• Mysticism and Madness: The Religious Thought of Rabbi

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    He was, as I have mentioned before, personal physician to Saladin and his family, and by Saladin's order he was appointed Chief over all Egypt's Jews. We are here to rescue them from their fate, which is ours too. Women are somewhat more likely than men to say they travel on Shabbat (65% vs. 59%). After four centuries of vigorous activity, the sect declined; today only remnants survive. THANKS> can you just send me the year in which ths book was published? including the page number from which this article was extracted.
  • Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification

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    Today these are all provided first and foremost (although not exclusively) by youth movements. Here is the mystery of Talmudic Judaism: the alien and remote conviction that the intellect is an instrument not of unbelief and desacralization but of sanctification." [56] To study the Written Torah and the Oral Torah in light of each other is thus also to study how to study the word of God. Each x represents a member, with the arrow leading from the x, their personal ideology. And apparently most Jews were prepared to accept that claim....
  • Foundational Thoughts in Judaism

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    Muhammad stressed God's everlastingness, as well as his loving, bountiful and forgiving nature. Most of the movements were affiliated with political entities or even established them. I dont know if started the fire or living on the set hardest. Reform Judaism was the first type of Judaism to differentiate itself from Traditional Judaism at the start of the Modern Period. It doesn’t change a thing, but after 25 centuries it’s nice to know.” Time and again in history, Jews have wielded great power to further group interests that are separate from, and often contrary to, those of the non-Jewish populations among whom they live.
  • Old Jewish Commentaries on the Song of Songs I: The

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    I did mine at a nursing home in my community. His grandfather built a life in India as a renowned Islamic and Persian scholar, a teacher and an imam at the local mosque, and his Muslim family continues to live in South Asia. Of many clauses of the Law it is expressly stated that they are meant to be eternal rules ("ḥuḳḳot 'olam"), or that they are obligatory on all generations ("le-dorot 'olam"); and there is not a single indication in the Holy Scriptures that the Law is ever to be replaced by other revealed doctrines.
  • Judaic Ethics for a Lawless World (Moreshet Series, Vol 12)

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    Indeed, the essays by persons trained explicitly in process thought are particularly important for introducing this area of theology to Jewish readers, both lay and academic. Yet, Nazareth, with its immediate environs, to again cite Josephus, had at least 15,000 inhabitants. The Shema is the recitation of a verse from the Torah ( Deuteronomy 6:4): Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad—"Hear, O Israel! Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT With Rabbi Jay Michaelson, Beth Resnick-Folk, Shir Yaakov Feit, and Rabbi Naomi Hyman.
  • Maimonides on Judaism and the Jewish People (Suny Series,

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    The Causes of Hostility Toward Jews: A Historical Overview [419 kilobytes] [about 102 paper pages] The religious origins of Jewish identity; the Torah (Old Testament); the Chosen People concept; the Code of Jewish Law; Jewish self-conception as a "nation apart"; brief overview of Israelite Old Testament violence; the Talmud; Jewish apostates and medieval Christian investigation of the Talmud; traditional Jewish racism, elitism, ethnocentrism, tribalism, and exclusionism; modern Jewish apologetics for traditional beliefs; the importance of Maimonides; the Jacob-Esau tradition; Reform Judaism and the modern euphemism of Jewish "particularism" (versus pan-human universalism); traditional Jewish messianic chauvinism in left-wing secular political movements; and more.
  • Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology

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    The companion Web site for Islam: Empire of Faith, a PBS film about the world's fastest growing religion Islamic scholars discuss the future of Islam as Ramadan begins amid curiosity and concern. (Novemeber 2001) This radio documentary examines the manifestations of political Islam around the world. Criticism, then, becomes criticism of the political state. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year on the Hebrew calendar. Jews are forbidden to receive any payment for work done on the sabbath, even if the work itself is permitted.
  • What is Jewish Prayer?: An Introduction to the Theology of

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    Though Messianic Judaism itself dates back to Yeshua's twelve apostles, its "resurrection" is a relatively new phenomenon. Jews recognize that even the most careful killing involves some cruelty, and for this reason many Jewish sects in the past have been vegetarians (Revel, 330), while today vegetarianism among Jews is increasingly popular (Solomon 1989, 12). D. comprise the Talmud, which regulated most of Jewish internal life, until the western European "emancipation" and assimilation of the Jews - starting in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • The Making of Chassidim

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    This, then is the culmination of the liberationists' spiritual quest. Whatever occurred in antiquity, by medieval times there was no organized missionizing: Governments regularly banned conversion to, let alone proselytizing by, minority faiths like Judaism, which were only minimally tolerated. These units of electromagnetic radiation are now called photons. Rather, they were considered as "secrets of the Torah not to be passed on to all and sundry" (Ketubot 112a).
  • The Chutzpah Imperative: Empowering Today's Jews for a Life

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    Israel, however, may not keep these teachings for itself alone; they were not given it for its own exclusive property. Nehemiah 12:10,11 refers to Jaddua the High Priest who was alive when Alexander the Great came to Palestine (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, xi, 8, 4). Also, he permitted the Jews to eat of the liquids of the slaughtering place (apparently blood, etc.). They are mainly contained in the Holy Scriptures, written by men who were inspired by God; and in part they are among the teachings and manifestations revealed by God to Moses which were not written down, but were preserved to the nation by oral tradition.
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