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The Essential Talmud is a masterful introduction by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz to the great repository of Jewish wisdom, the Talmud. A book of profound scholarship and concise pedagogy, The Essential Talmud succinctly describes the Talmud's history, structure, and methodology. It summarizes the Talmud's main principles, demonstrates its contemporary relevance, and captures the spirit of this unique and paradoxical sacred text as a human expression of divine law.

©2010 Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (P)2018 Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

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very informative. reads more like a textbook.

it reads more like a textbook so its a bit dry. But it is packed with amazing material and insights into the talmud.