the Talmud


: the writings that declare Jewish law and tradition

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Recent Examples on the Web The vast majority of the Jews of the world trace their lineage back to the groups who organized their lives around not just the Bible, but also the Talmud, and subsequently commentaries and rulings by rabbis who were trained in the Talmud. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2010 For this reason, even though the Talmud reflects a dispute over the order of lighting, most start with one candle and increase the lighting by one more candle each night while reciting or chanting special blessings. CBS News, 7 Dec. 2023 There’s an idea of water being cleansing and protective; the Talmud says fish survived Noah’s flood. Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2023 Fearful that these traditions might be lost, the early rabbis began the process of writing them down, culminating in two texts called the Mishna and the Talmud. Joshua Shanes, Fortune, 19 June 2023 Shavuot became a time to celebrate the study of the Torah and its many rabbinic commentaries, including the Mishnah and the Talmud. Laura Yares, The Conversation, 22 May 2023

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“The Talmud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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