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Is the Talmud considered 100% correct by Jews?
(13 March, 2018, 26 Adar, 5778)
The Bible is true. It is the word of the Almighty. The Bible was given to all of mankind but its main message is to the Israelites. The legal section of the Bible still obligates the section of Judah i.e. the Jews. The other section (the Ten Tribes) are temporarily not obligated by all the Law. In the future they will be. How the Law is to be kept is discussed by the Talmud. The Talmud contains decisions that are discussed and perhaps reformulated in works of legislation. These are obligatory.
Deuteronomy (NASB) 17:
8 If any case is too difficult for you to decide, between one kind of homicide or another, between one kind of lawsuit or another, and between one kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your courts, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses. 9 So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare to you the verdict in the case. 10 You shall do according to the terms of the verdict which they declare to you from that place which the LORD chooses; and you shall be careful to observe according to all that they teach you. ..
In addition to legal matters the Talmud also contains philosophical discussions, legends, historical records, moral injunctions, etc. A Jew should strive to learn the Talmud if they can.
Joshua (NASB) 1:
8 This book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
As for whether or not we should consider all the Talmud to be 100% correct or not opinions differ. Some parts may be allegorical. Other sections need serious consideration. The options are open just as long as the legal decisions are obeyed.