[b-hebrew] OT: a link about Modern Hebrew

Noam Eitan neitian at nyc.rr.com
Wed Jun 9 07:36:52 EDT 2004

> Oral tradition was not (for the most part) memorized, but acted upon.

There are many examples in the Mishna and Talmud of the transfer of oral
traditions (a rabbi quoting a personal source for a different interpretation
of the law.)
> The "common Jew", who may not have been literate, did as his father had
>done  before him, and when in doubt, turned to his local rabbi (who would
> been a Pharisee).

What would have been the source of that local rabbi's teaching other than
oral transmission? "Moshe received Torah in Sinai and gave it to Yoshua",
etc., the succession of ordination (and of oral transmission.)  Noam Eitan,
Brooklyn, NY

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