History of the Talmud l Lessons of Dr. David Neiman 2014, (48.51)
The Talmud is a 16-volume legal code. Up until recently, Jewish communities the world-over were governed by Jewish law as interpreted in the Talmud. Having a set of governing principles has helped Jewish communities survive and thrive, no matter where they may be in the world.
Sherira Gaon and the Jews of Babylon (Babylonian Talmud) Dr. Henry Abramson, 2013 58.49
Who, exactly, wrote down the foundational texts of the Oral Torah? Who is responsible for compiling the Talmud?
These were some of the questions addressed to Sherira Gaon, the Rosh Yeshiva of the great city of Pumbedita in Babylon in 987 by a young Rabbi in Tunisia. His famous response, preserved for over a thousand years, is an impressive survey of the Jewish intellectual tradition, leading up to the establishment of the greatest Talmudic centers in Jewish history.
Are We Supposed to Believe That? Midrash & Aggadah (Jews Talmud Shabbat Torah Israel kosher Judaism)
Jews for Judaism, 2015 (1.07.44)
Talmud for Beginners Lesson One RabbiTrimm 2013 (66.16)
Lesson 1 in our Talmud for Beginners class. In this lesson we study Mishnah Nedarim 9:1-2 and the Gemara to this Mishnah beginning at 64a in the Talmud.
Crash Course in Jewish History Session 9 - The Development of the Mishna & Talmud goldharschool 2011 (8.45)
Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, Ph.D - Jewish Law in American Life
Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
Published on 6 Jun 2012 (28.21)
Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, Ph.D., is Rector and Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy at American Jewish University and Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law. He is also Chair of the Conservative Movement's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, for which he has written some twenty rabbinic rulings applying Jewish law to contemporary issues.
Rabbi Naftali Brawer delves into one of the greatest books ever written holding the key to unlocking Jewish thinking and history. Travelling to Jerusalem, he gains rare access to one of the world's leading ultra-orthodox yeshivas - the Mir. Here he finds young men who will study these ancient Hebrew and Aramaic texts, full time, for anything up to 30 or 40 years. They explain how arguing and debate are the way to understand the ancient wisdom of the rabbis who have contributed to the Talmud though the ages - and still tell you everything you need to know about how to be a Jew today. The Talmud is not about the arrival, but the journey and it's less about about finding answers than discovering what the questions are.
The Mishnah (Essential Lectures in Jewish History) Dr. Henry Abramson 2013 (22.23)
Compiled by Rabbi Yehuda Ha-Nasi in an exceptionally difficult time for the Jewish people, the Mishnah created the possibility of creating a "portable Judaism." After the destruction of the Temple in 70 and the dramatic escalation of the diaspora, the Mishnah allowed Jews to define their religion within an intellectual and textual context, outside of the traditional Temple service.
The Talmud (Essential Lectures in Jewish History) Dr. Henry Abramson 2013 (22.23)
A brief lecture on the history, form and content of the Talmud.