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Penguin Publishes Selections from Talmud

Penguin is publishing The Talmud: A Selection (Penguin Classics)
which includes selections from the Talmud edited and translated by Norman Solomon. The book includes an introduction which discusses the Talmud and related rabbinic literature. (hat tip)

One of the most significant religious texts in the world, The Talmud is a compilation of the teachings of major Jewish scholars from the classic period of rabbinic Judaism. In a range of styles, including commentary, parables, proverbs, and anecdotes, it provides guidance on all aspects of everyday life. This selection of its most illuminating passages makes accessible to modern readers the centuries of Jewish thought contained within. Norman Solomon’s lucid translation from the Bavli (Babylonian) is accompanied by an introduction on The Talmud’s arrangement, social and historical background, reception, and authors.

2 Responses to “Penguin Publishes Selections from Talmud”

  1. 1
    S.:

    There are about 100 old books of this kind he can rip off. I hope that’s not all this is.

  2. 2
    Menachem Mendel:

    Most of these books are paraphrases or very loose translations of Talmudic texts. Hopefully this will present better translations with some commentary and explanation.

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