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Did Rabbinic Judaism emerge out of Christianity? (Prof. Israel Jacob Yuval)
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From Temple to Text: Rabbinic Judaism as Default or Destiny
From Temple to Text: Rabbinic Judaism as Default or Destiny
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Evil Rabbinic Judaism
Evil Rabbinic Judaism
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The History of the Early Church and Rabbinical Judaism: Introduction
The History of the Early Church and Rabbinical Judaism: Introduction
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Karaite and Rabbinic Judaism
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Jewish Mysticism 2 - Early Rabbinic Judaism and Mystical Ecstasy
Jewish Mysticism 2 - Early Rabbinic Judaism and Mystical Ecstasy
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The Tallit: Rabbinic or Biblical?
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Chp 8 Development of Rabbinic Judaism
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Netanyahu's Haredi Anti Zionism and Easternism in Rabbinic Judaism?
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Re: Evil Rabbinic Judaism
Re: Evil Rabbinic Judaism
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The History of the Early Church and Rabbinical Judaism: Tale of Two Jews!
The History of the Early Church and Rabbinical Judaism: Tale of Two Jews!
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Topic: rabbinic judaism sees the biblical phrase
Topic: rabbinic judaism sees the biblical phrase
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Part 2-Rabbinic Judaism 10-25-12
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Jewish Documentary  - Full Film
Jewish Documentary - Full Film
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Cheezok Emunah-What The Rabbis Believed?: Brief History of Rabbinical Judaism
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Lion Of Judah Black Christ
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WITCHCRAFT, OCCULT and SUPERSTITION – By Rabbi Michael Skobac, Jews for Judaism
WITCHCRAFT, OCCULT and SUPERSTITION – By Rabbi Michael Skobac, Jews for Judaism
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Paul of Tarsus Jewish Biography as History Dr. Henry Abramson
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The history of the Early Church and Rabbinical Judaism part 3, Morphing sects B..MP4
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A Taste of Karaite Judaism in 30 Minutes or Less (Part 2)
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Rescuing  Judaism - Rabbi Dr. Nathan Lopes Cardozo
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Early Church and Rabbinical Judaism: part 3: Morphing sects .: A
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SCRIPTURE TWISTING - How Missionaries Distort Jewish Bible - Rabbi Michael Skobac
SCRIPTURE TWISTING - How Missionaries Distort Jewish Bible - Rabbi Michael Skobac
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What Christians Can Learn From Judaism: The Sabbath
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The ELEPHANT in the ROOM of JUDAISM - Rabbi Michael Skobac - Jews for Judaism
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Hillel Foundations of Rabbinic Culture Jewish History Lecture by Henry Abramson
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Debate: Rabbi Tovia Singer vs. Dr. Craig Evans
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INTERMARRIAGE - Why Marry Jewish? - Rabbi Michael Skobac - Jews for Judaism
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Rabbi Friedman - The Soul and the Afterlife: Where Do We Go From Here?
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What Is Judaism?
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Judaism on Christianity with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg
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How rabbinic Jews "the Pharisees" treat believers in Yeshua
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DEBATE: Orthodox Rabbi David Blumofe Vs. Messianic Rabbi Dr. Michael Brown
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Judaism vs. Christianity on the Resurrection of the Dead: Rabbi Tovia Singer Explains Why We Differ
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12b History of Judaism - the Hellenistic era, the Hasmonean Kingdom, and the Roman era
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Rabbi Michel Dolgin "Understanding Judaism through Chanukah"
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Controversy on conversion to Judaism- Modern orthodox Rabbi Joel Tessler of D.C.-area (18)
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Jewish Jesus: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Extended Interview
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Is Jesus Prophesied in the Jewish Scriptures?
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Rabbinic Judaism or Rabbinism (Hebrew: יהדות רבנית Yahadut Rabanit) has been the mainstream form of Judaism since the 6th century CE, after the codification of the Babylonian Talmud. Growing out of Pharisaic Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism is based on the belief that at Mount Sinai, Moses received from God the Written Torah (Pentateuch) in addition to an oral explanation, known as the "Oral Torah," that Moses transmitted to the people.

