From Torah im Derekh Eretz to Torah U-Madda
... Rabbis rarely engage the full breadth of Hirsch’s philosophy and
hashkafa. Some praise Hirsch as an important Jewish thinker yet
completely sanitize and distort his beliefs in order to constrict
and suppress his relationship to German culture. Others engage
him as a crucial example of a traditional ...
... 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 ...
... portion midrash commentaries holidays, what is torah aish com - no word in the jewish religion
is so indefinable and yet so indispensable as the word torah torah is the most comprehensive
term for the substance of judaism torah, torah study reformjudaism org - what is the torah and
why do we study i ...
... five books of the hebrew bible known more commonly to non jews as the old testament that were
given by g d to, the torah my jewish learning - an overview of the torah the five books of moses
with a description of the division into weekly portions and a high level summary of each of the
five books, b ...
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 ...
There`s Kabbalah – and There`s Kabbalah
... 1922, where he later became Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University. He produced a
formidable body of academic work, much of which was devoted to Jewish mysticism. Scholem
treated his subject as an historian and was careful to place it into the context of other Jewish
religious and historical develo ...
A Prolegomenon for a Study of Prophecy in Jewish
... York, 2007). For later prophetic phenomena in Christianity see Richard Woods, Mysticism and Prophecy: The
Dominican Tradition (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1998), Bernard McGinn, “‘Trumpets of the Mysteries
of God’: Prophetesses in Late Medieval Christianity,’’ in Propheten und Prophezeiungen/P ...
Hellenism in Jewish Babylonia - Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley.
... matters not known from Palestinian rabbinic traditions and which, at
least arguably, only enter the rabbinic textual world at a period and
in a stratum of the Babylonian Talmud in which impact from Palestine is considerably less likely than interaction with the local milieu
of trans-Euphratian Chris ...
Haredi Construction of Rabbinic Authority: A Case Study
... Haredi Jews are becoming increasingly powerful culture brokers. In many ways, they
maintain “a hegemonic position, insofar as they are figured as the ‘competent,’
‘authentic,’ ‘legitimate,’ and ‘loyal’ bearers of tradition.”1 These concepts are being
further pressed since Haredi Jews have become con ...
Oral Law 2 - Beth David Messianic Congregation
... develop on the other, was no accident. Judaism needed just such a
combination of qualities to provide both constancy and responsiveness.
The concept of the dual Torah, written and oral, gave Rabbinic Judaism
that flexibility, defining the interpretations of the later rabbis as having
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 ...
Why was the Torah given to us in the wilderness?
... dissuade them nor encourage them (Midrash Rut Rabati 2:17), but ask them: “What
did you see to make such a choice? Do you not know we are a people that has been
brutalized and downtrodden and unpopular, and our ways are very different from the
ways of the rest of the world?” We do this in order to t ...
THE BACKGROUND :
All major movements in contemporary Judéism are directly or indirectly
to Emancipation. Most of all true of Pgogressive Judaism. Therefore
with Emancipation. But next time. Fir§t what went before.
Two major phases: Biblical and Rabbinic. (When did each b ...
NEAR EASTERN STUDIES
... 3101, fall; 3102, spring 4 credits. Satisfies Option 1. Limited to 15 students. Prerequisites: for 3101, JWST 2100 with grade
of C- or above or permission of instructor; for 3102, NES/JWST 3101.
Advanced study of the Hebrew language both orally and through the analysis of mostly unedited texts of so ...
The Making of the Mishnah and the Talmud
... who actually funded them. It is also not clear that they had speciﬁc premises. They may have met in
synagogues or other available facilities. At the same time, it should be noted that in tannaitic sources
we already encounter houses of study along with the synagogues. Such evidence tends to support ...
RLST 124I: Varieties of Ancient Judaism
... among Jewish teachers by the tannaitic era; variations include “Rab” or “Rav” (“The
Master), “Rabban” (our master), and “Rabbenu” (also “our Master”); abbreviation, “R.” (ex.:
Rav Sherira Gaon: a tenth-century rabbi in one of the Talmudic academies of (Islamic) Persia; his Iggeret
... number of member rabbis of the RCA.
