Atkins, Passover Haggadah

Atkins Passover Haggadah

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Unformatted text preview: there is the ‘Oral Torah’, known as the Talmud. The Talmud is the tradition handed down from the time of the giving of the Torah, the Laws and Commandments at Sinai to the Jewish People, and is the complement by which the Written Torah is explained expounded and made much more comprehensible. The “Written Torah” very often contains ambiguities and vague commandments, which were understood quite well by Moses and the people who heard them but later generations forgot them or did not understand how they were to be followed. This tradition and explanation was handed down from teacher to pupil by word of mouth that is ‘Orally’ for some 1,500 years. However, at the time of the Roman persecution some 2,000 years ago, when it was forbidden to teach the Torah, for fear of them being lost, they were written down (which is why even the Oral Torah came to be written) in what came to be called the Talmud, the root of the word being ‘learning’. 35 My Journey through the Haggadah by Yekutiel Atkins The Talmud contains laws and their explanations handed down by our Sages t...
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