A companion volume to Pirkei Avot.
Ancient Jewish law and legend embraced by the academy.
Rabbi Hayim of Brisk revolutionized Talmud study--and his method remains dominant today.
The grandson of Rashi and leader of medieval French Jewry.
Sages & Scholars
A guide to the major sages and scholars known for their work on this canonical text.
Monotheism and the sanctification of the trivial
How the Talmud came to occupy its place in the canon of authoritative Jewish texts as the "Oral Torah"
Some perspective for beginners
The beloved Torah commentator also wrote a much-used commentary on the Talmud.
How the sages' debates across many generations became the monumental works known as the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds