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Orthodox Judaism
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Many people reasonably identify all “traditional” or “observant” Judaism with Orthodoxy, and they furthermore take for granted that all traditional Judaisms are pretty much the same. But a wide variety of Judaisms affirm the Torah, oral and written, and abide by its laws, as interpreted by their particular masters, who differ from one another on …

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Neusner, Jacob, “Orthodox Judaism”, in: Encyclopaedia of Judaism. Consulted online on 18 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-9029_EJ_COM_0135>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004141001, 20040701



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