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Topic: Avodah Zarah (tractate)

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  Nezikin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sanhedrin (tractate): ("The Sanhedrin"); Deals with the rules of court precedings in the Sanhedrin, the death penalty and other criminal matters.
Avodah Zarah (tractate): ("Foreign worship"); Deals with the laws of interactions between Jews and Gentiles and/or idolaters (from a Jewish perspective).
This is probably because these two tractates aren't concerned with individual laws and therefore don't lend themselves to a Gemara style analysis.
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 Nezikin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Avodah Zarah: ("Foreign Worship"); Deals with the laws of interactions between Jews and idolaters, and the subject of idol worship known as Avodah Zarah in Hebrew.
It follows with Sanhedrin as the source of criminal law - the proliferation of which is considered to reflect badly on a society and seen to be caused by a neglect of "civil" laws.
After dealing with "damages" within a society, the next stage is damages to the universe, with Avodah Zarah placed to highlight the seriousness of idolatry in a society.
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 Avodah Zarah - TheBestLinks.com - King David, Halakha, Joshua, Kashrut, ...
This Gemara on Avodah Zarah was the main target of controversy and criticism.
In terms of the actual length of the Gemara, Avodah Zarah is fairly close to the middle, being an "average" length tractate.
Halakhic material less related to the tractate includes the laws of a Jewish apostate(26-27), a unique section outlining in detail many medicinal remedies from the Talmudic era(28-29), the safety/contamination issues in leaving water/wine uncovered(30), the process of overruling a previous Rabbinic court(37) and the finer details of recognising kosher fish(39-40).
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 Exilarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Once a woman came to Nahman ben Jacob, complaining that the exilarch and the scholars of his court sat at the festival in a stolen booth [Sukkah 31a], the material for it having been taken from her.
There are many anecdotes of the annoyances and indignities the scholars had to suffer at the hands of the exilarchs' servants [Gittin 67b, the case of Amram the Pious; Avodah Zarah 38b, of Hiyya of Parwa; Shabbat 121b, of Abba ben Marta].
The modification of ritual requirements granted to the exilarchs and their households in certain concrete cases is characteristic of their relation to the religious law [Pesahim 76b, Levi ben Sisi; Hullin 59a, Rab; Avodah Zarah 72b, Rabba ben Huna; 'Er.
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 Teshuvah s on Meditation
The Biblical prohibition against avodah zarah is very strong; its punishment is death by stoning, and it is one of the three things one cannot transgress even on pain of death.
The tractate of the Mishnah on avodah zarah is concerned with what kind of relationships Jews could have with their pagan neighbors in the Roman Empire.
It is taken for granted that avodah zarah refers to the practices of the Roman state religion of late antiquity.
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 Avodah Zarah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Idolatry in Judaism - For a study of Jewish views of beliefs considered idolatry or impermissible.
Avodah Zarah (tractate) - A tractate in the Talmud
This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title.
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There also laws on vows and Nazarites, because women’s vows are dependent on the decision of their fathers and husbands; and Nazarites depend on women, who may legally consecrate a child previous to its birth, as for example, Hannah, the mother of Samuel, and the mother of Samson.
A section of the religious criminal code (Avodah Zarah) is devoted to the prohibition of pagan worship.
One tractate, Nidah, the only one which appears in either the Jerusalem or Babylonian Talmud, has practical significance in that it discusses laws on the periodic ritual uncleanness of women.
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 Table of contents for A Talmud in exile
Table of contents for A Talmud in exile : the influence of Yerushalmi Avodah zarah on the formation of Bavli Avodah zarah / Alyssa M. Gray.
Y.Avodah Zarah And B.Avodah Zarah Place Similar Material at a Similar Point in the Tractate, Although Not Attached to the Same Mishnaic Passage 69 V. Y.Avodah Zarah and B.Avodah Zarah Use the Same Mishnah as the Occasion to Explore the Same Legal Issue (Or Present Similar Genres of Materials) 73 VI.
B.Avodah Zarah Tends to Eliminate Materials of Particular Relevance to the Land of Israel or Its Roman Cultural Context 121 III.
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Once we accept that Christianity taken on its own is avodah zarah, it seems clear to me that one should not initiate a joint demonstration such as the one in question.
In the flow of the discussion we can say that Christians are worshipers of avodah zarah, but that the laws of worshipers of avodah zarah do not apply to them, and the biblical laws regarding worshipers of avodah zarah are like preventive decrees designed to guard us against committing avodah zarah of toeivah.
  Maimonides writes in Laws of Avodah Zarah 10:4, and this is cited in Shulkhan Arukh YD 151: "It is forbidden to speak their praise, even to say 'how beautiful is the form of this avodah zarah, a fortiori to speak in praise of its deeds or to hold anything regarding it dear".
