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Is there any sect of Judaism that interprets both the written Torah and oral Torah literally

Your question presents contradictory ideas. Anyone that accepts the validity of the Oral law has inherently acknowledged that he is not translating the Written Law literally. That's the whole reason ...
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Why does there have to be a written Torah?

The Oral Torah being passed down orally, it is naturally subject to certain amounts of corruption via malicious distortion, improper application, simple forgetfulness, etc. The existence of a Written ...
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Are there proofs to Torah Shebeal Peh from Torah Shebechtav?

In Hilchot Shechitah (1:4), the Rambam writes: זביחה זו האמורה בתורה סתם--צריך לפרש אותה, ולידע באיזה מקום מן הבהמה שוחטין, וכמה הוא שיעור השחיטה, ובאיזה דבר שוחטין, ומתי שוחטין, והיכן שוחטין, וכיצד ...
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Everything in the oral Torah has a hint in the written Torah

One source earlier than R. Hayyim Valozhiner is Ritva (Rosh HaShana 16a) who states precisely this: וכל תורה שבע"פ רמוזה בתורה שבכתב שהיא תמימה The entire Oral Law is hinted to in the Written ...
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Reciting Scripture Orally

Most authorities somehow narrow the scope of the injunction. Only with cantillation According to R. Qafih (commentary to Hilkhot Tefillah 12:9, note 18) there is a tradition that the prohibition ...
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What does the Canonization of Tanach mean?

What does it mean that a book was decided to be or not a part of the Nac"h? There are several answers to this question. Some, but not all, would include Whether it defiles the hands (Yadayim 3:6) ...
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What does the Canonization of Tanach mean?

To answer your question first requires understanding what the English word, canonization means and its root, canon. It's actually from the Latin and is generally associated with the Catholic Church. ...
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Who wrote Deuteronomy?

Who wrote Deuteronomy? G-d or Moses? Bible critics insist that neither G-d nor Moses authored Deuteronomy. They posit that Deuteronomy was composed during the time of the first Temple period by King ...
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Is there an underlying logic to the selection of detail in the Torah?

As I noted in this answer, Ralbag writes that the question of why some narratives are very detailed and some are very sparse is a strong question, and to this day he has not found a sufficient answer. ...
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Who wrote Deuteronomy?

רמב"ן הקדמה לבראשית בראשית. משה רבינו כתב הספר הזה עם התורה כולה מפיו של הקדוש ברוך הוא וכו' זה אמת וברור הוא שכל התורה מתחלת ספר בראשית עד לעיני כל ישראל נאמרה מפיו של הקדוש ברוך ...
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Women and Oral Law

I'm not going into the issue of whether women should or are permitted to learn Oral Law, but it's worth pointing out that just because women don't learn Oral Law doesn't mean that women don't accept ...
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Why does there have to be a written Torah?

Let me surprise you a bit (with a non-standard answer) because it bothered me a lot and I couldn't find a clear explanation. This is all based on R' Moshe Luria Z"l Ariz"l's tradition as brought in ...
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Is there any sect of Judaism that interprets both the written Torah and oral Torah literally

You can't interpret the oral torah literally because, by its nature, it is not definite. At the "end user" side of the oral law, there is a Rabbi who will give a ruling, but there could have been a ...
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