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Fixing God's Torah: The Accuracy of the Hebrew Bible Text in Jewish Law

B. Barry Levy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195141139
eISBN:
9780199834945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019514113X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Many scholars and learned readers believe that rabbinic Judaism assumes a dogmatic commitment to the notion that the Bible text, particularly the Torah text, is letter perfect; orthodox Jews often ... More


“How Nice is This Bread!”: Intersections of Talmudic Scholasticism and Foreign Food Restrictions

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Talmuds contain a considerable number of passages regarding foreign food restrictions, each with its own set of intricacies and complications. Zvi Arie Steinfeld has analyzed many of these ... More


What Is Talmud?

Sergey Dolgopolski

in What Is Talmud?: The Art of Disagreement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229345
eISBN:
9780823236725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229345.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter addresses the question: What is Talmud? According to Gaon, the Talmud originated from a project of emending the printed Talmudic texts based on considerations of his own and others' ... More


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