How the rabbis and others changed Judaism – part 2

By |2015-08-23T04:38:43-07:00August 23rd, 2015|Thoughts|

                                                     Changing the Torah by adding stringencies   Rabbi Evan Hoffman discussed the phenomenon of rabbis adding stringencies to the somewhat lenient biblical laws.[1] For example, Deuteronomy 8:10 states “eat and be sated and bless the Lord,” which required the Israelites to bless God, that is say a benediction, after eating only if [...]