Babylonian Talmud Book 4: Volumes VII. and VIII.

BOOK 4

Babylonian Talmud

Translated by Michael L. Rodkinson

Section Moed (Festivals)

Tracts Betzh, Succah, Moed Katan, Taanith, Megilla and Ebel Rabbathi or Semahoth

Book 4: Volumes VII. and VIII.

[1918]

Tract Betzah or Yom Tob (Feast Days)


OUTLINE: Completing the Festivals portion of Rodkinson’s Talmud translation. Tract Betzah details regulations about cooking, fishing, hunting and other activities on feast days. Tract Succah discusses the Festival of the Tabernacles, particularly the construction and use of the Succah, or booth. Moed Katan is about miscellaneous laws about some minor festivals, for instance activites which are permissible during intercalendary periods. Taanith has discussions about the beginning of the rains, including a sequence of folktales about rainmaking Rabbis. Megilla is about Purim, particularly about the public reading of the book of Esther during that festival. Ebel Rabbath is about mourning and other funerary activities.



SOURCE: http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/t04/index.htm


Title Page
Explanatory Remarks
Dedication
To the Reader
Contents
Synopsis of Subjects
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V

Tract Succah (Booths)

Contents
Dedication
Synopsis of Subjects
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV.
Chapter V

Trace Moed Katan (Minor Festivals)

Contents
Synopsis of Subjects
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III

Tract Taanith

Title Page
Explanatory Remarks
A Word to the Public
A Letter From Prof. Dr. M. Lazarus
Contents
Synopsis of Subjects
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV

Tract Megilla (Book of Esther)

Contents
Synopsis of Subjects
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV

Tract Ebel Rabbathi (Great Mourning), or Sema’hoth (Joys).

Contents
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Chapter IV
Chapter V
Chapter VI
Chapter VII
Chapter VIII.
Chapter IX
Chapter X
Chapter XI
Chapter XII
Chapter XIII
Chapter XIV

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