A Jewish Voice

Library

BS”D

On this page you will be able to find various books and texts, which is considered holy or important in Judaism and Islam, as well as a list of books I relate to in my studies.

I hope it will be of some help for those who wish to study either Judaism or Islam, religion in general, or who is just curious.

I will be adding to the list, so don’t expect it to be complete. And please feel free to post suggestions as well as general comments or questions.

Central Scriptures and Texts in Judaism:

Humash (The Five Books forming the Torah):

Original language: Biblical Hebrew

Translated to: More or less all languages, though not all languages have good translations.

Recommended translations: Artscroll, representing the traditional Jewish views.

TaNaCh (The Jewish Bible):

Original language: Biblical Hebrew, some Aramaic (eg., Book of Daniel, Book of Ester)

Translated to: More or less all languages, though not all languages have good translations.

Recommended translations: Artscroll, representing the traditional Jewish views. JSP 1999 edition, being a more scholarly translation.

The Mishnah:

Original language: Mishnaic Hebrew

Translated to: English, Spanish

Recommended translations: Artscroll, representing the tradition Jewish views, with the Yad Avraham commentaries. Kehati, edited by Avner Tomaschoff. Jacob Neusner’s translation.

The Babylonian Talmud:

Original language: Aramaic, Hebrew

Translated to: Hebrew, English, Spanish

Recommended translations: Artscroll, representing the tradition Jewish views. Soncino, a classic translation. Steinzalts’ translation, representing a more academic view.


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