Sex Ethics in the Writings of Moses Maimonides

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For instance, the made-in-Jewry declaration is echoed, that Christianity is of Paul's making, and not of Christ. In Israel, it is a different situation as Israel is a country who's government is fundamentally built upon shared religious and cultural doctrines. I did mine at a nursing home in my community. A hereditary Jewish Patriarch (residing in Tiberias in Palestine) was recognized both as a high dignitary in the official hierarchy of the Empire and as supreme chief of all the Jews in the Empire. 10 As a Roman official, the Patriarch was illustrious, of the same high official class which included the consuls, the top military commanders of the Empire and the chief ministers around the throne (the Sacred Consistory), and was out-ranked only by the imperial family.

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Lonely Man of Faith, The

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Sephardic Jewry suddenly encountered a discrete, mature, Jewish culture that for centuries had been developing independently and along quite different lines. To be sure, able geonim such as Sherira and his son Hai (939–1038) exercised enormous influence over the Judeo-Arabic world through hundreds of legal responsa issued in the course of their successive terms (968–1038) at Pumbedita. Drorah Setel has argued that the central tension between Judaism and feminism does not lie in the fact of Torah being a male-centered text, focusing on male activities and defining men as the normative human beings, but in the underlying Jewish understanding of holiness as separation.

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The Signifying Creator: Nontextual Sources of Meaning in

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It seems that way, at first glance, but let's examine what the Torah says about marrying a Gentile. This last generation would have lived about the time of Alexander the Great. The Talmud expressed its recognition of this commonality in a positive statement, "All Jews are responsible one for another." Karaite Judaism rejects later additions to the Tanach (Jewish Bible) such as the Rabbinic Oral Law and places the ultimate responsibility of interpreting the Bible on each individual.

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Judaism After Modernity: Papers from a Decade of Fruition

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A group known as the Qumran, associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls just recently found, were a part of this Essene sect and represented part of the 4,000 members. Every man has within himself these four beginnings, just as he has four limbs. I believe with a perfect faith that God (whose name be blessed ) rewards those who keep his commandments, and punishes those who transgress them. I reported the incident to the main Hebrew daily, Ha'aretz, whose publication of the story caused a media scandal.

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From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace

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That nothing takes place in the world without divine ordination is expressed by the Rabbis in the maxim that no man hurts his finger here on earth unless Heaven willed it so (Ḥul. 7b). Today: One of the largest international Jewish youth movements, in 22 countries with over 10,000 members. D., Pompey and the Roman rule would wrest power from the Hellenistic Greeks, and thus the Roman rule in the Land at the time of Jesus. The Sabbatian events of 1665-1666 -- which the New York Review of Books has called "a moving tragedy of vast dimensions" -- including his act of "Holy Apostasy to Islam" were perhaps the most significant in Jewish history, and certainly in the development of Jewish Kabbalah.

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Beyond the Golden Rule: A Jewish Perspective on Dialogue and

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And, it became a later custom to refer to the true type of teaching, which expounded or commented on the Scriptures, AND THE SCRIPTURES ONLY, as teaching in the MIDRASH-FORM. The works of Mortiz von Schwind, or of a Bo:cklin, were also an inner experience, but of artists graced by God and not of clowns. Israel Shahak was a resident of the Warsaw Ghetto and a survivor of Bergen-Belsen. Conversion was always a possibility—an inviting one even under the best of circumstances—for a member of a despised minority.

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What Does God Look Like? (2000)

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The Japanese are not planning to relinquish Hokkaido to its original owners, the Ainu. Cases of adultery interject additional considerations into the debate, with rulings ranging from prohibition to it being a mitzvah to abort.16 I have attempted to distill the essence of the traditional Jewish approach to abortion. Actually, no one but the priests, according to the Law of YEHOVAH God, could teach or direct the people in their religious life.

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Our Future in Light of Twentieth-Century Evil

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Providence did not bestow her reward on the victorious sword, but followed the law of eternal retribution. (Eternal retribution comes from Christian doctrinal thought as referring to eternal hell when one who physically dies in his sins without Christ. It abolished the tribal system of Arabia under which the Arab defined himself and by which society was governed. What gives them the right to question a religious tradition that claims a divine origin and that, at the minimum, represents the accumulated wisdom of centuries?

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The Gates of Repentance

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These principles, which Rambam thought were the minimum requirements of Jewish belief, are: Moses ' prophecies are true, and Moses was the greatest of the prophets As you can see, these are very basic and general principles. The remarkable news of the gospel is that, in Y'shua, Jews and Gentiles have direct access to God. All the Israelite tribes agreed on the worship of one God named Yahweh (GOD); they shared the memory of slavery in Egypt, the deliverance under Moses, and the Mosaic covenant and revelation at Sinai.

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Jewish Wisdom

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This is the basis for the claim of the convert from Judaism, that his conversion is not a denial of the faith of his holy forebears in Israel, but the realization of its potential greatness as fulfilled by the Messiah, Jesus. Nedarim (vows); 282 pages of filth and immorality, illustrative of what Christ denounced when attacking the Pharisees. 4. To stress the point: we do not keep Judaism because we have a racial identity as Jews. Hasdai Crescas was a student of Nissim ben Reuben Gerondi, who in turn was a student of Reuben ben Nissim Gerondi.

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