Reform Judaism Today

Author: Eugene B. Borowitz

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 9780874413649

Category: Religion

Page: 800

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Reform Judaism Today Reform in the process of change

REFORM JUDAISM TODAY . One hundred years ago a small group of scholars
set out to do for Judaism in the modern age what the early Rabbis had done after
the destruction of the Temple - to restate timeless truths in terms that the Jewish ...

Author: Eugene B. Borowitz

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Category: Jewish way of life

Page: 139

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A study of the Central Conference of American Rabbis' "Reform Judaism : a centenary perspective," adopted June 1976 (4 p.)--P. xi (Bk. 1)

Judaism Today

Most textbooks have focused on the historical or theological aspects of the
Jewish faith as it developed over the centuries. Unlike these introductions to
Judaism, this guide explores Judaism as it is actually practised today and takes
onboard ...

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441112200

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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For nearly four millennia Judaism was essentially a unified religious system based on shared traditions. Despite the emergence of various sub-groups through the centuries such as the Sadducees, Pharisees, Essenes, Karaites, Shabbateans and Hasadim, Jewry was united in the belief in a providential God who had chosen the Jews as his special people and given them a code of law. In the modern period, however, the Jewish religion has fragmented into a series of separate denominations with competing ideologies and theological views. Despite the creation of the State of Israel, the Jewish people are deeply divided concerning the most fundamental issues of belief and practice. Judaism Today gives an account of the nature of traditional Judaism, provides an introduction to the various divisions that currently exist in the Jewish world and identifies and discusses contemporary issues with which the Jewish faith engages in the twenty-first century. This refreshing new approach focuses on how Judaism is actually perceived and practised by Jews themselves and the problems currently facing Jews worldwide.

On Judaism

In easy conversational format, this book discusses faith, covenant, chosen people, ethics, love, G-d, sin, prayer, food and countless other matters. A Shaar Press Book.

Author: Emanuel Feldman

Publisher: Mesorah Publications

ISBN: 9780899060347

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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Rabbi Emanuel Feldman, one of the most successful figures in the American rabbinate, demonstrates with knowledge, humor, and eloquence that Judaism is exciting and as relevant today as it was a thousand years ago. In easy conversational format, this book discusses faith, covenant, chosen people, ethics, love, G-d, sin, prayer, food and countless other matters. A Shaar Press Book.

Judaism

Outlines the basics of practical Judaism and considers how Judaism has responded to, and dealt with, a number of key issues and debates, including the impact of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel.

Author: Norman Solomon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199687358

Category: Religion

Page: 151

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Outlines the basics of practical Judaism and considers how Judaism has responded to, and dealt with, a number of key issues and debates, including the impact of the Holocaust and the establishment of the State of Israel.

The Jewish Audio visual Review

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Torah Today

This reissue of Torah Today, with a new preface by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, makes this classic work available to a new generation of Bible students.

Author: Pinchas H. Peli

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292787944

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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The central element of Jewish worship is the yearly cycle of reading the first five books of the Bible, the Five Books of Moses, called the Torah in Hebrew. Torah Today, a compilation of fifty-four essays that grew out of Pinchas Peli's Torah column in the Jerusalem Post, comments upon the weekly readings from the Torah. Written in a wonderfully clear style, each essay brings the reader closer to the rich spiritual world of Torah as it confronts the challenges of modern society. This reissue of Torah Today, with a new preface by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, makes this classic work available to a new generation of Bible students.

The New American Judaism

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies—an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism today American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades.

Author: Jack Wertheimer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691202516

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Winner of the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies—an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism today American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. Like other religions in the United States, it has witnessed a decline in the number of participants over the past forty years, and many who remain active struggle to reconcile their hallowed traditions with new perspectives—from feminism and the LGBTQ movement to "do-it-yourself religion" and personally defined spirituality. Taking a fresh look at American Judaism today, Jack Wertheimer, a leading authority on the subject, sets out to discover how Jews of various orientations practice their religion in this radically altered landscape. Which observances still resonate, and which ones have been given new meaning? What options are available for seekers or those dissatisfied with conventional forms of Judaism? And how are synagogues responding? Offering new and often-surprising answers to these questions, Wertheimer reveals an American Jewish landscape that combines rash disruption and creative reinvention, religious illiteracy and dynamic experimentation.

