is and What It Says
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461645778
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Wherever Jews have settled and whatever languages they spoke, they created a community with a single set of common values. One law, one theology defined the community throughout their many migrations. A single book explains how this came about-the Talmud. Renowned scholar Jacob Neusner introduces readers to the Talmud, defining it, explaining its historical context, and illustrating why it remains relevant today.

Jesus in the Talmud


Author: Peter Schäfer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400827619
Category: Religion
Page: 232
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Scattered throughout the Talmud, the founding document of rabbinic Judaism in late antiquity, can be found quite a few references to Jesus--and they're not flattering. In this lucid, richly detailed, and accessible book, Peter Schäfer examines how the rabbis of the Talmud read, understood, and used the New Testament Jesus narrative to assert, ultimately, Judaism's superiority over Christianity. The Talmudic stories make fun of Jesus' birth from a virgin, fervently contest his claim to be the Messiah and Son of God, and maintain that he was rightfully executed as a blasphemer and idolater. They subvert the Christian idea of Jesus' resurrection and insist he got the punishment he deserved in hell--and that a similar fate awaits his followers. Schäfer contends that these stories betray a remarkable familiarity with the Gospels--especially Matthew and John--and represent a deliberate and sophisticated anti-Christian polemic that parodies the New Testament narratives. He carefully distinguishes between Babylonian and Palestinian sources, arguing that the rabbis' proud and self-confident countermessage to that of the evangelists was possible only in the unique historical setting of Persian Babylonia, in a Jewish community that lived in relative freedom. The same could not be said of Roman and Byzantine Palestine, where the Christians aggressively consolidated their political power and the Jews therefore suffered. A departure from past scholarship, which has played down the stories as unreliable distortions of the historical Jesus, Jesus in the Talmud posits a much more deliberate agenda behind these narratives.

The Other Talmud--the Yerushalmi

Unlocking the Secrets of the Talmud of Israel for Judaism Today
Author: Judith Z. Abrams
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580234631
Category: Religion
Page: 239
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This engaging look at the Judaism that might have been breaks open the Yerushalmiù"The Talmud of the Land of Israel"ùand what it means for Jewish life today. It examines what the Yerushalmi is, how it differs from the Bavliùthe Babylonian Talmudùand how and why the Bavli is used today. It reveals how the Yerushalmi's vision of Jewish practice resembles today's liberal Judaism, and why the Yerushalmi is growing in popularity.

Essential Figures in the Talmud


Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0765709414
Category: Religion
Page: 299
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In Essential Figures in the Talmud, Dr. Ronald L. Eisenberg explains the importance of the more than 250 figures who are most vital to an understanding and appreciation of Talmudic texts. This valuable reference guide consists of short biographies illustrating the significance of these figures while explaining their points of view with numerous quotations from rabbinic literature. Taking material from the vast expanse of the Talmud and Midrash, this book demonstrates the broad interests of the rabbis whose writings are the foundation of rabbinic Judaism.

The Talmud Yerushalmi and Graeco-Roman Culture


Author: Peter Schäfer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161478529
Category: History
Page: 486
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This volume focuses on a wide range of topics such as gender studies, aspects of everyday life, Roman festivals, magic, etc., hereby reflecting on the methodological problems inherent in intercultural studies.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud

Wisdom of the Ages About Law, Religion, Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, and More
Author: Aaron Parry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696179
Category: Religion
Page: 368
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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.

The Talmud of the Land of Israel, Volume 2

Yerushalmi Peah
Author: N.A
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226576596
Category: Religion
Page: 354
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Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."

The Talmud


Author: H. Polano
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585092376
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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The Talmud is one of the most important holy books of the Hebrew religion and of the world. No English translation of the book existed until the author presented this work. To this day, very little of the actual text seems available in English -- although we find many interpretive commentaries on what it is supposed to mean. The Talmud has a reputation for being long and difficult to digest, but Polano has taken what he believes to be the best material and put it into extremely readable form. As far as holy books of the world are concerned, it is on par with The Koran, The Bhagavad-Gita and, of course, The Bible, in importance. This clearly written edition will allow many to experience The Talmud who may have otherwise not had the chance.

Swimming in the Sea of Talmud

Lessons for Everyday Living
Author: Michael Katz,Gershon Schwartz
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
ISBN: 9780827606074
Category: Religion
Page: 368
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A clear, accessible guide to reading and understanding the Talmud. This book offers a unique introduction to the study of the Talmud and suggest ways to apply its messages and values to contemporary life. Imaginatively conceived, this volume is recommended for both individuals and group study sessions.

Qiddushin

A Preliminary Translation and Explanation
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226576862
Category: Religion
Page: 267
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Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."