Talmud

Pronounced: TALL-mud, Origin: Hebrew, the set of teachings and commentaries on the Torah that form the basis for Jewish law. Comprised of the Mishnah and the Gemara, it contains the opinions of thousands of rabbis from different periods in Jewish history.

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About Talmud

A short description of what the Talmud is and is not, and how and why the Talmud has been studied by Jews throughout the generations.

Talmud Quiz

How much do you know about this influential and complex body of Jewish teachings?

Talmud is Not a Code of Law

In working out the ideas behind the statements of the rabbis, the Talmud serves not as a law code but as a work of Jewish legal theory.