I’m standing in the Berlin airport waiting for them to open the gate for my flight to Tel Aviv, and I am awed. Due to the timing of our flight here, in front of me is a veritable sea of Jewish men wrapped in tallis and tefillin. This is my second time in Germany (last year I flew through Frankfurt), and it always leaves a bad taste in my mouth, being here, between it being the Nazi seat of power and, more personally, the country where two of the labor camps in which my grandmother was imprisoned were located. But I’m here. We’re all here. There is a full minyan of men being proudly and openly Jewish in the Berlin airport (and a bit of an ezras nashim off to the side). And Hitler is rotting in the ground.
Hi! I'm studying philosophy and one of my subjects is about judaism. I'm having trouble trying to understand the differences among words that refer to the Scriptures: Mishná, midras, halaka, haggada, Talmud, Guemará and Masora. (Especially Talmud, Tanakh, Masora and Torá). I've been doing some research but it just gets me more confused bc everyone says something different. Could you explain it to me or tell me about any website where all this concepts are well explained? Thank you very much!