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The Talmud is the textual record of generations of rabbinic debate about law, philosophy, and biblical interpretation, compiled between the 3rd and 8th centuries CE and structured as commentary (the Gemara) on the Mishnah with stories interwoven ( The Mishnah is a written collection of Jewish oral traditions. The Gemara is commentary and debates on the Mishnah. The Mishnah and the Gemara make up the core of the Talmud. The Talmud exists in two versions: the more commonly studied Babylonian Talmud was compiled in present-day Iraq, while the Jerusalem Talmud was compiled in Israel (