The encyclopedic collection of Oral Torah, the saints and sages of this era define and redefine, wit, wisdom, and soul.
The Talmudic era spanned the first five hundred years of the Common Era. The first 250 or so years were dedicated to the Mishnah, complied in the Holy Land of Israel by Rebbe, R’ Judah the Prince, and was the first textual documentation of the Oral Torah given at Sinai and relayed from teacher to pupil, mouth to ear, for close to fifteen hundred years. The next 250 years was the era of the Gemara, elaborating on and elucidating the Oral Tradition taught in the Mishnah. There is a Jerusalem Talmud compiled in Israel, but more ubiquitous is the Babylonian Talmud, anthologized by Ravina and Rav Ashi. The sages in these eternal tomes are soulful personalities personified.
An Open Discussion and Q&A w/ Rabbi Simon JacobsonRead More
What are we to make of the horrific loss of 45 people and many more injured at this year’s festive Lag B’omer celebration on Mount Meron? They came to honor Rabbi Shimeon bar Yochai, a 2nd century sage and mystic. They danced through the night in love, joy and unity. And then…Read More