Heresy Forgery Novelty

Condemning, Denying, and Asserting Innovation in Ancient Judaism Jonathan
Klawans. further, hypothesizing Jewish backgrounds for ... The field of ancient
Judaism today is rife with accusations of anachronism. Forget heresy. In recent
years ...

Author: Jonathan Klawans

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190062509

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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It is commonly asserted that heresy is a Christian invention that emerged in late antiquity as Christianity distinguished itself from Judaism. Heresy, Forgery, Novelty probes ancient Jewish disputes regarding religious innovation and argues that Christianity's heresiological impulse is in fact indebted to Jewish precedents. In this book, Jonathan Klawans demonstrates that ancient Jewish literature displays a profound unease regarding religious innovation. The historian Josephus condemned religious innovation outright, and later rabbis valorize the antiquity of their traditions. The Dead Sea sectarians spoke occasionally-and perhaps secretly-of a "new covenant," but more frequently masked newer ideas in rhetorics of renewal or recovery. Other ancient Jews engaged in pseudepigraphy-the false attribution of recent works to prophets of old. The flourishing of such religious forgeries further underscores the dangers associated with religious innovation. As Christianity emerged, the discourse surrounding religious novelty shifted dramatically. On the one hand, Christians came to believe that Jesus had inaugurated a "new covenant," replacing what came prior. On the other hand, Christian writers followed their Jewish predecessors in condemning heretics as dangerous innovators, and concealing new works in pseudepigraphic garb. In its open, unabashed embrace of new things, Christianity parts from Judaism. Christianity's heresiological condemnation of novelty, however, displays continuity with prior Jewish traditions. Heresy, Forgery, Novelty reconsiders and offers a new interpretation of the dynamics of the split between Judaism and Christianity.

Dimensions of Jewish Existence Today

Ask each one of these three brothers , “ Who is a Jew ? ” , “ What is Judaism and
a Jewish community ? ” and you will get sharply divergent answers . The
American is likely to say , “ Judaism is the religion of the Jews . A Jew believes in
the ...

Author: B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations

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Category: Israel and the diaspora

Page: 135

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Judaism in Today s World

Examining Judaism, this book includes a look at how Jews make moral decisions, what Jews believe about life after death, and what Judaism teaches about human relationships.

Author: Sally Lynch

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780719574337

Category: Education

Page: 110

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Yoga Journal

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 31 founder commented, "where the ancient wisdom of
Judaism can enter into dialogue with today's philosophical and moral dilemmas.
Profound answers to the search for meaning can be discovered in the depths of ...

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Meditation from the Heart of Judaism

In their own individual voices, 22 teachers, scholars, psychologists, and rabbis explain why and how they meditate and how to overcome obstacles to meditation.

Author: Avram Davis

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580230490

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In their own individual voices, 22 teachers, scholars, psychologists, and rabbis explain why and how they meditate and how to overcome obstacles to meditation.

Poland of Today

At present this Executive Committee takes care of 85 Jewish congregations ,
scattered all over the country . Q. How many synagogues there now in Poland ,
and where ? A. The vast majority of synaZionists Decorating Memorial Slab on
Site of ...

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A New Vision of Southern Jewish History

... of Jewish Studies, division b, 3 (Jerusalem, 1986): 119–26; Gary P. Zola, “Why
Study Southern Jewish History,” SJH 1 (1998): 1–21; Morris N. Kertzer, “Magnolia
Judaism,” Today's American Jews, ed. Morris Kertzer (New York: McGraw-Hill, ...

