[Excerpt] In many a library stands a set of oversized volumes which appear to be ordinary copes of the Babylonian Talmud but constitute in fact an extraordinary edition. On page one of each volume are sketches of camps and barbed wire, of palm trees from the Holy Land. The title page explains. At its head stands a tribute in the English language. The set is the Survivors’ Talmud dedicated to the United States Army of Occupation in Germany.