Dorothea Shefer-Vanson

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The Talmud, a Biography; Banned, Censored and Burned, the Book They Couldn’t Suppress

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I ordered this book, written by Harry Freedman, from good old Bibliophile in an attempt to broaden my education. I feel I have learned a lot, but whether it will stay in my memory is another matter.


According to the author’s Preface, it is the Talmud, rather than the Bible, which defines the religion of the Jews, and in fact the Jews themselves.


In tracing the origins and develop...

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