While the Talmud is the source of Jewish Halacha and religious practice, it is also the source of many interesting Aggadaic tales, and this is where the Ain Ya’akov comes into play.
Ein Ya’akov is a compilation of the Aggadah (Midrash-style) teachings and stories from the Talmud. It was collected by Rabbi Ya’akov Ibn Habib (1460–1516) of Spain, shortly after the expulsion. Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi encouraged its study every evening, stating that, “most of the secrets of the Torah are concealed in it, and it atones man’s sins, as explained in the writings of the Arizal.” (Tanya, Iggeres HaKodesh 23)
These selections of Talmud are excerpts from the recently printed, new edition of The Koren Talmud Bavli. Published and Copyright by Koren Publishers, Jerusalem, in association with the Shefa Foundation.
Commentary by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz)
Editor-in-Chief, Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb.
- A new and Beautiful design and layout
- Included vowels in the Hebrew
- Hebrew and English side-by-side on the same page, for easier cross-reference.
- Footnotes that will give us background to many of the Talmud’s Sages and teachings.
Publisher: Koren Publishers