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* In the Torah, it is also the name of a gem-stone associated with the Tribe of Asher that has been identified by the Septuagint and by Josephus as the " gold stone " χρυσόλιθος ( whose identification remains in dispute, possibly topaz, probably not modern chrysolite ), and later as aquamarine.
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Torah and is
Rabbi Trugman explains that it is through oral tradition that the meanings of the Torah, its commandments and stories, are known and understood.
The Old Testament is called by the Jews the Tanakh, an acronym formed by combining the initials of the three sections by which the Jews divide the text: the Torah, or Law ( the Pentateuch ), the Nevi ' im, or Prophets, and the Ketuvim, or Writings or Hagiographa ( with vowels added, as Hebrew is written with a consonantal script, TaNaKh ).
Told largely in the form of a first-person memoir, it concerns the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem by Nehemiah, a Jew who is a high official at the Persian court, and the dedication of the city and its people to God's laws ( Torah ).
The Book of Numbers ( from Greek Ἀριθμοί, Arithmoi ;, Bəmidbar, " In the desert ") is the fourth book of the Hebrew Bible, and the fourth of five books of the Jewish Torah.
Sometimes in series with this rule an exception is made for religious materials such as the Bible, Torah or Qur ' an.
In the Torah, or Old Testament, every seventh year is decreed by Mosaic Law as a Sabbatical year wherein the release of all debts that are owed by members of the community is mandated, but not of " foreigners ".
The Pharisees, who not only accepted the Torah, but the rest of the Hebrew scriptures also, believed in the Resurrection of the Dead, and it is known to have been a major point of contention between the two groups ( see ).
The product of this human-divine encounter is the Torah, the embodiment of God's will revealed pre-eminently to the Jewish people through Moses, the Prophets and the Sages, as well as to the righteous and wise of all nations.
Conservative Judaism is comfortable with higher criticism, including the documentary hypothesis, the theory that the Torah was redacted from several earlier sources.
In this view, Oral Torah is considered inspired by Torah, but not necessarily of a straightforward divine origin.
This idea is first found in the Torah ( the five books of Moses, which are also included in the Christian Bible ) and is elaborated on in later books of the Hebrew Bible.
The Oral Torah is the primary guide for Jews to abide by these terms, as expressed in tractate Gittin 60b, " the Holy One, Blessed be He, did not make His covenant with Israel except by virtue of the Oral Law " to help them learn how to live a holy life, and to bring holiness, peace and love into the world and into every part of life, so that life may be elevated to a high level of kedushah, originally through study and practice of the Torah, and since the destruction of the Second Temple, through prayer as expressed in tractate Sotah 49a " Since the destruction of the Temple, every day is more cursed than the preceding one ; and the existence of the world is assured only by the kedusha ... and the words spoken after the study of Torah.
Torah and also
According to some traditional interpretations of the Book of Exodus, Book of Numbers, and the Letter to the Hebrews the Ark also contained Aaron's rod, a jar of manna and the first Torah scroll as written by Moses ; however, the first of the Books of Kings says that at the time of king Solomon, the Ark contained only the two Tablets of the Law.
The Torah ( Jewish Law ), also known as the Pentateuch ( the first five books of the Christian Old Testament ), lays down the death penalty for murder, kidnapping, magic, violation of the Sabbath, blasphemy, and a wide range of sexual crimes, although evidence suggests that actual executions were rare.
Instead, they developed a daily and weekly service of readings from the Torah, and possibly also the Prophets, followed by commentary.
Emet Ve-Emunah affirms belief in God and in the divine inspiration of the Torah ; however, it also affirms the legitimacy of multiple interpretations of these issues.
However, Conservative Judaism also rejects the Reform view, that the Torah was not revealed but divinely inspired.
Whereas the written Torah has a fixed form, the Oral Torah is a living tradition that includes not only specific supplements to the written Torah ( for instance, what is the proper manner of shechita and what is meant by " Frontlets " in the Shema ), but also procedures for understanding and talking about the written Torah ( thus, the Oral Torah revealed at Sinai includes debates among rabbis who lived long after Moses ).
All contemporary Jewish movements consider the Tanakh, and the Oral Torah in the form of the Mishnah and Talmuds as sacred, although movements are divided as to claims concerning their divine revelation, and also their authority.
* The Mishneh Torah ( also known as the Yad HaHazaka for its 14 volumes ; " yad " has a numeric value of 14 ), by Maimonides ( Rambam ; 1135 – 1204 ).
The first of the Ten Commandments can be interpreted to forbid the Children of Israel from worshiping any other god but the one true God who had revealed himself at Mount Sinai and given them the Torah, however it can also be read as henotheistic, since it states that they should have " no other gods before me.
The basis of Jewish law and tradition ( halakha ) is the Torah ( also known as the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses ).
To study the Written Torah and the Oral Torah in light of each other is thus also to study how to study the word of God.
Their religious practices are those of Judaism, but they regard only the written Torah as authoritative scripture ( with a special regard also for the Samaritan Book of Joshua ).
Torah and name
According to the Torah, Benjamin's ( or in some countries, Biniam's ) name arose when Jacob deliberately corrupted the name Benoni, the original name of Benjamin, since Benoni was an allusion to Rachel's dying just after she had given birth, as it means son of my pain.
It was in this period that the Pentateuch ( or Torah, to give the Hebrew name ) was composed, by detaching the book of Deuteronomy from the Deuteronomistic history and adding it to the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers.
The vocalization of the second name component may be read as Hoshea-the name used in the Torah before Moses added the divine name ().
" This name actually refers to a special " ceremony ": the last weekly Torah portion is read from Deuteronomy, completing the annual cycle, and is followed immediately by the reading of the first chapter of Genesis.
In Jewish tradition the sacredness of the divine name or titles must be recognized by the professional sofer ( scribe ) who writes Torah scrolls, or tefillin and mezuzah.
This compound name occurs chiefly in the prophetic literature and does not appear at all in the Torah, Joshua or Judges.
The Torah (;, " Instruction ", " Teaching ") is the Jewish name for the first five books of the Jewish Bible.
One kabbalistic interpretation is that the Torah constitutes one long name of God, and that it was broken up into words so that human minds can understand it.
The name is an acronym formed from the initial Hebrew letters of the Masoretic Text's three traditional subdivisions: The Torah (" Teaching ", also known as the Five Books of Moses ), Nevi ' im (" Prophets ") and Ketuvim (" Writings ")— hence TaNaKh.
The name of the month is Babylonian ; in the Torah it is called the month of the Aviv, referring to the month in which barley was ripe.
Accordingly, in at least some Karaite circles, this day is referred to by the name of Simkhat Torah.
According to the Torah, the tribe consisted of descendants of Zebulun, the sixth son of Jacob and Leah, from whom it took its name.
According to the Torah, the tribe consisted of descendants of Simeon the second son of Jacob, and of Leah, from whom it took its name ; however some Biblical scholars view this as postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation.
According to the Torah, the tribe consisted of descendants of Reuben, the first son of Jacob, and a son of Leah, from whom it took its name.
According to the Torah, the tribe consisted of descendants of Naphtali, a son of Jacob and Bilhah, from whom it took its name.
According to the Torah, the tribe consisted of descendants of Ephraim a son of Joseph, from whom it took its name ; however Biblical scholars view this also as postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the tribe to others in the Israelite confederation.
According to the Torah, the tribe consisted of descendants of Manasseh, a son of Joseph, from whom it took its name.
In the third book of the Torah, states that he that blasphemes the name of the " shall surely be put to death ".