A. Rosenthal

Talmud Editions of Daniel Bomberg

The collection contains the four editions of all tractates of the Talmud, published by Daniel Bomberg in the years 1520-1549.
125 Tractates.

Emmanuel Friedheim

through sermons, but, surprisingly enough, not by absolute prohibition. The influences of pagan music increased toward the Talmudic period, while the halakhic prohibitions waned. This paradox requires an explanation. In our opinion, the way the sages treated pagan music was one aspect of their complex

Jacob Neusner

The Prophets of Scripture are subverted by the Rabbis of the Talmud and Midrash. In the Rabbinic canon the Prophets are represented as a mass of proof-texts, made up of one clause or sentence at a time. Scripture’s prophetic writings cited in clauses and phrases in the Rabbinic canon lose their

Alexander Seinfeld

significant literary departure from the pattern. Second, while the other Angel of Death narratives teach about the lifetime process of tikkun hanefesh , 1 this story is about a “final tikkun,” a related yet categorically different concept. The Angel of Death motif creates a bridge between the two Talmudic

Deines, Roland

1. “The Talmud and all of its expansions form the backbone of Jewish tradition.” Thus Krochmalnik in his entry on → Judaism. The Talmud (Heb., talmud, ‘study,’ ‘instruction,’ ‘doctrine’) is appropriately described as the compendium of the life and teaching of Judaism since the end of ancient times

Stemberger, Günter

[German Version] Talmud (derived from למד/lamad, “to learn,” or limmad, “to teach”) signifies “study, instruction, teaching” (as first attested in Qumran: 4QpNah II 8), and more specifically the commentary on the Mishnah in the Talmud Bavli (b; see below II) and the Talmud Yerushalmi (y; see below

Printing the Talmud

A History of the Individual Treatises Printed from 1700 to 1750


Marvin Heller

A scholarly study of the individual Talmudic tractates published in the first half of the eighteenth century. It describes more than one hundred Talmudic treatises that were not part of a complete Talmud and discusses their printers and the associated rabbis. The circumstances surrounding the publication of several treatises reflect the turbulence of Jewish history. The subject matter encompasses the activities of many small Hebrew print-shops in Central Europe, as well as major centers such as Amsterdam.
More than one hundred and twenty-five reproductions of title and representative pages, many not previously reproduced, are included. The book, the only complete study on the subject in any language, addresses a lacuna in Hebrew history and bibliography. It is an important contribution to Hebrew bibliography and Jewish history.


Edited by Ronit Nikolsky and Tal Ilan

In this book various authors explore how rabbinic traditions that were formulated in the Land of Israel migrated to Jewish study houses in Babylonia. The authors demonstrate how the new location and the unique literary character of the Babylonian Talmud combine to create new and surprising texts out of the old ones. Some authors concentrate on inner rabbinic social structures that influence the changes the traditions underwent. Others show the influence of the host culture on the metamorphosis of the traditions. The result is a complex study of cultural processes, as shaped by a unique historical moment.

Kanarek, Jane L.

Der Talmud – überliefert in zwei unterschiedlichen Werken als palästinischer und als babylonischer Talmud – ist das literarische Gründungsdokument des nachbiblischen Judentums und der rabbinischen Traditionsliteratur. Das umfangreiche und über einen Zeitraum von mehreren Jahrhunderten hinweg in der

Schlüter, Margarete

The Talmud (Heb. lmd, “learn, teach”), strictly talmûd tôrâ, “study/teaching of the Torah,” is the main work of rabbinic literature. It consists of the Mishnah (the earliest authoritative rendering of Jewish oral laws, mostly in Hebrew) and the Gemara (Aram. gemar, “study, complete,” a rabbinic