Category: The Talmud

Adam & Eve 5774 ago (Hebrew Calendar)

According to the Hebrew calendar Adam & Eve were created 5774 years ago by God in His own image. They are the great mother and father of all.

Their creation is being celebrated today by the Jews as Rosh Hashanah. It is the Jewish New Year today.

Adam & Eve 5774 ago (Hebrew Calendar)

Creation of Adam & Eve by Albrecht Durer

The Creation of Adam
The Creation of Eve
Both by Albrecht Dürer

The Hebrew or Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar used today predominantly for Jewish religious observances. It determines the dates for Jewish holidays and the appropriate public reading of Torah portions, yahrzeits (dates to commemorate the death of a relative), and daily Psalm readings, among many ceremonial uses. In Israel, it is used for religious purposes, provides a time frame for agriculture and is an official calendar for civil purposes, although the latter usage has been steadily declining in favor of the Gregorian calendar.

The calendar used by Jews has evolved over time. The basic structural features of the early calendar are thought to have been influenced by the Babylonian calendar, including the seven-day week, the lunisolar intercalary adjustment and the names of the months. Until the Tannaitic period (approximately 10–220 CE) the calendar employed a new crescent moon, with an additional month normally added every two or three years to correct for the difference between twelve lunar months and the solar year. When to add it was based on observation of natural agriculture-related events. Through the Amoraic period (200–500 CE) and into the Geonic period, this system was gradually displaced by the mathematical rules used today. The principles and rules were fully codified by Maimonides in the Mishneh Torah in the 12th century. Maimonides’ work also replaced the previously used Seleucid era year numbering system with the modern creation-era Anno Mundi.

The Hebrew calendar year is longer by about 6 minutes and 25+25/57 seconds than the current mean solar year, so that every 224 years, the Hebrew calendar will fall a day behind the current mean solar year; and about every 231 years it will fall a day behind the Gregorian calendar year. Because of the roughly eleven-day difference between twelve lunar months and one solar year, the length of the Hebrew calendar year varies in the repeating 19-year Metonic cycle of 235 lunar months, with the intercalary month added according to defined rules every two or three years, for a total of 7 times per 19 years.
– Wikipedia

Teachings From The Talmud

talmud_set1ALL the blessings of a household come through the wife, therefore should her husband honour her.
-Talmud.
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A dream is a prophecy in miniature.
– Talmud

A person will be called to account on Judgement Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.
– The Talmud
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COMMIT a sin twice, and it will not seem to thee a sin.
Talmud.

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Deeds of kindness weigh as much as all the commandments.
– The Talmud
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He who is loved by man is loved by God.
—The Talmud.
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HE that is ambitious of fame destroys it. He that increaseth not his knowledge diminishes it. He that uses the crown of learning as an instrument of gain will pass away.
– Talmud.
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HE who can feel ashamed will not readily do wrong.
– Talmud.
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HE who mixes with unclean things becomes unclean himself; he whose associations are pure becomes purer each day.
– Talmud.
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He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.
—The Talmud.

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IF thou lackest knowledge, what hast thou then acquired? Hast thou acquired knowledge, what else dost thou want?
-Talmud.
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If you add to the truth, you subtract from it.
– The Talmud
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IF you wish to know how much preferable wisdom is to gold, then observe: if you change gold you get silver for it, but your gold is gone; but if you exchange one sort of wisdom for another, you obtain fresh knowledge, and at the same time keep what you possessed before.
~ Talmud.
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NEVER put thyself in the way of temptation: even David could not resist it.
– Talmud.
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NOTHING is more becoming a man than silence. It is not the preaching but the practice which ought to be considered as the more important. A profusion of words is sure to lead to error.
– Talmud.
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One thing obtained with difficulty is far better than a hundred things procured with ease.
—The Talmud.
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SEVEN things characterise the wise man, and seven the blockhead. The wise man speaks not before those who are his superiors, either in age or wisdom. He interrupts not others in the midst of their discourse. He replies not hastily. His questions are relevant to the subject, his answers, to the purpose. In delivering his sentiments he taketh the first in order first, the last, last. What he understands not he says, “I understand not.” He acknowledges his error, and is open to conviction. The reverse of all this characterises the blockhead.
~Talmud

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The one great requisite is character.
– The Talmud

THERE is a great difference between one who can feel ashamed before his own soul and one who is only ashamed before his fellow men.
~ Talmud.
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THERE are three things which, in great quantity, are bad, and, in little, very good: leaven, salt, and liberality.
– Talmud.
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THE best conduct a man can adopt is that which gains him the esteem of others without depriving him of his own.
– Talmud.
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THE best preacher is the heart; the best teacher is time; the best book is the world; the best friend is God.

Talmud.

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UNDERSTAND a man by his deeds and words; the impressions of others lead to false judgment.
– Talmud.
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When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.
~The Talmud
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WHOSOEVER does not persecute them that persecute him; whosoever takes an offence in silence; he who does good because of love; he who is cheerful under his sufferings—these are the friends of God, and of them the Scripture says, “They shall shine forth like the sun at noontide.”
– Talmud.
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