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the Hebrew bible

Tanakh

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Tanakh sessions

- Torah (Jewish law)
- Nevi'im (prophets)
- Ketuvim (psalms and proverbs)

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Torah

- first 5 books of the old testament
- contains an expression of the covenant and Jewish law

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Shema

- one of the only to prayers that are specifically commanded in the Torah, and is the oldest prayer in Judaism

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613 mitzvot

- 248 positive mitzvot
- 365 negative mitzvot

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Nevi'im

- major prophets
- minor prophets
- reminder of the importance of remaining faithful to the covenant
- supports the Torah

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Ketuvim

- writings
- wisdom literature
- psalms - hymns for worship and prayer
- proverbs - statements expressing practical wisdom

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oral Torah

Mishnah
- contains interpretations of legal sections of books
Gemara
- elaboration of important texts

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Talmud

- Halakhah ( walking )
- Haggadah ( telling )

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Halakhah

- legal component
- rules and laws for living
- interpretation and application of 613 mitzvot

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Haggadah

- includes all stories, narrations, legends