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Normative and Schismatic in Rabbinic Judaism
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To describe, analyze, and interpret normative opinion formed into coherent structures of data—native category-formations re-framed in the contemporary context of social inquiry—in Rabbinic Judaism is not easy. That is because the documents contain masses of conflicting opinions on any number of topics. So it will not suffice to f…

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Neusner, Jacob, “Normative and Schismatic in Rabbinic Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 20 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0132>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701

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