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Problems in Contemporary Jewish Theology (Studies in Jewish

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The Communist press had been gloating that the “sedition trial” was part of the “Moscow Purge trials” then in session all over Europe. Another major group within Judaism at this time were the Sadducees. Ignatius of Antioch, a disciple of the Apostles, calls the Church by both these names as early as A. Moses was born approximately in 1391 BC and he died in 1271 BC. The following example illustrates even better the level of absurdity reached by this system. But I think their foreign policy views--crusading, rationalist, pro-democracy, opposed to historical nations and ethno-centric notions of nation-states, pro-Israel out of ethnic loyalty and a sense the Holocaust should have been prevented by America--are typical of the Jewish embrace of a certain kind of modernity and rationalism and exceptionalism to the same when it is, as Normon Podhoretz used to say, "good for the Jews."

Exclusiveness and Tolerance: Studies in Jewish-Gentile

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Similarly, in France the Jews flourished during the formation of the strong feudal principalities in the 11th and 12th centuries, including the Royal Domain; and their best protector among the Capetian kings was Louis VII (1137-80). notwithstanding his deep and sincere Christian piety. Let's carefully remind our brothers and sisters that God is glorified when we accept one another with our different backgrounds and distinct heritages. Regarding Mayor Koch’s challenge of my statement of March 11, 1984, about Judaism being a “dirty” religion or “gutter” religion.

The Biblical View of Man

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People don't just have abortions for no reason. He presents the issues in the spirit of responsibility to the other and to the one who is a stranger to us. King Jeroboam II (8th century bce) undertook to restore the imperial sway of the north over its neighbour, and Jonah ’s prophecy that Jeroboam would extend Israel’s borders from the Dead Sea to the entrance to Hamath (Syria) was borne out. Sometimes I recall the verse “when shall I come and appear before God?’ I hope, without being certain, that I shall come during one of the leaves.

God Interrupted: Heresy and the European Imagination between

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Prayers 3 times daily, with a fourth prayer added on Shabbat and holidays. Any action of a scholar or rabbi in matters of ritual or in the performance of marriage or divorce drew its authority from his halachic expertise. However, the nature of its creation - a council - and the diplomatically sensitive way in defining the formula, to many suggests the creed of the Holy Trinity to be rather a political construct between theologians and politicians rather than anything achieved by divine inspiration.

Judaism, Human Rights, and Human Values

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The worldliness of the later Maccabees alienated most of their subjects, and effective leadership passed more and more to pious and learned laymen, especially after the Romans established control in 63 BC. The fact is sufficient that the prophecy of Moses was superior to that of any other prophet. The Balfour Declaration promised a national home, not a religious one. The likely closure of Aderaba, the magazine by, for, and about frustrated Israeli ba’alei teshuvah, demonstrates that the mainstream haredi community is too great to overcome—for now.

In Search of God: The Meaning and Message of the Everlasting

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That is a question which can not be answered. There is an exceptional logical flaw in this. Thanksgiving reflection - Hallel Praise that evokes gratitude. Domination of all of Palestine entailed the absorption of “the rest of the Amorites ”—the pre-Israelite population that lived chiefly in the valleys and on the coast. David Ganz (1541–1613), for example, corresponded with the astronomer Johannes Mueller and was personally familiar with Johann Kepler and Tycho Brahe.

Warning: the Fig Tree Has Sprouted: How to Recognize the

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Soloveitchik Z"L." …more CJCUC Improving Christian Relations or Destroying Jewish Foundations? Anyone who lives in Israel knows how deep and widespread these attitudes of hatred and cruelty to towards all Gentiles are among the majority of Israeli Jews. These include the prominent use of the singing of Psalms, prayer and instruction as part of the synagogue service. The task of queering Jewish theology can never totally succeed, to the extent that a theology is meant to be normative and totalizing.

Shema L'Kolee Bemidbar

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Bonds of kinship, in the end, proved far stronger than petty in-group squabbles. I believe with perfect faith that the creator (whose name be blessed ) is one; that there is no unity like unto his in any way; and that he alone was, is, and will be our God. There are now many Reform Jews who have chosen to make aliyah (move to Israel), and there are several kibbutzim affiliated with the Israeli Reform movement. These emanations are described as one light being poured into ten vessels.

The Deep Spiritual Meaning Of The Decalogue And Of The Whole

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It is the right to the constant companionship of the third member of the godhead, a personage of spirit, even the Holy Ghost. If a person accepts Yeshua as his savior, G-d will forgive the person's sins and when the person dies G-d will give him great rewards, including eternal life. [19] Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, [20] and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you -- even Yeshua. [25] Yeshua said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.

Genocide in Jewish Thought

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For this reason, the above mentioned Talmudic Omissions have now been published in Israel in a cheap printed edition, under the title Hesronot Shas.) So now one can read quite freely – and Jewish children are actually taught – passages such as that 18 which commands every Jew, whenever passing near a cemetery, to utter a blessing if the cemetery is Jewish, but to curse the mothers of the dead 19 if it is non-Jewish. Such customs include ethnic festivals such as the Moroccan mimouna (an annual festival of Moroccan Jews, originally a minor holiday in Morocco, which has become in Israel a major celebration of Moroccan Jewish ethnic identity) and family pilgrimages to the tombs of Jewish holy men.