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

Author Quotes

He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.

Join the company of lions rather than assume the lead among foxes.

Nothing is more becoming a man than silence. It is not the preaching but the practice which ought to be considered as the more important. A profusion of words is sure to lead to error.

The burden is equal to the horse's strength

There are three whose life is no life: he who lives at another’s table; he whose wife domineers over him; and he who suffers bodily affliction.

Up to the age of forty eating is beneficial. After forty, drinking.

Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.

With ten characteristics was the earth created: wisdom and understanding; knowledge and strength; rebuke and might; righteousness and justice; mercy and compassion.

Who is mighty? He who turns an enemy into his friend.

What is service of the heart? This is prayer.

When man appears before the Throne of Judgment, the first question he is asked is not: “Have you believed in God? Or “Have you prayed and observed the ritual?” He is asked: “Have you dealt honorably and faithfully in all your dealings with your fellow man?”

Tremble before a minor sin, lest it lead you to a major one.

This is the punishment of a liar: he is not believed, even when he speaks the truth.

There is no mediator between God’s children and God.

The world rests upon three things: upon truth, upon justice, and upon peace. All these three are really one, for when justice is done the truth becomes an actuality, peace a reality.

The Holy Spirit rests on him who has a joyous heart.

The unlearned lose the power of clear thinking as they grow old, but scholars gain in it as their years advance.

The best preacher is the heart; the best teacher is time; the best book is the world; the best friend is God.

The Divine Presence does not dwell in the midst of idleness, sadness, jocularity, levity or idle chatter, but rather in the joy derived from a virtuous deed.

The greatest charity is to enable the poor to earn a living.

Prohibit not something to others which you permit to yourself.

One who causes himself pain by abstinence from something he desires is called a sinner.

Prayer is the service of the heart.

Loving-kindness is greater than law; and the charities of life are more than all the ceremonies.

Of eight things a little is good and much is evil: travel, mating, wealth, work, wine, sleep, spiced drinks, medicine.

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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