YESHIVAT HAR ETZION ISRAEL KOSCHITZKY VIRTUAL BEIT
... render the violator a mumar in the same way that Shabbat violation would.
Presumably, he would claim that the mumar status stems from
THEOLOGICAL CORRUPTION, and not from violation of a cardinal sin. Since
Yom Tov violation does not yield capital punishment, it cannot be considered
a CARDINAL sin. H ...
Oral Tradition in the Writings of Rabbinic Oral Torah
... Tradition. In any event, this essay is only propaedeutic. Some of the most
exciting recent work in this area is represented on the pages following my
own in the contributions by Alexander, Fraade, and Elman.
From Torah im Derekh Eretz to Torah U-Madda
... he believed that, “European culture had substantive, not merely
instrumental value.”15 In other words, Hirsch did not view the
diffusion of secular culture into Jewish life as detrimental to
German Jewry since much of European culture, he believed,
was intrinsically good and not just useful. In an e ...
Hanukkah - Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
... Kislev, which falls in late November or December. It is a joyful holiday that
commemorates important events in Jewish history and celebrates several
The roots of Hanukkah date back to the fourth-century BCE when
Antiochus III, the King of Syria, took control of Israel. Antiochus I ...
Nathan Glazer`s American Judaism
... histories,4 and Glazer wanted no part of these celebratory studies.
Instead, his monograph maintained a conspicuous academic distance
between author and subject, signaled by cautionary lines such as ‘‘many
things will be said that may hurt Jews’’5—warning readers that his goal
was not to shore up th ...
Rambam`s Historical Approach to the Laws of Conversion By Juan
... The importance of the rambam’s support lies not only in his weight as a halakhic
authority in his own right, but also because rabbi yosef Karo’s Shulhan Arukh quotes
his opinion almost verbatim,4 thus canonizing it -in the eyes of many- as the final word
in halakhah. The view of the rambam, although ...
The Rationalism of Jewish Law in Moses Mendelssohn
... travelling family) that seem minor in light of the more grave concern about premature burial. However, because the rabbinic principle of “saving a life” (Sanh. 37a)
trumps all such secondary concerns about purity, Mendelssohn chastised the community for their over-reaction to this decree. He noted t ...
... the body of wisdom and law contained in jewish scripture and oral tradition and narrowly
defined as the first five books of the bible, english translations of the torah portions
reformjudaism org - these english translations from the torah a modern commentary are
provided courtesy of the central con ...
... term for the substance of judaism torah, torah study reformjudaism org - what is the torah and
why do we study it learn more about these ancient stories that touch upon science history
philosophy ritual and ethics, torah definition facts britannica com - torah the body of wisdom
and law contained in ...
... thetorah com a historical and contextual approach - a premier site about torah and biblical
scholarship torah from heaven weekly torah portion midrash commentaries holidays, the torah
questions answers - more than torah is about keeping rules it s about breaking them torah is
about transcending the ...
... what is the torah judaism s most important text - the torah is judaism s most important text it
contains the five books of moses and is the source of the ten commandments and the 613 mitzvot,
the written law torah jewish virtual library - the torah or jewish written law consists of the
five books of ...
The Torah Story
... what is the torah and why do we study it? learn more about these ancient stories that touch upon science, history,
philosophy, ritual and ethics.
OVERVIEW OF THE ENTIRE TORAH - THE JEWISH WEBSITE - AISH
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overview of the entire torah a big picture look at the books of the ...
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... those who had been defiled by contact with death . The color red,
being the color of blood, may have been the token of life . The paschal
lamb could be eaten on the first night of Passover only by those who
had been purified from their defilement .
Hence, the Torah section on the red heifer is read ...
Judaism`s Strange Gods
... toward the judicial decision of Rabbi Joseph Karo, who
imposed taxation on them for the support of indolent
"Talmud students," including married men who sometimes
spend a lifetime loitering in a kollel. The esteemed Halakhic
codifier Karo had over-ruled that other giant of Jewish
jurisprudence, his ...
