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The Talmud - A Biography : Banned, Censored and Burned. the Book They Couldn't Suppress - Harry Freedman

The Talmud - A Biography

Banned, Censored and Burned. the Book They Couldn't Suppress

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Published: 27th February 2014
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Containing nearly two million words in 37 volumes, the Talmud covers topics as diverse as law, faith, medicine, magic, ethics, sex, humour and prayer. It is a highly complex, profoundly logical and frequently impenetrable work with a history like no other. In its 1500 year history the Talmud has been banned, censored and burned, dissected by scholars and rabbis, probed by philosophers, poets, republicans and kings.

In The Talmud - A Biography, Jewish scholar Harry Freedman tells the engrossing story of an ancient classic, the legal and mystical pillar of Judaism and recounts the story of a book which, in many ways, parallels the history of the Jewish people. From its origins as a record of discussions amongst scholars in towns and villages close to modern-day Baghdad, Freedman traces the spiraling paths of the Jewish diaspora and explores the story of the Talmud's early origins in Babylon, its role during the Enlightenment and its influence over traditional Judaism. A compelling fusion of law, storytelling and spirituality, the Talmud's story is a fascinating insight into the history of Judaism and Harry Freedman's The Talmud - A Biography is a remarkable account of one of the most important cultural, historical and religious works of our time.

ISBN: 9781472905956
ISBN-10: 1472905954
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27th February 2014