RLG100Y1 Study Guide - Ethical Monotheism, Mishnah, Rabbinic Judaism

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RLG100 NOTES FROM SEPTEMBER 24 2012
LECTURE: JUDAISM
As long as there is an Israel there is a covenant with God
How to act?
Identified in the Mishnah
To Moses one book was released (Torah) and a spoken way was also
told
In 70 C.E. the Rabbi’s collected these spoken tales and wrote into the
Mishnah
Sinai: Bible/ Mishnah
The teaching of Judaism
The “digest of law”
Rabbi holy men that studied the Mishnah initial statement
Mishnah:
Understood the sanctity of the world through the world order: the world has
a plan
Everything has an order/name there is an ideal way to live
Humanity is the center of the world each person can have a covenant with
God if you do good you sanctify the world but id you do bad (unholiness)
you desecrate
Human will be expressed through human action is the power in the world
thus the Mishnah formulated that will/deeds will constitute as what creates
the movement in the world which will lead to the world sanctify or desecrate
What can man do?
Man is the master of the world through his/her will/deed Israel is the
people/land/food/mode of way of life thus don’t need sacrifice atonement
to sanctify
Theory of Rabbinic Judaism (RJ):
Believes in one God who is unique/loving/just (ethical monotheism)
1. God formed creation according to a plan
Torah reveals such that Israles evacuation is part of the plan so
that they can repent back to covenant
2. understands that creation is perfect and it is good since God is
good
3. Humans have disrupted the perfection of the creation through
disobedience
God wants to know about us since we are all important
4. God will heal the world restore the perfection of the universe
because Israel will repent and God will keep covenant
So perfect that “the lion will sleep with the lamb” dead will
be resurrected people will be gathered by the messiah
Mishnah (teachings): compiled by the Rabbi into 6 chapters:
1. Seeds: agriculture law (what to give to the needy)
2. Appointed times (Sabbeth/festivals)
3. Women (marriage divorce)
4. Damages (criminal law)
5. Sanctify (service/sacrifice in temple)
6. Purity (the laws of the ritual contamination and how you sanctify)
It is a feeling corpse is dirty/ impurity & purity rules universe
Rituals:
Sabbeth (Saturday) day of rest (Geniss 20:8 and Exodus 31:16)
“remember the seventh day and keep it holy / observe the seventh day
throughout the generations as a sign of covenant”
Don’t work (worship)
Central core Jewish practice (every week remember the creation)
Begins Sat night with a light of a candle / sabbeth dinner at home / ritual
mean: wash, sanctify bread/wine begins with the chanting of the Kiddush
(sanctify) and blessing of the Sabbeth go to Synagogue light
candle/pray/wine

Document Summary

As long as there is an israel there is a covenant with god. To moses one book was released (torah) and a spoken way was also told. In 70 c. e. the rabbi"s collected these spoken tales and wrote into the. Rabbi holy men that studied the mishnah initial statement. Understood the sanctity of the world through the world order: the world has a plan. Everything has an order/name there is an ideal way to live. Humanity is the center of the world each person can have a covenant with. God if you do good you sanctify the world but id you do bad (unholiness) you desecrate. Human will be expressed through human action is the power in the world thus the mishnah formulated that will/deeds will constitute as what creates the movement in the world which will lead to the world sanctify or desecrate.