The Steinsaltz Talmud

The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 1

The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition makes it possible for everyone to read the Talmud. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz guides you through the intricate paths of Talmudic logic and thought with extensive introductions and commentaries as well as illustrated marginal notes which supply fascinating insights into daily life in Talmudic times.

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The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol 1
Tractate Bava Metzia
Part 1
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1989
ISBN: 0394576667
Tractate Bava Metzia, Part I, is one of the first sections traditionally studied by newcomers to the Talmud. It focuses on the resolution of disputes that may arise in daily life and commercial transactions, such as rival claims to the ownership of property.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 2
Tractate Bava Metzia
Part 2
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1990
ISBN: 0394582330
Continuing the themes of the first volume, Tractate Bava Metzia, Part II, deals with many issues of disputed ownership examining incidents in which property was either lost, damaged, or stolen.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 3
Tractate Bava Metzia
Part 3
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1990
ISBN: 0394582349
Tractate Bava Metzia, Part III, focuses on business ethics and personal morality. It examines a wide range of legitimate and questionable business practices, including barter, misrepresentation, and fraud. Many actual case histories are cited.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 4
Tractate Bava Metzia
Part 4
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1991
ISBN: 0394588533
Tractate Bava Metzia, Part IV, concerns regulations governing trade, investments, loans, and credit. The main topic is the ban on charging interest based on the biblical prohibition.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 5
Tractate Bava Metzia
Part 5
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1992
ISBN: 0679413790
Tractate Bava Metzia, Part V. discusses contractual obligations between employer and employee and other similar agreements.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 6
Tractate Bava Metzia
Part 6
by Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1993
ISBN: 0679413782
Tractate Bava Metzia reaches its conclusion with Part VI covering a variety of topics in Jewish civil law. It covers the relationships between buyer and seller, owner and renter or borrower, landlord and tenant, employer and employee, creditor and debtor. It is illustrated with many lively case histories.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 7
Tractate Ketubot
Part 1
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1991
ISBN: 0679407693
Tractate Ketubot, Part I, touches on many classic Talmudic concepts. The institution of marriage is its major theme. The marriage contract is examined.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 8
Tractate Ketubot
Part 2
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1992
ISBN: 0679416323
The laws of evidence regarding personal status form the central theme of Tractate Ketubot, Part II. Citing cases where the wife's status is in doubt, the sages discuss how to relax the usually clearly defined boundaries of valid legal testimony in order to permit husbands and wives to stay together. It also specifies the criteria for believing the evidence presented in other questions of personal status, such as ritual purity and the priesthood, as well as in some instances of civil law.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 9
Tractate Ketubot
Part 3
by Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1993
ISBN: 0679426949
The laws of rape and seduction, which form the main subject of Tractate Ketubot, Part III, vary according to the personal status of the woman who is violated.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 10
Tractate Ketubot
Part 4
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1994
ISBN: 0679428992
Parenting and family relationships are the central themes of Tractate Ketubot, Part IV. The Talmud establishes the respective rights of a father and of a husband with regard, for example, to a woman's property and to any income she may receive from her own work or as compensation for any harm done to her. The duties of parents are also reviewed, covering such topics as the extent of the obligation of a father to support his children and the length of time a mother should nurse her baby.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 11
Tractate Ketubot
Part 5
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1996
ISBN: 0679443975
Tractate Ketubot, Part V covers chapters six, seven, and eight of the tractate. It deals primarily with financial aspects of the marriage agreement: the dowry brought into the marriage by the wife; the property that remains in the wife's possession after the marriage, but which the husband is permitted to use and from which he benefits; and the sum that the husband is obligated to give to his wife should the marriage be terminated. It also discusses the circumstances under which a woman can demand divorce and receive that sum, and the situations in which a man can divorce his wife without being required to pay it.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 12
Tractate Ketubot
Part 6
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1997
ISBN: 067942962X
