Category Archives: Judaism

Revelation and the God of Israel

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New York: Basic Books, 1964, pp. 398-454. Yes, the inspired Old Testament Scriptures for the Messiah comprised those books found in "The Law, The Prophets, and The Psalms" -- the Triparte Divisions. Yet all these teachers in one way or another were influenced with Hellenism. The term "Sopherim" denotes that the one major job of the Great Assembly was to copy faithfully the Scriptures, and teach these Scriptures to the priests of lower rank who in turn would teach the people.

A Heart of Many Rooms: Celebrating the Many Voices within

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For example, in order to be considered kosher, mammals must have split hooves and chew their cud. The majority never got back to religion as during the days of the Sopherim. The president uttered not another word of criticism or caution, and Sharon continued the offensive. VII, No. 4 1918) Strong, Earl D., THE AMALGAMATED CLOTHING WORKERS OF AMERICA (Grinnell, IA: Herald-Register Publishing Co. 1940) Taft, Philip, UNITED THEY TEACH: THE STORY OF THE UNITED FEDERATION OF TEACHER [of New York City] (Los Angeles: 1974) Tyler, Gus, A VITAL VOICE: 100 YEARS OF THE JEWISH FORWARD (New York: The Forward Association, Inc. 1997) ————, LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL: A HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL LADIES’ GARMENT WORKERS’ UNION (Armonk, NY: M.

Paul and Palestinian Judaism

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I think we have to assume that most Jews who did not associate with one group or the other did the best they could interpreting what they thought was leading a Jewish life according to how the Bible happened to be interpreted in their neighborhood. Hezekiah was the leading figure in a western coalition of states that joined with the Babylonian king Merodach-Baladan II in a rebellion against the Assyrian king Sennacherib shortly after the Assyrian’s accession in 705 bce.

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

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There are the virtuous and iniquitous among every culture. Greek influence reached its peak under King Herod I of Judaea (reigned 37–4 bce), who built a Greek theatre, amphitheatre, and hippodrome in or near Jerusalem. In Reform Judaism, prayer is often conducted in the vernacular and men and women have equal roles in religious observance. Additionally, a major movement is afoot of young Jews returning to Torah tradition. There are many bruised reeds today and many dim wicks.

The Rabbinate As Calling and Vocation: Models of Rabbinic

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The lay leaders comprised the Pharisaic group. This is a very helpful foundation for our understanding. Israel and Judah have become synonymous to them. According to Islamic doctrine, the Christian dogma of a trinitarian god is a form of tritheism—of a three-god belief. Various passages such as Matthew 5:17-19, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 John 3:4 and Romans 3:3, as well as various examples of Torah observance in the New Testament, are cited by Messianics in suggesting that the Torah was not and could not have been abolished.

My Father, My King

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A man who turns from sin because he agonizes over the estrangement between him and God and yearns for reconciliation with his Creator has truly repented. The notion that the Talmud slanders Jesus and the Christians was an invention of medieval Christians and Jewish apostates attempting to find favor with their new Christian fellows. This religious condition in Palestine nearly 2,000 years ago should not surprise us much. The troubled society's malaise was interpreted by Hosea, a prophet of the northern kingdom (Israel), as a forgetting of God.

Crafting the 613 Commandments: Maimonides on the

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Only God is good and therefore only God is able to save a person. The reform movement led by King Josiah (c. 640 - 609 BC), based on the Book of Deuteronomy, was probably undertaken under prophetic influence; the reforms included abolishing all local shrines and sanctuaries and limiting sacrifice to the Temple in Jerusalem. The IMPJ seeks to strengthen Jewish identity in Israel. However, the different remedies that are described as a by-product of these discussions are not considered to be Halacha and neither are incidental opinions about natural law, race and other matters that may appear in the Talmud or other books.

The Age of Haskalah: Studies in Hebrew Literature of the

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Jews say religion is very important (26%) or somewhat important (29%) in their lives. God is holy —supreme and unique in being and worth, essentially other than humanity—and can be experienced as a mysterium tremendum (“a fearful mystery”) but at the same time as a mysterium fascinans (“a fascinating mystery”), as a mystery approached by human beings with attitudes of both repulsion and attraction, of both fear and love. American Jewry, they insist, was "post-emancipation" from the start.

Martin Buber's Life and Work: The Early Years, 1945-1965

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Jewish historiography, especially in English, is misleading on this point inasmuch as it tends to focus on Jewish poverty and anti-Jewish discrimination. Something given voluntarily without to keep everyone safe. In Memory of Her: Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins. They are a dynamic and powerful source of Jewish identity and knowledge for hundreds of thousands of young Jews around the world, using their passion and commitment to their ideology and charismatic leaders to literally transform peoples lives.

The Guide for the Perplexed & Original Hebrew of a Portion

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We are simply grafted into God's plan that preceded us for over 2,000 years. 6. There is no official explanation provided by the Vatican. Admit at a faculty luncheon that you don’t doubt the resurrection or the virgin birth, and you will get some very strange looks. He has given him all the equipment necessary to achieve fulfillment of the divine imperatives. There was an even earlier dispersion, in 722 B. The Jews were slaughtered by rebels and professional soldiers during the war, which was fought mostly on Polish soil, and many survivors were sold as slaves in Turkey.