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... of the Torah, the
the Book of
• It is also made
up of eight books
that describe the
messages of the
Maimonides` The Guide for the Perplexed is quite possibly his most
... Diaspora, a time that, for Maimonides, will be coming to an end possibly in his lifetime.
He advises that despite the falling away from Torah by some of Israel, God has not
forgotten her. There will always be those that turn away from God, to their own dreadful
fate, and yet God remains steadfast by ...
The Rationalism of Jewish Law in Moses Mendelssohn
... the Jews’ political emancipation.2 “Although this process of admission took various forms and had various levels of success,” he notes that “at the theoretical level,
at least, it required Jews to justify their political presence. . . . And in justifying
their own admission to a larger society, thes ...
From Torah im Derekh Eretz to Torah U-Madda
... perhaps with greater vigor even than the “light” of nineteenthcentury German Jewry. That Hirsch judges Europe to offer
a “genuine culture” additionally suggests either that either
European culture is substantively on par with Jewish culture,
or that it is qualitatively distinct from Judaism. If the ...
Torah Rediscovered - Hebraic Roots Teaching Institute
... It had been an unusually long day for the high priest, Hilkiah. Under the
direction of his godly king Josiah, Hilkiah was busy supervising the long-overdue
repair work King Josiah had ordered to be done to the Temple Solomon had built
in Jerusalem. Even though there were masons and carpenters everyw ...
The Sabbath-Keepers of Transalvania
... of Transylvania fought bitterly with each
other, but they agreed on their common
hatred for the Sabbatarians. By 1595, only a
few years after the sect’s inception, the goveernment issued laws attempting to stop the
spread of the movement. Severe persecution
followed. Five years later, the courts pas ...
Rambam`s Historical Approach to the Laws of Conversion By Juan
... the Talmudic and rabbinic corpus. concerning the puzzling leniency of the rambam
in matters of giyyur, the tension stems from the internal differences among the suggyot
from which the rambam builds his approach to this topic which cover almost the entire
rabbinic corpus on the issue.9 By taking a cl ...
... the wife, is now used for the purpose of stressing the moral responsibility of the wedded pair : "Be my wife in accordance with the law of
Moses and Israel. I will work for you ; I will honor, support and maintain you, as it becomes Jewish husbands who work for their wives,
h_ onoring and supporting ...
... contemporary situation that diﬀers politically, socially and economically
from the order envisaged by the Law, Levinas states: ”The social and political situation described by the Bible and the Talmud is the example of a
given situation that is rendered human by the Law. From it we can deduce
the ju ...
Lesson 7: Mikvah and Marriage
... a mitzvah for husband and wife to draw renewal from the waters
of the mikvah. For those who have not made a lifelong commitment
at the onset of married life, it is never too late to begin following the
laws of Family Purity. Similarly, while observance should ideally be
continuous, one should not al ...
The Origins of the Matrilineal Principle in Rabbinic Law
... begin to say "Jewish") men and foreign women because their consequences
were serious; like their mothers, the offspring were not Jewish. In contrast,
he could ignore (at least temporarily) the marriages between Jewish women
and foreign men because their consequences were relatively benign; like
... Through the exertions of the TEFILLAH exercise, we build spiritual muscle. The harder a look we
take at ourselves, the stronger we become. It is like mountain climbing. It is strenuous. The
TEFILLAH tool allows us to match ourselves against who we really want to be.
Why Is It an Added Benefit to Pra ...
Celestial Events –2002 (5763) and Beyond
... born in the same Hebrew month all share common
characteristics, both good and bad. They also
share a similar correction, based on their previous
lifetimes. This is why they were born in that
Judaism`s Strange Gods
... and Christianity...One of the best ways of beginning to think about
the nature of Christianity is to think of it in the light of Judaism.
"Today, we so often think of Judaism and Christianity as two
distinct religions, almost like Buddhism and Islam. But early
Christianity never saw itself in that w ...
... is covenantal (berit) and circumcision that is not covenantal (berit). See Cohen reading.
Circumcision as marker of conversion to Judaism. – an innovation of the last centuries
BCE first century CE.
Perhaps in response to Christians, or other “free-thinking” Jews, rabbis magnify the
importance of ci ...
The Day of Atonement in the Late Second Temple Period
... that join together at a certain time; see M. Noth, Leviticus: A Commentary (London, 1965),
pp. 117–119, esp. 117: “It is evident at the first glance that the chapter is in its present form the
result of a probably fairly long previous history that has left its traces in a strange lack of continuity ...
5760 - Nitzavim-Va`yelech
... ends ... sometimes the word 'keitz' refers to the beginning, and
sometimes it means the end." In Yirmiyahu and with reference to
Shemitta, the meaning is the beginning.
