Monthly Archives: December 2013

Evolving Halakhah: A Progressive Approach to Traditional

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Ted Pike on the threat of hate laws, both federal and state. Prayer is the work of the Spirit of God. 201 Certain things are possible only through prayer (Mk 9:29). The concept of sacrifice isn't "killing for sin" as generally thought. Zionist strength was weaker still.” Prof. Schumer jumped in to explain: “No other restaurants are open.” The other instance related to her effusive 2006 introduction of Aharon Barak, the president of the Israeli Supreme Court from 1995 to 2006, who visited Harvard University’s School of Law when Kagan was dean, and who conservative critics said represents “judicial activism.” “I don’t think it’s a secret I am Jewish,” Kagan said. “The state of Israel has meant a lot to me and my family.” She went on to say, “I admire Justice Barak for what he’s done for the state of Israel and ensuring an independent judiciary.” “[Barak] was central,” Kagan continued, “in creating an independent judiciary for Israel and in ensuring that Israel—a young nation, a nation threatened from its very beginning in existential ways and a nation without a written constitution—he was central in ensuring that Israel, with all those kinds of liabilities, would become a very strong rule of law nation.” In her hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kagan stressed that she would not look to Barak’s judicial method as a model, saying the admiration she expressed in 2006 didn’t stem from his judicial philosophy or specific decisions.
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The National Jewish Law Review, 1986

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A key aim of the Pew Research Center survey is to explore Jewish identity: What does being Jewish mean in America today? This is what is meant by his "calling out in the  name of the Lord" (Genesis ch.12). Not to work with beasts of different species, yoked together (Deut. 22:10) (CCN180). The Rabbis insisted on the fulfilment of these laws even after the Temple had been destroyed and the priestly office abolished; and they compelled an Aaronite, under penalty of excommunication or other means, to divorce the woman that he had married contrary to the Law ("Yad," Issure Biah, xvii.-xx.; Eben ha-'Ezer, 6, 7; see Priestly Code ).
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The Spirit of the Ten Commandments: Shattering the Myth of

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The Rabbi is following the Torah's Law, so if you give up you can't blame the Rabbi. Organized Jewish elements around the world doggedly pursue their own supremacist agendas. Because Bible translators work from the assumption that Paul knew what he was talking about, they assume the particular pronoun here in Genesis is in reference to God. The Jewish philosophers believed that “the advance of Greek Philosophy had a refining effect upon Jewish religious thought.” [80] They also believed that faith required both the heart and mind to be true.
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Equity in Jewish Law: Beyond Equity : Halakhic Aspirationism

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There are several non-Zionist and anti-Zionist Jewish sects, such as the Neturei Karta and the followers of the Satmar rabbi (originating in the Transylvanian town of Satu Mare). The foregoing seems to have changed something I had written. When Manasseh refused to adhere to the Law, Nehemiah, who was governor of Judea, excommunicated him from the Jewish society and banished him from the country (Neh. 13:23-31). Not only are they not to be eaten by Jews, but no products which derive from them are kosher.
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Educational Values in the Shulchan Aruch

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To adjudicate cases of purchase and sale (Lev. 25:14) (CCA67). There are sufficient Jewish sources to warrant our examining this complex issue. The accuser – usually the bishop who brought the charges – and the accused have the opportunity to present evidence and confront witnesses. “This has many, though not all, of the same procedures you’d find in a trial, including limited discovery, right to counsel, right to cross-examine accusers and right to a record of the proceedings,” says Robert W.
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Meta-Halakhah: Logic, Intuition, and the Unfolding of Jewish

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday has passed a resolution denying any Judaism’s historic connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem. The writings of the New Testament acknowledge that the Jewish Scriptures have a permanent value as divine revelation. The Tragedy of the Spies The spies story occurred on one of the most significant and tragic dates in Jewish history—the 9th of Av.
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Jewish Ethics and Halakhah for Our Time: Sources and

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Florida criminal court judge Carling Steadman was not impressed. But the default rule is that a debt is guaranteed by all of the owner's property—initially only his real property but in later law movable property as well. Many of the laws apply to animal-based foods. Throughout the 1970s and '80s, JDL members did everything from pouring blood over the head of a Soviet diplomat at a reception in Washington, D. Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition" (Mark 7:7-9).
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Medicine and Jewish Law

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Both Peter and Paul emphasized that in the matter of salvation and in God's eyes there is "no distinction" between Jew and Greek (Acts 15:9, Rom. 3:22 and 10:12). In 1991, the US Congress declared the Talmudic Noahide Laws to be the basis "upon which our great Nation was founded" (see America's New Government Church ). Before the war, he was considered a bit of a ne’er do well, but he emerged as a hero during the years of anti-Semitism. This was the hour that they’d planned for and were awaiting since first declaring war on Germany in 1933 when Hitler and the National Socialist Party gained power through legal, democratic means.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Kabbalah (Complete Idiot's

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Galatians 3:22-29 - The law gave regulations showing people were sinners, but it had no means to forgive sins permanently (Hebrews 10:3,4). Not all Pharisees were Scribes, but ALL SCRIBES WERE PHARISEES (ibid., p. 158). , laid the official grounds for the persecution of Jews. In the introduction to the first book of the Mishneh Torah, Rambam lists all of the positive mitzvot and all of the negative mitzvot, then proceeds to divide them up into subject matter categories. This would, however, be impossible if history were composed of human action only, albeit responding to Divine command.
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The Biblical and Historical Background of Jewish Customs and

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These ideas were expounded in many visionary documents called apocalypses; none of them was included in the Hebrew Bible except the Book of Daniel (Apocalypse Eschatology). There are opinions that allow one to take medications on Shabbat if there is concern for kvod habriot. Since the days of Ezra, the Persians had shown extraordinary consideration to the Jews. "God ... hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia" (Ezra 9:9). "The Persian rulers," says Herford, "living far from Judea, seldom interfered with the internal affairs of their Jewish subjects, and were content to leave their public business in the hands of the governor of the province.
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