The Talmud

The Talmud

A Selection

By Norman Solomon (Translator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780141441788, 822pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2009

Description
The most important text in Judaism after the Old Testament available for the first time in Penguin Classics
One of the most significant religious texts in the world, "The Talmud"is a compilation of the teachings of major Jewish scholars from the classic period of rabbinic Judaism. In a range of styles, including commentary, parables, proverbs, and anecdotes, it provides guidance on all aspects of everyday life. This selection of its most illuminating passages makes accessible to modern readers the centuries of Jewish thought contained within. Norman Solomon's lucid translation from the Bavli (Babylonian) is accompanied by an introduction on"The Talmud"'s arrangement, social and historical background, reception, and authors.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.