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By Judith Z. Abrams

ISBN-10: 0765760479

ISBN-13: 9780765760470

In A Beginner's advisor to The Steinsaltz Talmud, Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams selects a desirable and provocative part from the Talmud and is helping scholars to harvest the gigantic rewards that may be completed whilst one encounters Rabbi Steinsaltz's ancient, ground-breaking work.

With the book of The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition, it truly is now attainable for the trendy reader to check Judaism's nice compendium of Jewish legislations and legend for the 1st time. The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition is greater than only a translation. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz turns into our own teacher, guiding us throughout the tricky paths of talmudic common sense and notion.

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I n m o d e of t h o u g h t , t h e H a l a k h a h d o e s n o t a r t i c u l a t e its p o i n t of i n t e r s e c t i o n w i t h S c r i p t u r e ' s p i c t u r e of C r e a t i o n . T a k i n g t h e f o r m of a c o m m e n t a r y t o S c r i p t u r e , t h e A g g a d a h d o e s n o t h a v e to. T h a t is w h y , i n t h e f o r m e r , w e h a v e t o find t h e c o n n e c t i o n s b e t w e e n n o r m s of b e h a v i o r a n d t h e n o r m s of belief a n d a t t i t u d e r e a l i z e d t h e r e i n .

T h i r d a n d m o s t i m p o r t a n t , t h e sages' c a t e g o r y - f o r m a t i o n s a r e n o t t h e s a m e as S c r i p t u r e ' s . S c r i p t u r e ' s p r e s e n t a t i o n of l a w , story, a n d e x h o r t a t i o n b e a r s s e l f - e v i d e n c e f o r us i n a w a y i n w h i c h t h o s e of t h e A g g a d a h a n d the H a l a k h a h do not. T h e Aggadic category-formations, t o b e s u r e , c o r r e s p o n d i n l a r g e d i m e n s i o n s t o t h o s e of Scripture, but on o u r o w n we should never have identified the Halakhic ones that intersect with Scripture's organizing counterp a r t s .

T h a t o u t c o m e e m b o d i e s t h e p o w e r of t h e i r r e c a p i t u l a t i o n of S c r i p t u r e , a n d it is w h a t m a k e s t h e i r c o r p u s , called in t h e l a n g u a g e of t h e f a i t h " t h e O r a l [ p a r t of t h e ] T o r a h , " 8 n e c e s s a r y to t h e e n 6 T h i s I d e m o n s t r a t e in The Theology of the Oral Torah. I lay this out systematically in The Theology of the Halakhah, then correlate the Aggadic with the H a l a k h i c narratives in Dual Discourse.

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