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Pilpul

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

Keen argumentation, sharp-witted discussion, especially of Talmudic and Halakhic themes, probably from the word pilpel, ‘pepper’, hence a peppery argument. In Ethics of the Fathers (6. 6)...

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Pilpul

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

Keen argumentation, sharp-witted discussion, especially of Talmudic and Halakhic themes, probably from the word pilpel, ‘pepper’, hence a peppery argument. In Ethics of the Fathers (6. 6)...

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Pilpul

Louis Jacobs.

in A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 152 words.

Keen argumentation, sharp-witted discussion, especially of Talmudic and Halakhic themes, probably from the word pilpel, ‘pepper’, hence a peppery

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Pilpul

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 60 words.

(derived from pilpel, ‘pepper’).

A method of Jewish Talmudic study. Traditionally pilpul meant the logical distinctions by which contradictions

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<b>PILPUL</b>

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 222 words.

(), the process of dialectical reasoning applied in the study of the oral law. Pilpul can mean the application

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pilpul <i>noun</i>

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 22 words.

L19 Hebrew (from pilpēl to search, debate hotly).

(An instance of) subtle or keen rabbinical disputation; transferred unprofitable argument, hair-splitting.

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Study

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

From early Rabbinic times the study of the Torah was seen as a supreme religious obligation. In the opening passage of Ethics of the Fathers the Men of the Great Synagogue are quoted as...

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Jewish Humor

Arie Sover.

in Jewish Studies

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 16270 words.

Jewish humor is a vast field of Jewish studies that includes many aspects, including different periods, different types, different contents, and a variety of languages in different...

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Jewish Humor

Arie Sover.

in Jewish Studies

P ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 16270 words.

Jewish humor is a vast field of Jewish studies that includes many aspects, including different periods, different types, different contents, and a variety of languages in different...

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