Israel Isidor Mattuck, Architect of Liberal Judaism

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Toward the turn of the millennium, rabbis [scholars; teachers] led the peoples’ search for an understanding of the correct ways to serve God. The number of synagogues and synagogue members increased dramatically after World War II. He was a professor of Mysticism and Kabbalah at the Hebrew University. And in like manner speak the sages of the Mishnah and the Talmud, comparing repentance to a shield which protects man from the punishment decreed upon him (Ab. iv. 13), or to a mediator who speaks to God in man's defense and obtains for him divine grace (Shab. 32a), or to a medium which brings salvation to the world (Yoma 86a).

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Personal Theology: Essays in Honor of Neil Gillman (New

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Again, these acts by Jesus and the disciples were not violations of God's commandments. He was the chief of all prophets, both before and after Him. 8. Only to God should you incline your thoughts and your actions. In the unfortunately common situations of people hating Jews specifically (and not necessarily others), it would be more straightforward to simply call this “anti-Jewish”. Many non-religious Jews make a point of attending synagogue services and fasting on Yom Kippur.

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The Artist's Torah

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Who revealed the Psalms to David." "Those who have attained to faith [in this divine writ], those who follow the Jewish [scriptures], and the Sabians and the Christians -- all those who believe in God and in the Day of Judgment, and have done good work -- will receive their due reward from God. Yet sexual intercourse is not limited to the purpose of propagation but includes the mutual satisfaction of man and woman.

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Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the

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Does Judaism recognize a right to "choose" abortion? If you are the owner of copyrighted material(s) appearing on this site, and wish it to be removed, please contact us directly. He was heavily influenced by Greek thought, particularly that of Aristotle. The Bible records how Esther, a Jewish girl from the tribe of Benjamin, became Queen of Persia, and Mordecai, her uncle, became Prime Minister of the kingdom (Esther 2:17; 10:3). Many Jews today have the last name of Cohen (or a related name such as Coehn, Kahane, etc.) and it is believed to indicate their descent from a priestly family.

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Jewish-Muslim Encounters: History, Philosophy, and Culture

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Israel in the present age is subordinate to the nations, because God has designated the gentiles as the medium for penalizing Israel for its rebellion—meaning that Israel’s subordination and exile is intended to provoke repentance. The Jewish belief is to love God with all your heart, soul and resources (Deut. 6:4-9) The rest is commentary, as Hillel said. That the Maccabean ruler John Hyrcanus I (reigned 135–104 bce) broke with them and that Josephus set their number at merely “more than 6,000” at the time of King Herod indicates that they were less numerous and less influential than Josephus would have his readers believe.

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Beyond Theodicy: Jewish and Christian Continental Thinkers

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Jesus is considered the son of God, born to the virgin Mary and come to Earth to offer redemption for mankind's sins. In the entire area of Israel the JNF, vigorously backed by Israeli state agencies (especially by the secret police) is spending great sums of public money in order to 'redeem' any land which non-Jews are willing to sell, and to preempt any attempt by a Jew to sell his land to a non-Jew by paying him a higher price. Judith Plaskow was born in Brooklyn on March 14, 1947 to Vivian Cohen Plaskow (1920–1979) and Jerome Plaskow (1918–2002).

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A History of the Mishnaic Law of Appointed Times, Part 3:

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In America today, the children and grandchildren of penniless immigrants (peddlers and garment workers) are professionals, successfu l entrepreneurs, academicians, and CEOs. Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan. Chippenham: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. Proudly our Guide announced: “Our world revolution will start with China and end with the UNITED STATES”. “Oh, NO! The Law of Moses, which YEHOVAH God had directly commanded him, clearly enjoined that the priests, with their helpers the Levites, were to perform the functions of teachers, not just any layman who would presume to do so.

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Jewish Mysticism and Jewish Ethics

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From that time, most Jews have lived outside the Land of Israel. The soldiers and settlers standing in front of us looked at us like we were mad. It is a topsy-turvey holiday, where children dress up as characters in the story, the book of Esther is read--to cheers for Mordecai and Esther, and boos for "the wicked Haman"--and the consumption of alcohol is, for this one night, encouraged among otherwise cautious and conservative believers.

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The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ

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Rabbi Salanter targeted them for his efforts. We are simply grafted into God's plan that preceded us for over 2,000 years. 6. A naming ceremony intended as a parallel ritual for girls, named zeved habat or brit bat, enjoys limited popularity. A Jew is a member of the Jewish religion, ethnic group or people. At either 18 or 21 (I'm not sure which) Jews are allowed to go to Israel for free by Birthright. The term Ἰουδαϊσμός first appears in the Hellenistic Greek book of 2 Maccabees in the 2nd century BCE.

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Maimonides and Philosophy (International Archives of the

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C., until the overthrow of the Persian Empire by the Greeks, can be called a time when the Law of Moses was adhered to by the people. This subject was being discussed even without your letter, but your letter caused me to write up the whole matter. 'Be in peace, you and all Jews, and [I hope to] see you soon, as you say. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Religion News Service.

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