Wednesday, June 3, 2009


My wife asked me to buy her a copy of the Talmud. Way outside my expertise!

Can anyone recommend a good (I assume heavily abridged) copy? Will this do?


Tzvee Zahavy said...

try this or this

Yonah Lavery-Yisraeli said...

I recommend getting one awesome tractate with a lot of scaffolding (the Artscroll has extremely helpful commentary for beginners), and helping her find a teacher or study partner. Don't try to buy the whole thing unless you like crying into your wallet!

Aryeh Carmell's "Aiding Talmud Study" is freaking awesome at doing what its title says, if she wants to work in the original language; I also liked Steinsaltz's "Introduction to the Talmud," which is a little more accessible.

Anyway, yashar koach to your wife!