In-depth study

Prof. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer dives deep into the history of the Talmud and its multitude of interpretations

By ALAN ROSENBAUM
August 2, 2018 14:51
4 minute read.
ORTHODOX JEWS study Talmud in Budapest in 2012

ORTHODOX JEWS study Talmud in Budapest in 2012. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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What is the Babylonian Talmud, what is its significance, and what accounts for the fact that more people are studying it today than at any time in history?

The answers to these and many other talmudic questions are considered in The Talmud: A Biography, by Barry Scott Wimpfheimer, associate professor of religious studies and law at Northwestern University.

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