The Horizontal Society: Understanding the Covenant and

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Heschel, in the name of all the Jews of his time. It’s a shame—we need this sort of inquiry more than ever now that every social-justice warrior fashions our creed into a banner under which to march into battle. In §545, dealing with the religious obligation to exact interest on money lent to Gentiles, the law is stated as follows: 'That we are commanded to demand interest from Gentiles when we lend money to them, and we must not lend to them without interest,' The explanation is: And at the root of this religious obligation is that we should not do any act of mercy except to the people who know God and worship Him; and when we refrain from doing merciful deed to the rest of mankind and do so only to the former, we are being tested that the main part of love and mercy to them is because they follow the religion of God, blessed be He.

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On the Wings of Shekhinah: Rediscovering Judaism's Divine

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D. '85, is executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Foundation. If you appreciate the many years of work I have put into this site, show your appreciation by linking to this page, not copying it to your site. What were the detailed mechanisms (other than bribery) employed by Jewish communities, in cooperation with outside forces, in order to ward off the attack on the Talmud and other religious literature? It may be passed down, but nothing substantial is passed down, the faith is passed down, no genes are changed.

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Early Judaism and Modern Culture: Literature and Theology

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The names of the other gods were to be deleted. We see our wrong acts for what they are, and, from the perspective of the One, see the possibility of mending them. By signing up, you agree to our terms You hereby accept The Jewish News Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and you agree to receive the latest news & offers from The Jewish News and its partners or ad sponsors. Genesis 2 defines the mandate set forth in the previous chapter.

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Torah and Revelation (Studies in Jewish theology)

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Headquarters: While Jerusalem remains the center of Jewish spirituality, the lack of a Temple or any administrative or jurisdictional authority prevents it from being an organizational center. The very name 'Jesus' was for Jews a symbol of all that is abominable, and this popular tradition still persists. 70 The Gospels are equally detested, and they are not allowed to be quoted (let alone taught) even in modern Israeli Jewish schools. Although this is outlined in Jewish law, nowadays only a minority of Jews, most of whom are Orthodox, strictly follow this law.

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Inviting God In: Celebrating the Soul-Meaning of the Jewish

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We are therefore often tempted to adapt foreign modes of thought as well, modes that contradict the teachings of Judaism. Jewish writings in this class continue to be produced to this day. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. A negation of such a dialogue has also become the founding ideology of Jewish ultra-orthodoxy, which prefers to view its relation with tradition as a dictation or blind obedience, surely not as a conversation: tradition, which is, so the ultra-orthodox argument goes, set and sealed, and we are to obey it.

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Wrestling with Yoga: Journey of a Jewish Soul

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Caucasian looking Messiah was also a concoction of the early false Christians. When we see people depressed we cheer them up; furthermore, when we see two people quarrelling we strive to make peace between them.” [13] These jesters, while not appearing to the human eye to be particularly righteous or holy, are identified by the prophet Elijah as having a share in the world to come for their meritorious deeds, such as making peace through the use of humor. [14] In a similarly-themed legend, a distinguished character, though not a rabbi, identifies himself as a peacemaker; according to the legend, he is portrayed as more righteous than the rabbinic figure in the same story who focuses solely on the study of Torah. [15] In Jewish history, there were individuals referred to as rodfei shalom (pursuers of peace) or mitavchey shalom (peace mediators).

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Second Temple Songs of Zion (Deuterocanonical and Cognate

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The same Web sites that claim that the Talmud is the basis of Zionism often proudly link to Neturei Karteh and Jews against Zionism Web sites, which explain why, in their view, the Talmud forbids Zionism! A classic of Medieval Jewish philosophy, set in a legendary (but historical) central Asian kingdom. Furthermore, we should not regard the dramatic transformation into a distinct religion known as Christianity – whose adherents were mainly Gentile and resided outside Judaea – as being part of an original co-ordinated plan.

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The Death of Death: Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish

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What, then, are the views of this movement concerning non-Jews? I have found that the information presented to be very informative and leaned. The Torah contains rules and regulations which should govern the life of man and lead him to moral and religious perfection. Abraham is traditionally considered to be the first Jew and to have made a covenant with God. Bauer denies it. “The question is whether the Jew as such, that is, the Jew who himself admits that he is compelled by his true nature to live permanently in separation from other men, is capable of receiving the universal rights of man and of conceding them to others.” “For the Christian world, the idea of the rights of man was only discovered in the last century.

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Human Condition in the Jewish and Christian Traditions

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Calls attention to the giving of the Ten Commandments. On the other hand, the court itself welcomed foreigners--Philistines, Cretans, Hittites, and Ishmaelites are named, among others--and made use of their service. A Christian will study the Bible, attend church, seek ways to introduce the teachings of Jesus into his or her life, and engage in prayer. When British newsman William Cash, Los Angeles correspondent for London's Daily Telegraph, reported late last year in a magazine article the simple fact that the executives in Hollywood's motion picture industry are nearly all Jews, they shrieked at him, "Hater!" and denied his fact.

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Jewish Dharma: A Guide to the Practice of Judaism and Zen

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The text recited at the Seder on the first two nights of the Jewish Passover, including the story of the Exodus from Egypt. While some Jews were persecuted by the Soviet state, they were overwhelmingly its beneficiaries until the late forties and early fifties, and, according to Yuri Slezkine, under-represented in the purges and other sometimes anti-semitic efforts of that era. The war was not ended, however, until 73, when the Sicarii at Masada committed suicide rather than submit to the Romans.

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