Chapters in the Formative History of Judaism: Current

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So, for example, the State of Israel has two "chief" rabbis to serve the Orthodox -- one of them serving the style of Orthodoxy (Ashkenazi) that developed in Europe and the other serving the style of Orthodoxy (Sephardi) that developed in what today are primarily Arab lands. Early rabbis compiled the Talmud, a series of writings that further explain the Torah. D. 70, they also destroyed the Temple and expelled the Jews from Jerusalem. The declaration included a blanket rejection of any outside pressure on Israel to abandon the settlements in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights.

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The Philosophical Quest: Of Philosophy, Ethics, Law and

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Despite being considered "modern" and "open " in his worldview, Rabbi Lichtenstein, an eminent student of the late Rabbi Joseph B. Indeed, the equation of Israel's prosperity with God's interest generated the issue of "true" and "false" prophecy that made its first appearance at this time. In beginning with the assumption of women’s full humanity, feminists finally root themselves not in Jewish texts but in Jewish communities struggling for greater justice and inclusiveness and for the transformation of tradition.

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AVI Sagi: Existentialism, Pluralism, and Identity (Library

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Throughout the centuries, Jews, alas, definitely owned non-Jewish (and sometimes Jewish) slaves. Any interpretation of an article of faith which was at any time advocated by only one or a few persons is to be regarded merely as his or their individual opinion; it is not obligatory upon all followers of Judaism and will therefore not be considered here. Malevolent entities played an important part in both Israelite and Egyptian cultures.

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Buber's Way to "I and Thou": The Development of Martin

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In general, abortion is permitted only if there is direct threat to the mother. This is a particularly joyous holiday during which gifts of food and charity are given. While Hasidism was altering Jewish society in eastern Europe from within, Jewry in western Europe was being transformed by forces from without. But by 1038, the year of Hai’s death, the consequences of four centuries of gaonic activity had become indelible: the Babylonian Talmud had become the agent of basic Jewish uniformity; the synthesis of philosophy and tradition had become the hallmark of the Jewish intelligentsia; and the Hebrew classics of the past had become the texts of study in Jewish schools everywhere.

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Galut: Modern Jewish Reflection on Homelessness and

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Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. Perusing the Talmud, one is overwhelmed with the recurrent preoccupation with sex, especially by the most eminent rabbis. He explained Islam to them and called them to convert to his faith and cause. When Shabbetai converted to Islam after being apprehended by the Ottoman government, all but his most faithful followers were despondent, though some tried to explain the apostasy of the pseudo-messiah as a form of voluntary crucifixion for the sake of the Jews.

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How Does God Make Things Happen?

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The Jewish God repeatedly calls on his chosen people to exterminate non-Jews. Young Men's Hebrew Associations, begun in 1874, now exist in nearly all the large cities of the United States. The kingdom of Babylon besieged Jerusalem and destroyed and Solomon’s temple in 586 BCE. Concerning the Pharisees, the 1905 Jewish Encyclopedia says: With the destruction of the Temple (70 A. Present day: Religious functionaries like Rabbis, Cantors, Scribes, Mohels.

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It Happened in Heaven: Personal Stories of Inspiration

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And in the case of the Talmud – contrary to that of the Bible – the literal sense of the text is binding, and one is not allowed to interpret it away. Biblical writers of the seventh century and later took a more firmly monotheistic view. When considering donated eggs or sperm, there again is not a complete consensus. Details of this  are written in that most popular and holy Book, the Torah, which  includes also a series of laws for the subsequent Jewish  civilization, in what was previously the land of Cana'an, this land  having been promised directly by God to Abraham and his children  and subsequent generations on several occasions.    The history and development of the later forms of Judaism and its  offspring-religions Christianity and Islam, contain a rich and  diverse story, but the basic tenants of the Jewish faith have not  changed, only been added to.

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L'Au-dela et la Resurrection dans la Litterature Rabbinique

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Neither of those was not the position of the apostles nor the early Christians (see Did the True Church Ever Teach a Trinity? and Was Unitarianism the Teaching of the Bible or Early Church? ). Here I must say, in spite of my opposition to marxism both in philosophy and as a social theory, that Marx was quite right when, in his two articles about Judaism, he characterized it as dominated by profit-seeking – provided this is limited to Judaism as he knew it, that is, to classical Judaism which in his youth had already entered the period of its dissolution.

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Joseph Seniri: Commentary on the Former Prophets: A Critical

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Doctrinally, they are not, but likely believe they are. This website is intended to serve as clearinghouse providing information about new developments in this area. The Lord's Day; Advent, Christmas; New Year, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, every day is dedicated to a Saint. Purim (Lots) celebrates the tale of Persian Jewry's deliverance by see Esther and Mordecai. They were responsible for a religious revolution founded on the concept of a single, universal God. But in that case, what is gained by having it in the Torah; the record of Revelation?

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Whose Torah?: A Concise Guide to Progressive Judaism (Whose

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A negation of such a dialogue has also become the founding ideology of Jewish ultra-orthodoxy, which prefers to view its relation with tradition as a dictation or blind obedience, surely not as a conversation: tradition, which is, so the ultra-orthodox argument goes, set and sealed, and we are to obey it. Medieval rabbinic writings include codifications of talmudic law, the most authoritative of which is the 16th-century Shulhan Arukh (Set Table) by Joseph ben Ephraim Caro.

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