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A sample of talmud for the novice. Aug 3, 2008
For readers whose knowledge is scanty, a Chapter of Talmud provides a guide expressly for beginners, using a section of Bava Metzia as an example. Gently steering the reader, the author explains complex arguments but never compromises the integrity of the text, He anticipates where Talmudic logic has its own rules and identifies the speaker where there is ambiguity. Occasionally, to demonstrate a rabbi's flexibility, he talks about the same sage in other chapters or volumes. The paradigm for Talmud study is two students working together, but where a partner is not available, this brief introduction can be a useful companion.