This almost 2,000-year-old text flies under the radar -- but it's immensely important to Jewish life.
These two texts both shaped Rabbinic Judaism. But which came first?
The sequence of the tractates in the Order
An intergenerational rabbinic conversation that is studied, not read.
Early teacher of Jewish law and theology.
An 'addition' to the Mishnah--or something else?
The great sages of the Mishnah and Talmud.
Sages & Scholars
According to the traditional view, this second century sage of the Mishnah also authored the Zohar.
Jews and Christians read their own ideas about authority into this ancient legislative institution.
The editor of the Mishnah is one of the most significant figures in rabbinic Judaism.