Sages 4 from the Mishna to the Talmud / Leo Binyamin In the third century, a defining literary event took place in Israel - the Mishna became the foundational book of Jewish law. It was a real revolution, and Han Bialik described the frenzy that accompanied it: "The Beit Midrash of Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi and his students is getting more and more turbulent; The hands are full of work: gathering laws, investigating rumors, gathering 'testimonies', arranging, proofreading, writing down, putting the oral Torah on a book! Do they know that they are making a 'revolution' in the tradition of Israel" (all writings of Han Bialik, "Halacha Vagada", Jerusalem-Tel Aviv 2013, p. 246). The book in front of you outlines the course of this impressive event in the history of our people. Vol. The third of the series of sages ended with the death of Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi (the twenties of the third century), the fourth volume was opened at this point and concluded with the death of Rabbi Yochanan (year 279). During these years, anarchy prevailed in the Roman Empire, and the Sassanids carried out a governmental revolution in Babylon. And inside the house, inside, In the world of sages, the halachic revolution that led from pluralism to normativity took place; from a world in which many conflicting secondary schools of thought are used in a mixture in different homes, to a world in which a constitutive and binding text prevails according to which all actions were and will be derived for generations. This volume offers a fascinating encounter with the central sages who accompanied these transformations , both in the Land of Israel and in Babylon - those who conducted themselves in accordance with the spirit of the times and those who sought to stand against and preserve their ancient tradition without compromise. Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau serves as the rabbi of the Ramban Synagogue in Jerusalem. of a contract published by Yediot Books was a bestseller.