Reference Guide to the Talmud
A revision of the excellent Random House Reference Guide. The Reference Guide is divided into three sections: Historical Background, Talmud Study, and Halakha. Although it is the ideal companion volume to the Koren Talmud Bavli, as the translation of terms largely corresponds to the language employed in the translation of the Talmud, it is not limited to that niche. It constitutes one of the cornerstones of any Jewish library as a fundamental reference for beginners and accomplished students of the Talmud alike.
There are several innovations in this revised edition designed to render the Reference Guide more accessible to those not conversant in Hebrew or Aramaic. The sections Mishnaic Methodology, Principles of Talmudic Hermeneutics, and Halakhic Concepts and Terms, which appeared in the previous edition in Hebrew alphabetical order, appear in this volume in topical order. An index of Hebrew terms appears at the end of the volume to enable one seeking a Hebrew term to locate the relevant entry.