Talmud

Yochanan Ben Zakkai

Student of Hillel contributed to the continued study of Torah and the protection of the Sanhedrin.

Who Was Hillel?

The preeminent sage of first century Palestine whose name is on Jewish campus organizations worldwide.

Judaism after the Temple

Coping with destruction and building for the future.

Beruriah of Palestine

A scholar in her own right.

The Tosefta

An 'addition' to the Mishnah--or something else?

Who Were the Tannaim and Amoraim?

The great sages of the Mishnah and Talmud.

Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai

According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.

Rabbi Joshua

This early Rabbi of the Mishnah regularly debated Rabbi Eliezer.

Rabban Gamaliel

Many rabbis of the same name served as Nasi or Prince.

Why You Should Study Talmud

Some perspective for beginners

The Tosafot

The Tosafists continued the conversation with their glosses on the text of the Talmud.