The World of the Talmud
By: Adler, Morris
Contents: Attempting a Definition; The Rise of the Oral Law; Why Oral? The Mishna; The Gemara; Halacha and Aggada (Law and Lore); Who Were the Rabbis? The Religion of the Rabbis; Aspects of Rabbinic Social Teaching; On Justice and Courts; The Denials of Rabbinic Teaching; The Enduring Worth of the Talmud.