The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Talmud: Wisdom of the Ages About Law, Religion, Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, and More

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Penguin, Jul 6, 2004 - Religion - 368 pages
An insightful look at one of the most unusual written works ever created. Compiled centuries ago by a group of wise men as a way to preserve the oral traditions of the Jewish faith, the Talmud has challenged and thrilled some of the world's greatest minds with its complex approach to exploring ideas and subjects from virtually every possible angle. This essential guide makes the ancient text of the 'oral Torah' accessible for all readers, whether they're Jewish or not.

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Rabbi Aaron Parry has been involved with Jewish educational and rabbinic institutions for over 15 years, and is presently the education director of the international counter-cult organizations 'Jews for Judaism'. He holds a Master's Degree from New York State University in Jewish studies, and has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and Jerusalem Post.

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