Biomedical Ethics and Jewish Law

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These two beliefs are the basis of our attitude towards the Torah: it is the center of our lives. The great innovation of the Jewish religion was the monotheistic idea – the concept of a single, all-powerful but formless god – introduced at a time when it was the norm in the Middle East for cultures to have numerous deities, and to represent them in the form of physical idols. However, while the Nazarenes of the 4th century seem to hold Church of God doctrines, they were not 'Messianic Jews' in the modern sense.

Martin Buber's Social and Religious Thought: Alienation and

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The imperative to worship God and no false gods; all prayer should be directed only to God. For a discussion of arbitration and mediation in Islamic law, see Fathi Kemicha, “The Approach to Mediation in the Arab World,” paper presented at the International Conference of Mediation, Geneva Switzerland, 1996, http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/conferences/1996/kemicha.html. The policy statement was developed in an Israeli think tank, the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies.

Studies in the Bible and Jewish Thought: A JPS Scholar of

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The most important name used to refer to God in Judaism is Tetragrammaton. Helping to ensure the movements future is a growing network of schools, educational and community centers, a youth movement, Hebrew and English Beit Midrash study programs, and the degree-granting and informal programs at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. They were entirely separate and on their own. Regarding the reform movement, Michael Meyer has argued: It is not possible to isolate a doctrinal essence of the Reform movement.

Lonely Man of Faith, The

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From that time forth, He had watched over them with jealous care. The main Kabbalistic text dealing with gilgul is called Sha'ar Ha'Gilgulim or "The Gate of Reincarnations" which is based on the work of Rabbi Isaac Luria. It succeeded due to the charisma of its early teachers; and, where it continues to succeed today, it is still due to its charismatic leaders each one called a rebbe (a Yiddish term used instead of the Hebrew "rabbi").

Opening the Covenant: A Jewish Theology of Christianity

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Try as they have, they have been unable to broaden their appeal among religiously moderate, traditional or secular Jews. Only from this fanatical intolerance could its apodictic faith take form; this intolerance is, in fact, its absolute presupposition. Woodstock, Vermont: 1997; “Sexuality and Tshuvah: Leviticus 18.” In Beginning Anew: A Woman’s Companion to the High Holy Days, edited by Judith Kates and Gail Reimer. Another possibility is that the Native Americans are right, that queer people by the features of their personality are drawn to be mystics.

The Modern Men's Torah Commentary: New Insights from Jewish

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Viewing all this from a higher vantage-point, we can speak of one single piece of good fortune in all this misery, which is that, though men can be befuddled, the heavens cannot be bribed. Calls attention to the giving of the Ten Commandments. In the context of the age and period it meant "seeking or forming part of a cultural entity" [70] and resembled its antonym hellenismos, a word that signified a people's submission unto Hellenic ( Greek ) cultural norms. The connection of nascent Christianity with the Qumran groups may be seen in their dualism and apocalypticism; but there are differences, notably in the conception of the Incarnation, in the relationship of the Son and the Father, and in Jesus' vicarious suffering for sinners as against the direct suffering of the Qumran Teacher of Righteousness.

The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

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For centuries many Jews have sought to distill its essential features from one biblical verse that calls Israel "to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God" (Mic. 6:8). These can do tremendous physical harm to a woman's physical health, and her mental health for sure. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America. Is it an act which “produces most happiness to all affected" The suicide may well have family, business acquaintances and community who may all be adversely affected to a greater extent than the benefit to the Suicide and, therefore, by the standard set by ethical secularists, unless the act of suicide measures up to the standards which they set for themselves, the act is not ethical.

Judaism and Modernity: The Religious Philosophy of David

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It is a living, evolving faith that Jews of today and tomorrow can live by. There are people who technically fit the definition of being Jewish objectively, and they choose to suppress that part of their identity. As high priest from 175 to 172, Jason established Jerusalem as a Greek city, with Greek educational institutions. Shouldn’t Simchat Torah and Rosh Hashana technically occur simultaneously? At home, these observant Jews will have two sets of dishes--one for meat and the other for milk--in their kitchen which they always keep separate and never use at the same meal.

Cult and Cosmos: Tilting Toward a Temple-Centered Theology

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However long it takes, I will await His coming every day. www.faqs.org/faqs/judaism/FAQ/10-Reform/section-45.html for a Reform view, www.jewfaq.org/moshiach.htm on an Orthodox concept of Messiah and www.jewfaq.org/olamhaba.htm on Orthodox views of life after death. Those who have attempted to do so have a letter from the Ministry of the Interior stating that 'it was decided not to recognise an Israeli nationality'. They also rejected ritual and ceremonial Jewish laws, such as kashrut, which reformers questioned as unnecessary or outdated for a religion based on reason.

Never Forget My Soul

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During this period literature was composed in Palestine in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, with the exact language still a subject of dispute among scholars in many cases and with the works often apparently composed by more than one author over a considerable period of time. Plaskow argues that, since Jewish tradition as it has been handed down through the generations is the product of a male elite, placing women at the center of Jewish life alongside men would necessarily mean reworking many aspects of tradition.
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