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    • The Memory of the Temple and the Making of the Rabbis

    • By: Naftali S. Cohn
    • Narrated by: Steven Jay Cohen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the rabbis composed the Mishnah in the late second or early third century C.E., the Jerusalem Temple had been destroyed for more than a century. Why, then, do the Temple and its ritual feature so prominently in the Mishnah? Against the view that the rabbis were reacting directly to the destruction and asserting that nothing had changed, Naftali S. Cohn argues that the memory of the Temple served a political function for the rabbis in their own time.

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