Definition: Tanakh, Mishnah or Oral Torah, Gemera, Halakhah, Sukkot, Sukkah

Not knowing much about Judaism, it’s not surprising I learned so many words on just an introductory article about it.

 

Tanakh

The Hebrew Bible that contains 3 sections: the Torah or Five Books of Moses, the Prophets, and the Writings

 

Mishnah or Oral Torah

A minimalistic set of debates attributed to the great religious scholars, or Rabbis, transcribed and published in the second century C.E.

 

Gemera

Series of writings that expounded on the Mishnah, and combined with it to create the Talmud

 

Halakhah

Jewish law

 

Sukkot

A holiday that commemorates the 40 year period when Israelites were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters, and also a harvest festival

 

Sukkah

A temporary dwelling built on the holiday of Sukkot