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The sacred literature of Judaism begins with the Tanakh, which is the Hebrew Bible. The Tanakh contains the Torah (Law), Nevi'im (Prophets), and the Ketuvim (Writings), arranged in historical order. After the Romans destroyed the temple at Jerusalem in 71 A.D., the Tannaim produced the Mishna, which would govern Jewish living and worship. Later came the Talmud, to which the Midrash was added. Other significant texts include the Zohar, which contains the teachings of Kabbalah.



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