However, a Haredi critic tells The Report
that Soloveitchik would not have gone as far
as supporting Open Orthodoxy. “He was an
unabashed rejectionist of non-Orthodox theologies” and would not have sanctioned any
change in women’s roles or synagogue p articipa ...
religious and secular jewish educational institutions in arad
... In Arad, the elementary school was established in 1832, the school building being on Piaţa
Luptei, no. 2, being raised due to the donations of Juliana Dobler, the Baron Adolf Neumann
and Jacob Hirschl (The History of the Jewish People of Arad, 47). Nowadays, the building
belongs to School no. 2 (see ...
Chapter 2 Chassidim: History, Customs, beliefs, and Organization
... revival which could not have come at a more critical time in Jewish history. The disastrous pogroms carried
out in the area that is now Ukraine, by the Cossack Hetman Bogdan Chmielnicki between 1648 and 1650,
were soon followed by the Russian and Swedish invasion of Poland, in which Jews were consid ...
The Making of Haredim
... paid a stipend to continue their Torah studies. The first such institution was founded in
1879 by Rabbi Yisrael Lipkin (Salanter) in Kovno, with the support of Rabbi Yitzchak
Elchanan Spektor. But it differed from the modern kollel in several significant ways. 23 The
studies were focused on halachah ...
REL/HST 215 Introduction to Jewish Traditions Course Credits: 4
... Judaism and its growth from a local ethnic community into a global religion and progenitor of two
other Abrahamic faiths. Over the course of the term, students will gain knowledge of the cycle of
the Jewish year, Jewish holidays, and the events of the Jewish lifecycle. Together we will analyze
torah_sermons229.ser.. - Rabbi Shmuel`s Thoughts on Torah
... And then, once he realized this, R. Shimon no longer became an island. He relied on others to
rub his sores. He saw the value in others.
As a result of this, his Torah became much richer. Previously, he could only find 12 answers to a
question, but now he could find 24. For the first time, he recogn ...
Session 2 – Modern Day Judaism
... crucified in the town, the wife, the husband,
or the children shall not live in that town,
except it be as large as Antioch, and even
then they must remove to another part.
Until what term are they not allowed to live
there? Till the flesh is totally destroyed, and
the bones cannot be recognized any ...
Yeshiva (/jəˈʃiːvə/; Hebrew: ישיבה, lit. ""sitting""; pl. ישיבות, yeshivot) is a Jewish institution that focuses on the study of traditional religious texts, primarily the Talmud and Torah study. Study is usually done through daily shiurim (lectures or classes) and in study pairs called chavrutas (Aramaic for ""friendship"" or ""companionship""). Chavruta-style learning is one of the unique features of the yeshiva.In the United States and Israel, the different levels of yeshiva education have different names. In the United States, elementary-school students are enrolled in a yeshiva, post-bar mitzvah-age students learn in a metivta, and undergraduate-level students learn in a beit midrash or yeshiva gedola (Hebrew: ישיבה גדולה, lit. ""large yeshiva"" or ""great yeshiva""). In Israel, elementary-school students are enrolled in a Talmud Torah or cheder, post-bar mitzvah-age students learn in a yeshiva ketana (Hebrew: ישיבה קטנה, lit. ""small yeshiva"" or ""minor yeshiva""), and high-school-age students learn in a yeshiva gedola. A kollel is a yeshiva for married men. It is common for a kollel to pay a token stipend to its students. Students of Lithuanian and Hasidic yeshiva gedolas usually learn in yeshiva until they get married.Historically, yeshivas were attended by males only. Today, all non-Orthodox and a few Modern Orthodox yeshivas are open even to females. Although there is no lack of schools for Orthodox women and girls, yeshivas for women do not follow the same structure or curriculum as the traditional yeshiva for boys and men.