About This Text
Ein Yaakov (‘Well of Jacob”) is a multivolume compilation of stories, parables, and biblical interpretation from the Talmud printed together with commentaries. Rabbi Yaakov ibn Habib began compiling and editing it in the early 16th century in the wake of the expulsion of Jews from Spain. After his death, his son, Rabbi Levi ibn Habib, completed the work. With its accessible content and style, Ein Yaakov has enjoyed wide appeal for centuries among both scholars and laymen and has been printed in over 30 editions.