Authority in Judaism

Judaism has four major sources of authority accepted today:  Tanakh, Mishnah, Midrash and the Talmud. Tanakh The Tanakh is the Hebrew Bible containing 24 books.  It is the Christian Old Testament with some books combined into one (i.e. 1 and 2 Samuel are one book...

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What is salvation in Judaism?

Salvation from Sin? Salvation is through the Torah.  This is the importance of the Torah for a Jew.  A Jew has two issues to overcome: heritage (being born a Jew) and the belief that there is no sin nature in man and therefore, man can choose good on his/her own. ...

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What is sin in Judaism?

Pre-existence of man Judaism teaches that God created all the souls of man on the same day with the angels.  ‘In the seventh heaven,Araboth, are stored the spirits and souls which have still to be created’ (Chag. 12b), i.e. the unborn souls which have yet to be united...

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