Some of the mishnaic laws related to agriculture remain directly relevant for contemporary urban and suburban lives.
Universal interpersonal and societal issues, rather than Jewish ritual law, are the main subject of Seder Nezikin.
The first day of the year becomes the day of judgment.
Is anything written by a Jew a Jewish text, and who decides?
Our spiritual leaders must always remember that the sanctity of human life should never supercede devotion to God.
The sequence of the six orders follows the precedent of Scripture
Together with the Mishnah, these texts make up what is known as Rabbinic Judaism.
A description of Judaism's primary book of Jewish legal theory.
The Oral Torah reflects an attempt to create an eternal Judaism, unaffected by the setbacks that had afflicted the Jewish people in the preceding two centuries.