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How should I respond to claims of the Talmud being racist?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? mentchie: How should I respond to people who make anti-semitic remarks and...

What is Pirkey Avot?

Most tractates of the Mishnah are dedicated to Jewish law, but there is one tractate that is dedicated to behaviors that are "beyond the...

Can I study scripture without tradition?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Fay: How can I learn more about judiam, but not from man...

What is the chain of the Oral Law?

Mrs. Esty Davidson: Hello! Due to tech problems, if I don't reply in 3 minutes, please close the chat and try again :-) student123: How was the Talmud...

What are the books of Mishnah?

Question: What are the six books of Mishnah and their order? Answer: There are six sections to the Mishnah - known as orders. Each one of these has...

Where is it written that Adam was created on Rosh Hashanah?

Question: I understand that according to the Talmud, Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of Adam. Could you give me a particular referencefrom the Talmud...

What is Rashi script?

Question: Why did the Torah & Talmud commentary, 'Rashi', have his own type of script? Answer: Rashi did not invent the script commonly...

What is a Yeshiva?

A Yeshiva (pl. Yeshivot) is an academy for the study of Torah, normally for higher level Judaic study. It is also referred to as a Beit...

How could the rabbis add laws, doesn't the Torah forbid adding commandments?

Indeed, the Torah says1 "Everything that I command you, you shall be careful to do it. You shall neither add to it, nor subtract from it."...

What function does the Oral Law serve?

The Torah is a closed book without the Oral Law. Allow me to illustrate this point: The Torah has no vowels in it. Imagine the word BIRD, without the...