Evolution Jewish Law
By Bradlee Friedman
The Written and Oral Laws of Judaism
The Written Law
- A scroll of parchment containing the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, used in a synagogue during services.
- The Torah was said to be written by the finger of G-d.
- Many other religions were offered to abide by these laws, but they all rejected the opportunity and was handed down or handed over to the Jewish people.
- Nevi'im is a subdivision of the Hebrew Testament (Tanakh).
- In english Nevi'im means Profits.
- Nevi'im discusses the leadership of the Jewish profits.
- Nevi'im is the second section of the Tanakh.
- Ketuvim is the third and final section of the Tanakh.
- The english translation of the word Ketuvim is "writings".
- The Ketuvim are believed to have been written under the Ruach HaKodesh
- the Ketuvim are devided into a series of jewish writings. One section is purely the Book of Poems. secondly the Five Scrolls, and thirdly the other books
The Oral Law
- Mishnah is translated into "repetition".
- It is also understood as "to study and review".
- The Mishnah was one of the first major work created by Rabbinic Judaism.
- The Mishnah consists of six orders.
- The first and foremost is Zeraim (seeds)
- secondly Moed (festival)
- thirdly Nashim (women)
- then Nezikin (damages), Kodashim (holies) and finally Tehorot (purities)
- Gemara is translated into "study"
- It is also understood as "learning by tradition"
- The Gemara is the component of the talmud with rabbinic commentary on the Mishnah.
- The meaning of the term "responsa" is "questions and answers"
- The Responsa is not only a jewish oral law but also the Roman Empire's, the Roman Catholics, and Islam's.
- On a bit of an irrelevant topic, the modern version of the Responsa would be Yahoo answers or a search engine.
- There are many formal codes of Jewish law that have developed over the past two thousand years.
- The codes are influenced by the responsa for answering questions.
- The main law from the Talmud