Once again the brilliant and indefatigable Adam Kirsch, one of America’s best literary critics, has done the world a great public service. Come and Hear invites us into the world of the Talmud, one of literary history’s most daunting and least accessible texts. Kirsch doesn’t merely explain or introduce readers to this world; he shows us why it’s a world worth exploring, for anyone who cares about how human beings think. Welcome.