Ibn Ezra gives a similar explanation with respect to canceling
loans on Shemitta, which is also described with the same phrase, "At ...
Haredi Construction of Rabbinic Authority: A Case Study
... The specific inclusion of the Synagogue Council of America (SCA) in the ban is
extremely important. There were only two Orthodox groups which were part of the SCA:
the UOJCA and its rabbinic arm, the RCA. Not one member of the RCA’s Halacha
Commission signed the ban, yet if there was any man who cou ...
part ii - Parsha Pages
... of responsa, and the Gilyon HaShas, a minor commentary on the Talmud which
references sources around the Talmud and now appears on the standard page of the
Babylonian Talmud. Among his many students was Rav Tzvi Hirsch Kalischer, one
of the early Rabbis of Neo-Orthodoxy (the forerunner of today's Or ...
Kol Yisra`el The Voice of Temple Israel Friday, December 23 ~ 7:00 pm
... beverage, courtesy of the Speizers. Both Nancy and Mark also
volunteered whenever they could – they organized fundraisers
and have served on several Boards.
To live up to their shared philosophy of always giving back,
when Namar Foods became a successful enterprise they acted
upon their beliefs and ...
Ezra and the Men of the Great Assembly
... prophets of God were with them, helping them [build the Temple].” Ezra 5:5
says that when Tattenai (the Gentile governor) inquired about the Temple,
he went to the “the Jewish elders” but “the eye of their God was upon the
elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease [building].” Here ...
5760 - Tisha B`Av
... such a day, Chazal tell the mourner, "Shev ve-al ta'aseh" - don't
act, rather sit and be acted upon.
The laws of aveilut (mourning) are filled with don'ts: don't
work, talk, wear tefillin, learn Torah, cut your hair, shave, etc. On
Tisha Be-av, according to the Ramban, even the acts which one
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... Venice, part of the
40 million dollar
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not be divided. The
around 11,000 rare
comments on the
Mark scheme - Unit G579 - AS Judaism - June
... to how the laws are viewed by modern Judaism and the different authority given to
the laws by the different divisions within Judaism. Candidates may suggest that
some aspects of the laws of kashrut hold more, or less, relevance today and expand
this with examples and discussion. As the question asks ...
and Print - Nanuet Hebrew Center
... times boys and men in our building wear a head-covering, which is called a kippah or
yarmulke. This practice is based upon teachings in the Talmud, which is the Code of
Jewish Law: “Cover your head, so that the reverence of Heaven be upon you,” and “It
is a custom not to walk under the heavens bareh ...
According to Rabbinic Judaism, the Oral Torah or Oral Law (Hebrew: תורה שבעל פה, Torah she-be-`al peh, lit ""Torah that is spoken"") represents those laws, statutes, and legal interpretations that were not recorded in the Five Books of Moses, the ""Written Torah"" (Hebrew: תורה שבכתב, Torah she-bi-khtav, lit. ""Torah that is written""), but nonetheless are regarded by Orthodox Jews as prescriptive and co-given. This holistic Jewish code of conduct encompass a wide swath of ritual, worship, God-man and interpersonal relationships, from dietary laws to Sabbath and festival observance to marital relations, agricultural practices, and civil claims and damages.According to Jewish tradition, the Oral Torah was passed down orally in an unbroken chain from generation to generation until its contents were finally committed to writing following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, when Jewish civilization was faced with an existential threat.The major repositories of the Oral Torah are the Mishnah, compiled between 200–220 CE by Rabbi Yehudah haNasi, and the Gemara, a series of running commentaries and debates concerning the Mishnah, which together are the Talmud, the preeminent text of Rabbinic Judaism. In fact, two ""versions"" of the Talmud exist: one produced in Jerusalem c. 300-350 CE (the Jerusalem Talmud), and second, more extensive Talmud compiled in Babylonia and published c. 450-500 CE (the Babylonian Talmud).Belief that the Oral Torah was transmitted orally from God to Moses on Mount Sinai during the Exodus from Egypt is a fundamental tenet of faith of Orthodox Judaism, and was recognized as one of the Thirteen Principles of Faith by Maimonides. However, not all branches of Rabbinic Judaism accept the divine provenance of the Oral Torah, such that Conservative and (to a greater extent) Reform Jews give deference to the Talmudic sages while empowering themselves to formulate and adopt their own rulings and interpretations.There have also been historical dissenters to the Oral Torah in its entirety, including adherents to Karaite Judaism, who attempt to derive their religious practice strictly from the Written Torah, using Scripture's most natural meaning to form their basis of Jewish law.