Rabbinic Judaism
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 Ph...
Oral Torah
According to Rabbinic Judaism, the "Oral Torah" or "Oral Law" (Hebrew: תורה שבעל פה, Torah she-be-`al peh, lit "Torah that is spoken") represents those laws, statutes, and legal interpretations th...
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Rabbinic literature
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...
Origins of Judaism
The origins of Judaism lie in the Bronze Age polytheistic Ancient Semitic religions, specifically Canaanite religion, a syncretization with elements of Babylonian religion and of the worship of Yahweh...
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Origins of Rabbinic Judaism
Rabbinic Judaism or Rabbinism has been the mainstream form of Judaism since the 6th century, after the codification of the Talmud. Rabbinic Judaism gained predominance within the Jewish diaspora betwe...
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Chazal
Chazal or Ḥazal (Hebrew: חז"ל‎) is an acronym for the Hebrew "Ḥakhameinu Zikhronam Liv'rakha" (חכמינו זכרונם לברכה, "Our Sages, may their memory be blessed"), is a general term that refers to al...
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Yosef Hayyim
Yosef Chaim (1 September 1835 – 30 August 1909) (Iraqi Hebrew: Yoseph Ḥayyim; Hebrew: יוסף חיים מבגדאד) was a leading hakham (Sephardi Rabbi), authority on halakha (Jewish law), and Master Kabbalist. ...
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Chaim Benveniste
Chaim Benveniste (1603–1673) was a prominent rabbinic authority in 17th century Turkey. He was a student of Rabbi Joseph Trani and a brother of Joshua Benveniste. Born in Constantinople, he was appoin...
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Mishneh Torah
The Mishneh Torah (Hebrew: מִשְׁנֵה תּוֹרָה‎, "Repetition of the Torah"), subtitled Sefer Yad HaHazaka (ספר יד החזקה "Book of the Strong Hand"), is a code of Jewish religious law (Halakha) autho...
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Amud Yomi
Amud Yomi (Hebrew: עמוד יומי‎) "column [of the] day" or "daily page") is a daily regimen undertaken to study the Babylonian Talmud one amud each day. (Compare with Daf Yomi in which a daf consis...
Amoraim
Amoraim (Aramaic: plural אמוראים [ʔamoʁaˈʔim], singular Amora אמורא [ʔamoˈʁa]; "those who say" or "those who speak over the people", or "spokesmen"), were renowned Jewish scholars who "said" or "told ...
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Mishnah Berurah
The Mishnah Berurah (Hebrew: משנה ברורה‎ "Clarified Teaching") is a work of halakha (Jewish law) by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan (Poland, 1838–1933), also colloquially known by the name of another o...
Simla chadasha
The Simla Chadasha is a compendium on the Jewish laws of ritual slaughter (Shechita). It was written by Rabbi Alexander Sender Schorr in the 18th century. Rabbi Schorr was the son of Rabbi Ephraim Zal...
Beit Yosef (book)
Beit Yosef (Hebrew: בית יוסף‎) — also transliterated Beth Yosef — is a book by Rabbi Joseph Caro. It is a long, detailed commentary on the Arba'ah Turim. It served as a precursor to the Sh...
Nehardea Academy
Nehardea Academy (Hebrew: ישיבת נהרדעא; Previously also named: Beth Hamidrash/The College /The House of Study [ Aramic: בי מדרשא], or The Boundary [ Aramic: תחומא]) was one of the biggest Jewish Yesh...
Sefer ha-Chinuch
The Sefer ha-Chinuch (ספר החינוך Hebrew: "Book of Education"), often simply "the Chinuch" is a work which systematically discusses the 613 commandments of the Torah. It was published anonymously in 1...
Damages (Jewish law)
In Jewish law, damages (Hebrew: nezikin נזיקין) covers a range of jurisprudential topics that roughly correspond in secular law to torts. Jewish law on damages is grounded partly on the Written Torah,...
Pene Yehoshua
Pene Yehoshua is the name of four different works of Rabbinic literature:
Even Ha'ezer
Even Ha'ezer (The Stone of Help) is a section of Rabbi Jacob ben Asher's compilation of halakha (Jewish law), Arba'ah Turim. This section treats aspects of Jewish law related to marriage, divorce, and...
Ba'er Hetev
Ba'er Heitev (lit. "explaining well", based on Deut. 27:8 ; the vocalization "Be'er" is a traditional alternative) is a Hebrew commentary on the Shulchan Aruch, the chief codification of Jewish l...
Jacob ben Judah Landau
Jacob ben Judah Landau (died 1493) (Hebrew: יעקב ברוך בן יהודה לנדא‎) was a German-Italian rabbi and halakhic codifier
Landau lived in the second half of the 15th century. His father wa...
Talmud
The Talmud (/ˈtɑːlmʊd, -məd, ˈtæl-/; Hebrew: תַּלְמוּד talmūd "instruction, learning", from a root lmd "teach, study") is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism. It is also traditionally referred to as Sh...
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Chochmat Adam
Rabbi Avraham Danzig (ben Yehiel Michael, אברהם דנציג  ;1820–1748) was a Posek ("decisor") and codifier, best known as the author of the works of Jewish law Chayei Adam and Chochmas Adam; he is s...
Kol Bo
Kol Bo (Hebrew: כל-בו) is a collection of Jewish ritual and civil laws, the meaning of the title being "all is in it"; who its author was has not yet been ascertained. The work in content resembles ot...
Talmudic Academies in Babylonia
The Talmudic Academies in Babylonia, also known as the Geonic Academies, were the center for Jewish scholarship and the development of Jewish law in Babylonia from roughly 589 CE to 1038 CE (Hebrew da...
Shulchan Aruch HaRav
The Shulchan Aruch HaRav (Hebrew שולחן ערוך הרב: "Code of Jewish Law by the Rabbi"; also Shulkhan Arukh HaRav) is especially a record of prevailing halakha by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (1745 – 1812...
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Talmudic Academies in Syria Palaestina
The Talmudic Academies in the Syria Palaestina were yeshivot that served as centers for Jewish scholarship and the development of Jewish law in Syria Palaestina (and later Palaestina Prima and Palaest...
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Simhah ben Samuel of Vitry
Simhah ben Samuel of Vitry, (died 1105), (Hebrew: שמחה בן שמואל מויטרי) was a French Talmudist of the 11th and 12th centuries, pupil of Rashi, and the compiler of the Vitry Machzor.
The Vitry Mach...