The Rabbinic Age of Judaism Essay
scholarly achievement. In general, the Pharisees emphasized a commitment to social justice, belief in the brotherhood of mankind, a faith in the redemption of the Jewish nation and, ultimately, humanity. Moreover, they believed that these ends would be achieved through halakha, a body of laws derived from a close reading of sacred texts. This belief entailed both a commitment to relate religion to ordinary concerns and daily life, and a commitment to study and scholarly debate.
In some cases, Pharisaic