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When in Egypt, the Israelites did not slander, engage in prohibited sexual relations, change their names or their language – the significance of these practices for Jewish life under Roman rule

Rejection of Greco-Roman judicial systems that involve defenders (sunēgoros)
Antoninus and Rabbi Yehudah the Patriarch

Rebuilding of the Temple is not a proximate reality

Titus in the Temple

Roman authorities inquire about the content of the Torah

Restrictions regarding festivals of idolaters, including celebrations of the Roman Empire’s rise to power and major moments in the emperors’ lives.

Idolatry and shops decorated with wreaths: Does this text refer to Greco-Roman fairs?

Rabbinic prohibitions against Jews conducting certain forms of economic with gentiles, which signal a rejection of two Roman institutions: the arena – implying games and public executions – and the legal system.
Should Jews derive benefit from whole or fragmented idols (for a particular purpose or by selling them)?
Should Jews derive benefit from inscribed vessels bearing depictions of the sun, the moon or a dragon (through use or sale), or must they be destroyed?
Rabban Gamliel at the Bath of Aphrodite in Acre (Akko; Ptolemais)
Altars of kings
Prayer formulae that articulate hope for a rebuilding of the Temple

The laws of siqriqon

Converts and the declaration of the first fruit offering – are converts full members of the Israelite community?
Converts and inheritance

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