Hermeneutics (Drash)

A method for learning Torah, developed by the rabbis of the Talmud.

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Once the Talmud had become authoritative, the later teachers developed hermeneutic principles for the interpretation of the Talmud itself but did not apply new principles to Scripture.

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Rabbi Louis Jacobs

Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs (1920-2006) was a Masorti rabbi, the first leader of Masorti Judaism (also known as Conservative Judaism) in the United Kingdom, and a leading writer and thinker on Judaism.