• System and Revelation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig

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    On the other, the fuller participation of women in Jewish religious life has been accompanied by a burst of new names for God that witness to and support women’s presence in community. In his answer the rabbi quotes from the Talmud: "The best of the Gentiles -- kill him; the best of snakes -- dash out its brains." Therefore the Utopia of the 'Jewish ideology' adopted by the State of Israel is a land which is wholly 'redeemed' and none of it is owned or worked by non-Jews.
  • A Rabbis Impressions of the Oberammergau Passion Play

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    Examples of such moral teachings are:- The need to be respectful, earn a living; engage in learning and culture and so forth. This priestly authority was in accord with the Word of YEHOVAH God. Throughout Christian history, the true church has normally used a version of the expression 'Church of God' (or 'the churches of Christ,' cf. Photo: Ellis Kaplan (main) From a spartan basement synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson became the spiritual leader to tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews across the globe, a man whose counsel was sought by world leaders and rock ’n’ roll icons.
  • The Political Culture of Judaism

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    But the new laymen, who had now also become teachers of the Law because of their independent study, were not willing to give up this new power they had acquired. The ultimate choice is always left to the girl and boy. Whether it was also sufficient knowledge for immortality was vigorously debated, especially after Maimonides's theory of divine attributes was modified by Gersonides to mean that scientific knowledge does yield positive knowledge about God's essence. God also said that the eating of swine flesh was an abomination.
  • The First Six Days

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    What we are required to do, in other words, is to articulate an independent Jewish political language, one that nourishes on a meaningful familiarity and dialogue with Jewish traditions, accompanied by a critical reflection upon these traditions, as well as a critical correspondence with, and reflection upon, some of the dominant traditions today (such as the nation-state, capitalism, individualist liberalism, etc.). The earliest Jewish holidays correspond to agricultural seasons.
  • Health Care and the Ethics of Encounter: A Jewish Discussion

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    These beliefs include: G-d as a Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the virgin birth, resurrection, ascension, and salvation. Such conduct was to be placed in the service of God, as the transcendent and immanent Ruler of the universe, and as such the Creator and propelling force of the natural world, and also as the One giving guidance to history and thus helping man to overcome the potentially destructive and amoral forces of nature. That all races are equal, and that no one person can ever claim to have better lineage, since we are all connected to one source.
  • Tehiyyat Ha-Metim: The Resurrection of the Dead in the

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    The Islamic faith eagerly awaits the return of the Prophet Jesus born by a miracle of God without a father. Almost all their doctrines were antagonistic to the Law of Moses. Farrakhan to our annual supply-side conference in Florida. When Abraham went to the mountain and took a knife to slay his son, an angel called out to him from heaven, and told him not to harm the boy. Those who accepted Greek philosophy as a legitimate basis for understanding the divine "evolved a higher notion of God than the revealed God of scripture."
  • Ideas and Ideals of the Hassidim

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    When the Bible wishes to explain anything that has taken place on earth through divine intervention, it uses the same expressions as are employed in thecase of human acts. Moses assured Israel that God would raise after him other prophets, who would make known to the people the divine will (Deut. xviii. 15-18); and he indicated to them the signs by which they might distinguish a true prophet from a false one (ib. xiii. 2-6, xviii. 20-22). Jewish scholars influenced Islamic scholars and Islamic scholars influenced Jewish scholars.
  • The Animal Kingdom in Jewish Thought

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    Whether a Jew is religious or not, he is a Jew - period. During the Old Testament, God revealed himself partially, gradually, as we all do in our personal relationships. It takes one year to read all of them. (2) It sometimes refers to the whole Hebrew Bible itself. (3) It means the Dual Torah, the Written Torah of the Hebrew Bible and the Oral Torah of the rabbis. (4) It can mean the rules, principles, beliefs contained in one of the "Torah" texts or collections of texts.
  • Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the 20th Century

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    To be holy is to be on fire with love for God. The dominance of Christian right, Christian Zionist and Likud policies in the Bush administration reflects political realities, In 1987 polls indicated that the Christian right represented 26 percent of the total membership of the Republican Party. We keep Judaism because Hashem commanded us to. Yes, a small intellectual elite subscribed to Conservative Judaism’s unique brand of halakhic life coupled, for example, with principled gender egalitarianism, but the vast majority of kids who came back from Camp Ramah or from the movement’s Israel programs seeking a halakhic community found themselves, in the space of a few short years, in the bosom of Orthodox synagogues (a significant and telling phenomenon, however statistically small, that flies entirely under the Pew radar).
  • Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: Some Rabbinic Elements in Pauline

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    Allowing for variations according to time and place, Jewry in modern society presents a certain sociological profile which may roughly be described as follows: It is a social unit with a clear sense of group identity and a strong leaning toward endogamy, family cohesion, and group solidarity. The Bible, which embodies a diversity of religious views, says very little about the afterlife. The two most common menorahs have seven and nine candle-holders.