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. 

Jesus in The Talmud

Jesus in The Talmud There are several passages in the Talmud which are believed by some scholars to be references to Jesus. The name used in the Talmud is “Yeshu“, the Aramaic vocalization (though not spelling) of the Hebrew name Yeshua.[1][2] The identification of Yeshu as Jesus is problematic. For example, the Talmud mentions Yeshu ben Pandera/ben...

Hannah's prayer

Prayer In The Hebrew Bible

Prayer In The Hebrew Bible Prayer in the Hebrew Bible is an evolving means of interacting with God, most frequently through a spontaneous, individual, unorganized form of petitioning and/or thanking. Standardized prayer such as is done today is non-existent, though beginning in Deuteronomy, the Bible lays the groundwork for organized prayer, including basic liturgical...

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...

Torah reading

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...

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...

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...

Love Of God According To The Torah

LOVE OF GOD ACCORDING TO THE TORAH     Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy, 6:5) … The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and...

Hebrew And Texts Of Judaism

From a Hebrew scroll of Daniel The Hebrew Bible: Hebrew is a Semitic language, akin to such diverse languages as Arabic and Maltese. It is written from right to left and so books are typically read from what we would consider the back. The Hebrew language was originally written without...

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