Tractate Ketubot, Part VI, covers chapters nine through thirteen of the tractate and deals primarily with financial aspects of the marriage agreement. When does a husband waive his rights to his wife's property? What are the rights and duties of a widow toward her late husband's orphans? What laws restrain a wife who sells her deceased husband's property, and what are the obligations of a man toward his wife's daughters? It also discusses the financial rights of wives of absent husbands, the currency of dowries, and the superiority of Jerusalem and of the Land of Israel.
The Talmud: Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 13
Tractate Ta'anit
Part 1
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1995
ISBN: 0679429611
Tractate Ta'anit, of which this volume contains Part I, deals with the laws regulating public fast days, particularly those called in response to severe drought or some other calamity.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 14
Tractate Ta'anit
Part 2
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1995
ISBN: 0679443983
Vol. 14 is about the observances and prayers involved in specifically drought-related fast days. The Talmud then discusses other possible reasons for imposing a fast on the community, such as a plague or the sudden collapse of a building. It also specifies those days on which fasting would not be appropriate, such as festive days, and those individuals who might be exempted from participating in the fast.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol, 15
Tractate Sanhedrin
Part 1
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1996
ISBN: 0679452222
Tractate Sanhedrin, Part I, describes the judicial powers of the courts of various sizes and compositions which were once in operation. Tribunals of three judges heard monetary disputes. Courts of twenty-three judges, the minor Sanhedrins, were authorized to try criminal cases involving the death penalty. The high court of seventy-one judges, the Great Sanhedrin, served as a supreme court, before which exceptional cases were brought. It also acted as the highest legislative, administrative, and religious body within the Jewish people.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 16
Tractate Sanhedrin
Part 2
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1997
ISBN: 0375500634
Tractate Sanhedrin, Part II, continues the discussion of judicial procedures in civil and criminal cases. It addresses the privileges of High Priest and King in the judicial system and in other contexts, the rights of litigants to choose or reject judges and witnesses, and what happens in the event of a dispute between litigants over the place of trial.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 17
Tractate Sanhedrin
Part 3
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House
ISBN: 0375501835
Tractate Sanhedrin, Part III, covers chapters four through six of the tractate, and continues the discussion of judicial procedures in civil and criminal cases. It addresses the rules governing the cross-examination of witnesses and explores cases in which witnesses contradict one another. Also addressed are cases in which one may act in self-defense. It examines instances in which a judge must compensate a claimant for his own mistakes, and describes the seating arrangement of the Sanhedrin. Several well-known and beloved aggadic passages also appear in this section.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 18
Tractate Sanhedrin
Part 4
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1998
ISBN:0375501827
Tractate Sanhedrin, Part IV, covers chapter seven of the tractate and continues the discussion of judicial procedures in criminal cases. It outlines four modes of execution, followed by a fascinating discussion of the seven commandments given to Noah, known as the Noahide commandments. In Jewish theology, only Jews are bound by the commandments set forth in the Torah. Non-Jews are bidden to observe the seven commandments given to Noah and his children after the Flood. These include the injunction to believe in one God and to establish a court system, as well as prohibitions against incest, murder, and cruelty to animals. In contemporary terms, the Noah-i de code forms the basis for discussions about the existence of "natural law" and whether society can establish a universal standard of morality.
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol, 19
Tractate Sanhedrin
Part 5
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 2000
ISBN: 0375502483
 
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 20
Tractate Sanhedrin
Part 6
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 2000
ISBN: 0375502475
 
The Talmud, Steinsaltz Edition, Vol. 21
Tractate Sanhedrin
Part 7
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 2000
ISBN: 0375503501
 
The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition: A Reference Guide
by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Hardcover
Random House, 1989
ISBN: 0394576659
Since it was first published in 1989, the Talmud Reference Guide has introduced thousands of people to the study of the books of Jewish law. The guide is an historical treatise on the Talmud and its role in Jewish life, as well as an essential road map to the twenty projected volumes of the Steinsaltz translation. Brilliantly written and lavishly designed and illustrated, this full-length guide will raise interest in the Talmud.
Learn Talmud
How to Use the Talmud the Steinsaltz Edition
by Judith Z. Abrams
Paperback
Jason Aronson, 1995
ISBN: 1568214634
 
Essential Talmud
by Adin Steinsaltz
Paperback Reprint Edition
Basic Books, 1984
ISBN: 0465020631
 
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