Oral Tradition in the Writings of Rabbinic Oral Torah
... of Rabbinic legal tradition as of the mid-third century CE.
A rather different generic form believed by medieval Rabbis to serve
as a vessel for immemorial oral tradition is called midrash (“interpretive
tradition”). Encompassing a wide variety of subgenres, the common
denominator of this form is th ...
From Torah im Derekh Eretz to Torah U-Madda
... those whose lifestyle and religious hashkafa (worldview) most
closely mimic Hirsch’s ideology—Modern Orthodox Jews.
While American Modern Orthodox thinkers continue to draw on
Hirsch as a source of inspiration and legitimacy for their vision
of openness toward secular culture, historical circumstanc ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Rambam`s Historical Approach to the Laws of Conversion By Juan
... Rambam's Historical Approach to the Laws of Conversion
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 ...
Maimonides` Mishneh Torah
... of Jewish law to be composed in the post-Talmudic era. It is unique
in scope, originality and language. The Mishneh Torah was the only
work which Maimonides composed in Hebrew. Its language is clear
and concise. The Mishneh Torah is a model of orderly arrangement;
its chapters and paragraphs follow ...
The Debate over Mixed Seating in the American Synagogue
... against the evils of anomie industrial society. Fear of family breakdown
naturally led to a host of new rituals and forms (including the cult of
domesticity) designed to "strengthen the family" against the menacing
forces threatening to rend it asunder. 14 The family pew was one of these
new forms. ...
Judaism`s Strange Gods
... newly arisen conditions, the proper way to perform such
adaptation could itself be learned from the Talmud and
Shavuos 2011 - Chabad-Lubavitch of Wisconsin
... to the level of pop culture? If Kabbalah is not appropriate
for popular study, is it somehow still
relevant to our lives?
Kabbalah literally means “receiving”; in Israel today, the receipt you
get when making a purchase is called
a kabbalah. The Bible, or Written Law,
is given by G-d and is availabl ...
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
The Greco-roman World
... Central Purpose: The Proclamation and Exposition
of the Law
Oriented toward the laity
Rectangular building facing toward Jerusalem
Board of Directors (3); Archisynagogus; 10
Service: Shema, prayer, and Torah
Meeting on Monday and Thursday as well as
Misinterpreting Rabbi Judah Ha-Levi
... is indeed pleasing to the Creator, but not thy way of acting.' Yet he
was so zealous in the performance of the Khazar religion, that he
devoted himself with a perfect heart to the service of the temple and
sacrifices. Notwithstanding this devotion, the angel came again at
night and repeated: ‘Thy wa ...
Why Study Talmud in the Twenty-first Century?
... this privileged position. After all, Talmud study requires a tremendous investment of time and eﬀort, and the payoﬀ from struggling through its meandering dialectics is not always obvious. In fact, already in the twelfth century, Maimonides declared Talmud study unnecessary since one could simply re ...
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
... 226 : Ḥakirah, the Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought
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 cha ...
Continuity and Change in Rabbinic Judaism
... tradition and the way it has transformed the Bible on various occasions
throughout history. The best known is probably the Karaite movement,
which emerged in the ninth century and which rejected the oral tradition of
the rabbis and maintained that only the Bible was authoritative. Striving to
Denominations in Judaism
... that are unique to Israel but focusin on that would veer us off course to focus on.
What are your students’ reactions to this episode in Israel? Why do they think it
happened? What were the issues involved? What were the philosophical and
theological positions of each side? Was it appropriate for th ...
Chapter 2 Chassidim: History, Customs, beliefs, and Organization
... The Oral Law or Talmud, recorded in Jerusalem and Babylon in the early centuries after the fall of the
Temple, consists of Mishna, or a portion of law in Hebrew, and gemorah, or the rabbinic explanations and
discussion of the law in Aramaic. Talmud is divided into six general categories specifying p ...
Text - Association of Jewish Libraries
... which were for the first time being offered to a wider audience beyond his own congregation.
Remarkably, despite this, Kaplan remained at JTS and continued to hope that the Conservative
movement would eventually adopt his ideology.
VII. Beginnings of the Reconstructionist Movement
It fell to Ira Eis ...
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... In this light, it is important to take note of the words of the Talmud where it is told that
"the grandchildren of Haman the wicked taught Torah in [the city of] Bnei-Brak"
(Gittin 57b). It appears that the grandchildren of Haman converted and even became
leading disseminators of the Torah. There ar ...
One who greets his teacher . . . causes the Shekhinah to
... Englishmen arriving in Arabia experienced cultural misunderstandings it would be
natural to find that the very same misunderstandings commonly occurred during the
exchanges and migrations between the Land of Israel and Babylonia. It is well
established that the milieu and cultural settings of the tw ...
The Making of the Mishnah and the Talmud
... chronological dimensions. We speak of pharisaic Judaism as emerging already in the early Hasmonean period, c. 135 b.c.e., and continuing up to the destruction of the Temple in 70 c.e. when
it was succeeded by tannaitic Judaism. Yet this transition was not an immediate, sudden break. In
order to unde ...
a new kind of judaism
... revolutionary new form of worship, involving congregational study and prayer, with its
Hellenism in Jewish Babylonia - Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley.
... in part to the story of the alleged School of the Persians at Edessa as
the origin for the School of Nisibis.25 The new institution and the new
form of study as well as the new text all hang together on this theory.
The hypothesization of the crucial role of the late redactors, these anonymous “Stam ...
Reform Judaism: Unity Among Diversity
... congregation had Reform, Conservative, and even a few Orthodox within the walls of
this sanctuary. Kol Ami has traditional Shabbat service as well as a Reform version in
which I attended both. The major difference between the two services is the amount of
English vs. Hebrew during the service. Refor ...
Shavuot - Bnei Akiva UK
... Pair me: Give them pairs of pictures of festivals and their specific Mitzvot to match up
(e.g. Pesach and Matzah / Sukkot and Lulav / Shofar and Rosh Hashana, etc.) and then
explain how Shavuot is unique in that it has no specific Mitzvot because we re-receive
the Torah ourselves each year.
My 10: W ...
In Judaism, a rabbi /ˈræbaɪ/ is a teacher of Torah. This title derives from the Hebrew word רַבִּי rabi [ˈʁäbi], meaning ""My Master"" (irregular plural רבנים rabanim [ʁäbäˈnim]), which is the way a student would address a master of Torah. The word ""master"" רב rav [ˈʁäv] literally means ""great one"".The basic form of the rabbi developed in the Pharisaic and Talmudic era, when learned teachers assembled to codify Judaism's written and oral laws. In more recent centuries, the duties of the rabbi became increasingly influenced by the duties of the Protestant Christian minister, hence the title ""pulpit rabbis"", and in 19th-century Germany and the United States rabbinic activities including sermons, pastoral counseling, and representing the community to the outside, all increased in importance.Within the various Jewish denominations there are different requirements for rabbinic ordination, and differences in opinion regarding who is to be recognized as a rabbi. All types of Judaism except for Orthodox Judaism and some Conservative strains ordain women as rabbis and cantors.