Nice introduction from someone who obviously loves the subject matter.
The Talmud is 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, its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds. Not one book, but a number of volumes, the Talmud is considered the most influential document in the history of Judaism, a compendium of Jewish law, religion, history, lore, mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy. But what exactly does it contain? Who wrote it, and why? And of what relevance is the Talmud to Jews and non-Jews today?
Series: Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback)
For Ages: 17+ years old
For Grades: 12+
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1