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Ashley Williams RELI 1001 Honercamp October 14, 2010 Mishnah and Talmud The Mishnah is the first written piece that offers the oral traditions of Judaism. It teaches the oral traditions by example, presenting actual cases being brought to judgment, usually along with the debate on the matter and the judgment that was given by a wise and notable rabbi. The Talmud is the central text of mainstream Judaism. The Talmud is composed of two different components: the Mishnah and the Gemara, a discussion of the Mishnah. This specific paper on the Mishnah and the Talmud discusses the Talmud’s view on Rabbinic Authority and Levirate Marriage. In regards to the marriage, it says that people should “be fruitful and multiply” and that “blessing may rest on your household.” Basically, marriage is a good thing, and should be a joyful journey. The paper then goes on to talk about the age of cogency. In this age, Christianity and Islam were spreading vastly throughout the world, but Judaism was basically contained to small pockets of the world. Then, there was more separation
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Unformatted text preview: between groups, and the groups were banned from inter-marriages. During the Age of Cogency, Moses Ben Maimon was recognized as a major leader of Judaism. He wrote a paper called The Thirteen Principles . This document is a group of beliefs that coincide with Judaists’ beliefs. For example, the first principle states, “I believe with perfect faith that the Creator, blessed be his name, is the Author and Guide of everything that has been created, and that he alone has made, does make, and will make all things.” This is the first principle that means that there is one God that should be exalted. The paper then goes on to discuss the idea of mystical visions. There have been multiple schools of Jewish mysticism, but the one at the forefront is called the Kabbalah. The statements of this school can be found in the Zohar, a sacred text of Judaism. This book focuses on the attributes of God which are important because the Bible states that “God creates humans in his image.”...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course RELI 1001 taught by Professor Eaglen during the Fall '08 term at UGA.

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