By Jessie Horovitz
These set of laws give movement, direction and progress, it is a path to follow in life.
Orthodox Jews believe that the Torah is written by god and god only. they believe that since the laws are from god, they are immutable and binding. This means that they are unchangeable. they have to be obeyed by how they are written.
Reform Jews believe that the Torah is not necessarily written by god but by the people. this is the key idea about reform Jews. Reform Jews don't regard these laws are authoritative and binding but flexible.
The Written Law
The oral law
this contains both the legal ruling and back and forth discussions dissecting these rulings. the community in israel created a talmud in the 3rd century called the Jerusalem Talmud. There is another talmud called the Babylonian talmud which was created over 200 years after the jerusalem talmud. This talmud is universally accepted as authoritative.
Mishneh Torah - Rambam
Shulchan Aruch - Yosef Karo
The Torah' s connected to the Mishna
And the Mishna's connected to the Gemara
·Mishna and Gemara together make the Talmud
And the Talmud is connected to Rashi
And Rashi's connected to the Tosafot
And Tosafot are connected to Mishneh Torah
·Mishneh Torah's connected to Shulchan Aruch
And then what follows is Responsa