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 Beyond Pshat - Parshas Devarim, 5764 - Torah.org
The Gemara in Tractate Avodah Zarah tells us that there were two spiritual failings, one on a communal level and one on an individual level.
The Gemara in Tractate Berachos tells us that after the Golden Calf when G- d wanted to destroy the Jewish people, Moshe Rabbeinu came to their defense by saying "Di-zahav." This means that the Jews cannot be fully faulted for the Sin of the Golden Calf and Hashem is partially responsible.
The Talmud tells us in Tractate Taanis that the three special gifts (continuous flow of water from the wellspring, the Clouds of Glory, and the Mann) that the Jews benefited from in their fortieth year in the desert were in the merit of Moshe.
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 Likkutei Dibburim - Volume 5: Chapter 49
Another example: when someone has mastered and memorized a number of Talmudic tractates, all of them are engraved in his brain and are firmly in his possession, each of them with its laws and its halachic debates and its own letters, yet none of them conflicts with the others at all.
The avodah begins at midnight, for "at midnight the Holy One, blessed be He, comes to disport Himself with the tzaddikim in the Garden of Eden." This is the time for Torah study, until dawn.
This is the avodah signified by the teaching that "the prayer services were instituted by the Patriarchs," and it consists of drawing Divine energy downward.
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 Mail-Jewish Volume 26 Number 48
As stated in the gemara in avodah >zarah - scraping off a part of the image (i.e.
The talmud there asserts that the Mishna in Orlah is based on the view of Rabbe Eliezer, who emphasizes the Biblical verse (Lev 23:14) which seems to prohibit "chadash" everywhere.
The blanket prohibition enunciated in Mishna Orlah is taken to reflect the view of an individual, and the opposing view of the sages is fitted into a simple reading of the text that harmonizes the seemingly disparate viewpoints of the above verses 10 and 14.
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 Re: Shabbos 038: Did Rebbi enjoy a delicious egg?
Being that there is a simple answer that Rebbi did not even eat the food, and this fits well with the Gemara in Avodah Zarah, this is the easiest way to reconcile the Gemara in Avodah Zarah with the Gemara in Kesuvos.
The answer Tosfos provides in Avodah Zarah is a good answer *no matter what* one holds the true explanation of Rebbi's statement in Kesuvos is, because Tosfos is explaining that the two Gemaros have nothing to do with each other.
To summarize, Tosfos is giving the simplest answer for the Gemara in Avodah Zarah, and is possibly avoiding having to discuss the true meaning of the Gemara in Kesuvos, which is a Gemara with many explanations and is not a Gemara Tosfos must discuss at length in Meseches Avodah Zarah.
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 Kashrut.Org :: Q & A Board :: View Post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Lets assume that we dont know 100% whether the women there are doing avodah zara having their hair cut by a male hindu priest at a hindu temple (of any or many hindu dieties).
Its just a hindu priest cuts her hair off at a hindu temple, and sells it to the wig(sheital) market, thereby benefitting himself(hindu priest) or the temple, or both.
In Tractate Avodah Zara we learn that jews refrain from monetary and material transactions with idol worshipers several days before an idolitrous festival.
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 Articles - Mitzvah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
According to Rabbi Simlai, as quoted in the Talmud, this enumeration of 613 commandments was representative of
For a time, gematria was a significant feature in religious thought, and so it became said that 611, the gematria value for torah, was the number of commandments given via Moses, with the remaining two being identified as the first commandments of the Ethical Decalogue, given by the mouth of God Himself.
(Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Niddah 61b and Tractate Shabbat 151b).
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The Talmud (Tractate Avodah Zarah 9a) states that the world is designed to exist as we know it for a total of 6000 years.
The final 2000 years of this period was engineered to be the era of the Mashiach, a time when G-d's greatness and dominion would be universally recognized.
The Talmud (Tractate Berachot 20a) discusses why the generations previous to that of the later Amoraim (Torah scholars in the time of the Talmud) experienced a more blatant revelation of G-d's presence in the form of open miracles than did subsequent generations.
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 Jewish Funerals
This introduction derives from the version of the kaddish recited upon the conclusion of the study of a tractate of Talmud, but its introduction into the funeral is not surprising.
While the prayer text itself does not appear in these sources, the concept that God reacts positively to and even expects a formal acceptance of any divine judgment, especially a bad one like death, is prominent.
Avodah Zarah 18a) records that when Rabbi Hanina ben Teradion was notified that he was to be martyred by the Romans, he responded with Deuteronomy 32:4, "The Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are judgment: a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is He." This verse begins today’s prayer.
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 A Rosh Yeshiva's Response to Cheating - The Commentator - Editorials/Op-Ed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Makkos - the tractate dealing primarily with the laws of false testimony, cities of exile, and corporeal punishment.
