Do you know if these books exist in English or French?

  • Sifre

  • Sifra

  • Tosefta

  • Beraytot deRebbi Hoshayah and Bar Kappara

  • Barayta deRebbi Yishmoel

  • Mekhilta

  • Mekhilta deRebbi Akiva (aka "Mekhilta deRebbi Shimon bar Yohaï")

    Midrashim of Tannaim :

  • Seder Olam Rabbah

  • Otyot DeRabbi Akiva

  • Barayta deMelekhet haMishkan.

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    wow qui est une longue liste Dec 28, 2015 at 21:10

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Sifre in English, Yale University Press, translated by Reuven Hammer.

Sefer Ha-Qabbalah by Avraham Ibn Daud, The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, translated by Gerson D. Cohen

Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael, The JPS Library of Jewish Classics, translation by Jacob Z. Lauterbach

Tosefta, Hendrickson Publishers, translation by Jacob Neusner

Mekhilta deRebbi Shimon bar Yohaï, The Jewish Publication Society, translation by W. David Nelson

Seder Olam Rabbah, Jason Aronson, Inc. Publishers, edited by Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

Although this is not exactly the Brayta of 32 Rules, Rabbi Adin Even Yisroel Steinsaltz's English Reference Guide to the Talmud, Random House, has a section called "The Principles of Talmudic Hermeneutics" which covers that material in detail.

I recall there was an English translation of "The Letters of Rabbi Akiva" in the late 1960's or early 1970's. It might be found on EBay or a used bookstore.

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    Thanks! Why did you mention the sefer ha-kabala?
    – far22
    Dec 29, 2015 at 12:26
  • @far22, the Seder Olam Rabbah is essentially a history. It seemed like this might be a substitute for the subject. Dec 29, 2015 at 16:03

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