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 (gə-mär′ə, -môr′ə)
The second part of the Talmud, consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishnah.

[Aramaic gəmārā, completion, from gəmar, to complete; see gmr in Semitic roots.]

Ge·ma′ric adj.
Ge·ma′rist n.


(ɡɛˈmɔrə; Hebrew ɡɛmaˈra)
(Judaism) Judaism the main body of the Talmud, consisting of a record of ancient rabbinical debates about the interpretation of the Mishna and constituting the primary source of Jewish religious law. See also Talmud
[C17: from Aramaic gemārā completion, from gemār to complete]
Geˈmaric adj
Geˈmarist n


(gəˈmɔr ə, -ˈmɑr ɑ, -mɑˈrɑ)

1. the section of the Talmud consisting essentially of commentary on the Mishnah.
2. the Talmud.
[1610–20; < Aram gĕmārā literally, a finishing, completion]
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Noun1.Gemara - the second part of the Talmud consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishna
Talmud - the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism
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The Gemara says that if you see floodwaters about to ruin somebody else's field, you have an obligation to divert them, just as you are obligated to return property that has been stolen or lost.
In the middle are the Mishnah and its commentary, the Gemara; but the Gemara is often written in Aramaic, while the Mishnah is in its own distinctive form of Hebrew.
The Talmud has two components, namely the Mishnah (the main text) and the Gemara (an elucidation of the Mishnah).
2) The Mishnah and the exposition in the Gemara that follows then proceed to enumerate the most egregious sinners who forfeit their salvation in the next world: "Three kings and four laypersons forfeit their salvation in the age to come.
One must add that Simms occasionally stumbles with his own transliterations from Hebrew, such as when he spells kohen as kohan, medabber as m dabar, gemara as gamorah, and mashal as mashol.
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Instruct Your son, whirling between two wars, In the Gemara of your gentleness, For I would be a child to those who mourn And brother to the foundlings of the field And friend of innocence and all bright eyes.
Since Numbers 11:16 and Exodus 18:22 both imply that judges should be like Moses, the gemara claims that Song of Songs 4:7 mentions blemishes of character, not physical blemishes.
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the first written compendium of Judaism's Oral Law, and the Gemara (ca.
He studied the Old Testament, the text and commentaries of the Talmud, the Mishna and Gemara, also delving into the intricacies of Biblical exegesis and the Targum.
67) See DAVID WEISS HALIVNI, MIDRASH, MISHNAH, AND GEMARA 47 (1986) (observing that this "chain of tradition" was composed "around the first quarter of the second century for the purpose of strengthening [the Sages'] authority, showing themselves to be direct successors of Moses, who received the Torah from Sinai").