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Author Katz, Michael, Rabbi, 1952-

Title Swimming in the sea of Talmud : lessons for everyday living / by Michael Katz and Gershon Schwartz
Published Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, 1998
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Contents ""Contents ""; ""Preface ""; ""Part I ""; ""Prologue ""; ""What Is the Talmud? ""; ""Before the Bookshelf ""; ""Beneath the Surface ""; ""How to Use this Book: A Sample Entry ""; ""Part II ""; """"The Six Orders"" And ""The Encampments by The Water"" ""; ""Seder Zeraim ""; ""A handful cannot satisfy the lion. ""; ""The prisoner cannot free himself from prison. ""; ""The tablets and the broken tablets were placed in the Ark. ""; ""Mitzvot require proper intention. ""; ""A person should never give Satan an opening. ""; ""The Torah was not given to the ministering angels. ""
""A verse never loses its contextual meaning. """"Wherever the sages prohibited something because of appearance's sake, it is also prohibited in private. ""; ""Can you cut off its head without it dying? ""; ""We do not bring proof from fools! ""; ""Like a groom among mourners ... Like a mourner among grooms. ""; ""Both are the words of the living God. ""; ""Even if for the wrong reason, eventually it will be for the right reason. ""; ""We do not rely on a miracle. ""; ""How precious is a mitzvah in its proper time. ""; ""The cow wants to nurse more than the calf wants to suckle. ""
""Begin with disgrace, and end with praise. """"The diligent do the mitzvot as early as possible. ""; ""The Torah worries about Israel's money. ""; ""Rest Stop ""; ""Seder Moed II ""; ""One who is doing one mitzvah is freed from doing another mitzvah. ""; ""An emergency situation does not constitute proof. ""; ""Better that they be uninformed transgressors than deliberate transgressors. ""; ""We add from the ordinary onto the sacred. ""; ""Jephthah in his generation is like Samuel in his generation. ""; ""Blessing is found only in that which is hidden from the eye. ""
""His inside is not like his outside. """"The gates of tears are not closed. ""; ""Go and see what the people are doing. ""; ""A mitzvah performed by means of a transgression. ""; ""The frequent and the infrequent�the frequent take precedence. ""; ""A person must bless God for the bad just as one must bless God for the good. ""; ""What does a good guest say? How much trouble has my host gone to just for me! ""; ""Rest Stop ""; ""Seder Moed I ""; ""One who gives a gift to a friend must inform him. ""; ""We raise up in matters of holiness, not bring down. ""
""We do not overburden the community. """"He immerses ... with a reptile in his hand. ""; ""A person should always be as bending as a reed, not as rigid as the cedar. ""; ""If a person says to you: ""I have labored but did not find, "" do not believe it! ""; ""A word costs a sela, silence goes for two. ""; ""Wherever you find the strength of the Holy One, praised be He, you find His humility. ""; ""One does not mix one happy occasion with another. ""; ""Part of a day is like a whole day. ""; ""Life, children, and food are matters that depend not on merit, but on luck. ""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-327) and indexes
Notes English and Hebrew
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Subject Talmud -- Introductions.
Genre/Form Introductions.
Form Electronic book
Author Schwartz, Gershon.
LC no. 97006195
ISBN 0827609736 (electronic bk.)
9780827609730 (electronic bk.)