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Damascus Document

What Is “Torah” in Second Temple Texts?

In the Second Temple Period the idea of “Torah” was not limited to the Five Books of Moses.


Molly M. Zahn



Shabbat with Food: From Biblical Prohibitions to Rabbinic Feasts

Biblical prohibitions against preparing food on Shabbat are further developed in the Second Temple and rabbinic periods. At the same time, a new emphasis emerges: celebrating Shabbat with festive meals.


Sarit Kattan Gribetz



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