Jewish Term Review

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Jewish Term Review 20:52 Halakah: The Jewish law Law that can change Really respected by Jews. Halakah is dynamic for conservative Jews but not for Orthodox Jews Been developing over several thousand years Disagreement over different groups over how much it should change and how much it  shouldn’t change. Underdetermination: Taking on lots of different meanings that are meant to be debated Multivocality Multiple voices that are debated. Don’t specify everything How to observe a law Why we follow a law Different groups fill it out in different days. Mitzvot: Commandments from God How to live in accordance with God’s will Kashrut: Jewish dietary laws How to eat it How to prepare it Jewish supervision
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Underdermination: Rabbi’s had to spell out in the bible how  Eruv: Sabbath boundary; a legal fiction.
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Unformatted text preview: Cannot carry a burden Create a inner community by an enclosed area Jerusalem is an enclosed area Legal fiction: Street still belongs to city or county Only functions for the purposes of Sabbath law Pesach/Passover: Spring Harvest Exodus from Egypt Only eat unleavened bread Passover sacrifice in HB replaced with rabbinic seder- Haggadah is read Separate dishes, utensils, pots Shavuot: 50 days after Sabbath on Passover Weeks in Hebrew Marked end of barely and beginning of wheat harvest Underdetermined: Later connected with the giving of the Torah Not many specific rituals. Sukkot: Commemorates booths built to facilitate harvest and post-Exodus wandering in Egypt Occurs in Oct/Nov and ends the busy High Holidays season. 20:52 20:52...
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