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By Abraham Cohen

"To a few readers of this e-book, the Talmud represents little greater than a well-known Jewish ebook. yet humans need to know a few e-book that, they're informed, defines Judaism. Everyman's Talmud is the precise start line not just to profit approximately Judaism typically yet to satisfy the substance of the Talmud particularly . . . In time to return, Cohen's booklet will locate its companion-though i don't expect it is going to ever require a successor for what it accomplishes with beauty and intelligence: a scientific theology of the Talmud's Judaism."
—From the Foreword via Jacob Neusner

Long considered as the vintage creation to the lessons of the Talmud, this entire and masterly distillation summarizes the knowledge of the rabbinic sages at the dominant subject matters of Judaism: the doctrine of God; God and the universe; the soul and its future; prophesy and revelation; actual existence; ethical lifestyles and social dwelling; legislations, ethics, and jurisprudence; legends and folks traditions; the Messiah and the realm to return.

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The correct reading is probably: Philip (of Macedon) built Philippi. THE DOCTRINE OF G O D 17 basket of figs, from which she kept picking and eating the choicest. He said t o her: 'You know how to make a wise selection, and would you assert that the Holy One, blessed be He, does not? He chooses and draws near unto Himself the person whosc acts are good' @hm. R. 111. 2). In the Rabbinic literature an eternal conflict is represented as being waged between God's justice and mercy. There is scarcely a passage which refers to His capacity as Judge which does not also allude t o His attribute of compassion.

His judgments are always just. 'With Him there is no unrighteousness, nor forgetfulness, nor respect of persons, nor taking of bribes' (Aboth IV. 29). R. Jochanan b. Zakkai, on his dcathbed, told his disciples that he was about to be judged by One 'Whom I cannot appease with (flattering) words nor bribe with money' (Ber. 28b). Nor is there anything arbitrary about His decisions. ' Daiches has shown that there are several passages in the O1,d Testament where choraboth must mean 'cities, palaces,' and not 'ruins.

S~mon RELIGION AND ETHICS /'~belson J The Immanence of God m R3brnrcal Lderature 1912 Abrahams, I Studres rn Pharrsarsm and the Gospels 1st senes, 1917, 2nd senes, 1924 Akrba Scholar, Sarnt, and ilfartyr 1936 Buchler, A Types of Jewrsh-Palestaman Paety 1922 Studaes 2% Szn and Atonement 1928. Fmhelstem, L The Pharrsecs the Socrologrcal Background of therr Farth, 2 vols 1938 Herford, 11 T Pharzsarsrn, rts Arm and Method 1912 The Pharisees 1924 Judarsm rn the New Testament Perrod 1928 Talmud and Apocrypha 1933.

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