24 Jul

Giordano Bruno and the Kabbalah: Prophets, Magicians, and

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These movements were ideological in their orientation, often having strong links to a political parent movement in Palestine. When the Mishnah-form was used, it was not necessary to appeal to Scripture for proof; the authority of the teacher or teachers who issued new commandments independent of Scripture was assumed sufficient to consider them to be the Word of YEHOVAH God. God is present everywhere recent reforms have prompted many Christians to not face anywhere in their prayers.

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23 Jul

Mysticism and Madness: The Religious Thought of Rabbi

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New Jersey: Behrman House, 1973, p. 131-2.13. He has a scholar's sharp eye for textual contradictions. The status of Gentile women is very different. Nowadays any Jew can qualify as a rabbi but Cohanim (the plural) still have certain unique privileges and duties within the religion overall. He has published extensively on the historical geography of ancient Israel and Jerusalem. C., were in authority for a period just over one hundred years -- until 331 B.

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23 Jul

Why Will Ye Die, O House of Israel?

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The term "Mizrachi" means "easterner" and it covers a number of eastern dispersions as opposed to the Ashkenazi who were westerners - from Europe. No official business took place and the temple of Vesta was opened to married women who could make sacrifices of food to the goddess. But, practice is merely the exception, theory is the rule. Although the promulgation of an official corpus represented a break with rabbinic precedent, Judah’s Mishna did have antecedents.

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23 Jul

Pistis and the Righteous One: A Study of Romans 1:17 against

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The complete text of the extant Avesta, the most ancient scriptures of Zoroastrianism, as well as many Pahlavi scriptures. Discovering Gush Halav Aviva Bar-Am, Shmuel Bar-Am, Times of Israel. The papyri indicate that the war against Trajan (115-117), involving the Jews of Egypt, Cyrenaica, Cyprus, and Mesopotamia (though only to a minor degree those of Palestine), was a widespread revolt under a Cyrenian king-messiah, Lukuas-Andreas, aimed at freeing Palestine from Roman rule.

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23 Jul

Carmi Sheli: Studies on Aggadah and its Interpretation

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However, many of the prayers of repentance recited on fast days and during the High Holidays, as well as a portion of Shalom Aleichem that is sung prior to the Sabbath evening meal, are directed at angels. I believe with a perfect faith that God (whose name be blessed) knows all the deeds of the sons of men and all their thoughts; as it is said: "He who hath formed their hearts altogether, he knoweth all their deeds". The majority of Messianics believe, as does traditional Judaism, in a literal 7,000 year period for the human history of the world, from Adam to the Judgment, and many Messianics believe that we are the final generation that will experience the Biblical apocalypse.

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23 Jul

Sacrifice, Scripture, and Substitution: Readings in Ancient

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I shall gather them together from everywhere and bring them home to their own soil. Yesher Koach Rabbi Adam Chalom and Ellen Appley and the choir. (Rabbi Miriam Jerris) ... Nicaragua's small but vibrant Jewish community was obliterated, its members forced into exile. Murderers were denied asylum and could not ransom themselves from death, and for deliberate and severe bodily injuries the lex talionis—the principle of “an eye for an eye”—was ordained (see talion ). Surprisingly, many progressive Reform Rabbis have expressed public support for the Christian Zionists and the Christian right, knowing full well that the Christian right�s theological and political agendas are contrary to the Reform Jewish community�s longstanding progressive stance on civil liberties and human rights.

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23 Jul

Paradise in Antiquity: Jewish and Christian Views

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God is a queer hermaphrodite hiding in the closet of the world. Perhaps you have heard of the term Replacement Theology. Since the time of the British mandate no secular marriage or divorce exists, and religious communities (Christian, Muslim, and Jewish) are subject to their respective religious courts. Emphasis is placed on developing approaches for critiquing modern biblical scholarship and formulating methods for text analysis.

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23 Jul

The Comparative Hermeneutics of Rabbinic Judaism, Vol. 7

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However, that is not the whole story about Israel. Like an Moses de Leon or an Abulafia, who pummels the text into its individual letters, and then alchemically alters the letters through numerical equivalents into new concepts, the queer mystic knows that texts reveal and conceal, that even the most elaborate of legal interpretations is but the choreography of a moondance, while the hidden text gestures at the moon itself.

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22 Jul

Handbuch Der Bibelhermeneutiken: Von Origenes Bis Zur

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Most were established in Eastern Europe towards the beginning of the twentieth century, motivated by the desire for the national revival of the Jewish people in their homeland, forming the youth wings to many Zionist organizations bringing Zionism to the agenda of the Jewish and larger world. Judaism and the Jewish way of life,” writes Abrams, is not “entirely voluntary, for the Jew is born into a covenantal community with obligations to God.” Jews, he goes on, “are in a permanent covenant with God and with the land of Israel and its people.

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22 Jul

America and the Holy Land (With Eyes Toward Zion)

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The Samaritans, a very small community located entirely around Mount Gerizim in the Nablus / Shechem region of the West Bank and in Holon, near Tel Aviv in Israel, regard themselves as the descendants of the Israelites of the Iron Age kingdom of Israel. He has been referred to as the father of Reform Judaism, though Reform spokesmen have been "resistant to claim him as their spiritual father". [44] Mendelssohn came to be regarded as a leading cultural figure of his time by both Germans and Jews.

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