I have bee asked to provide Talmud books for a theatre prop. I will print the back cover and spine but don’t know what to put on the other (right cover. Is there anything printed? I cannot find any pictures online. Thank you?
So today’s question is about the Talmud. Honestly, your question doesn’t really have much of an answer as the Talmud (and assuming you ain’t speaking about the Torah would have a far different answer) comes in many different styles.
Talmuds written in Hebrew are read right to left and the covers are done accordingly and languages read left to right have a cover like a typical book. The cover typically says what version of the Talmud and the back the publisher and such. If you just pop on Amazon you will see many versions of the Talmud being sold with most of them just looking like a typical book.
So in your case, I would just find a Talmud published in the area of where your performance is based on and recreate based on that.
So today I got the following question from someone asking about the Talmud.
Why does the talmud seems so evil when it talks about gentiles?
Now at face value you are correct, it does seem so evil and seems Jews are able to steal from gentiles and pretty much do whatever we please but once you studied it you will see it isn’t like that all and everything has to do with context.
I will just do one example and that is stealing. Something we call the “Code of Law” clearly states that stealing is forbidden – even to a gentile (and not to say that in a superior way) and so does the Maimonidies also say the very same thing.
What it does say however is and it is example time again. Lets say you lost a tenner and I came across it (and by came across it I mean you dropped it somewhere) I would not be a sinner if I did not return it.
So no, we can’t go around stealing as many people think. I got a good link for you for further reading: http://www.sinaicentral.com/jewhaters/defending_the_talmud.htm.