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The Essential Talmud

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780786735419

Price: $13.99 / $17.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: March 17th 2009

Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit / Religion / Judaism / Talmud

PAGE COUNT: 336

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A general introduction to the beliefs, attitudes, and methods of the sacred text by which the Jewish people have lived and survived through the ages by a renowned Israeli rabbi, scholar, and teacher. The first book 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.

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"Offers a fascinating introduction to the codified oral tradition."
Christianity Today
"Steinsaltz is a consummate master of the subject...extremely helpful."
Commentary
"Rabbi Steinsaltz not only organizes and clarifies a vast amount of highly complex material, but manages to suggest the magnetism of the Talmudic commitment through the centuries...[a] worthwhile introduction to the character and genius of the Talmud for non-Jews and a refresher course for Jews who wish an uncluttered layman's view."
Kirkus Reviews
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