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As the Rabbis Taught: v. 2 : Studies in the Aggados of the Talmud - Chanoch Gebhard

As the Rabbis Taught: v. 2

Studies in the Aggados of the Talmud

By: Chanoch Gebhard (Editor), Dovid Landesman (Translator)


Published: 1st October 1996
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It is said that if halachah provides us with the "how" of Judaism, then aggadah provides us with the "why." Ein Yaakov, compiled by Rabbi Yaakov Ibn Chaviv over a period of twenty years, and first published in 1516, is the classic compendium of talmudic aggados (both the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds) with a commentary that incorporates the ideas of the great Torah and Talmud commentators such as Rashi, Tosafos, Ramban, Rambam, the Ritva, the Gaon of Vilna, and also includes quotations from the commentaries of the Rishonim.
Despite the fact that great personalities such as the Gaon of Vilna and Schneur Zalman of Liadi long considered the aggados to be a key in unlocking the secrets of the Torah, serious scholars continue to overlook these passages in the Talmud because of the difficulties they encounter with the language, style, or mode of presentation of the material. It is for those who seek a basic but thorough understanding of these aggados that Chanoch Gebhard and Dovid Landesman dedicate this series of translations of Ein Yaakov.

Introductionp. 12
Kamtza and Bar Kamtzap. 23
Nero Attacks Jerusalemp. 30
The Three Rich Men of Jerusalemp. 34
The Richest Woman in Jerusalemp. 39
Abba Sikra and R. Yochananp. 41
The Meeting Between R. Yochanan and Vespasianp. 43
Titus Defiles the Beis ha-Mikdashp. 50
Onkelos the Convertp. 56
The Fall of Tur Malkap. 60
Kfar Sachnaya Shel Mitzrayimp. 67
The Fall of Beitarp. 70
Nevuzraden and the Blood of Zechariahp. 73
The Four Hundred Child Captivesp. 81
The Woman and Her Seven Childrenp. 83
R. Yehoshua Redeems Yishmael ben Elishap. 93
The Children of R. Yishmael ben Elishap. 94
Tzafnas bas Pnielp. 95
The Master and the Servantp. 97
The Exegesis of Eichahp. 100
Shlomo's Portion in the World to Comep. 117
Repentancep. 123
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ISBN: 9781568219950
ISBN-10: 1568219954
Series: Tishah b'Av Reader Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 126
Published: 1st October 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.44 x 16.13  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.66