babylonian talmud

Havdalah: Celebrating the Uniqueness of the Jewish people

Reveling in uniqueness is wonderful, proclaiming superiority is not.

Talmud Words and Phrases

Essential vocabulary for understanding the Talmud.

Children of Nachshon

Liberation comes only to the courageous.

Who Were the Tannaim and Amoraim?

The great sages of the Mishnah and Talmud.

Rabbenu Tam

The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.

Tale of Two Talmuds: Jerusalem and Babylonian

The two versions of the Talmud developed simultaneously in the two major Jewish communities of the rabbinic era.

The Tosafot

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