Evolution of Jewish law
By Jessica Katzen
The Written Torah is made up on the Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim (Tanach). The Torah was given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai. Included in the Torah are the 5 books of Moses. There are two different attitudes. The Reform reaction is that the Torah wasn't necessarily written by God but by people inspired by him. Therefore since they weren't written by God, they don't have to obey the. The Orthodox reaction is that it was written only God, therefore they must obey them.
God reveled his law and will to Moshe and the people of Israel on Mount Sinai.
Toshba - Oral Law
Talmud Bavli - Made in 500 C.E by two Babylonian sages, Rav Ashi and Ravina
Codes of Jewish Law
Anyone can access it so it allows Jews to easily know what to do.
It makes Jewish Law less flexible for reinterpretation.
The most famous Codes of Jewish Law are Shulchan Aruch and the Mishnah Torah (by Rambam)