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

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

Man should not be joyous amongst the weeping, nor should he weep amongst the joyous. He should not be awake amongst the sleeping, nor should he sleep amongst those who are awake.

More people die from overeating than are victims of starvation.

Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?

If silence be good for the wise, how much the better for fools.

In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink, and the rest left empty.

He whose deeds exceed his wisdom will endure; but he whose wisdom exceeds his deeds, his wisdom will not endure.

He who saves one life is considered as if he had preserved the whole world.

He who talks too much commits a sin.

He who promises runs in debt.

He who recites his prayer aloud, in order that it might be heard, belongs to those of little faith.

He who prays for his neighbors will be heard for himself.

He who prays should direct the eyes downward and the heart upward.

He who has acquired knowledge, what does he lack? He who lacks knowledge, what does he possess?

He who is happy in spite of the suffering that afflicts him brings salvation to the world.

Happy is he who hears himself abused and ignores it, for a hundred evils will pass him by.

He who adds not to his learning diminishes it.

A tree in the desert is still a tree.

According to the effort is the reward.

A dream which is left uninterpreted is like a letter which is not read.

A learned bastard takes precedence over an ignorant high priest.

You must know that ethical conduct is inspired neither by hope of reward nor fear of punishment. It stems solely from the love of God and the desire to do His commandments.

A child tells in the street what its father and mother say at home.

Who is wise? He who foresees results.

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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