Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith

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This one hundred year period of Greek-Egyptian domination is very important as a period in the religious history of the Jews. Lerner, Michael. ed. "Prophetic Visions: The New Millennium." Neither of these epithets appears in postpatriarchal narratives (excepting the Book of Ruth). Jewish Ethics And Economic Life, Talmudic scholar MeirTamari, Chief Economist of the Bank of Israel, writes: "In Judaism, the merchant an d entrepreneur play a legitimate and even a desirable role in commerce and therefore are morally entitled to profit in return for fulfilling their function, without need of apology."
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36 Righteous: A Serial Killer's Hit List

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Unparalleled in any other Near Eastern religion are Judaism's prohibition of images, observance of the Sabbath, dietary laws, legislation guaranteeing support of the poor as a matter of right, and protection of slaves and animals against cruelty. Ironically we've come full circle and ... for a lot of people a legitimate question is if a Jewish person comes to Christ do they have to cease to become a Jew to be a Christian the answer to that is also "No!"... the Jewish roots of the faith are extraordinary."
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Issues in the Jewish Christian Dialogue: Jewish Perspectives

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All this is in preparation for the Messianic age. What we must fight for is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our race and our people, the sustenance of our children and the purity of our blood, the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may mature for the fulfillment of the mission allotted it by the creator of the universe. Finally a third pious colleague goes into the cowshed and discovers, to his great surprise, the pails full of milk.
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Befriending The Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the

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I am talking about people who chose to have a sexual relationship with someone out of marriage and now don't want to deal with the consequences of their choices. Being an involved and committed Jew does not mean that you support the Israeli government and its policies, and in fact means that you have a responsibility to speak out against all oppression and violence, whether on the home front or abroad." It is impossible to determine what rulings go back to Moses, but the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, presented in chapter 20 of Exodus and chapter 5 of Deuteronomy, and the larger and smaller covenant codes in Exodus 20:22–23:33 and 34:11–26 are held by critics to contain early covenant law.
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One Man's Judaism

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Established: RSY-Netzer was formed in 1982, after an ideological decision that moved the movement from a Reform Jewish youth organization to an ideological Reform Zionist youth movement. They had the responsibility of seeing that many scrolls of Scripture were made and distributed to those who were in authority to teach the Word of YEHOVAH God. Furthermore, the Torah has strict Laws about how to treat a convert. The last procurators in particular were indifferent to Jewish religious sensibilities; and various patriotic groups, to whom nationalism was an integral part of their religion, succeeded in polarizing the Jewish population and bringing on the first war with Rome in 66.
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Maimonides for Moderns: A Statement of Contemporary Jewish

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Whether there were other sects or not it's hard to tell. There is no question that some of their teachings, even the manner in which some of them wrote, were directly influenced by Egyptian and Syrian Hellenism. Holidays - Holy days observed include those recognized by Judaism: Passover, Sukkot, Yom Kippur, and Rosh Hashanah. ... The differences between the Jewish view on this subject and either the Christian or the Moslem view are probably no greater than the differences between the Christian and Moslem views.
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Torah of the Earth Vol2: Exploring 4,000 Years of Ecology in

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An important element of kashrut is shehitah, the proper killing of animals in a way that inflicts the least amount of pain possible. This was the proper presentation of Judaism. Most of the works composed in Hebrew, many of them existing only in Greek--Ecclesiasticus, I Maccabees, Judith, Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, Baruch, Psalms of Solomon, Prayer of Manasseh--and many of the Dead Sea Scrolls are generally conscious imitations of biblical books, often reflecting the dramatic events of the Maccabean struggle and often with an apocalyptic tinge (involving the dramatic intervention of God in history).
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The Inner Temple

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The clear teaching of the New Testament is that the Church was and is to love and honour the Jewish people. The fact that “Torah” was translated as nomos (“law”) and tzedaqa as dikaiosynē (“justice”) indicates how deeply the authors of the Septuagint believed that Judaism could be accurately expressed using Greek concepts. Jewish holy books mainly talk about life in Earth, and rarely mention anything similar to a heaven or hell.
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Divine Command Ethics: Jewish and Christian Perspectives

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The large Jewish community of Antioch--which, according to Josephus, had been given all the rights of citizenship by the Seleucid founder-king, Seleucus Nicator (died 280 BCE)--attracted a particularly large number of converts to Judaism. S. population, Jewish influence on the U. They claimed these laws originated with Moses and represented the complete revelation that YEHOVAH God gave him (ibid., p. 44). The Pharisees came to RECOGNIZE THEMSELVES as the only real religious leaders.
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Commentary on Song of Songs (Yale Judaica Series)

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Assideanism Hasidism, def. 2. cabalism 1. the principles or doctrines of the cabala, a system of theosophy, theurgy, and mystical Scriptural interpretive methods originated by rabbis about the 8th century and affecting later Christian thinkers. 2. an interpretation made according to these doctrines. 3. an extreme traditionalism in theological concepts or Biblical interpretation. 4. obscurantism, especially that resulting from the use of obscure vocabulary. —cabalist, n. —cabalistic, adj.
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