"The Talmud is a book of godly personalities and deep insight into the human condition and the world. It is a book of love, of compassion, of striving spirituality and also of withering candor."
Rabbi Berel Wein, author.
The history of the Jewish people is inextricably bound to one book - The Talmud and especially the Babylonian Talmud. One can understand the values, beliefs and lifestyles of the Jewish people through the prism of the Talmud. This beautifully illustrated, footnoted, oversized volume details how the Talmud was written. Rather than gathering of merely encyclopedic information, it is a narrative about people, their humanity, devotion to scholarship amidst triumphs and disappointments!