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Judaism and Hebrew Prayer: New Perspectives on Jewish

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The Jews have never approved the King James arrangement because ITS ORIGIN WAS IN EGYPT. The outlook of the reformers is suggested by the catalog in 2 Kings, chapter 17, of religious offenses that had caused the fall; the objects of Hezekiah’s purge closely resembled them. On the contrary, it is the deviation rather than the essence which is the fundamental aspect. Our commission since the days of Isaiah has been to help all people not just one nation, be it America or Israel.

What the Rabbis Said: The Public Discourse of 19th Century

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Rabbi Mark Rotenberg (2007) is founder of “A Spiritual Endeavor”, in Pennsylvania, which conducts spiritual retreats for those in recovery and others. rebmdr@gmail.com. Sounds like he would like to see the creation of Islamic theocracies all around the world and denies the validity of any non-Islamic political system, including secular democracies like those in Britain and America. This is most obviously the case in foreign policy, where they are attempting to rearrange the entire Middle East in the interests of Israel.

The Arabic, Hebrew and Latin Reception of Avicenna's

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These shared characteristics are: both are person-centered, experience-oriented, and interactive, and both promote a learning and experiencing community, a culture of education, and content that engages. We have replaced the original article link with the cache copy link. Rabbi Hillel responded: "What is hateful to you, don't do unto your neighbor. Gilgul is concerned with the process of the soul's individual Tikkun (rectification).

Cultural Writings of Franz Rosenzweig (Library of Jewish

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It became the Bible version used by most evangelical and fundamentalist Christians for the next 60 years. He also emphasized that the Egyptian magicians were able to reproduce several of Moses' "miracles," proving that they could not have been so unique. Talmud is not authoritative, only a historal document. For the masses of Jews, the cultural fare consisted principally of biblical tales and instruction as interpreted by rabbinic Midrash, the lives of scholars and saints, and liturgical poetry reaffirming the election of Israel and faith in messianic redemption.

Theology in Rabbinic Stories

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The basics of the conversion process include rabbinic sponsorship and lengthy study in a formal program that culminates with approval by a rabbinic body/court [“Beis Din”]. Hadrian built a pagan idol on the Temple grounds and prohibited circumcision; these acts of ethnocide provoked the Bar Kokhba revolt 132–136 CE after which the Romans banned the study of the Torah and the celebration of Jewish holidays, and forcibly removed virtually all Jews from Judea. Followers of rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (inset) pray at his grave on the left.

Philosophy of the Law: The Political in the Torah

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Napoleon convoked a Sanhedrin in 1807 to create a modern definition of Judaism that renounced Jewish nationhood and national aspirations, asserted that rabbinic authority was purely spiritual, and recognized the priority of civil over religious authority even in matters of intermarriage. To the Jews, on the other hand, the rabbinic ideology gave the appearance of continuity to Jewish self-rule and freedom from alien interference.

To Live and Live Again: An Overview of Techiyas HaMeisim The

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Whether it be in terms of letters of introduction, accommodation, jobs or whatever, these Diaspora communities provided a natural point of contact. The Torah therefore says, "You shall be careful and do the Commandments, because that is your wisdom and knowledge as the Gentiles see it; when they hear about all these Laws they will say, "this great nation is surely a wise and sage nation" (Deut. 4:6). But, at the same time, Orthodox Judaism affirmed that one could devote time to science as well as Torah-study, an accommodation with contemporary culture different only in degree from the Reform compromise.

Inner Meaning of the Hebrew Letters

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Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. So, again, Jewish people in America aren't Jewish? The ideological defence of Israeli policies are usually based on Jewish religious beliefs or, in the case of secular Jews, on the 'historical rights' of the Jews which derive from those beliefs and retain the dogmatic character of religious faith. In Gen. 32:32, God does not explicitly say the people are not eat this, but it is shown as a tradition.

Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives (Emunot:

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I think that this matter of the purity of weapons should be transmitted to educational institutions, at least the religious ones, so that they should have a position about this subject and so that they will not wander in the broad fields of “logic”, especially on this subject; and the rule has to be explained as it should be followed in practice. As gay men who can embody the top and the bottom, we can unite within our mirrors in tiferet, harmony.

The Jews as a Chosen People: Tradition and transformation

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In terms of the Reform Movement in Judaism, some scholars thus view it as mostly an offshoot of German Reform Judaism, while others are more impressed by its distinctively American qualities. Let us recall that among those who call themselves Leninists there was no doubt that history follows the principles laid out by Marx and Lenin. We’ve spent quite a bit of time in recent years debating who’s a Jew, but we’ve neglected to ask the thornier question: namely, what is Judaism? The result was Hadrian’s decrees prohibiting circumcision and public instruction in the Torah, though these were soon revoked by Antoninus Pius (reigned 138–161).