Sunday, 27 November 2011

Is Judaism a matter of what Rabbis say, or a matter of what Jews do?

«If so, fine. If not also fine. Which brings us back to the old, vexing question: Is Judaism a matter of what Rabbis say, or a matter of what Jews do?»

See:
DOVBEAR: Oy Gay

http://dovbear.blogspot.com/2011/11/oy-gay.html?m=1

--------------------

To answer DovBear's question it's a combination of

Torah
Rabbis
Jews

The Zohar says "Yisroel v'raitto v'kudsha bkrich hu had hu"

Similarly, Halachah is also the product of an amalgam. Re: this specific issue, more later BE"H

Shalom,
RRW

1 comment:

Adam Zur said...

i think the statement from the zohar is a composite of two different statements. I am not expert but i don't remember anyplace in the zohar that says that particular statement. also.
also i think the Rambam would disagree. to him Torah is a law of perfection that by definition most people will not be able to keep. This is the exact difference between Torah and the natural law of avraham avinu.