Koren Talmud Bavli: The Noe Edition.
Koren Talmud Bavli: The Noe Edition
Koren Publishers Jerusalem
c/o The Toby Press
PO Box 8531, New Milford, CT 06776-8531
9789653015739, $49.95, www.amazon.com
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (born 1937) is a teacher, philosopher, social critic, and spiritual mentor. He has devoted his life to making the Talmud accessible to all Jews. Originally published in modern Hebrew, with a running commentary to facilitate learning, his Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud has also been translated into English, French, Russian and Spanish. Beginning in 1989, Steinsaltz published several tractates in Hebrew and English of the Babylonian (Bavli) Talmud in an English-Hebrew edition. The first volume of a new English-Hebrew edition, the "Koren Talmud Bavli: The Noe Edition" for an American readership features vowels and punctuation in the traditional text of the Vilna page; presents logical division of the text into manageable paragraphs and lines; employs clear and concise English; is enhanced with the inclusion of color photographs, illustrations, maps and charts; includes Jewish law citations; offers explanations of grammar and terminology; incorporates historical and scientific background information; offers biographical information, as well as introductions, summaries, and indexes. An invaluable work of meticulous scholarship, "Koren Talmud Bavli: The Noe Edition" is extraordinary and highly recommended for personal, synagogue, and academic library Judaic Studies reference collections.