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Overviews and Introductions to the Talmud

An Introduction to Talmud
The history of the Oral Tradition and the structure of the Talmud
This introductory class to Talmud explores the rich history of the Oral Tradition, explains the structure of the Talmud, introduces some of its famed personalities and presents the layout of the Talmud page.
An Introduction to the Talmud (audio)
This class clarifies what the Talmud consists of, its function and how it embodies the entire Oral Torah.
Tour of the Mishnah
A Survey of the Structure and Contents of the Six Books of Mishnah
A six-part series exploring the structure and general themes of the six books or "orders" of Mishnah and its various tractates.
Mishnah: The Oral Tradition
The mishnah is the first compilation of the oral law. Discover the process by-which the oral tradition evolved.
The Oral Tradition
A four part lecture series presenting the oral tradition: A well defined, efficient and structured system, as taught through the ages by our sages.
Animated Talmud
An animated introduction to the world of Talmud study
The Two Talmuds
Why are there two Talmuds? And why is the "Babylonian Talmud" considered more authoritative than the "Jerusalem Talmud"?
ששה סדרי משנה
What Is Ein Yaakov?
Ein Yaakov is a collection of stories, parables, and exegeses, especially treasured by those who lacked the schooling to learn the more difficult parts of the Talmud.
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