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Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Qiddushin / Menachem Katz (SCHECHTER-047)

Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Qiddushin.
Critical Edition and a Short Explanation by Menachem Katz

The current edition is intended to aid those willing to take up the gauntlet of the great and important challenge posed by the study of the Jerusalem Talmud. The version of this edition is based on MS. Leiden, and was corrected in accordance with direct and indirect textual witnesses, in order to present as correct a version as possible. The corrected text is accompanied be various tools meant to facilitate study.

One of the aims of a critical edition is the careful and well-based restoration of the original text of the work. The text of the tractate is punctuated, and is divided into sugyot and secondary sugyot. Each sugyah was given a suitable title, and the appropriate mishnah (the Land of Israel version, following MS. Kaufmann) appears before each halakhah. In addition to the tools needed for the clarification of the precise text, this edition also contains short explanations to facilitate study of the Talmud text. The comments and interpretations requiring expansion will be included in a separate work.

In addition this edition includes parallels and citations in the Rabbinic literature with concise references for the sources of the parallels, and the Appendix containing a synoptic comparison following the direct textual witnesses and parallels. The synoptic comparison is not limited to the direct textual witnesses of Tractate Qiddushin (Genizah fragments and fragments from the European Genizah), and also includes the text of parallel sugyot in the extant Jerusalem Talmud as a whole, following MS. Leiden, MS. Rome, and Genizah fragments.

 480pp., hard cover        ISBN: 978-965-217-391-1

Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem 2016



Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Qiddushin / Menachem Katz
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