Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Simchat Torah, Talmud, and Change (or lack thereof)

The Talmud is the real basis of traditional Judaism, not the Hebrew Bible.

It is both an example of innovation, adaptation and change, and - in its deification and distillation over the centuries - an example of ultra conservative non change and refusal to adapt.

This interesting article, explores these ideas more fully.


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