Theology in the Responsa

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The Mishnah is the basis for all codes of the Jewish law. For Joshua did not draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the sword, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. Many Messianic Jews refer to themselves as “completed Jews,” since they believe that their faith in the God of Israel has been “completed” or fulfilled in Yeshua. (What is Messianic Judaism? http://www.gotquestions.org/Messianic-Judaism.html#ixzz3CemClb5h viewed 09/07/14) The above source also claims that there are about 350,000 Messianic Jews, which is less than what some other Messianic Jews claim.
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There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through

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They would acknowledge God as their sole ultimate king and legislator, agreeing to obey his laws; God, in turn, would acknowledge Israel as his particular people and be especially mindful of them. S., for instance, the CCAR analyzed such matters as euthanasia through a halakhic screen. [10] Numerous reform responsa were prepared from traditional rabbinic sources by the prolific, tradition-oriented Solomon B. The disregard of Judaism as it really is and of 'Jewish ideology' makes those policies incomprehensible to foreign observers who usually know nothing about Judaism exept crude apologetics.
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Theology & Poetry

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Whether a Gentile woman is married or not makes no difference, since as far as Jews are concerned the very concept of matrimony does not apply to Gentiles ('There is no matrimony for a heathen'). The result is that many Israeli Jews are perplexed as to why the Chief Rabbinate needs to issue warnings with regards to participation in ICEJ Feast related events. This, in the Roman mindset, demonstrated their disloyalty to their rulers.
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Jewish Ethics in a Post-Madoff World: A Case for Optimism

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An extra month was added when needed to keep the Pesach festival in the spring. We find that many innocent Jews who had no thoughts of rebellion suffered many indignities as well as the guilty. "By royal decree, the observance of the SABBATH or of the SACRED FEASTS, and practicing the rite of circumcision, WERE ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH. Our rabbis said, “Aaron was prohibited to come whenever he wanted, but not Moses.
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Why I Am A Jew

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The only clear no-no, though, is believing Jesus was the Messiah, which clear majorities of most subgroups say is incompatible with being Jewish; even so, about a third (34%) of Jews say a person can be Jewish even if he or she believes Jesus was the Messiah. (Our researchers didn’t include so-called “Messianic Jews,” as part of the main survey population; they were considered people of Jewish background or Jewish affinity.)
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Future of the Prophetic: Israel's Ancient Wisdom

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Paul Johnson, HarperCollins, 1988 "The American Jewish Identity Survey", article by Egon Mayer, Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar; a sub-set of The American Religious Identity Survey, City University of New York Graduate Center. Lately, I have been working diligently on Part 6: “Preparation of the Bride” of my eBook (to be). Later, the descendants of Isaac's son Jacob were enslaved in Egypt, and God commanded Moses to lead the Exodus from Egypt. The early Jewish colonists in Palestine employed Arabs for this and other purposes, but with the forcible imposition of the Zionist policy of exclusive Jewish labor there was need for a dispensation. (This was particularly important before the introduction of mechanized milking in the late 1950s.) Here too there was a difference between zionist and non-zionist rabbis.
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Exile and Restoration in Jewish Thought: An Essay In

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Another perspective is gleaned from position statements by other denominations affiliated with the Progressive movement, each of which in its own way expresses a belief that Jewish tradition and modernity can be blended together: WUPJ speaking of the "liberal streams of Judaism": Their core values of pluralism, modernity, equality and social justice appeal to many who seek to incorporate precious Jewish tradition with contemporary lifestyles. [2] South Africa Union for Progressive Judaism: Progressive Jews believe that the Torah comes to us from God, but it is our task to apply its teachings to our times.
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The Zionist Idea: A Historical Analysis and Reader

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The result was the rise of the synagogue among the Jews dispersed throughout the Babylonian Empire. One thing I can see, she doesn’t respect her elders much? Understanding deep truth may require years of seeking and only if a person diligently seeks to change their worldly disposition and surrendering all religious attachments. The Qur'an further praises "men of understanding" who affirm: "0 God! Hashem created the world for us to use, though we should not be gluttons.
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Divine Providence in Philo of Alexandria (Texts and Studies

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Please Print this article and share it with your friends and family. In Judaism, ultimate reality is a single, all-powerful God. So "precious" is it, that it is "divided into fixed weekly portions and read (in the synagogues) on every Sabbath and holy day of the year. In any case, He loves that child and has loving plans for him or her, plans that none of us can presume to know ahead of time. Isaac was the subject of the tenth and most difficult test of Abraham's faith: G-d commanded Abraham to sacrifice Isaac as a burnt offering. (Gen 22).
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Seek My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology

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Finally, there are Conservative, Reform, and humanistic Jews, a very small number but with their own functioning and successful congregations and associations, normally undisturbed in their worship even by the most fanatic of the Orthodox establishment. One is a secular messiah who will be a ruler of David's line; another is a priestly messiah. There was, therefore, a ready made audience who may have been willing to hear what Jesus’ followers taught when they travelled around the empire. (Do not assume that they all, or most, automatically found the different teaching attractive because they were referred to in the beginning of the second century CE).
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