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

Jealousy, passion, vanity drive one out of the world.

Judge every man in the most favorable light.

It is a duty to say what should be heard, and a duty not to say what should not be heard.

It matters not whether a man does much or little, if only he directs his heart towards Heaven.

In the life to be, there is neither envy nor hatred, nor contention, but the righteous rejoice in the light of God’s countenance.

If two men claim thy help, and one is thy enemy, help him first.

He who gives alms in secret is greater than Moses.

He who rises from prayer a better man, his prayer is answered.

Give up fearing death; it is at all times foolish to miss life’s pleasures for fear of death.

God fills the universe just as the soul fills the body of man.

Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.

Everyone whose deeds are more than their wisdom, their wisdom endures. And everyone whose wisdom is more than their deeds, their wisdom does not endure.

Blessed is the generation in which the old listen to the young; and doubly blessed is the generation in which the young listen to the old.

Charity knows no race or creed.

A scholar takes precedence over a king of Israel, for if a scholar dies, there is none to replace him; while if a king of Israel dies, all Israel are eligible for kingship.

Beware of him who gives thee advice according to his own interests.

A man cannot say to the Angel of death: I wish to arrange my affairs before I die.

A man should not act as a judge either for someone he loves or for someone he hates. For no man can see the guilt of someone he loves or the good qualities of someone he hates.

Woman entices with her heart and man with his mouth, and this is a superior trait in woman.

Your silence is better than your speech.

Wisdom without fear of God is despicable.

Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side.

The world is only saved by the breath of the school children.

To cry over the past is a vain prayer.

Of all the things God created in this world, He did not create a single thing without purpose.

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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