Traditional Sources

By the grace of G-d 
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Overview

Some of the Works by Rabbi Moses Maimonides —

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The Hebrew Alphabet – Alef-Beit

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Principles and Foundations of Faith

Four Tenets of the Faith
Foundations of the Faith based on "I am the L-rd, your G-d, Who took you out of the land of Egypt, from enslavement" (Genesis 20:2).
from – Hidushei G'eonim

The Light of the L-rd
Judaism's Precepts According to Hasdai Crescas

The Book of Principles
Foundations of Faith by Joseph Albo — student of Hasdai Crescas

“The Thirteen Principle Foundations of the Religion”
Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith

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Scriptural Sources

Genesis 2:16-17
º  You may freely eat of every tree in the garden – a command?
º  Hints for the Seven Commandments
Isaiah 45:18
º  What G-d Wants – Isaiah's Summary

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Zohar

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Hasidic Insights

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Midrash

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An Introduction to the Mishnah – a history of the Mishnah and the Oral Torah

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Tosefta, Tractate Avodah Zarah  9:4

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Introductions to the Talmud – a bibliography

Biographies of Sages in the Talmud – a bibliography

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Traditional Order of Studying the Babylonian Talmud

 – at the Time of the Ga'onim  (seventh to eleventh centuries)

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Babylonian Talmud  (and the Mishnah)

Jerusalem Talmud

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Early Scholars of the Talmud  (Rishonim)

The Great Scholars of the Code of Jewish Law  (Halacha)

& Torah Consolidation  (Kov'im *)

The Later Scholars of the Torah  (Acharonim)

Torah Scholars of the Current Era  (Melaktim *)

*  Rabbi Mattis Kantor, author of The Jewish Time Line Encyclopedia and Codex Judaica: Chronological Index of Jewish History, has introduced the terms Kov'im and Melaktim.  He explains his reasoning at length.

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