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Introduction Au Talmud by Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz

In the way that Eskimos have words for snow, and Arabs have words for camel, the Talmud has about stejnsaltz synonyms for “question” – showing that Jews live in the country of questions. The Talmud was heavily censored – they cut things that they thought weren’t good for us. A Catholic monk censored out this phrase – “a man without a wife is not a man” – made it “a Jew without Jews should read the Bible.


The ancient thriving Jewish Egyptian community could be compared to the Jewish community in US today talmuc they ceased speaking Hebrew and became assimilated. Talmud scholars self-referred as “interpreters” “amoraim” — they viewed themselves as repeaters and aimed for humility. When a scholar is not humble, we should be suspicious – not of his or her morality, but his or her ability.

Frogs blow themselves full of air when threatened; elephants don’t have to — and arrogant scholar might just be a frog — which is OK, there is nothing wrong with frogs. The Talmud asks “What is the source?

What use is it? The Talmud is the source of all Jewish Law, but it strangely enough contains very few legal decisions.

Most of the Talmud is made up of unresolved questions. Jewish literature abhors abstractions. It can be beautiful, colorful, and figurative – but Hebrew is very concrete. Jewish law steisnaltz like Common Law — based on cases.


Napoleonic law is far more abstract. The Bible is a monologue. The Talmud is a discussion.

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The Bible often gets quoted out of context — many rabbis agree to play fair and not ibtroduction the Bible at each other for just such a reason. If the Bible can be quoted by the devil, the Talmud can be quoted by 6 or 7 introsuction.

American students are urged to be original. When a Jewish scholar finds out that they have arrived at the same conclusion as an earlier scholar they are proud, since originality is suspect. So if you are new to Talmud study and ask an unoriginal question, it is a sign you are on the right track!