Definition of Rabbinic judaism
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This is the form of Judaism created by the rabbis during the Rabbinic Period and recorded in the Talmud. It is the form of Judaism that lasts throughout the following Medieval Period and forms the basis for the different types of Judaism in the Modern Period. It provided Judaism with a form of worship and belief that did not require the offering of sacrifices at the no-longer-extant Temple. Whereas Judaism as recorded in the Hebrew Bible assumed that the Jews ruled their own independent state, Rabbinic Judaism worked for so long because it presented a Judaism that enabled Jews to cope with the situation in which they were ruled by people of other religions (Christianity and Islam).
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Rabbinic Judaism or Rabbinism (Hebrew: "Yahadut Rabanit" - יהדות רבנית) has been the mainstream form of Judaism since the 6th century CE, after the codification of the Babylonian Talmud. Growing out of Pharisaic Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism became the predominant stream within the Jewish diaspora between the 2nd and 6th centuries, with the redaction of the oral law and the Talmud as the authoritative interpretation of Jewish scripture and to encourage the practice of Judaism in the absence of Temple sacrifice and other practices no longer possible. Rabbinic Judaism is based on the belief that at Mount Sinai, Moses received directly from God the Torah (Pentateuch) as well as additional oral explanation of the revelation, the "oral law," that was transmitted by Moses to the people in oral form.
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