25 Jul

Covenantal Rights: A Study in Jewish Political Theory (New

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Welcome to the free market of the 21st century. It follows that the biblical authors attributed the misfortunes that befell the Israelites (e.g. plagues and military failures, etc.) to the Israelites’ failure to comply with terms of this covenant. The Qur'an is quite emphatic in this regard: "God has made the ships [the winds which drive them] subject to you. ... You seem to be saying that the old testament doesn’t really count. Third, scientific knowledge was cultivated by a very small number of experts and did not engage the community at large.

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25 Jul

Paul and Rabbinic Judaism: Some Rabbinic Elements in Pauline

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The principles of the Pittsburgh Platform remained the official philosophy of the American Reform movement until 1937, when a later generation, seeking to meet different emotional and intellectual needs, reintroduced the concept of Jewish personhood into the Columbus Platform; this document also reemphasized Hebrew and traditional liturgy and practices. The statement of the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council on Jewish identity is often disputed among Messianic believers who either don't find it necessary or discourage halakhic conversion by believing the Romans 2:29 teaching (that a "Jew" is not one who is one "outwardly" but one who is a Jew in his heart).

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25 Jul

So That Your Values Live On: Ethical Wills and How to

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At their expulsion ("gerush") from Spain they settled mainly around the Mediterranean basin - North Africa, Greece, Turkey, and also many going to Holland and from there to the American Colonies. Yet half a century after Conservative Judaism began its precipitous decline, his language with respect to the centrality of history as a central facet of Conservative Judaism is identical to what my grandfather was saying in the 1940s. That influence developed from a comparatively small group of people, the Hebrews, whose existence would have passed unnoticed were it not for the uniqueness of their religious belief and practice.

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25 Jul

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden

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The course of this development is hidden from view by the dearth of sources from the Persian period. It works by creating venues, by developing a total educational culture, and by co-opting the social context. Providence did not bestow her reward on the victorious sword, but followed the law of eternal retribution. (Eternal retribution comes from Christian doctrinal thought as referring to eternal hell when one who physically dies in his sins without Christ.

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25 Jul

Wealth and Poverty in Jewish Tradition,Volume 26 (Studies in

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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988. The baby could survive with massive amounts of help or mayevening little there are under 2lb babies born and grew into normal healthy children. The Jewish serve God by study, prayer and by the observance of the commandments specified in the Torah. This belief comes of out God's Covenant with Abraham, which established God's relationship with the Jewish people. The Creator is not a man, and no human can be G-d.

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25 Jul

The Jewish Encounter with Hinduism: History, Spirituality,

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I think the conclusion is that there is no one normative type of Judaism. Jews who have less formal education are more likely than their peers with high school or college degrees to say they observe all or most of the religious tradition. The Bible depicts the family of the Hebrew patriarchs — Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (all early 2nd millennium bce)—as having its chief seat in the northern Mesopotamian town of Harran, which then belonged to the Hurrian kingdom of Mitanni.

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24 Jul

Under Every Green Tree: Popular Religion in Sixth-Century

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More than 4.2 million adult Americans identified their religion as Judaism, according to the Brandeis report, which asserted that “the number of adults who consider Judaism their religion was more than 33% higher than the parallel number observed in the National Jewish Population Survey [of] 2000-01.” According to the Pew results, among those who define themselves as Jews by religion, just over half consider Jewish identity “a matter of ancestry and culture,” with a majority considering belief in God to be unnecessary to be considered a Jew.

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24 Jul

Introduction to Jewish Ethics

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His translation of the Bible into Arabic and his Arabic commentaries on Scripture made the rabbinic understanding of the Bible accessible to masses of Jews. Yet many historians believe that released slaves became a regular source of new members of the Jewish community, even after the talmudic period. The importance of Capernaum in New Testament times has been recognized by our contemporary historians (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, vol. i, p. 566).

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24 Jul

Representatives of Roman Rule (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur

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Whether it be art, religion or ideology, there is no symbolic universe that could attempt to assimilate the Holocaust without the risk of being shaken to the foundations."... Kabbalah seeks to define (1) the nature of the universe and the human being, (2) the nature and purpose of existence, and (3) various other ontological questions. After the division of the kingdom following the death (c. 933) of Solomon, the northern kingdom of Israel also had national shrines.

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24 Jul

Prophecy And Canon: Theology (Studies of Judaism and

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And in those parts of the Jewish world influenced by their Muslim surroundings, homoerotic love poetry for the Divine flourished. The Bible itself is clear that the Sabbath remains for the people of God according to Protestant and Catholic translations: 3 Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said, "So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'" And yet his work has been finished since the creation of the world. 4 For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work." 5 And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest." 6 It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience...9 There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; 10 for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. 11 Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience (Hebrews 4:3-6,9-11, NIV). 3 For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, “AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST,” although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4 For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: “AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS”; 5 and again in this passage, “THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST.” 6 Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience,.. 9 So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. 10For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. 11Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. (Hebrews 4:3-6,9-11, NASB) 3 We, however, who have faith, are entering a place of rest, as in the text: And then in my anger I swore that they would never enter my place of rest.

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