Healthy in Body, Mind, And Spirit: A Guide to Good Health -

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We unequivocally condemn this onslaught of Palestinian terror and call on leaders from the United States, Canada and other countries to do the same." read more... "After months of acrimony, the leaders of Conservative and Masorti Judaism issued words of praise for Israeli Reuven Rivlin, following the pre-Tisha B’Av gathering he hosted at his official residence last night with the heads of Orthodox, Conservative/Masorti and Reform Judaism." read more...

Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy

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If you are one who seeks to more authentically follow and reflect the life and teachings of Jesus, consider the following evaluation and comparison of Jesus, Judaism, and Christianity. They saw living outside of Israel as not natural for a Jew. A few on the fringe practice syncretist faiths with aspects of Buddhism or neopaganism or are outright atheist, treating Jewish practice as a cultural rather than religious observance.

Re-Examining Progressive Halakhah (Studies in Progressive

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Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. This question is being raised more and more amongst sincere Christian believers these days. In May the Rebbe finally escaped France and crossed the border to Portugal. Ever since that time, two strands of orthodoxy representing the two forms of medieval metaphysical speculation have lived side by side in an uneasy truce. Jewish charitable giving has increased along with Jewish wealth.

From Talmudic Times to the Middle Ages

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There are three main branches, all with differing levels of observance and ritual. The real question is: "What shall we use as our measure of Truth - which of the multitude of 'sacred' writings, all professing to define 'Truth'? As if God had a different System for Jews and converts to the Jewish Faith! Our conversions and students cover the globe. Yet such a peace and prosperity transcend all literal comprehension. Jewish death rites are very complicated and elaborate and last for weeks.

Prophecy and Teaching: Prophetic Authority, Form Problems,

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Israelis today carry a "Teudat Zehut', Identification Document. Judah authored other books, on mysticism and theology, but these are lost to us. Then came the Crusades, and the severe persecutions of the Jews in Germany during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, and they began to migrate in great numbers into Poland, where only small communities of them had previously existed." Put this date together with Isaiah 53, and who else fits the description but Jesus?

The Peddler's Grandson: Growing Up Jewish in Mississippi

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The assumption of infertility must follow ten years of normal marital relations. They “served as a vehicle for transmitting the innovations pioneered by pockets of creative students, chiefly in Boston and New York, to Jews throughout North America, and beyond.” These included the language of the havurah movement, including words like tzedakah, kavanah (intentionality) and tikkun olam.70 Arthur Waskow urged readers to “plant a tree somewhere as a small tikkun olam—fixing up the world—wherever the olam most needs it,” in his commentary on the passage in Avot d’Rabbi Nathan B31, where rabbinic sage Johanan ben Zakkai taught that if one is in the midst of planting a sapling and hears that the Messiah has come, one should finish planting before going to welcome the Messiah at the city gates.

The Jewish Tradition and Choices at the End of Life: A New

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Henceforth the ideal life for the priest and recluse was to differ from that for the people at large, who were to rank as inferiors (Strauss, l.c. i. 41 et seq.). And with that, I decided that there was no way in. Since the time of the expulsion from Garden of Eden, Creation has tended to be out of balance because of the human impulse towards inequality resulting from the misuse of its powers for selfish ends.

Art of Passover

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As Rabbi Schorsch has written: “To rest is to acknowledge our limitations. In Deuteronomy (5:18), the wording is slightly different: "And you shall not covet your fellow's wife, you shall not desire your fellow's house, his field, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, nor anything else that belongs to your fellow." There can be a balance as there is with driving a car–just because you are allowed to drive, that doesn’t permit you to drive dangerously.

A Guide to Jewish Practice: Community, Gemilut Hesed and

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The faculty and graduates of Yeshiva University publish essays about the interplay of science and religion in their academic magazines—Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Thought and The Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society —and even founded a magazine devoted solely to that issue: The Torah U-Mada Journal. Yehudah Mirsky, “The Quest for a New Sinai,” New Leader, May 16–30, 1988, 29–30; Greenberg, The Jewish Way, 95.

Maimonidean Studies (Maimonidean Studies), Vol. 1

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Its beginnings can be traced to the late 1700s, but the group that calls itself Hasidic today bears little resemblance to its early progenitors. The question is: What gave the Jewish people the unique insight and genius to embody these values, something ancient Greece and Rome were unable to do? I believe so much that, in this frenzied world, taking time out to be with family is the most precious part of life — on any day of the week.” Kendal is quick to point out that she was “under no pressure to convert, not from my husband, nor from Rabbi Hugo Gryn [the late Reform minister who guided her through the process].