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Pharisees- one of three main parties of the late Second Temple period.

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When can we call a holiday "Shabbat"?

In talking about Pessaḥ, the Torah says that Shavuot begins seven complete weeks from “the day after Shabbat”. [Leviticus 23:15-16] Which Shabbat? Unspecified. The Sadducees said it’s the Shabbat ...
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Which group came first - the Pharisees or the Sadducees - and how far back can their origins be traced?

From what little I know, I understand that Sadducees were upper-class wealthy men, mostly from Jerusalem, who made up the Jewish aristocracy. Pharisees came from all economic classes but were ...
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Did Hillel get rid of the year of Jubilee?

I came across this post on 4chan: I do not ordinarily put much stock into what Christians assert about the pharisaic order of the time, given that "Pharisee" is usually just a contextless ...
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Prior to the destruction of the Temple how did a Jew become either a Pharisee or a Sadducee?

I have been given an assignment which asks various questions about the Pharisees and the Sadducees, relating to the time prior to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by the Roman Empire. The ...
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