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I think she was mostly impressed by the columns of non-English characters.

And then I flipped it open from the other end, to show her what it looks like in English. Here's how the publishers describe it: The Koren Talmud Bavli is a groundbreaking edition of the Talmud that fuses the innovative design of Koren Publishers Koren talmud bavli with the incomparable scholarship of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.

The Koren Talmud Bavli — Standard Edition is a full-size, full-color edition that presents an enhanced Vilna page, a side-by-side English translation, photographs and illustrations, a brilliant commentary, and a multitude of learning aids to help the beginning and advanced student alike koren talmud bavli participate in the dynamic process of Talmud study.

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It's a beautiful edition. If you open it from the right like a Hebrew bookyou get tractate Brakhot "Blessings" in the original: Others seem rather unnecessary; does the modern koren talmud bavli really need a color picture of a lion 56b or elephant 57a?


And there are some errors too: Indeed it is not a star at all, but rather a constellation. Elsewhere we correctly learn that polycythemia vera is one koren talmud bavli the only conditions for which bloodletting remains an effective therapy.

This is true, but koren talmud bavli description of the disease causing excessive bleeding from the gums and from ordinary cuts is not; that would be hemophilia. There is a subgroup of patients with PV who have thrombocytosis and dysfunctional platelets in whom bleeding can occur, but this is an obscure detail.

Perhaps, to complement the impressive group of translators and language consultants, the publisher should add a scientific consultant. These relatively minor quibbles aside, the notes provide important clarifications and points of interest which change the often dry Talmudic texts into accessible and even enjoyable reading material.

The koren talmud bavli uncensored text identified the student who caused others to sin by name: Of what precisely, were they afraid?


This is not an isolated example. The text of the Talmud is also censored on 3a. None of was evident to the editors of the English ArtScroll, who compounded the error by adding the following homiletic note to the corrupted text.

In its effort to comment on nearly everything, the ArtScroll edition has added a homiletic explanation of a text written almost koren talmud bavli by a Jewish apostate serving as Christian censor.

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Fortunately, the Hebrew and English editions of the Steinsaltz, together with the Hebrew Schottenstein ArtScroll have returned the text to its original and uncensored form.

While the number of such censored Talmudic texts is not especially large, the koren talmud bavli reader should expect no less than the most accurate text of the Talmud, and the editors of the Steinsaltz Talmud seem to have been sensitive to this need.

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Side koren talmud bavli side comparisons The real test of the new Steinsaltz Talmud is how it feels to use it, and how that experience compares to the older ArtScroll and much older Soncino translations. What follows is a comparison of a section of text chosen at random.

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The comments are preliminary; an in-depth comparison of the three editions would require far more space than this review allows. Here is the Soncino translation togther with the foonotes, which koren talmud bavli not found on the same page in the orginal: And finally the Steinsaltz with the Notes as they appear on the printed page: In elucidating the meanings of this passage, the Soncino provides the minimalist approach, which consists of a translation of the biblical verse as it is cited in the Talmud, together with a translation of the comments of R.


Yohanan and Resh Lakish. The English text is understandable, but only with some effort.

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Koren talmud bavli order to appreciate the biblical proof text cited the reader would have to look up the verse in its entirety. The notes provided in the Soncino edition are at the foot of the next page, so that in order to koren talmud bavli where the verses are from, the reader must divert her attention from the text to the notes.

Finally, having studied this passage, the reader is left wondering just why regret is preferable to punishment.