Understanding the Talmud

Talmud Bavli (Vilna edition). New York: Otsar ... Jerusalem: Koren Publishers,
1988. ... 3d ed. Philadelphia: Westminister Press, 1981. Cohen, Shaye J. D. From
the Maccabees to the Mishnah. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1987.

Understanding the Talmud

Author: Edward S. Boraz

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 1461632382

Page: 232

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In Understanding the Talmud: A Modern Reader's Guide for Study, Rabbi Edward S. Boraz presents a thoughtful introduction to the Talmud designed for study by the untrained reader. Using a unique approach, Rabbi Boraz focuses on a specific selection from one tractate of the Talmud, allowing readers to uncover the moral and theological concerns of the text. The portion he has selected comes from the tractate Bava Metziah and deals with the conditions under which an oath may be administered in a civil lawsuit. On the surface this issue appears mundane and far removed from the domain of holiness. However, when the discourse is studied in relation to passages from Scripture, Midrash, and Mishnah that are also presented, it becomes a spiritual and ethical adventure. Before embarking on this journey of discovery, the reader is given a concise explanation of the rules of logic and the argumentative style utilized in the Talmud. It becomes evident that the Talmud's style is essential to its mission to understand the timeless messages of Torah in the context of the ever-changing world in which we live. Equipped with the necessary background, the reader is prepared to delve into the texts.

Re Genesis

256 The Koren Translation used in this book politely translates Eved as “servant”,
but we find that “slave” is the term that is true to ... 263 This principle originates
from a discussion in the Talmud, Bavli, ... automatically are formed with it the
twelve edges of the cube and the inner space of the added dimension (3D),
which is ...

Re Genesis

Author: Yitzhaq Hayut-Man

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543747310

Page: 556

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How does the creation of the universe in six (or seven) days, according to the Book of Genesis, fit the evidence of the universe 15 milliard years of existence? Why does the Book of Genesis contain three different creation stories? In what sense is the Book of Genesis written in future tense? What is the meaning of one of the very first commandments, "to till it and to keep it", and why are we told, in so many details, about Noah's project of keeping the world's fauna? Why is the Book of Genesis focused on fights between brothers, even murders, generation after generation and how can they be resolved? Isaac's sacrifice: who was testing whom and howdid Isaac have the last laugh? Is "Israel" a feminine/maternal entity? Esau and Jacob in the continual Jewish Christian contention and the mysterious and awesome role of "the Ancient Kings of Edom". What is the significance of the Twelve Tribes of Israel to our present time? These questions and many others are the core of ReGenesis: While giving fair treatment to key traditional Jewish and Christian, and even Muslim, exegesis, this study reveals many novel discoveries, based on recent research as well as on a wealth of letter codes and numericalpatterns.