Talmud or The Talmud

Talmud or The Talmud
c. 3rd Century
6th Century

Scholarly Interpretation including the Mishnah and Gemara, First Codification of Jewish Oral Law, Talmud meaning "instruction, learning", Central Text of mainstream Judaism consisting of 63 tractates expressing the opinions of thousands of rabbis on subjects including law, ethics, philosophy, customs, history, theology and lore

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Thy friend has a friend, and thy friend's friend has a friend; be discreet.

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.

A legal decision depends not on the teacher's age, but on the force of his argument

Be very careful if you make a woman cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man's rib. Not from his feet to be walked on. Not from his head to be superior, but from the side to be equal. Under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.

Excellent is wisdom when associated with an inheritance.

He who destroys a life destroys the whole world; he who saves a life, saves the world entire.

If one person tell thee that thou hast ass's ears, do not mind it; but if two persons make this assertion, at once place a packsaddle upon thy back.

Make your books your companions.

Sin is sweet in the beginning, but bitter in the end.

The joy of the heart begets song

To break an oral agreement which is not legally binding is morally wrong.

Where love is, no room is too small.

A man does not hurt his finger unless it is decreed from above.

Better an ounce from the ground than a pound from the roof.

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends.

He who has more learning than goodness is like a tree with many branches and few roots, which the first wind throws down; whilst he whose works are greater than his knowledge is like a tree with many roots and fewer branches, which all the winds of heaven cannot uproot.

If thou hast commenced a good action, leave it not incomplete.

Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives; they go only as far as the grave, leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave.

Sinful thoughts are even more dangerous than sin itself.

The noblest of all charities is in enabling the poor to earn a livelihood.

To have no faithful friends is worse than death.

Who can protest and does not, is an accomplice in the act.

A man should endeavor to be as pliant as a reed, yet as hard as cedar-wood.

Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.

First correct thyself, then correct others.

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First Name
Talmud or The Talmud
Birth Date
c. 3rd Century
Death Date
6th Century
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Scholarly Interpretation including the Mishnah and Gemara, First Codification of Jewish Oral Law, Talmud meaning "instruction, learning", Central Text of mainstream Judaism consisting of 63 tractates expressing the opinions of thousands of rabbis on subjects including law, ethics, philosophy, customs, history, theology and lore