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The Talmud of Relationships, Volume 1
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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Why Talmud?
  • Part 1. The Core: Relationships with God and Self
  • 1. Finding Our Place: Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Menachot 29b
  • 2. Controlling Our Anger: Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berakhot 7a
  • 3. Understanding Our Suffering: Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berakhot 5a-b
  • 4. Approaching Prayer: Mishnah Berakhot 4:2 and the Accompanying Gemara from the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds
  • Part 2. First Sphere: Family Relationships
  • 5. Honoring Our Parents: Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Pe'ah 1a, 5b-6b
  • 6. Affirming Our Sexuality: Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Nedarim 20a-b
  • 7. Balancing Family and Study: Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Ketubot 61b, 62b-63a
  • Appendix: Theodicy, the Problem of God's Justice
  • Glossary
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

About the Author

Rabbi Amy Scheinerman is a teacher, writer, and hospice rabbi. She is a former trustee on the Board of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), former president of the Baltimore Board of Rabbis, and a current member of the CCAR Responsa Committee.

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"Amy Scheinerman does it again. She takes the most obscure Talmudic texts and makes them come alive, right before your eyes. And the best part: the `Aha' moment is not short-lived. Scheinerman's insights will stick to your bones and add value and meaning to your life."-Rabbi Stacy Offner, Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison, Connecticut -- Rabbi Stacy Offner
"A treasure trove of insight, information, and meaning that invites us into the world of the rabbis and the Talmudic tradition. Be prepared to experience the Talmud come alive as we learn to navigate engrossing texts and also reflect on our own relationships: who we are and who we aspire to be."-Rabbi Norman Cohen, professor of Midrash at HUC-JIR and author of The Way into Torah -- Rabbi Norman Cohen

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