Video Reaction: The Talmud
In last class’ video, I learned so much more about what the Talmud is and what it means to the Jewish people. I had some bits of knowledge of what the Talmud was but not like I do now. From the video, I learned that the Talmud is a record of rabbinic dialogues relating t to Jewish law, ethics, customs, and history. It’s drawn up of Jewish written teachings and oral law.
The oral law in Judaism refers mostly to the Ten Commandments. It also refers to the six hundred and thirteen rules given to the Israelites by God through Moses. It is also a detailed interpretation of the meaning of those rules. Jewish oral law is understood to be the religious teachings and rules given by God. Rules for governing society, handling arguments and safety regulations were all also included in the Jewish oral law of the Talmud.
The Mishnah, the written part, is a collection of legal opinions and debates. The writings and statements in the Mishnah are recordings of rabbis debating a specific subject about morals, values and other laws and regulations. The written laws of the Talmud are organized by subject matter and it’s specific topical organization is referred to as the framework of the Talmud as a whole.
So, all in all I found the information given to me about the Jewish Talmud useful and interesting. This subject would be one I would like to do more research on or chose it for the topic of a paper or project for I feel like there is so much more to learn about the Talmud then what was given to us in class.