YEVAMOS 1 [YERUSHALMI] Schottenstein Ed.



For five generations of the Talmudic era; thegreat Sages of the Land of Israel flourishedin the Galil. There; like the Sages of Babylonia;they debated; expounded; and applied the lawsand principles of the Mishnah that were receivedat Sinai .The sacred learning of those yearswas gathered in the Talmud Yerushalmi ÌÎ__ TheJerusalem Tamud.

They lived with Roman pogroms and persecution ÌÎ__ but the flame of Torah burned brightdespite it all. Until about 350 C. E.; when brutalRoman anti-Semitism decimated the Holy LandÌÎ_ÌÎ_syeshivos and silenced its voice of Torah.But the SagesÌÎ_ÌÎ_ teachings live on in theTalmud Yerushalmi; just as the teachings ofBabylonia live one in the Talmud Bavli ÌÎ__ TheBabylonian Talmud.

But while the Sages of Babylonia had another150 years to redact; clarify and organize thetext of the Babylonian Talmud; Roman persecution in the Holy Land made that impossible.Thus; the Jerusalem Talmud is exceedinglydifficult; and ÌÎ__ despite its great significance ÌÎ_í©it has been a closed book to all but select; elitescholars.

Now; thanks to the outstanding scholars who producedthe classic Schottenstein Edition of Talmud Bavli; the lock isbeing removed on yet another treasure-house of Torah ShebÌÎ_ÌÎ_alPeh; the Oral Law.

This project has been enthusiastically welcomed andendorsed by Torah leaders in Israel and America.

Click here to view a full-size sample of the Yerushalmi Talmud page.

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