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Disputes on Law in Rabbinic Judaism
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In the Halakhic documents, the Mishnah, Tosefta, Yerushalmi, and Bavli, Rabbinic sages ubiquitously record disagreements on matters of law. But disputes reinforce the unity of the law at its fundamental levels. Conflicts between authorities underscore the prevailing consensus about fundamental truth. Indicator…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Disputes on Law in Rabbinic Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701

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