Moed Katan - the tractate the deals primarily with the laws of the intermediate days of the holidays
Yerushalmi - or the Palestinian Talmud, a predecessor to the Babylonian Talmud, this commentary on the Mishna oral law was composed in Israel during the fifth century C.E. Yoma - the tractate which deals primarily with the laws and rituals of the Day of Atonement
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 Netuim 6 - April 2000
The author compares the Mishnah with parallel passages in the Sifra and suggests an understanding of the development of the halakhic subject under discussion.
Fixler presents a new translation of the Rambam's Mishnah Commentary to three mishnayot in tractate Avodah Zarah.
The translation is based on the Rambam's own manuscript, to which Rav Yosef Kafih had no access when he prepared his edition of the Rambam's Mishnah Commentary.
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 Divrei Beit Hillel
One of the explanations behind this is that when Moshe looked at the Jews and they were with him, they were under his influence and therefore on a higher spiritual level.
The Talmud (Tractate Berachot 8a) tells us that one should always live near his Rabbi in order to insure that he doesn’t sin.
This indicates that under the Rabbi’s influence one is on a higher level.
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 Kolel: Reb on the Web Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
For example, the first mishnah of the tractate called Avodah Zarah deals with the very case of what to do around the time of pagan holidays:
The general idea is that a Jews should not do business with a pagan worshipper before a holiday, because they might use the money or the article acquired as part of their worship.
Judah says that you can ask for payment of a debt, because that might ruin their holiday, but the other rabbis say that paying off a debt makes someone happy in the long run, so it's best just to avoid "pagans" altogether before their holidays.
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Despite the said difficulties, he maintains that the verse should be understood in its most literal sense—as regarding one who fears the roar of battle and the sight of a drawn sword—and rejects the notion that it might be addressed to “one who fears because of his sins.”
Rabbi Akiva’s reasoning can be understood in light of a remarkable law cited in the Talmudic tractate of Kiddushin, which deals with the laws of marriage.
See stories related in the Talmud, Avodah Zarah 10b, 17a and 18a.
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In an interesting autobiographical note at the end of his Commentary on the Mishnah, Maimonides informs us that he completed the task some seven years later, at the age of thirty, in Egypt.
They were subsequently ab- breviated, possibly by the Rambam himself,l and were later appended to many versions of the daily prayer book.
The thirteen principles, which Maimonides described as the roots and toundations of theJewish religion, first appeared in his Commentary Faith 25 on the Mishnah, as an introduction to the final chapter of the tractate Sanhedrin.
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 Product List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This tractate deals with animal and bird sacrifices.
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 Adult Jewish Growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
No previous Talmud experience required; all texts are in English.This year we will study tractate Avodah Zarah (blasphemous worship), which asks the pertinent question: "How integrated can Jews be with their surrounding culture without losing their Jewish identity?"
All services are led by members of the congregation (adults and students).
Avodah Zarah 1 and 2 (Volume numbers 52 and 53)
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Note also how a formative period in Judaism is the result of a catastrophe, a phenomenon that we shall encounter again and again within Jewish history.
Selections from the Mishnah Tractate Avodah Zarah (xerox: #6, Vol.
This English translation of the Talmud by Adin Steinsaltz lays out the pages of the Talmud in the same form that it takes in the original Hebrew/Aramaic.
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 By Author - A-B   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Tractate Baba Mezia (Massehet Baba Mezia) of the Order Nezikin (Damages) Hebrew and English.
Tractates (Massehtot) Avodah Zarah (Idolatry) Horayot (Rulings) Eduyot (Testimony((The Fathers) of the Seder (Order) Nexikin (Damages) translated by A. Mishconet etal.
Tractate (Massehet) Menahot (offerings) of the Order (Seder) Kodashim, translated by E. Kashdan.
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 Bublos.com: Compare Book Prices ›› Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds: Accounting for Halakhic ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds: Accounting for Halakhic Difference in Selected Sugyot from Tractate Avodah Zarah - Christine Elizabeth Hayes - Hardcover
In her important study, Christine Hayes critiques a historical approach that posits external explanations for divergences between the two Talmuds without paying sufficient attention to internal factors.
Nonetheless, Hayes argues that under certain conditions halakhic difference can provide information of use to the historian.
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 ArtScroll.com -- Yad Avrohom Mishnah Series: Tractates AVODAH ZARAH, HORAYOS (Seder Nezikin) / A new translation with a ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
ArtScroll.com -- Yad Avrohom Mishnah Series: Tractates AVODAH ZARAH, HORAYOS (Seder Nezikin) / A new translation with a commentary anthologized from Talmudic, Midrashic and Rabbinic sources / By Rabbi Hillel Danziger / Rabbi Mordechai Rabinovitch
A new translation with a commentary anthologized from Talmudic, Midrashic and Rabbinic sources
The ArtScroll Mishnah Series with Yad Avraham commentary brings the text to life as it is developed and clarified by contending minds in the study hall.
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