Judaism, the Jewish People,
Links on this page deal mainly with Jewish history after
AD 70; some also deal with continuity between the Old Testament
and New Testament Church. See also
Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.
- Jewish Texts:
The Babylonian Talmud.
Rodkinson translation, 1918, comprising about
a third of the complete Talmud. For short
summaries of each tract, see the table of contents.
--- Sacred Texts
Tracts Erubin, Shekalim, and Rosh Hashana.
Tracts Pesachim, Yomah, and Hagiga.
Tracts Betzh, Succah, Moed Katan, Taanith, Megilla,
and Ebel Rabbathi or Semahoth.
Tracts Aboth, Derech Eretz-Rabba, Derech Eretz-Zuta, and Baba
Kama (First Gate).
Tract Baba Kama (First Gate), Part II and Tract Baba Metzia (Middle
Tract Baba Bathra (Last Gate).
Tract Sanhedrin: Section Jurisprudence (Damages).
Tracts Maccoth, Shebuoth, Eduyoth, Abuda Zara, and Horioth.
Rodkinson's introduction to his translation: an history
of the Talmud.
The Legends of the Jews.
Very extensive secondary source. Unfortunately
only the first four volumes (i.e. the narrative
without the notes) have been placed online.
- Interactions with Orthodox Christianity: Theological:
Marquette University Seminar on the Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian
A large collection of very interesting scholarly articles, reflecting
a wide range of opinions. The director of the seminar is Fr. Alexander
--- Marquette University
- "Against the Jews": Many patristic
writings bear this disturbing title. Some indeed
appear to the modern reader to be anti-Semitic, although
religiously so rather than racially (that is, they
express no objection to the Jewish people, only to
the Jewish faith.) Many others are directed not against
Jews at all, but against Christian "Judæisers"
who wish to insert Old Testament Law into Christian
practice. The following is a (presently very incomplete)
list of patristic authors who wrote treatises "against the Jews";
these works whould be read in the context of their age and
of the theological debate between Jews and Christians
over the purpose of the Torah.
- The "surprising" failure of Jews to embrace Christianity:
A common theme in patristic works.
Interactions with Orthodox Christianity: Various:
Legislation Affecting the Jews from 300 to 800 CE.
List of relevant civil and canon laws, Eastern and Western.
From Parkes' The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue,
New York: JPS, 1934.
- St. Gregory Dialogus rebuked
St. Virgil of Arles for forcibly
- Orthodoxy and Anti-Semitism: Opposition to Anti-Semitism:
- Fr. Sergei Hackel
made controversial proposals to alter liturgical texts
which he considered anti-Semitic.
Here a Moscow Patriarchate representative in the West
who was frequently
at odds with the Sourozh Diocese in the opening years of the
XXI Century argues the other side of the case (not
defending anti-Semitism, but insisting upon the danger
of tampering with traditional texts in the interests of
--- Orthodox Europe
Some Jewish converts to Orthodox Christianity:
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