Friday, July 18, 2008

Prof. S. Friedman's Mevo L' Talmud Aruch

Prof. Friedman has added many new articles to his site. Most notably, he included the introduction to his groundbreaking work, Talmud Aruch on Ch. 6 Bava Metzia. The large amount of effort that Prof. Freedman has placed into both writing and disseminating his work is very impressive and a true exemplar of the Talmudic dictum, להגדיל תורה ולהאדירו (Chullin end of Ch. 3). A brief review of Prof. Firedman's work can be found here.

I hope to write up a more complete discussion of Prof. Firedman's work, the new Mesivta Gemaros, and a general discussion of the merits or demerits of academic versus traditional scholarship some day when I'm less rushed and more awake.

For the moment, I want to thank Prof. Friedman for making available his work to those of use who do not have easy access to a full academic library. He is one of the greatest Marbitzei Torah of our generation and I wish his enterprise much success.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And we thank you as well for letting us know about their availability (you beat menachemmendel to the punch.) Apparently a volume of his collected articles is in the works.

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