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Learn Talmud : How to Use the Talmud the Steinsaltz Edition - Judith Z. Abrams

Learn Talmud

How to Use the Talmud the Steinsaltz Edition

Paperback Published: 1st October 1995
ISBN: 9781568214634
Number Of Pages: 153

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Judith Abrams, author of the highly acclaimed The Talmud for Beginners, Volumes I & II, creates yet another way of making Talmud study easy and accessible for the novice. Rabbi Abrams has chosen to work with the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud, edited and with commentary by Adin Steinsaltz, one of the greatest Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century. This volume is a must for both student and teacher.

Having a Hard Time Getting Started?p. 3
Talmud Study and Relationshipsp. 4
"I Am Lovable, I Am Capable"p. 4
The Trap of the Intellectp. 5
Feeling All Right about Feeling Uncomfortablep. 6
Feeling All Right about Laughingp. 7
Reading Right to Left and Aroundp. 8
The Reference Guidep. 10
A New Definition of Progressp. 12
Studying in Partnershipp. 14
Setting Up an Environment for Studyp. 15
Talmud Study as a Personal Journeyp. 16
Some Basic Termsp. 18
The Real Story on Ritual Purity and Impurityp. 21
Tithes and Laws of Jewish Agriculturep. 22
Priests and Levites in Ancient Israelp. 24
How to Use This Bookp. 25
How the Numbers and Difficulty Factors Workp. 26
Course Outlines
Talmud on a Budget: Six Coursesp. 31
Stories of the Sagesp. 32
Midrash and Torah Interpretationp. 34
The World of the Sages: The History/Anthropology of That Erap. 36
How to Be a Decent Person: Menschlichkeit 101p. 39
A Course in Business Ethicsp. 41
A Course on Womenp. 43
By Volumep. 46
By Difficulty Factorp. 46
The Passages
Clearing Ancient Credit Reportsp. 49
Losing and Findingp. 51
A Rabbi's Honestyp. 53
What Is Stealing?p. 55
Torah Scrolls: A Special Casep. 57
Above the Lawp. 61
The Art of the Drashp. 63
Your Parents vs. Godp. 65
Teacher as Parentp. 67
Business Advicep. 71
What Is Owning? Acquiring? Money?p. 73
The Commerce of Perceptions and Feelingsp. 76
Everything Is Connected: A Mystical Midrashp. 85
No Insider Trading and Other Rules of Fairness in Financesp. 87
Suffering and Sagesp. 89
Spiritualizing the Concrete: What Is a House?p. 100
Concretizing the Spiritual: What Is a Blessing?p. 102
Who is Needy?p. 105
The Fragrance of the World to Comep. 111
Weddings and Funeralsp. 112
Truth or Tact?p. 119
"Who Is a Jew?" and "Consequences of Inappropriate Sexual Intercourse"p. 122
A Judaism that Responds to the Times: The Dictates of Ushap. 126
A Wife's Obligations to Her Husbandp. 129
How Often to Have Sex and Love Stories of the Sagesp. 130
Material from Volumes Still to Come
How to Give Charityp. 135
How to Deal with Persons with a Dread Diseasep. 136
Dying with Dignityp. 137
On the Dangers of Taking Bribesp. 140
On the Merits of the Land of Israel and the World to Comep. 141
For Further Readingp. 143
An Invitationp. 147
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9781568214634
ISBN-10: 1568214634
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 153
Published: 1st October 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.39  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.24