Repentance: The Meaning and Practice of Teshuvah

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And, when the next convenient member of the group for you to hold responsible comes along, you expect him to meekly accept your criticism of his group as valid, reasoned or justifiable? The Zohar is a book of great authority among Kabbalistic Jews. If a neocon is supposed to be a progressive mugged by reality, what should we call a realist mugged by necon idealism? "Likudnik" is an extremely silly term, because the Likud is not an ideological party, it's a coalition cobbled together from different parties on the Israeli centre and right.

Reaching Godward: Voices from Jewish Spiritual Guidance

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Thus, Schurer adequately describes the Sadducees as pre-eminently having "A RECESSION OF THE RELIGIOUS MOTIVE" rather than a zealousness for the Scriptures (The Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ, sec. ii, vol. ii, p. 39). In Syria, the sale of houses (but not of fields) is permitted. The French philosopher Roger Garaudy found it the hard way. It has become the expression of man’s separation from his community, from himself and from other men – as it was originally.

Faith Without Fear: Unresolved Issues in Modern Orthodoxy

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These traditional laws -- the Oral Laws -- were not from Moses nor any of the prophets. Because of this it is also used in Jewish Prayer Shawls. Nevertheless, he delivered his lecture on those very sources in the most coherent and moving way. The word "Judaism" derives from the Greek Ioudaismos, a term first used in the intertestamental period by Greek speaking Jews to distinguish their religion from hellenism (see 2 Macc. 2:21; 8:1; 14:38). Yeshua was rebuking the Pharisees as they had never been rebuked before.

The Essential Agus: The Writings of Jacob B. Agus

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Having treated in some detail the supremely important subject of the attitude of the Halakhah to a Gentile's very life, we shall deal much more briefly with other halakhic rules which discriminate against Gentiles. According to the maximalist view, the Land of Israel includes (in addition to Palestine itself) not only the whole of Sinai, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, but also considerable parts of Turkey. 51 The more prevalent 'minimalist' interpretation puts the northern border 'only' about half way through Syria and Lebanon, at the latitude of Homs.

Ethics after Auschwitz?: Primo Levi's and Elie Wiesel's

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In contrast, the Talmud and all the early rabbinical authorities not only allow a Jewish finder to appropriate an article lost by a Gentile, but actually forbid him or her to return it. 48 In more recent times, when laws were passed in most countries making it mandatory to return lost articles, the rabbinical authorities instructed Jews to do what these laws say, as an act of civil obedience to the state – but not as a religious duty, that is without making a positive effort to discover the owner if it is not probable that he is Jewish. 4 Deception in business.

Words of Torah: A Collection of Divrei Torah by Young Israel

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All the Israelite tribes agreed on the worship of one God named Yahweh (GOD); they shared the memory of slavery in Egypt, the deliverance under Moses, and the Mosaic covenant and revelation at Sinai. Jewish law makes some specific and strict allowances for cutting trees in some instances, 7 but the deforestation happening today is done mostly to satisfy greed and to graze more cattle in order to supply hamburger to wealthy nations. 8 Humankind is ethically responsible for this destruction, whether contributing to it directly or indirectly (Helfand 1986, 44-45).

Flavius Josephus (Schriften des Institutum Judaicum

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According to the Torah, the message of one god was given to Abram, later called “Abraham.” According to the story told in Genesis chapters 11 through 25, Abram, one of three sons of Terah, was born in Ur of the Chaldees, what we know as Mesopotamia (today Iraq), before moving to Haran. Only from this fanatical intolerance could its apodictic faith take form; this intolerance is, in fact, its absolute presupposition.

Moshe Idel: Representing God (Library of Contemporary Jewish

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He is associated with the modern movements after impressionism. Reconstructionist Judaism: This smallest and most recent branch follows an approach to Judaism developed by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan who emphasized human values and the centrality of Jewish peoplehood. But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it; and when the Lord your God gives it into your hand you shall put all its males to the sword, but the women and the little ones, the cattle, and everything else in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourselves; and you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the Lord your God has given you … But in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God give you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes, but you shall utterly destroy them…” / 11 In the book of Joshua, we read this harrowing account: “When Israel had finished slaughtering all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them, and when all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai, and attacked it with the edge of the sword.

Jewish Bioethics: Rabbinic Law and Theology in their Social

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The results of policies of other ideologically motivated regimes point in the same direction. In addition, the dominant Gentile expression of Christianity pressured Messianic Jews to abandon their Jewishness. ... The practice of Roman religion was a confusing thing. However, we are compelled to break the silence that supports circumcision and raise these questions out of deep caring and compassion for Jews generally and Jewish male infants in particular. Individual tribes made their way with more or less success against the residue of Canaanite resistance.

Josephus and the Theologies of Ancient Judaism

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I want to personally invite each of you to join us for special evening, which will surely be a memorable experience. Let us consider for a moment the source of this apparent confusion. Prophets (Nevi'im) are direct prophecies or recordings of what God said to the prophets. The essence of the Jewish faith is contained in the biblical “Shema” that is recited every morning and evening by a devote Jew: “Hear O Israel the Lord is our God, the Lord is one.