Lights Along the Way: Timeless Lessons for Today from Rabbi

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The Hellenization of the Diaspora Jews is, however, to be seen not merely in their literature but even more in the papyri and art objects that have recently been studied at great length. Although the stock epithet given to Muhammad is 'madman' ('meshugga'), this was not nearly as offensive as it may sound now, and in any case it pales before the abusive terms applied to Jesus. By 1000 AD, the Babylonian center was in decline, but new centers of Jewish culture emerged in North Africa and in Muslim Spain. (The Spanish Jews, together with the oriental communities, came to be known as Sephardim, and those of Christian Europe as Ashkenazim.
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Faith, Reason, Politics: Essays on the History of Jewish

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S.� today:� Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox.� Some people also include a fourth movement, the Reconstructionist movement, although that movement is substantially smaller than the other three.� Orthodox and sometimes Conservative are described as "traditional" movements.� Reform, Reconstructionist, and sometimes Conservative are described as "liberal" or "modern" movements. Two forces are at work, and we must clearly distinguish between the restrictive tendencies of specific religious requirements and the general Weltanschauung of Judaism.
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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: One Man's Journey to Rediscover a

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Here, too, a unified and effective philosophical conviction had long since been lost in large sections of the nation. Encyclopaedia Judaica, CD-ROM Edition, Jerusalem: Keter Publishing House Ltd., 1997.15. Church legislation against Jewish holding of Christian slaves can be easily understood: as members of Christ, the children of the Church should evidently not be subjected to the power of His enemies, and thereby incur a special danger for their faith; but more particularly, as stated by a recent Jewish writer: "There was good reason for the solicitude of the Church and for its desire to prevent Jews from retaining Christian slaves in their houses.
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Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2006:

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Christian Zionists work closely with religious and secular Jewish Zionist organizations and the Israeli government, particularly during periods when the more conservative Likud Party is in control of the Israeli Knesset (parliament). We possess a soul which lives on after the body dies and is held responsible for the person's actions. In this secular messianic vision, clearly there is no place for Judaism, with its insistence on a G-d above and outside of history and obedience to His dictates, revealed in the Oral and Written Law.
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The American Empirical Movement in Theology (American

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This summer, we're planting with Palestinians. For many reasons, the statist focus of Israeli civil religion did not continue after the June 1967 War. Written in Mishnaic Hebrew, the work remains the only comprehensive treatment of all of Jewish law, including those fields that are not applicable in the Diaspora (agriculture, purity, sacrifices, Temple procedure). Also some of the financial privileges which the church had enjoyed were now refused. He told me that someone once joked to him, “Everyone in J Street is to the left of J Street.” J Street’s own campus arm, J Street U, has itself been home to that conversation.
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Spirit Tales Spirit Tale One: The Wheelwork- Don't you

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Comments are moderated, so please keep it civil. You like to be kept informed about new articles on JCRelations.net by email? But even if man does have a duty to the community, then there must be a limit to such a duty. 3) If one believes in God and one should believe that everything is in the hands of God. They had a spite for the Pharisees, so they joined themselves to the sect which disapproved of the Pharisees the most.
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Voices of Wisdom: Jewish Ideals and Ethics for Everyday

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The newly-created Jews were settled in the West Bank, near Nablus, on land from which non-Jews are officially excluded. The Palestine area fell to the Grecian Ptolemy of Egypt. Judaism is a religion for one particular people. Rambam is also responsible for several important theological works. Reply of Moshe to R. (Rabbi) Shim’on Weiser: ‘First I hope that you and your family are in health and are all right. ‘I have received your long letter and am grateful for your personal watch over me, for I assume that you write to many, and most of your time is taken up with your studies in your own program. ‘Therefore my thanks to you are doubly deep. ‘As for the letter itself, I have understood it as follows: ‘In wartime I am not merely permitted, but enjoined to kill every Arab man and woman whom I chance upon, if there is reason to fear that they help in the war against us, directly or indirectly.
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Judaism in Biological Perspective: Biblical Lore and Judaic

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But why Holocaustism has replaced Christianity? But as the above shows, they are not all laws, often simply Jewish added traditions. Well, like all things in Judaism, I can't answer that in one sentence. We also must be respectful of the rights and desires and culture and religion of the majority at home. The local synagogue is governed by the congregation and is normally led by a rabbi who has been chosen by the congregation. Later, another man comes and exclaims, in front of witnesses, 'I need this sack (or board)' and removes it, so that the seeds mix 'naturally'.
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Maimonides on Prophecy: A Commentary on Selected Chapters of

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G-d offered the Torah to all the nations, and they all refused it. Although theoretically the validity of any act depended solely upon its technical agreement with an external frame of reference (halachah), in practice it drew much of its authority from the fact that it came from one who was regarded as being charismatic in consequence of his knowledge of and sustained contact with divine law and lore. Slowly but surely, the rank and file understood that they were witness to what was more than a bit of a charade.
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Jesus, an Emerging Jewish Mosaic: Jewish Perspectives,

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An objective account of the conversion of the Christians of the Near East to Islam should be required reading for all, especially for those still laboring under the Crusades-old prejudice that Islam was spread among Christians by the sword. These rights of man are, in part, political rights, rights which can only be exercised in community with others. Under Ahaz the political crisis evoked Isaiah ’s appeals for trust in God, with the warning that the “hired razor from across the Euphrates” would shave Judah clean as well.
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