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Stuart B. Linke

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It was this spirit of polytheism which led to all those abuses the opposition to which was the chief factor of the Reformation—whose aim and purpose were a return to Pauline Christianity and the New Testament with the help of a deeper study of the Old Testament at the hand of Jewish scholarship ( see Luther; Reformation; Reuchlin ). Through advocacy campaigns, hands-on volunteer opportunities, and training for leaders, we galvanize people throughout North America to ensure religious freedom, pluralism, acceptance, and justice.

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Jenna Weissman Joselit

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The disciples (students) of Yeshua/Jesus were Jewish. And he will repair the whole world to serve the Lord together, as it is written, For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language that they may call upon the name of the Lord to serve Him with one consent (Zeph. 3:9) It should not come to one�s mind that in the days of the Messiah anything in the customary order of the world will be annulled, or that there will be something new in the order of Creation.

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Had Judaism been merely a religion, perhaps there would be some truth in this idea. Jewish thought moves between a “left-wing” view which sees the Messianic world as rid of tyrants but otherwise unchanged, and a “right-wing” view which sees an apocalyptic transfiguration. Not merely the burning of witches and heretics, but the charges, raised by priests and mobs against the Jews, of having poisoned the wells, pierced the consecrated host, and slain innocent children in order to use their blood, can mainly be traced to that stupor of the mind which beholds in every intellectual feat the working of Satanic powers, alliance with which was believed to be bought with blood.

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A kittel (Yiddish: קיטל), a white knee-length overgarment, is worn by observant Jews on the High Holidays and by service leaders on certain other occasions. Judah continued along for a few more centuries, but it also fell away from exclusive worship of YHWH and eventually also was vanquished, by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, in 586. Customs vary regarding when a Jew begins wearing a tallit. And Rottenberg wrote in his book "Finding Our Fathers" on page 45: "In any case, some East European Jews, and perhaps a great many, are descended from the Khazars.

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Shirli Brautbar

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These communities were unsurpassed in talmudic learning; French scholars contributed much to biblical studies also. It is a matter of extreme significance that the Talmudic literature, which is based on tradition at least a century older than Christianity, has not even a specific name for the Christian belief or doctrine, but mentions it only occasionally under the general category of "Minim" (literally, "distinctive species of belief"), heresies, or Gnostic sects. Stein, “How Jewish Is Hollywood?,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 19, 2008.

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By arguing that “the social action gospel is in serious need of a new theological underpinning which takes greater note of the values of Jewish particularism,” Serotta himself inadvertently reflected the influence of the religious right.87 When the New Jewish Agenda ultimately collapsed in 1992, others took up the effort to shape a progressive Jewish politics around tikkun olam. Today Mizrahi Jews follow the Sephardi minhag (rite), making the distinction between them mainly historical and ethnic instead of religious, whereas Ashkenazim follow their own rites.

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Michael Heller

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TorahForme has mp3's of classes and leining, from Machon Meir in Jerusalem. Into that civilization, all are welcomed, whether by birth or by choice. The issue of what constitutes a danger to a woman’s life is, interestingly, one of the areas where we see Jewish law responding to changing circumstances and knowledge. Vital aspects of halakha for traditionally observant Jews, they are not usually followed by Jews in liberal denominations. The central activity of expressions of solidarity with the victims of the Holocaust is expressed in march from ...

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A candelabrum usually containing seven—and occasionally nine—branches used for religious celebrations. It coincides with the fruit harvest, and marks the end of the agricultural cycle. While security has become a focal point at both buildings, the city’s synagogues, and Jewish community organizations, the events have led to improvements in the occasionally strained relationship between Jews and the population as a whole. Judaism is an amazing tool for making life meaningful.

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If He is, then it is the most Jewish thing in the world to believe in Him. While some of the later writings of the NT show great hostility and nasty polemics between Jews and Christians, most of the arguments between Jesus and his contemporaries should be seen as inner-Jewish controversies. Arguments against their Khazar origin are contained in my book The Jews of Khazaria on pages 298 and 299 in the first edition and pages 230 to 232 in the second edition.

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In a prediction that reflects an approach to the survival of Judaism strikingly similar to that of the founder of the Lubavitch Hasidim, Herzl warned that if our "Christian hosts were to leave us in peace ... for two generations," the Jewish people would "merge entirely into surrounding races." In Italy, Jewish fascism was a real ideological movement, a mass phenomenon, as much as that was possible in Italy’s tiny Jewish population of 47,000.

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