Reading the Talmud: Developing Independence in Gemara Learning

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Reading the Talmud is a textbook designed for students who want to move beyond translations to learning the Talmud on their own. This book presents a proven, “no shortcuts” approach based on the traditional Yeshiva model. If you have enough Hebrew skills to work out a Biblical verse, and a healthy determination to toil in the Talmud, this book will help you develop independence in Gemara learning. More

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About Henry Abramson

Henry Abramson is a Dean at Touro’s Lander Colleges. A native of northern Ontario, Canada, he received his PhD in History from the University of Toronto in 1995, and has held visiting and post-doctoral appointments at Harvard, Cornell, Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has received numerous awards for his research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, and his teaching style has been recognized by the National Education Association with an Excellence in the Academy Award. The author of several books on Jewish history and thought, his popular lectures are available at


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Review by: Steven Schwartz on July 16, 2012 :
An amazing story - very educational and interesting. The personal vignettes were especially enjoyable to read.
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