Beth El Talmud Study Group

Beth El's Talmud Study Group
Fridays • 5:00 - 6:00 pm 

After the Torah, the Talmud is the most studied and influential text of the Jewish tradition. An incredible mix of deliberations, stories and laws, study of the Talmud has long been a key part of Jewish learning. 

Join Beth El members in an open-ended exploration of this vast "sea of learning." All texts are provided in English; no experience or prior knowledge required. You really are welcome! 

For more information, contact Naomi Janowitz at

Talmud Study Texts and Readings:

Reading for Friday, July 4, 2014

Reading for Friday, June 20, 2014

Reading for Friday, May 2, 2014 (you can right click on the PDF to rotate the image)

Reading for Friday, April 25, 2014

Reading for Friday, April 11, 2014

Reading for Friday, April 4, 2014

Reading for Friday, March 28, 2014

Reading for Friday, March 21, 2014

Reading for Friday, March 14, 2014

Reading for Friday, March 7, 2014

The Talmud in English:

You can find the entire Soncino edition (1935) on-line (here is Berakhot).  (p. 11 - 32)

The primary (if controversial) scholarly edition is by Jacob Neusner and his students.

Neusner, Jacob. The Babylonian Talmud: A Translation and Commentary.
Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson Publishers, 2005. 

You are welcome to use these, or bring in any other English translations you like.

The Talmud in Hebrew

A modern commentary and translation (from the original Aramaic) was created by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. (Please note: this is a long pdf and will take a few moments to load fully. Thanks for your patience.) This edition is also available in English; many but not all volumes have been translated.