In the JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions, by Ronald L. Eisenberg, nothing is said about dividing the law into moral, civil, and ceremonial. He states 613 laws of Moses, but what categories do these fall into? Are they Moral? or Civil? or Ceremonial?
Addition to my question:My question was a theological question. I need to know the official Jewish view on aspects of the law (Biblical, or Mosaic). Please let me know if my question is not appropriate for your service. I also need to know if I can use your answer as a reference on my website and a book I hope to publish soon.
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When looking over your categories for legal services, I may have misunderstood what you are doing. I don't think that a lawyer can answer the question. I think what I need is a well educated rabbi, one who has a theological background.
Present day views of the "Law of Moses" may be quite varied. What would be most helpful would be the views of people in the first century -- particularly before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
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I found this information on this website:
This is from a Presbyterian Minister. He believes that Jewish law is divided into three distinct parts: Moral, Civil, and Ceremonial.
I hope to get an official Jewish statement on this same issue: especially a view of Jewish belief in the first century, before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
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