Talk:Talmud

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Prominence in South Korea?[edit]

I've read in lots of places the Talmud is held in high esteem and is mandatory reading in primary schools in South Korea. Should we mention this and other non-Jewish studies of Talmud on this article? --Daviddwd (talk) 07:23, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

I am highly suspicious of this story. It sounds like a journalistic beat-up to me. Look at the "Talmud translated into Korean" in the image here. Surely the author knows that this little book couldn't possibly hold more than a tiny fraction of the Talmud. Most likely it is a small collection of Talmudic stories, retold for children. Calling this "studying Talmud" is preposterous. Zerotalk 07:39, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Does the Talmud say "to meet oneself means to meet God"?[edit]

Please discuss this entry at one central place: talk:doppelgänger.

I am trying to work on the doppelgänger article. I have already readded the statement:

"The book of Talmud states, to meet ones self is to meet God".

This addition came from me watching the movie plus one +1 (film). The actors state:

"Maybe we don't have less to worry about then we think"
"What do you mean"
"If the universe is really infinite - it means mathematically there must be replicas of our solar system, out there"
"You've gotta be kidding me."
"Look just because they exist [doubles of ourselves] doesn't mean they are out to get us"
"She's right..."
"Yeah, and how do you figure?"
"From the book of Talmud, to meet ones self is to meet God."

I did a Google search:

Talmud, to meet ones self is to meet God

...and found a reference to an old August 2011 quote from an old version of the doppelgänger Wikipedia article:

"In some myths, the doppelgänger is a version of the Ankou, a personification of death; in a tradition of the Talmud, to meet oneself means to meet God."

I added back "tradition of the Talmud, to meet oneself means to meet God." with fact tag to the Doppelgänger article.

Can anyone help me reference this reference in the Talmud which can be added to +1 (film) and Doppelgänger? Of course, I will look more myself too.

Please discuss this entry at one central place: talk:doppelgänger.

Wikia6969 (talk) 09:40, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Anti-Christian canards[edit]

I see that someone is attempting to incorporate into this article some of the tired old canards about the Talmud's alleged "anti-Christian" and "anti-Jesus" references -- the ones usually parroted on white supremacist portals by people who have never read a word of the Talmud, let alone studied it. To that newbie editor -- and to anyone else with similar designs -- please stop. Feel free to initiate contact on my talk page, and I will be happy to explain to you in detail exactly why said Talmudic passages do not say what you think they say. This talk page is not the proper venue for that sort of discussion; but suffice to say, briefly, that there is no consensus as to whether Jesus is even mentioned in the Talmud, let alone derogatorily. Most of the supposed "blasphemies" of Jesus and Mary, for example, do not refer to them at all. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 20:18, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Saiga12boy hasn't edited since being reverted here. Wouldn't worry all that much, @DoctorJoeE:. JFW | T@lk 22:16, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

@Jfdwolff: So I see; he didn't respond to my note on his talk page either. But I always worry when anyone tries to add this sort of antisemitic crap, particularly when accompanied by a "this is the truth" edit summary. The fact that he went to the trouble of opening an account suggested some measure of determination over and above the usual IP trolling, but perhaps I over-reacted. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 23:43, 2 July 2015 (UTC)