Category Archives: Judaism

Sparks of Light: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portions Based

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Mitcham, Carl, and Jim Grote. “Current Bibliography in the Philosophy of Technology: 1975–1976.” Research in Philosophy and Technology 4 (1981): 1–207. ________. “Current Bibliography in the Philosophy of Technology: 1973–1974.” Research in Philosophy and Technology 1 (1978): 313–90. It was because Hashem loves you, and because He kept His promise to your forefathers, that Hashem took you, with a strong hand, and rescued you from slavery, from the clutches of Pharaoh the king of Egypt.

A Critical Theology of Genesis: The Non-Absolute God

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These sympathisers are known from various levels of Roman society, including within the imperial household (eg Poppaea Sabina, wife of Nero Ant. 20.195). David planned to build a temple to house the ark, but the tenacious tradition of the ark’s portability in a tent shrine forced the postponement of the project to the reign of his son Solomon. In these words Jesus prophesied his own death, the fate of his Mystical Body in the course of Church history and the fate of post-Christic Jewry.

The Arabic, Hebrew and Latin Reception of Avicenna's

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I'd call the lot of them self-hating nihillists with a Jewish background, rather than calling them jews. His disciples attracted many followers; they themselves established numerous Hasidic sects across Europe. When the Jewish people believe in their redemption, when they desire it with all their hearts, and when with all their actions they strive to deserve it—then the redeemer may at any time arise from among them (ib.).

The Three Rings: Textual Studies in the Historical Trialogue

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One of the fundamental beliefs of Judaism is the Jewish belief that Hashem (God) is one. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1990, p. 187.8. "Holocaust is the term most widely employed for the persecution of the Jewish people by Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, first in Germany itself and subsequently in Nazi-occupied Europe, culminating in the ‘exterminaiton’ camps and resulting in the murder of nearly six million Jews."

Spinning Fantasies: Rabbis, Gender, and History

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In all other areas of civil law, the Jews were instructed by their rabbis to file suit in Jewish courts and thus to conduct their businesses as well as their family lives by rabbinic law. Thus, for example, the state is required to decide who counts as a Jew and who does not — to outline, in other words, the border-lines and definition of that nation in the name of which it functions. Some people are actually UNABLE to use birth control because of medical reasons.

Judith (Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature)

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Now the majority live in Israel, USA, Canada, Russia, France, England. The next day, Jacob met Esau and was welcomed by him. In Ẕefat itself, Kabbalism soon entered a new phase under the inspiration of Isaac Luria (1534–72) and Ḥayyim Vital (1543–1620), who confided to their disciples that the calamities of Israel were but a mirror of the captivity into which many sparks of the Godhead itself had fallen. In 1946, however, the World Council of Churches denounced anti-Semitism, and in 1965 the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church adopted the schema on the Jews and other non-Christian religions, which formally revised the church’s traditional attitude toward the Jews as the killers of Christ.

Images of Egypt in Early Biblical Literature:

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Alexandria, the most populous and most influential Hellenistic Jewish community in the Diaspora, had its origin when Alexander the Great assigned a quarter of the city to the Jews. The Church is the body of saved believers, so how could Paul's prayer be for the Church to be saved? 5) Psalm 105 has a seven-fold affirmation of God's promises of Canaan to Abraham. And, as Humpty Dumpty told Alice, behind the problem of who can determine the meaning of words, there stands the real question: 'Which is to be master?' It should therefore be clearly understood that the source of authority for all the practices of classical (and present-day Orthodox) Judaism, the determining base of its legal structure, is the Talmud, or, to be precise, the so-called Babylonian Talmud; while the rest of the talmudic literature (including the so~called Jerusalem or Palestinian Talmud) acts as a supplementary authority.

The Soul of Life: The Complete Neffesh Ha-chayyim

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There is no need to attain something that one already has. By definition, a religion is a belief system concerning one or more deities and incorporating rituals, ceremonies, ethical guidelines, and life philosophies. Similarly, Jews married to a Jewish spouse perform these activities at much higher rates than intermarried Jews. Plaskow’s Jewish feminist theology Standing Again at Sinai contains a substantial discussion of the problems with picturing God as male and thinking of “him” as outside the world and above it.

The Jewish Pleasure Principle

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It will be profitable to briefly survey the sects of Judaism which existed in the days of the Messiah. In any case, in the following century, Ezra stood upon a pulpit of wood and read from the Torah to the people (Nehemiah). The Jewish Encyclopedia says:---"Judaism saw in the sanctuary the manifestation of God's presence among His people, and the priest the vehicle of Divine grace, the mediator through whose ministry the sins of the community, as the individual, could be atoned for" (Vol. 4, p. 125).

Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

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It is the most holy site in Judaism and is called the Wailing Wall. (1) The name for the people Israel throughout the Rabbinic, Medieval, and Modern Periods. Every year, a month before we celebrate Purim, children and their parents start planning their costumes. Today nearly fourteen million Jewish people live all over the world. Theft and harm to property were punished monetarily rather than by death. In particular, Professor Shahak is concerned about the behavior of those of his people who adhere to "Judaism".