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one of many fascinating questions within the examine of the interval of the re-formation of Judaism after the destruction of the second one Temple is the id of a bunch which seems in 1000's of Talmudic assets from these days - the minim. .
it's transparent that the majority of those resources replicate varied aspects of the polemic among Judaism and Christianity, which have been either engaged in constructing their identities. This booklet concentrates normally at the moment century CE, and contains easy questions: the query of the earliest textual content of the 12th blessing of the critical Jewish prayer composed at the moment, Birkat haMinim; and the query of the id of these minim who're cursed during this blessing.
within the first part of the booklet, Yaakov Yanki Teppler analyzes the blessing itself. within the moment part, which issues the query of its important gadgets, he units out on a quest for the characterization of the minim, utilizing all of the hundreds and hundreds of assets which care for them. Having united those sections in a single framework, a suggestion is made as to the id of the minim. This inspiration should still supply a coherent foundation for extra examine in this topic, laying a company starting place for figuring out the approaches of separation among Judaism and Christianity during this stormy and interesting period.

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