Author: Mark K. Bauman

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817320180

Category: History

Page: 603

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Essays from a prolific career that challenge and overturn traditional narratives of southern Jewish history Mark K. Bauman, one of the foremost scholars of southern Jewish history working today, has spent much of his career, as he puts it, “rewriting southern Jewish history” in ways that its earliest historians could not have envisioned or anticipated, and doing so by specifically targeting themes and trends that might not have been readily apparent to those scholars. A New Vision of Southern Jewish History: Studies in Institution Building, Leadership, Interaction, and Mobility features essays collected from over a thirty-year career, including a never-before-published article. The prevailing narrative in southern Jewish history tends to emphasize the role of immigrant Jews as merchants in small southern towns and their subsequent struggles and successes in making a place for themselves in the fabric of those communities. Bauman offers assessments that go far beyond these simplified frameworks and draws upon varieties of subject matter, time periods, locations, tools, and perspectives over three decades of writing and scholarship. A New Vision of Southern Jewish History contains Bauman’s studies of Jewish urbanization, acculturation and migration, intra- and inter-group relations, economics and business, government, civic affairs, transnational diplomacy, social services, and gender—all complicating traditional notions of southern Jewish identity. Drawing on role theory as informed by sociology, psychology, demographics, and the nature and dynamics of leadership, Bauman traverses a broad swath—often urban—of the southern landscape, from Savannah, Charleston, and Baltimore through Atlanta, New Orleans, Galveston, and beyond the country to Europe and Israel. Bauman’s retrospective volume gives readers the opportunity to review a lifetime of work in a single publication as well as peruse newly penned introductions to his essays. The book also features an “Additional Readings” section designed to update the historiography in the essays.

Judaism for Today

Judaism for Today examines modern Jewish life from religious, cultural, and political perspectives.

Author: Angela Wood

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780199172528

Category: Judaism

Page: 64

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Judaism for Today examines modern Jewish life from religious, cultural, and political perspectives. A complete topic on each double-page spread Activities to encourage students to make links between their own experiences and those encountered in religions Factual information to ensure depth as well as breadth of knowledge Colourful illustrations, diagrams and stunning photographs bring religions to life

Converts to Judaism

This book is a resource for people considering the challenging path of conversion and an illustration of the important role Jewish converts have played in Jewish life through the ages.

Author: Lawrence J. Epstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442234687

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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From the biblical story of Ruth to the star conversion of Elizabeth Taylor, Epstein tells the stories of people who have converted to Judaism throughout history. This book is a resource for people considering the challenging path of conversion and an illustration of the important role Jewish converts have played in Jewish life through the ages.

Judaism

Jewry, now conscious of the leadership which has devolved upon it, because of
its numerical and economic strength, and of the responsibilities it must now
shoulder in the destinies of all Jewry. On the other hand, the creation of a Jewish
State ...

Author: Paul Démann

Publisher: New York : Hawthorn Books

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Category: Catholic Church

Page: 108

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"In God's design," declares the author, "Israel represents all mankind. Israel is his witness. The dialogue of Israel and its Lord is the story of every man, of every one of us." While a break between Jews and Christians developed in the early days of Christianity, it is the earnest belief of Catholics that this break will some day be mended. The author first stresses the theological and historical links between the Church and Judaism. Later, he outlines the history of the Jews, explains Judaism's main doctrines, and describes Jewish worship and prayer. A concluding section studies mystical trends in Judaism.

Chai Today

A Selection of the Jewish Book Club HOLIDAY ESSAY Chosen for what ? Jews
and judaism today. Saturday proved to be ill - founded . “ All the time I was so
worried about relinquishing that which I ' d worked so hard to achieve , and when
I ...

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Judaism in Contemporary Context

If in them , these days , it is mainly in Reform Judaism – a corps of rabbis bearing
a moral concern and , more ... Thus , any Judaism today that authentically
realizes the Torah , oral and written , demands that Jews live only a partial life
and that ...

Author: Jacob Neusner

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Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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The essays collected here form a contribution to a half-century of Jewish public life. From the 1950s to the present day, Jacob Neusner has served as one of the public intellectuals of the English-speaking community of Judaism. The essays, beginning a half-century ago and continuing to the present day, claim a hearing for two reasons. First, the issues persist for a new generation to confront. Second, there is the story of a generation now passing that remains to be told. The essays collected here form a contribution to the narrative. These concern both Judaism the religion viewed in its own terms, and also Judaism the amalgam of religious and ethnic components viewed in the political setting of the Jewish People, with special reference to the English-speaking component of that People. These enduring issues are captured by the words 'Holocaust' and 'State of Israel'. The impact of the Holocaust has defined the condition and consciousness of world Jewry from the Second World War onward. For not a few it takes the place of Judaism. So too, the State of Israel and Zionism define paramount parts of that amalgam, and for many these two substitute for Judaism. The Holocaust, Zionism, and the State of Israel represent claims upon the consciousness and conscience of the diaspora that none would contemplate dismissing. Neusner has spent the last 50 years engaging with the perennial issues that Judaism confronts, which remain as relevant in the twenty-first century as ever.