Best Talmud Books

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1. Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts

Author: by Joseph B. Lumpkin
English
828 pages
1933580666

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The Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts -Eighteen of the most sought after books available, which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church. Translations and commentary by the author of the highly acclaimed work, “The Books of Enoch: The Angels, The Watchers and The Nephilim,” Joseph Lumpkin.

Section One: Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament-First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher, The Story of Ahikar- Section Two: Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days-Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs.

Sons of Light)- Section Three: Lost Scriptures of the New Testament-Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29


2. Koren Talmud Bavli, Vol.10: Sukka (Hebrew and English Edition)

Author: by Adin Steinsaltz
Koren Publishers Jerusalem
Hebrew, English

290 pages

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The Koren Talmud Bavli is a groundbreaking edition of the Talmud that fuses the innovative design of Koren Publishers Jerusalem with the incomparable scholarship of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The Koren Talmud Bavli Standard Edition is a full-size, full-color edition that presents an enhanced Vilna page, a side-by-side English translation, photographs and illustrations, a brilliant commentary, and a multitude of learning aids to help the beginning and advanced student alike actively participate in the dynamic process of Talmud study.


3. The Talmud

Author: by H. Polano
Book Tree (April 1, 2003)
English
384 pages

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The Talmud is one of the most important holy books of the Hebrew religion and of the world. No English translation of the book existed until the author presented this work. To this day, very little of the actual text seems available in English – although we find many interpretive commentaries on what it is supposed to mean.

The Talmud has a reputation for being long and difficult to digest, but Polano has taken what he believes to be the best material and put it into extremely readable form. As far as holy books of the world are concerned, it is on par with The Koran, The Bhagavad-Gita and, of course, The Bible, in importance.

This clearly written edition will allow many to experience The Talmud who may have otherwise not had the chance.


4. The Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah: Legends from the Talmud and Midrash

Author: by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
0805241132
Schocken Books
English

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The first complete English translation of the Hebrew classic Sefer Ha-Aggadah brings to the English-speaking world the greatest and best-loved anthology of classical Rabbinic literature ever compiled. First published in Odessa in 1908-11, it was recognized immediately as a masterwork in its own right, and reprinted numerous times in Israel.

The Hebrew poet Hayim Nahman Bialik and the renowned editor Yehoshua Hana Ravnitzky, the architects of this masterful compendium, selected hundreds of texts from the Talmud and midrashic literature and arranged them thematically, in order to provide their contemporaries with easy access to the national literary heritage of the Jewish people – the texts of Rabbinic Judaism that remain at the heart of Jewish literacy today.

Bialik and Ravnitzky chose Aggadah – the non-legal portions of the Talmud and Midrash – for their anthology. Loosely translated as “legends”, Aggadah includes the genres of biblical exegesis, stories about biblical characters, the lives of the Talmudic era sages and their contemporary history, parables, proverbs, and folklore.


5. Everyman's Talmud: The Major Teachings of the Rabbinic Sages

Author: by Abraham Cohen
Schocken
English
464 pages

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“To some readers of this book, the Talmud represents little more than a famous Jewish book. But people want to know about a book that, they are told, defines Judaism. Everyman’s Talmud is the right place to begin not only to learn about Judaism in general but to meet the substance of the Talmud in particular …

In time to come, Cohen’s book will find its companion-though I do not anticipate it will ever require a successor for what it accomplishes with elegance and intelligence: a systematic theology of the Talmud’s Judaism.”From the Foreword by Jacob NeusnerLong regarded as the classic introduction to the teachings of the Talmud, this comprehensive and masterly distillation summarizes the wisdom of the rabbinic sages on the dominant themes of Judaism: the doctrine of God; God and the universe; the soul and its destiny; prophesy and revelation; physical life; moral life and social living; law, ethics, and jurisprudence; legends and folk traditions; the Messiah and the world to come.


6. If All the Seas Were Ink: A Memoir

Author: by Ilana Kurshan
Picador
English
320 pages

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WINNER of the 2018 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the 2018 Sophie Brody Medal for achievement in Jewish literature*2018 Natan Book Award Finalist* *Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women’s Studies *The Wall Street Journal: “There is humor and heartbreak in these pages…

Ms. Kurshan immerses herself in the demands of daily Talmud study and allows the words of ancient scholars to transform the patterns of her own life.”The Jewish Standard: Brilliant, beautifully written, sensitive, original.”The Jerusalem Post: “A beautiful and inspiring book.

Both religious and secular readers will find themselves immensely moved by [Kurshan’s] personal story. American Jewish World: So engrossing I hardly could put it down. At the age of twenty-seven, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce,Ilana Kurshan joined the world’s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for “daily page” of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about six hundred years.


7. The Illustrated Pirkei Avot: A Graphic Novel of Jewish Ethics

Author: by Jessica Tamar Deutsch
David Zvi Kalman
English
150 pages

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Pirkei Avot (“Chapters of the Fathers”) is Judaism’s oldest and most important compilation of rabbinic ethical teachings. In this volume, Jessica Tamar Deutsch has woven the entirety of the work (translated into English) through more than 120 pages of illustration. The book is meant for everyone: kids, teens, and adults.

