The Essential Talmud
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About "The Essential Talmud"
This is an expanded edition of the classic text on Jewish theology, by the renowned Talmudic scholar who "Newsweek" described as "a genius of the highest order". "The Essential Talmud" is 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 the renowned Israeli rabbi, scholar and teacher, Adin Steinsaltz. It is the first book to capture the flavour and spirit of the Talmud as a human document and to summarize its main principles as an expression of divine law.
Meet the Author
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz is the editor and translator of Random House's twenty-two-volume edition of the Talmud. He is also the author of many volumes on Jewish thought and practice and has been a resident scholar at both Yale University and the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1988 he was invited to open a Judaic studies center in Moscow, the first such institution in the former Soviet Union in sixty years. Rabbi Steinsaltz lives in Israel.