Judaism’s Religious Texts

Judaism’s Religious Texts

Judaism is the oldest of the Abrahamic religions, and its primary sacred text is the Tanach, or the Jewish Bible, which is composed of the Pentateuch (Torah), the Prophets (Nevi’im) and the Writings (Ketuvim). Tanach is an acronym for these three books. 

Judaism’s Religious Books

Jewish religious texts The following is a basic, structured list of the central works of Jewish practice and thought. Tanakh[57] (Hebrew Bible) and Rabbinic literature Mesorah Targum Jewish Biblical exegesis (also see Midrash below) Works of the Talmudic Era (classic rabbinic literature) Mishnah and commentaries Tosefta and the minor tractates Talmud: The Babylonian Talmud and commentaries Jerusalem Talmud and commentaries Midrashic literature: Halakhic...

The Torah

What Is The Torah? The Torah is Judaism’s most important text. It is composed of the Five Books of Moses and also contains the 613 commandments (mitzvot) and the Ten Commandments. The word “Torah” means “to teach.” Five books of story, law, and poetry For Jews, the concept of “Torah”...

Weekly Torah Readings

Each week in synagogue, we read (or, more accurately, chant, because it is sung) a passage from the Torah. This passage is referred to as a parshah. The first parshah, for example, is Parashat Bereishit, which covers from the beginning of Genesis to the story of Noah. There are 54...

Tosefta By Wiki

Tosefta From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Tosefta (Aramaic: תוספתא. Additions, Supplements) is a compilation of the Jewish oral law from the period of the Mishnah. Overview In many ways, the Tosefta acts as a supplement to the Mishnah (tosefta means “supplement or addition”). The Mishnah is the basic compilation...

Torah Database By Wiki

Torah Database From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A Torah database (מאגר תורני or מאגר יהדות) is an electronic collection of classic Jewish texts in electronic form, the kinds of texts which especially in Israel are often called “The Traditional Jewish Bookshelf” (ארון הספרים היהודי); the texts are in their original...

Torah

Torah In rabbinic literature the word Torah denotes both the five books (Hebrew: תורה שבכתב‎ “Torah that is written”) and the Oral Torah (תורה שבעל פה, “Torah that is spoken”). The Oral Torah consists of interpretations and amplifications which according to rabbinic tradition have been handed down from generation to generation and are now embodied in the Talmud and Midrash.[2] According...

The Obligations Of Faith According To The Torah

THE OBLIGATIONS OF FAITH ACCORDING TO THE TORAH     Faith in God without Idolatry But I am the Lord your God… You shall acknowledge no God but Me, no Savior except Me. (Hosea, 13:4) O Lord… there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth below....

The Commandments Are Compatable In The Torah And The Quran

THE COMMANDMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS ACCORDING TO THE TORAH THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THOSE IN THE QURAN     Lying Is Prohibited … Do not lie… Do not swear falsely by My name. (Leviticus, 19:11-12) You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. (Exodus, 20:16; Deuteronomy, 5:20) Have nothing to...

Talmud By Wiki

Talmud From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Talmud (Hebrew: תַּלְמוּד talmūd “instruction, learning”, from a root lmd “teach, study”) is a central text of mainstream Judaism. It takes the form of a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, philosophy, customs and history. The Talmud has two components:...

Tanakh By Wiki

Tanakh From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia     The Tanakh (Hebrew: תַּנַ”ךְ‎, pronounced [taˈnaχ] or [təˈnax]; also Tenakh, Tenak, Tanach) is a name used in Judaism for the canon of the Hebrew Bible. The Tanakh is also known as the Masoretic Text or the Miqra. The name is an acronym...

Siddur By Wiki

Siddur From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A siddur (Hebrew: סדור‎; plural סדורים siddurim) is a Jewish prayer book, containing a set order of daily prayers. This article discusses how some of these prayers evolved, and how the siddur, as it is known today has developed. A separate article, Jewish prayer,...

Similar Passages From The Quran And The Torah

SIMILAR PASSAGES FROM THE QURAN AND THE TORAH     Everything Is Written in a Book Torah: My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, Your eyes saw my unformed body. All...

Shema Yisrael

Shema Yisrael From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Shema Yisrael (or Sh’ma Yisrael or just Shema) (Hebrew: שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל‎; “Hear, [O] Israel”) are the first two words of a section of the Torah (Hebrew Bible) that is a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services. The first verse encapsulates...

Shulchan Aruch By Wiki

Shulchan Aruch From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Shulchan Aruch Author(s) Joseph Karo Country Israel Language Hebrew Publication date 1565, Venice The Shulchan Aruch (Hebrew: שׁוּלחָן עָרוּך‎, literally: “Set Table”)[1] also known as the Code of Jewish Law, is the most authoritative legal code of Judaism. It was authored in...

Rabbinic Literature By Wiki

Rabbinic literature From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Rabbinic literature, in its broadest sense, can mean the entire spectrum of rabbinic writings throughout Jewish history. However, the term often refers specifically to literature from the Talmudic era, as opposed to medieval and modern rabbinic writing, and thus corresponds with the...

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