Lesson 7: Mikvah and Marriage
... laws of Family Purity. Similarly, while observance should ideally be
continuous, one should not allow a lapse of any length to deter further
commitment. Nor is this practice contingent on the observance of
other precepts in the Torah. Mikvah is not, as is often thought, the
exclusive domain of the s ...
Judaism 101: A Brief Introduction to Judaism
... Judaism is a monotheistic religion, with its main inspiration being based on or found in the
Tanakh which has been explored in later texts, such as the Talmud. Judaism is considered to be
the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with B’nei Yisrael.
Judaism is not a homogenous re ...
Karaite Judaism Brief History Karaite Judaism truly began with the
... “Followers of the Miqra (Scriptures)” and are a sect of Judaism that believes only in the
authority of the Tanakh.
Do the Karaites accept the Tanakh?
Yes. The Karaites accept the entirety of the Tanakh.
Do the Karaites take the Tanakh literally?
No. Karaites believe that every text needs some type o ...
The Origins of the Matrilineal Principle in Rabbinic Law
... little or no legalstandingin the matter.5The foreignwomanwho marriedan
Israelitehusbandwas supposedto leave her gods in her father'shouse, but
even if she did not, it neveroccurredto anyone to arguethat her children
werenot Israelites.Sincethe idea of conversionto Judaismdid not yet exist
(see below ...
Hellenism in Jewish Babylonia - Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley.
... some far-reaching changes and developments within the Babylonian rabbinic culture, changes and developments, indeed, that are so significant
that they have simply given rise to the very features that we usually take
as characteristic of rabbinic Judaism.12 Several scholars have been investigating th ...
A RABBI LOOKS AT JESUS
... Jesus...represents a point of development running unbroken from the
Hebrew Bible and linked to it through an interpretive supplement that is
characteristic of the great literary creation of the Rabbis, the Oral
Torah. As Yehezkel Kaufmann put it: "The attitude of Jesus to the
Torah is the very same ...
Why Study Talmud in the Twenty-first Century?
... The editor has grouped the writers into four sections: “Women’s Voices,”
“Teaching Talmud,” “Academics Respond,” and “A Philosopher’s Approach.” In
his introduction, Socken acknowledges that the female contributors are also
academics, but he wants to emphasize how they engage the Talmud speciﬁcally ...
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
... philosophy of ghettoization. The culture presents an insurmountable obstacle to traditional Judaism and must be rejected.
The second group would rather “reframe” the problem with some
interpretative license: We need to transform the challenge of modernity so
that it ceases to be problematic. We can ...
Mark scheme - Unit G579 - AS Judaism - June
... Candidates may argue that for Jewish people, prayer has served as a vehicle for
both personal and community worship; it is something through which sorrow and joy
can be expressed. Candidates may argue that historically the personal prayer of the
patriarchs showed spontaneous personal prayer and comm ...
Torah, Torah Study, and Torah Reflections: An Introduction
... Historically, in addition to assuring our basic survival, we sought to regain our spiritual
bearings. In the face of crisis and despair, we aimed to nurture our individual and
collective efforts to continue to “choose life” and hold onto or find new meaning in our
continuing identification with the ...
Conservative Judaism views halakha (Jewish law) as normative and binding. The Conservative movement applies Jewish law to the full range of Jewish belief and practice, including thrice-daily prayer, Shabbat and holidays, marital relations and family purity, conversion, dietary laws (kashrut), and Jewish medical ethics. Institutionally, the Conservative movement rules on Jewish law both through centralized decisions, primarily by the Rabbinical Assembly and its Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, and through congregational rabbis at the local level.Conservative Jewish thinkers take the position that halakha can and should evolve to meet the changing reality of Jewish life. Conservative Judaism, therefore, views that traditional Jewish legal codes must be viewed through the lens of academic criticism. As Solomon Schechter noted, ""however great the literary value of a code may be, it does not invest it with infallibility, nor does it exempt it from the student or the rabbi who makes use of it from the duty of examining each paragraph on its own merits, and subjecting it to the same rules of interpretation that were always applied to Tradition"".Conservative Judaism believes that its view of Jewish law as evolving and adaptable is indeed consistent with Jewish tradition. (See also, the various positions within contemporary Judaism as regards halakha and the Talmud.)