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By Judith Z. Abrams

ISBN-10: 0765760479

ISBN-13: 9780765760470

In A Beginner's consultant to The Steinsaltz Talmud, Rabbi Judith Z. Abrams selects a desirable and provocative part from the Talmud and is helping scholars to harvest the substantial rewards that may be completed whilst one encounters Rabbi Steinsaltz's old, ground-breaking work.

With the ebook of The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition, it really is now attainable for the trendy reader to review Judaism's nice compendium of Jewish legislation and legend for the 1st time. The Talmud: The Steinsaltz Edition is greater than only a translation. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz turns into our own teacher, guiding us in the course of the complex paths of talmudic good judgment and suggestion.

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The marching columns stop. The guards stop for a moment, then, crazed by the news, take off. Bewildered, we remain standing on the road. The white houses around us glisten in the morning sun. We are frozen with fear. “Stand still, girls,” someone pleads. “This may be a trick. ” We stare at one another, petrified. No one moves. “Girls, it is not a trick,” a girl shouts suddenly, her voice pitched high. ” She sobs, hysterical. “I heard the guards argue. They had orders to kill us. ’ one said. Then another said, ‘Forget about the Jews!

My heart beats faster. My voice quivers. ” I swallow the lump in my throat. ” He looks puzzled. “In Russia? ” I take a deep breath. “For a short time we received mail and packages of food from them. ” I continue nervously. “We have an uncle in Russia, near Kharkov. My sisters and brother wrote in their last letter that they were trying to get to Kharkov. I don’t know if they got there. I don’t know where they are. ” My voice sounds strange. My face feels hot and moist. The Russian puts his arm around my shoulder.

My head suddenly fills with sounds of other voices: frightened, dazed, angry voices. My mind wanders back to the barbed-wire cage of the Nazi concentration camp in Germany. Again it is May 5, 1945. The rising sun slowly chases the shadows of the night, throwing a grayish light on the long rows of rag-clad girls with shaved heads. Our shriveled bodies shiver in the mountain air. Another day of slave labor is beginning. Shovels in hand, we wait for orders to march and dig trenches for the German soldiers.

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