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is a compilation of all the Aggadic material in the Talmud
The Talmud is a central text of mainstream Judaism. It takes the form of a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history....
together with commentaries. Its introduction contains an account of the history of Talmudic censorship and the term Gemara
The Gemara is the component of the Talmud comprising rabbinical analysis of and commentary on the Mishnah. After the Mishnah was published by Rabbi Judah the Prince The Gemara (also transliterated Gemora or, less commonly, Gemorra; from Aramaic גמרא gamar; literally, "[to] study" or "learning by...
. It was compiled by Jacob ibn Habib
Jacob ben Solomon ibn Habib was a rabbi and talmudist born at Zamora, Spain. In his youth Ibn Ḥabib studied the Talmud under R...
and (after his death) by his son Rabbi Levi ibn Habib.
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version in 5 volumes appeared in 1921, prepared by Rabbi Shmuel Tzvi - Hirsch Glick of Chicago
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. It presents the original text on the right column of each page, with the corresponding English version to its left. It doesn't include any of the commentaries that appear in the classic version, but Rabbi Glick's translation and accompanying footnotes suffice for comprehension.
Another English translation, by Avraham Yaakov Finkel
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, titled Ein Yaakov: The Ethical and Inspirational Teachings of the Talmud, was compiled in one volume.