It's called the "Sea of Talmud" for good reason: So many volumes, so many topics, so many Sages' sayings, exchanges and expressions. But here is a tool which allows you to navigate the entire length and breadth of the Talmud and locate specific source material with ease.
The HaMafteach is a groundbreaking literary achievement: It is a comprehensive alphabetical Index - cataloging topics, terms, concepts, Sages' sayings, parables, anecdotes - all in one convenient, easy-to-use volume. Pick a term, look it up, and discover a user-friendly listing of where the subject is discussed throughout the Babylonian Talmud.
HaMafteach means "the key" and that's precisely what this is. Simply turn "the key" and it immediately directs you to any, or many, of the Talmud's treasured pages. Just like that.
The HaMafteach features:
Approximately 6,600 major subject Entries; 27,000 minor Sub-Entries; and 42,000 Talmudic reference sources.
The HaMafteach is ideal for students who wish to locate a particular topic; rabbis and teachers who wish to learn or discuss a subject from various sources or prepare for a class; or for a speaker or author looking to gather source or reference material.
For your convenience, there are four independent editions of the HaMafteach: Hebrew only edition, arranged by subject (Aleph-Tav); English only edition, arranged by subject (A-Z); Hebrew only, arranged by masechta; and English only, arranged by tractate. The two latter editions will be released shortly.
Once you discover how useful the HaMafteach is, you'll wonder: Why didn't anyone think of this before?
This volume is in alphabetical order by subject, in English (A-Z).