The Other Talmud--The Yerushalmi: Unlocking the Secrets of the Talmud of Israel for Judaism Today
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The Other Talmud--The Yerushalmi: Unlocking the Secrets of the Talmud of Israel for Judaism Today

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A fascinating and stimulating look at "the other Talmud" and the possibilities for Jewish life reflected there.

The difference between the "Bavli" and the "Yerushalmi" is something like the difference between making a movie for a regular theater versus making one for a 3-D theater and/or an IMAX theater. It's still the story of Judaism and the Jewish people. But the colors...more
Hardcover, 239 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Jewish Lights Publishing
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Alan Divack
A real disappointment. Very facile and makes too many assumptions about how Yerushalmi could change Jewish practice. Much of the less prescriptive nature may just be that it was redacted less completely and before Bavli. And the Bavli is not so prescriptive, it is later codes. Still the book does make some interesting texts available.
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