This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the workings of the Talmud. What did the Sages do when they found themselves without answers to halachic (legal) questions? What processes were used to discover the answers? Why did these processes sometimes lead to different conclusions? Rabbi Lampel examines these issues and provides intelligent answers to questions that beginners in Talmud study frequently wonder about. A fascinating perspective on the development of law in Talmudic times! Students of the Talmud love this book!