* BadassDecay: Before becoming a Talmudic sage, Reish Lakish was the leader of a bandit gang who could jump over rivers InASingleBound. A few years after his HeelFaceTurn, he tried it again and failed. This isn't necessarily seen as a bad thing, though.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Among others, Shabbat 89a (loosely translated):
-->When Moses ascended on high, he found the Holy One, blessed be He, tying crowns on the letters (of the Torah). God said to him, "Moses, they don't say hello where you come from?"[[note]]literally: Is there no "Shalom" (greeting) in your city?[[/note]]
** There was an incident in which a dead body ''snorted'' at two men...
** And the bit in Megillah when, one Purim, a rabbi got too drunk and accidentally killed his friend. He prayed for the man to be revived, and miraculously he was. Then he invited his friend over ''next'' year, at which he was told, "You can't count on a miracle every time!"
** Also, the second page quote on Quotes/JewsLoveToArgue is also pretty hilarious.
*** This can be taken one of two ways: [[AGodAmI A religious oligarchy]] [[FridgeHorror can overrule God]], or God is willing to accept mortal input.
* HoYay: Rabbi Yohanan and Resh Lakish in Bava Metzia 84a. Resh Lakish sees Rabbi Yohanan bathing in the Jordan, thinks he's a woman, and pole vaults the river on his lance. When he discovers his gender mistake, he says to Rabbi Yohanan, "Your beauty for women!". They become at the very least HeterosexualLifePartners, and brothers-in-law to boot, as Resh Lakish marries Rabbi Yohanan's sister.
* {{Squick}}: The Order of Kodshim, which covers sacrifices, discusses lots of blood and gore. Tractate Chullin in particular is not for the faint of heart; there is an illustrated guide released around 2002 which gives you intimate knowledge of every little tube and organ in a cow's body.
** [[YouFailBiologyForever And they get it wrong]].
* ValuesDissonance: Oh boy. Letís just say thereís a lot of xenophobia and misogyny going on, to the point that experts think that translating the Talmud to Arabic is anti-Semitic. [[http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?ID=263861&R=R1 Seriously.]]
** Modern Jewish Israelis are often shocked by some of the bookís contents as well, or at least they claim itís grossly misinterpreted or try and focus on the positive parts of it.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: Though most of the Talmud is rated G, some areas are incredibly explicit, such as Kesubos, which has sections dealing with minute details of sex acts.
** And Niddah has all you ever wanted to know about menstruation.
** The holy books are where you learn [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar all the cool things your parents would never let you read otherwise]]. Dina and Tamar and all those concubines, oh my!

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