Where is there Aramaic in the Torah?
Where is there Hebrew in Targum?
What Kosher foods come from non-Kosher creatures?
For over 20 years, Rabbi Zaback has been collecting and creating questions for young boys to answer - but the adults seem to like them just as much! Now, he has gathered them into one place, with references, notes and discussions. There are questions from the Torah and Nach, Mishnah and Gemorah; there are questions about people, and places, history, rituals and much more.
Perfect for the Shabbos table, in the classroom, or on your own.
- ITEM #: 7080
- Dimensions: 6 X 9
- ISBN: 978-0615-97382-1
- Weight: 0.8940 lbs
- Binding: Hard Cover / 140 pages
- Published by: Distributed by Feldheim
This book is NOT a primer or a study guide - it is, as the cover says, questions of fact , trivia, and unusual circumstances, and geared toward a person with a significant background in tanach and gemorah - who will still find these questions challenging. My family and i loved it... we discuss a question or two (or more!) at the shabbos table every week.
Despite its description in the catalog - entirely in English - crucial parts of both questions and answers (sometimes the entire answers) are in UNtranslated, UNexplained Hebrew. The Biblical and Talmudic citations are entirely Hebrew including the numbers. One would need a classical yeshivish education to make full use of this book -- but if you had that classical yeshivish education then you wouldn't be asking most of these questions.
Considering how thin this book is, it would not have been prohibitive to include translations - and sometimes explanations of the Hebrew terms - of all the Hebrew text. I feel that nobody involved with this book gave consideration of readers as uneducated as me.
Being a new convert this book would help to better study Torah, but only problem is that being a new covert to Judaism I don't and can't read Hebrew which this books a lot of. But looking and at it looks like a goody study guide.