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is there a differennce between talmud and torah ?

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Asked by fire at 1:17 PM on Oct. 22, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • The Torah is the first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) which has three sections (the Torah which means "Teaching", Nevi'im or "Prophets" and Ketuvim "Writings", while the Talmud contains a record of Jewish laws, ethics and customs... The importance and emphasis of/on the Talmud also depends on whether or not one is Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or Reconstructionist.

    Answer by thalassa at 1:48 PM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Torah is termed 'written law' while the Talmud is termed 'oral law'. It's [the Talmud] a written down version of the oral law that was passed down for many generations. It's very long with alot of commentary and it is said if a person were to study one page a day everyday, it would take them 7 years to complete it.

    Answer by keisha613 at 5:05 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

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