Category: Other Rabbinic Literature

Rabbinic/Talmud: Mishnah, Tosefta/tractates, Babylon/Jerusalem Talmuds; Midrash: Halakh/Aggad; major legal codes: Mishneh Torah, Tur, Shulchan Aruch & Responsa; thought/ethics: Kabbalah, Hasid, Musar...; Siddur/Jewish; & Piyyut poetry & commentaries.
  • Eighteen Treatises from the Mishna
    • by D. A. Sola and M. J. Raphall [1843] One of the first English translations of a substantial portion of the Mishna, the treasure-house of Jewish law and tradition.
  • Haggada
    • Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg [1909]. A huge collection of traditional stories which have grown up around the Bible narrative.
  • Sayings of the Jewish Fathers (Pirqe Aboth)
    • tr. by Charles Taylor [1897] A beautiful extract from the Talmud, which has been used as liturgy. Devoted to ethics with some mystical touches, the Pirqe Aboth is distinguished for its transparency and simplicity. This was one of the first English translations in modern times of any portion of the Talmud.
  • Siddur
    • The Standard Prayer Book by Simeon Singer [1915] Complete English translation of a Jewish Prayer Book, or Siddur, including prayers, holidays, ceremonies, and important texts.
  • The Babylonian Talmud
    • Translated by M.L. Rodkinson [1918] A massive ten volume abridgement of the Talmud, the Jewish compendium of law and tradition, the only extensive public domain translation. Presented for the first time anywhere on the Internet at sacred-texts.com.
  • The Talmud
    • by Joseph Barclay [1878] Seventeen representative tracts from the Talmud.
  • The Wisdom of the Talmud
    • by Ben Zion Bokser [1951] A great introduction to the Talmud for contemporary readers.
  • Tractate Sanhedrin, Mishnah and Tosefta
    • by Herbert Danby [1919] A key portion of the Mishna dealing with crime and punishment.