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25 08, 2017

What is the Talmud? History of Judaism

By |2018-04-08T01:10:59-07:00August 25th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

The Mishnah is at the top center, the Gemara is in the center of the page, Rashi is on the right, and other later commentators are on the left and bottom. About 200 AD, rabbis from all over West Asia, some living under Roman rule and some under Sassanian rule, began to write down their discussions of how [...]

25 08, 2017

What’s a synagogue? History of Judaism

By |2017-08-25T12:00:25-07:00August 25th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

The remains of the Second Temple in Jerusalem Synagogue in Greek means a place for coming together, a meeting place, and that is what a synagogue (SIN-ah-gog) is. It is a building where Jews come together and pray to their God. In this way it is a lot like a Christian church. The most important difference is that [...]

24 08, 2017

What is a rabbi? Judaism – Religion

By |2018-09-10T09:58:12-07:00August 24th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

The rabbi Maimonides, in a later medieval painting What does "rabbi" mean? Rabbi means "great one" in Hebrew, or "respected one". It's a Hebrew word related to the Arabic word rabb, meaning "lord." Saying "Rabbi" showed respect, like calling someone "Sir". More about the Hebrew language When did the word "rabbi" get started? In [...]

23 08, 2017

Ten commandments of Moses – History of the Jewish religion

By |2019-04-21T08:22:14-07:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|2 Comments

Moses receiving the Ten Commandments, from a Jewish prayer book written in medieval Germany, about 1290 AD (now in the Saxon State Library) God gave the commandments to Moses The Bible says that while the Jews were wandering in the desert between Egypt and Israel, Moses received a message from God telling him to go up to the top of [...]

4 08, 2017

Medieval School – Europe

By |2018-04-11T09:19:36-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, People|0 Comments

Clerks in the Manessa Codex (1300 AD) In medieval Europe, even fewer kids went to school than in the Roman Empire. People were poorer, and kids had to work in the fields weeding and harvesting and taking care of pigs and chickens. Most people never learned to read or write. Richer people often home-schooled their children, especially girls and children [...]