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In the 2-3 centuries following the compilation of the Mishnah more commentaries and legal discussions were written and collected into works called the Gemorah. Two different Gemarah were compiled; one in Babylonia and one in Palestine. Collectively the Mishnah and Gemarah are called the Talmud. While there is overlap between the Babylonian (or Bavli) and Palestinian (or Jerusalem or Yerushalmi) Talmuds, the Babylonian is the larger and more comprehensive work.


Finding Talmud on the shelf


Complete sets of the Palestinian/Jerusalem Talmud are generally shelved in BM 498. They are shelved in this order: original language (BM 498), selections (BM 498.2), translations (BM 498.5), early works about the Jerusalem Talmud (BM 498.7), then later works (BM 498.8). Individual orders and tractates are shelved with individual orders and tractates of the Talmud under BM 506


Complete sets of the Babylonian Talmud (also just called Talmud without the Babylonian qualifier) are generally shelved in BM 499. They are shelved in this order: original language (BM 499), selections (BM 499.2), translations (BM 499.5)


Works about the Talmud are shelved in BM 500-BM 504

BM 500-500.5 Collections, concordances, dictionaries, etc.

BM 501 Development of the Talmud: general works, then Soferim, Tannaim, Amoraim, Saboraim, Geonim, Rishonim, Aharonim

BM 502 Talmudists, Talmudic academies, then individual talmudists.

BM 503 Authority, traditions, introductions, methodology, textual criticism.

BM 504 Commentaries


Individual orders and tractates are shelved under BM 506

Note: many of these works are shelved in the oversized (folio) section.


Finding Talmud in the catalog


To find texts of the Talmud do a title browse search for: talmud <part> <language>

for example: Talmud english

or: talmud berakhot german

or: talmud zevahim


To find books written about the Talmud, do a subject browse search under: talmud <part>

for example: talmud bezah


Finding Talmud online


The Babylonian Talmud Translated by M.L. Rodkinson [1918]

This abridgement of the Talmud covers Mo'ed and Nezikin only.



Jewish texts at Snunit

Includes the Hebrew texts of the Tanakh, Mishnah, Tosefta, Talmud Bavli, Talmud Yerushalmi, and Mishneh Torah

Babylonian Talmud

Jerusalem Talmud


Bar Ilan Responsa Project

Includes the Hebrew texts of the Tanakh, Talmuds, early commentaries, and many responsa. Basic searching is available to anyone, but advanced features are only available to subscribers.  The HUC community can access the full features through the Jewish Studies Portal



Talmud at e-Daf.com

This site has images of Talmud pages with audio files in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.



Online Treasury of Talmudic Manuscripts at the JNUL

This Hebrew site features early Talmud and Mishnah manuscripts.


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