This became known as the Written Torah, because it was written down and sealed before their entry into the Land of Israel.
(It is also commonly called the Five Books of Moses.) Although the Written Torah contains the 613 mitzvot, it does not spell out exactly what they are.
Unlike me, she hadn’t dreamed of meeting someone Jewish and having a Jewish wedding.
I was only able to relax around non-Jewish women, because I didn’t feel the same pressure; that’s how I met, and fell in love with, my wife.
Some 1700 years ago, when the harsh Roman persecutions threatened the transmission, the Oral Torah was written down to form the Talmud.
Although the Written Torah does not state the exact number of the mitzvot, there is a clear tradition in the Oral Torah that the total is 613.
The word "Torah" literally means "teaching." Included in this Torah were many laws that the Jewish people became obligated in performing from that point on.
Over the 40 years in the desert, the Torah was written down onto a scroll by Moses.
First up: Do Jewish Men Really Have a Thing for Asian Women?I felt the pressure: The future of my people was at stake! The school was arty, musical, nerdy, and had a substantial Jewish population. Even though I no longer felt outside the norm, I still had trouble getting dates … Every Jewish woman I asked out on a date rejected me.I resolved that I would only go out with Jewish girls. I attributed this to the fact that I was kind of nerdy: My extra-curricular activities included musical theater, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons, not exactly the types of things that made a guy popular with the ladies. I had numerous opportunities, on the other hand, to date non-Jewish women.Clearly, these are not the ideas of a people who think they are better than other nations.Because of our acceptance of Torah, Jews have a special status in the eyes of G-d, but we lose that special status when we abandon Torah.