Everyman's Talmud: The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages by Abraham Cohen

By Abraham Cohen

"To a few readers of this booklet, the Talmud represents little greater than a well-known Jewish e-book. yet humans need to know a couple of e-book that, they're instructed, defines Judaism. Everyman's Talmud is the correct start line not just to profit approximately Judaism typically yet to fulfill the substance of the Talmud specifically . . . In time to return, Cohen's publication will locate its companion-though i don't expect it is going to ever require a successor for what it accomplishes with splendor and intelligence: a scientific theology of the Talmud's Judaism."
—From the Foreword through Jacob Neusner

Long considered as the vintage creation to the lessons of the Talmud, this entire and masterly distillation summarizes the knowledge of the rabbinic sages at the dominant subject matters of Judaism: the doctrine of God; God and the universe; the soul and its future; prophesy and revelation; actual existence; ethical lifestyles and social dwelling; legislations, ethics, and jurisprudence; legends and folks traditions; the Messiah and the realm to return.

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B &X * xl EVERYMAN'S TALMUD Goldm, H Baba Metzra 19x3 Greenup, A W Taamth 1918 Sukhah 1921 Herford, R T Prrke 4both 1925 Oesterley. W 0 E Shabbath 1927 Rabbmow~tz,J Megrlkah 1931 Taylor, C Sayrngs of the Jewrsh Fathers, P r ~ k cAboth (2nd ed ) 1h~)jr W~lhams,A L Berachoth 1921 Therr are also D A de Sola and M J Raphall, Erghteen Tractate, front the AIIrshnah (1849, and J Barclay, The Talmud (1878), w h ~ h hkewlse ~onslstsof a translat~onof e~ghteentractates of the M~shnah A completc translat~onof the Wdrash Rabbah was published bv the Soncmo Press in 1939.

Fmhelstem, L The Pharrsecs the Socrologrcal Background of therr Farth, 2 vols 1938 Herford, 11 T Pharzsarsrn, rts Arm and Method 1912 The Pharisees 1924 Judarsm rn the New Testament Perrod 1928 Talmud and Apocrypha 1933. ~ L a z a i u s ,M The Ethrcs of Judarsm 2 vols 1901 Marmorstem. A The Doctrme of Merats an Old Rabbrnacal Trterature 1920 The Old Rabbrnzc Doctrzne of God I The Nanres ail l Attrrbuies of God I927 Montefiore, C G The Old lestament and After. 1923 Chapter I11 Rabbcnrc Ltterature and Gospel Teachans.

The miscellaneous material which constitutes the subject-matter of the Talmud is divisible into two main categories known as Halachah and Haggadah. The former term denotes 'walking,' and indicates the way of life to tread in conformity with the precepts of the Torah. I t therefore comprises the Mishnah and that section of the Gemara which treats of law. The Halachah is the logical working out by many generations of devoted scholars of the theory devised by Ezra for the salvation of the people of Israel.

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