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Gallery 3: Paradisus Iudaeorum, 1565-1648

The TalmudTalmudcompilation of Jewish legal literature. The Talmud consists of the Mishna, a legal code that specifies how the commandments of the Torah should be carried out, and the Gemara, rabbinical interpretations of the Mishna. The material in the Talmud was created between the 3rd and 5th century CE in Palestine and Babylonia. The Babylonian Talmud is more comprehensive and became more popular than the one created in Palestine, which is known as the Jerusalem Talmud. is the most important compilation of Jewish legal literature. The trunk represents the TorahTorahIn the narrow sense, Torah refers to the first five books of the Bible. In the broad sense, Torah refers to all Jewish sacred teachings stemming in one way or another from the written Torah. The handwritten Torah scroll is the most sacred object in Judaism., the first five books of the Bible. The branches represent the commentaries and other texts “growing” from the Torah. Together they form the Talmud. A life devoted to studying Talmud continues to be an ideal for many Orthodox Jewish men.