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The Post-Temple Era of the Tannaim

The destruction of the Second Temple was far more disastrous for the Jewish people than the destruction of the First Temple. Quickly, it became apparent to the Jewish people that a dark, seemingly endless exile lay ahead.
Instability caused by Roman Emperor Domitian’s temporary breakup of the Yavneh assembly resulted in a number of disputes that created dissension among the Torah scholars.
Troubled by the Jewish success at Yavneh, the new emperor’s constant harassment forced the assembly to disband.
This revolt began as small, spontaneous clashes between Jews and Roman forces.
Ten great sages were brutally tortured and executed by the Romans.
The original Christians were Jews who acted Jewishly in all respects except for their belief in Yeshu. Eventually, the Christians realized that the Jewish people would not accept their idolatrous beliefs, and decided to introduce their religion to the Gentile world.
Based on a Scriptural verse that permits the leading sages to suspend a Torah prohibition in cases of national emergency, Rabbi recorded the Oral Law for posterity.

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