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Rituals and Practice, the Modern Period

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Fall

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Rituals and Practice, the Modern Period Reading: Ch. 2 The Jewish Tradition, pp. 101-128 October 13 , 2010. Leaders concerned with laying out paradigm since Jews did not have central location for practicelead by rabbis who passed traditions through schools Several concrete achievements coming out of writing down verbal traditions: - Set of texts: Mishnah: extending from Moses, composed in Hebrew and covers all various dimensions of Jewish life both religious and secular, divided into 6 sections concerned with all elements of Jewish life (festivals, fasts, prayers, right of poor, family law (marriage & divorce)), body of law drawn nd from oral tradition complied by rabbis in early periods after fall of 2 temple - Midrash: commentary on Hebrew Bible - Gemara: commentary on Mishnah - Talmud: composed in Aramaic, Babylonian version and, contains2 genres of literature, Halakha (legal element of literature), Hagadah (literary strain elaborating on laws through stories, ane
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