The Talmud: Banned, Censored and Burned - The Book They Couldn't Suppress

The story of The Talmud is the story of a remarkable piece of world literature and a thrilling insight into the Jewish psyche. It offers a devastating account of the history of the Jewish people.


Manchester, UK -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/23/2014 -- In The Talmud, authoritative Jewish scholar Harry Freedman recounts the engrossing story of the ancient scripture, which contains over a million words in thirty five volumes. A central text of Rabbinic Judaism, the Talmud covers topics as diverse as law, faith, medicine, magic, ethics, sex, humour and prayer. It has been banned, censored and burnt, guided monarchists and republicans, inspired poets and artists, and upheld by Protestants and Popes. Pored over for over 1,500 years, the Talmud's story is a fascinating insight into the history of Judaism.

About Harry Freedman
Dr Harry Freedman is a writer and academic with a PhD in Aramaic. He has published a number of books including Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (OUP) and Gospels Veiled Agenda (O-Books). He is a frequent contributor to the Jewish Chronicle, New Law Journal, Jewish Quarterly and the Huffington Post.

“This is a must read for anyone with an interest in Jewish history and culture.”

“With its illuminating insights into the social and political history of the Talmud, this book demonstrates that the Talmud is so much more than just a religious text.“

“This is a great introduction to the fascinating history surrounding the Talmud.”

“What an incredibly interesting book and very easy to understand! A really stimulating world to engage with and learn about, and one I knew little about before hand.”

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Bloomsbury Publishing plc
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Hardback / ebook
256 pp
234 x 153 mm
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History of religion,Judaism
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