Weekly Freebies: New Yerushalmi Commentary

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20130504-213405.jpgAnnouncement from the Talmud Yerushalmi Institute (link):

The Talmud Yerushalmi Institute announces the “Or Layesharim” elucidated Talmud Yerushalmi authored by Rabbi Yehoshua Buch. The editions are available in print and PDF.

The uniqueness of the commentary is its reliance on the manuscripts and genizah fragments of the Talmud Yerushalmi that survived, through a meticulous examination of the unique language and terminology of the Talmud Yerushalmi using contemporary studies. It also draws upon traditional commentaries and Academic studies from a broad variety of fields to help determine the correct interpretation of the Talmud Yerushalmi.

In addition, the commentary provides comparisons and parallels with the Talmud Bavli and other Rabbinic sources which give the reader a fuller picture of the matter at hand. Terminology and word usage are definined helping the reader assimilate the style of the Talmud Yerushalmi that differs so much from that of the Bavli)

The work has approbations from Rabbi Nehemya Zalman Goldberg (Beth Din Hagadol in Jerusalem, R. Shapira (of Merkaz Harav), R. Eliyahu (former Sephardic chief Rabbi of Israel) and Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef (Former Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel)

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(hat tip: RYGB)

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Rabbi Gil Student is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student serves on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of Jewish Action magazine, the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and the Achieve Journal of Behavioral Health, Religion & Community, as well as the Board of OU Press. He has published five English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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