It can be read, studied, or used in a classroom. It can even double as a coloring book. The complete Hebrew text is also present in an appendix.


8. Koren Talmud Bavli, Noé Edition, Vol 11: Beitza, Rosh Hashana, Hebrew/English, Large, Color (Hebrew and English Edition)

Author: by Adin Steinsaltz
9653015729
Koren Publishers Jerusalem
Hebrew, English

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The Koren Talmud Bavli is a groundbreaking edition of the Talmud that fuses the innovative design of Koren Publishers Jerusalem with the incomparable scholarship of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The Koren Talmud Bavli Standard Edition is a full-size, full-color edition that presents an enhanced Vilna page, a side-by-side English translation, photographs and illustrations, a brilliant commentary, and a multitude of learning aids to help the beginning and advanced student alike actively participate in the dynamic process of Talmud study.


9. Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud: English Full Size, Berachos, Vol. 1 (folios 2a-30b)

Author: by Zlotowitz
0899067174
Mesorah Pubns Ltd
English

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Open the Schottenstein Edition and step into a “study hall without walls.” Feel the electricity, the excitement, the profundity, the beauty of the Talmudic experience! Let the Talmud open your eyes to the wonders of the Torah. Acclaimed by a broad spectrum of roshei yeshivah, scholars, and laymen around the world, this series letsyou join the world of Abaye and Rava without oversimplification, without extraneous material, without turgidity.It’s clear.It’s accurate.It’s challenging.It’s authentic.

Every word of the text appears, vowelized and translated Each phrase is explained so that the reader understands the reasoning and flow Each question, answer, proof and rebuttal is introduced so that the reader will know where the Gemara is taking him Notes expand on the explanation of the Gemara’s points, and explain unfamiliar ideas without interrupting the flow of the text Detailed diagrams Introductions to the entire tractate and to each topic, wherever necessary Glossary explains key e

10. Koren Talmud Bavli, Noé Edition, Vol 1: Berakhot, Hebrew/English, Large, Color (English and Hebrew Edition)

Author: by Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz
Koren Publishers
English, Hebrew

‎ 568 pages

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The Koren Talmud Bavli is a groundbreaking edition of the Talmud that fuses the innovative design of Koren Publishers Jerusalem with the incomparable scholarship of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The Koren Talmud Bavli Standard Edition is a full-size, full-color edition that presents an enhanced Vilna page, a side-by-side English translation, photographs and illustrations, a brilliant commentary, and a multitude of learning aids to help the beginning and advanced student alike actively participate in the dynamic process of Talmud study.

11. The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))

Author: by Aaron Rabbi Parry
1592572022
Alpha (July 6, 2004)
English

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An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world’s greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle.

This essential guide makes the ancient text of the “oral Torah” accessible for all readers, whether they’re Jewish or not.

12. The Halachic Haircutting Handbook: A Breakthrough Exposure of an Obscure Mitzvah

Author: by Rabbi Chaim Jachter
B097XGMLHF
English
118 pages

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Much confusion persists regarding the laws of pe’ot and electric shavers. Unanswered questions abound regarding these two areas of halachah. The product of thorough halachic and technological research, The Halachic Haircutting Handbook sets out to present what constitutes baseline halachah with respect to these issues.

Included in this volume:How far the pe’ot ha’rosh must extendHow short one may trim pe’ot ha’roshShaving in halachahThe permissibility of electric shaversBreakdown of the types of electric shaversNew evidence from Philips Norelco

13. THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD, ALL 20 VOLUMES (ILLUSTRATED)

Author: by MICHAEL RODKINSON
B01GY0FCGQ
June 11, 2016
English

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The most important text in Judaism after the Old Testamentavailable for the first time in Penguin ClassicsOne 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

15. Pearls of Wisdom from Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz: Torah Giant, Preacher & Kabbalist

Author: by Rabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz
English
286 pages
0578853671

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Stirring and InspiringRabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz’s Spiritual and Mystical ThoughtsRabbi Yehonatan Eybeshitz was one of the greatest rabbis of the eighteenth century. Even as a child, he was renowned as one of the rare geniuses of his time. Among the most revered Torah scholars of the last 300 years, Rabbi Eybeshitz was also a prolific writer, preacher, and Kabbalah master.

His innumerable writings cover all areas of Jewish Learning, including the Talmud, Jewish Law, Homiletics, and Kabbalah. Carefully chosen selections of Rabbi Eybeshitz’s writings have now been translated into English by the illustrious scholar Rabbi Yacov Barber, making Rabbi Eybeshitz’s extraordinary ideas and insight accessible to a wider audience.

In Pearls of Wisdom, you will discover Rabbi Yehonatan’s thoughts on the weekly Torah portion and the Jewish holidays, as well as his insights into the arrival of the Moshiach and the Messianic Era. Reading this book is like being transported to Rabbi Eybeshitz’s Shul in Hamburg during the 1750s and listening to his captivating sermons.