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Battle of the Two Talmuds: Judaism's Struggle with Power, by Saul Mayzlish,Leon Charney

By Saul Mayzlish,Leon Charney

The authors reached again into historical past to appreciate the explanations and strategies extraordinary rabbis and Talmudic students deserted the Holy Land, either bodily and spiritually, to settle in what got here to be referred to as the lands of the Diaspora. This dramatic exodus used to be opposite to the biblical injunction that each one Jews needs to reside within the land of Israel. The conflict of the 2 Talmuds explains in nice element how the Babylonian students created their very own interpretation of the Torah that grew to take priority over that of the Jerusalem students. This e-book indicates that each one people are topic in a variety of how you can strength, glory, and guilt. It used to be energy, glory, and guilt that has effected the culture and scholarship of Judaism for the prior 2,000 years. The reader learns how those characteristics intertwined in a favorable method to make Judaism an everlasting and colourful religion.

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