Essential vocabulary for understanding the Talmud.
This almost 2,000-year-old text flies under the radar -- but it's immensely important to Jewish life.
An intergenerational rabbinic conversation that is studied, not read.
Early Amoraim engaged in respectful debate.
Sages & Scholars
The preeminent sage of first century Palestine whose name is on Jewish campus organizations worldwide.
The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.
A guide to the major sages and scholars known for their work on this canonical text.
Monotheism and the sanctification of the trivial
According to Jewish tradition, two Torahs were received on Mount Sinai -- one written, and one passed down orally for generations.
The beloved Torah commentator also wrote a much-used commentary on the Talmud.