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The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition

The Talmud: The Steinsaltz EditionDecember 02, 1989

The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition makes Judaism's great compendium of tradition, law, and legend readily accessibly to the modern reader for the first time.




Accepted as the authoritative basis for all subsequent codifications of Jewish law and practice, the multivolume Babylonian Talmud has been studied constantly by Jewish communities throughout the world since its completion in the sixth century.




Yet for most people, the complexity of the Talmud's text is an almost impenetrable barrier to appreciating its riches. Even in translation, the unique system of logic and involved argumentation often baffle the inexperienced reader.




The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition makes it possible for everyone to read the Talmud because it is more than just a translation. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz becomes your personal instructor, guiding you through the intricate paths of Talmudic logic and thought. His extensive introductions and commentaries make the text crystal clear by providing all the background information needed to follow it, while his illustrated marginal notes supply fascinating insights into daily life in Talmudic times.



Read Prof. Walter Reich's review of the Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud, published in the Washington Post, here.




Available in English from Random House are:




  • Bava Metzia



    • Vol. I (1989)


    • Vol. II (1990)


    • Vol. III (1990)


    • Vol. IV (1991)


    • Vol. V (1992)


    • Vol. VI (1993)


  • Ketubot



    • Vol. I (1991)


    • Vol. II (1992)


    • Vol. III (1993)


    • Vol. IV (1994)


    • Vol. V (1996)


    • Vol. VI (1997)


  • Ta'anit



    • Vol. I (1995)


    • Vol. II (1995)


  • Sanhedrin



    • Vol. I (1996)


    • Vol. II (1997)


    • Vol. III (1998)


    • Vol. IV (1998)


    • Vol. V (1999)


    • Vol. VI (1999)


    • Vol. VII (1999)