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Definition of Rabbinic judaism

Rabbinic judaism Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
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This is the form of Judaism created by the rabbis during the Rabbinic Period and recorded in the Talmud. It is the form of Judaism that lasts throughout the following Medieval Period and forms the basis for the different types of Judaism in the Modern Period. It provided Judaism with a form of worship and belief that did not require the offering of sacrifices at the no-longer-extant Temple. Whereas Judaism as recorded in the Hebrew Bible assumed that the Jews ruled their own independent state, Rabbinic Judaism worked for so long because it presented a Judaism that enabled Jews to cope with the situation in which they were ruled by people of other religions (Christianity and Islam).
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Rabbinic Judaism or Rabbinism (Hebrew: יהדות רבנית Yahadut Rabanit) has been the mainstream form of Judaism since the 6th century CE, after the codification of the Babylonian Talmud. Growing out of Pharisaic Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism is based on the belief that at Mount Sinai, Moses received from God the Written Torah (Pentateuch) in addition to an oral explanation, known as the "Oral Torah," that Moses transmitted to the people.

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