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Soviet Academy of Sciences Publishes Analytical Book on Talmud

The Soviet Academy of Sciences has published a book on the Talmud by Professor Moshe Belinki, in which the author gives a historical survey of the Talmud, sketches the social and political background against which the Talmud developed, and deals with the outlook and attitudes of the Talmudic sages, it was reported here today from Moscow.

While the historical part of the work is considered to be fairly objective, there is a final chapter entitled “The Talmud and Present-Day Judaism, ” in which the author gives his own views and presents a critical analysis of the Talmud according to his own attitudes and terms of reference.