Judaism Today is the religion of the Pharisees, in Jews’ own words!


The unedited full-text of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia

PHARISEES (Φαρισαῖοι; Aramaic, “Perishaya”; Hebr. “Perushim”):

“With the destruction of the Temple the Sadducees disappeared altogether, leaving the regulation of all Jewish affairs in the hands of the Pharisees.

Henceforth Jewish life was regulated by the teachings of the Pharisees; the whole history of Judaism was reconstructed from the Pharisaic point of view, and a new aspect was given to the Sanhedrin of the past. Pharisaism shaped the character of Judaism and the life and thought of the Jew for all the future.”

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