This question and particularly my comment on the question got me thinking. Assuming those who became the Ethiopian Jews received the oral law exactly the same as the rest of Israel, could we ...
To our great delight on Rosh Chodesh Adar our children all walked in with a creatively designed משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה. To my initial dismay I was sure that all our well meaning teachers may have ...
There is a collection of "minor tractates" some of which contain material not found in other works of torah sh'baal peh (the oral law). What is the origin of these tractates? Who wrote/compiled them? ...
The Gemara says (Nidah 19b, among other places), אין אדם דן גזירה שווה מעצמו - a person can't make up gezaira shavos, they have to have been learned from one's teacher. If so, how can there ever be a ...
If both were given at Sinai, how come Ethiopian Jews have the written Torah but lack the Oral Law. What is the Ethiopian community's own explanation for this? (My question is not intended to cast ...