Rabbinic Judaism contrasts with the Sadducees and with Karaite Judaism (Hebrew: יהדות קראית), which do not recognize the oral law as a divine authority nor the Rabbinic procedures used to interpret Jewish scripture. Although there are now profound differences among Jewish denominations of Rabbinic Judaism with respect to the binding force of halakha (Jewish religious law) and the willingness to challenge preceding interpretations, all identify themselves as coming from the tradition of the oral law and the Rabbinic method of analysis. It is this which distinguishes them as Rabbinic Jews, in comparison to Karaite Judaism.

Written and oral law[edit]

The feature that distinguishes Rabbinic Judaism is the belief in Moses as 'our rabbi' and the conception that God revealed the Torah in two parts, as both written and Oral Law or Oral Torah.[1] The Talmud is said to be a codification of the Oral Law, and thereby just as binding as the Torah itself. To demonstrate this position some point to Exodus 18 and Numbers 11 of the Bible to show that Moses appointed elders to govern with him and to judge disputes, imparting to them details and guidance of how to interpret the revelations from God while carrying out their duties. Additionally, all the laws in the Written Torah are recorded only as part of a narrative describing God imparting these laws to Moses and commanding him to transmit them to the Jewish nation. None of the laws in the Written Law are presented as instructions to the reader.

Development of Rabbinic Judaism[edit]

Rabbinical Eras

As the Rabbis were required to face a new reality, that of Judaism without a Temple (to serve as the center of teaching and study) and Judea without autonomy, there was a flurry of legal discourse and the old system of oral scholarship could not be maintained. It is during this period that Rabbinic discourse began to be recorded in writing.[2] The theory that the destruction of the Temple and subsequent upheaval led to the committing of Oral Law into writing was first explained in the Epistle of Sherira Gaon and often repeated.[3]

The oral law was subsequently codified in the Mishnah and Gemara, and is interpreted in Rabbinic literature detailing subsequent rabbinic decisions and writings. Rabbinic Jewish literature is predicated on the belief that the Torah cannot be properly understood without recourse to the Oral Law. It states that many commandments and stipulations contained in the Torah would be difficult, if not impossible, to keep without the Oral Law to define them—for example, the prohibition to do any "creative work" ("melakha") on the Sabbath, which is given no definition in the Torah, is given a practical meaning by a definition of what constitutes 'Melacha' provided by the Oral Law. Numerous examples exist of this general prohibitive language in the Torah (such as, "don't steal", without defining what is considered theft, or ownership and property laws), requiring—according to Rabbinic thought—a subsequent definition through the Oral Law. Thus Rabbinic Judaism claims that almost all directives, both positive and negative, in the Torah are non-specific in nature and require the existence of either an Oral Law, or some other method to explain them.[citation needed]

Much Rabbinic Jewish literature concerns specifying what behavior is sanctioned by the law; this body of interpretations is called halakha (the way).

Modern developments[edit]

Until the Jewish enlightenment of the late 18th century, and the resulting division of Ashkenazi Jewry into religious movements or denominations, especially in North America and anglophone countries, halakha had the universal status of required religious practice. This remains the prevailing position among Orthodox and Conservative Jews. Reform Jews do not generally treat halakha as binding.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Early Rabbinic Judaism: Historical Studies in Religion, Literature and Art By Jacob Neusner, pg 1
  2. ^ See, Strack, Hermann, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, Jewish Publication Society, 1945. pp. 11–12. "[The Oral Law] was handed down by word of mouth during a long period...The first attempts to write down the traditional matter, there is reason to believe, date from the first half of the second post-Christian century." Strack theorizes that the growth of a Christian canon (the New Testament) was a factor that influenced the Rabbis to record the oral law in writing.
  3. ^ See, for example, Grayzel, A History of the Jews, Penguin Books, 1984, p. 193.
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