Modern Talmud Yerushalmi
“It is known that there is no teaching like the Teaching of the Land of Israel which is the Talmud Yerushalmi.The study of the Talmud Yerushalmi and its dissemination in the eyes of many of the Sages and luminaries of the People of Israel is an inseparable part of the miracle of the return of the People of Israel to their land after two thousand years of exile.
Studying the Talmud Yerushalmi is bound to revitalize the study of Gemara and Faith. In the midst of the congregation an aspiration is felt to study and immerse in the Talmud Yerushalmi” (Hagaon Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu ZT”L, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel and Rishon Le-Zion) — in his recommendation for the Eludicated Talmud
The Talmud Yerushalmi Institute announces the “Or Layesharim” elucidated Talmud Yerushalmi authored by Rabbi Yehoshua Buch. The editions are available in print and PDF.
The uniqueness of the commentary is its reliance on the manuscripts and genizah fragments of the Talmud Yerushalmi that survived, through a meticulous examination of the unique language and terminology of the Talmud Yerushalmi using contemporary studies. It also draws upon traditional commentaries and Academic studies from a broad variety of fields to help determine the correct interpretation of the Talmud Yerushalmi.
In addition, the commentary provides comparisons and parallels with the Talmud Bavli and other Rabbinic sources which give the reader a fuller picture of the matter at hand. Terminology and word usage are definined helping the reader assimilate the style of the Talmud Yerushalmi that differs so much from that of the Bavli)
The work has approbations from Rabbi Nehemya Zalman Goldberg (Beth Din Hagadol in Jerusalem, R. Shapira (of Merkaz Harav) and R. Mordechai Eliyahu (former Sephardic chief Rabbi of Israel).
We are also embarking on an English of the Talmud Yerushalmi commentary which will be posted chapter by chapter as they become available.