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Halakhah, Religious Meaning of
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The normative law, or Halakhah, of the Oral Torah defines the principal medium by which the sages set forth their message. Norms of conduct, more than norms of conviction, convey the sages' statement. And from the closure of the Talmud of Babylonia to our own day, those who mastered the documents of the Oral Torah themselves i…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Halakhah, Religious Meaning of”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0071>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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