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Unformatted text preview: the ideas, logic and concepts of the Talmud and its composition cannot be
explained in this short note.
The Talmud was much maligned by Christians who were put up to it by renegade converted
Jews wishing to curry favour with their new masters by saying that it was full of anti-Christian
teachings. Moslem taking their cue from Christian attitudes were also contemptuous of it. Neither
Christians nor Moslems however were/are really aware of its contents.
When studying the Talmud, which is the basis of all Jewish learning, one is struck by the
humanity of our sages. Their knowledge of human psychology, human behaviour, their compassion
and their complete and comprehensive knowledge of the Bible, of agriculture, mathematics,
astronomy, and many, other things is a revelation to those who begin to study it.
The Talmud was publicly burned during the Middle Ages by mobs led by Popes and Bishops,
and is still held up by many Christians to ridicule and as an anti-Christian work. It is held by them,
without any understanding of Judaism, in contempt, as ev...
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