Creating Judaism Pages 1-68 Introduction United Jewish Appeal slogan: "We Are One!" o What actually links divergent Jewish communities? Earliest understanding of Judaism is an existentialist one (there is an essence to the thing) o Judaism's essence was t
Michelle Riesenfeld TA: Kevin Mattison Paper#1: Imagined Community "Stories help to create `imagined communities'; they articulate a compelling link between people whose actual connections might be tenuous" (Satlow 79). Throughout history, various texts h
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Is Thanksgiving Kosher?
Thanksgiving is a day of giving thanks for what one has gained from the past,
acquired in the present, and will look forward to in the future. A day to realize th
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The Lord alone is God, The Lord alone is God! (Kings 18:39).
When asking the people of Israel who their God is, Elijah got an answer that
wasnt quite what he expected. The people of Israel couldnt answer the question of
Michelle Riesenfeld TA: Kevin Mattison Section 301 Throughout the history of Judaism, many different sectarian groups have observed the religion in varying ways. While a plethora of similarities exist among the Jewish groups in regard to the version of Ju
03:03 Jewish Final Study Guide: Halakhah Halakhah Is Jewish Law In text. It is a path or way. Underdetermination Everything is not spelled out. Leaves people like the rabbis to fill in the blanks. Evidence is insufficient to form beliefs. Mitzvah/Mitzvot
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Canon: the process by which a text becomes authoritative for a community is known as canonization and it is most likely that the Torah was composed from sources that were themselves canonical.
Michelle Riesenfeld September 26, 2011 Jewish Studies 211 Kevin Mattison Dr. Jonathan Sarna Dr. Jonathan Sarna began teaching in 1979 at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. After finishing his work there in 1990, Dr. Jonat
Michelle Riesenfeld TA: Kevin Mattison Section 301 Tonight's lecture was given by the author of the book God versus Gay?, Jay Michaelson. Jay Michaelson was a religious orthodox Jew who thought coming out would be the end of his religious life. He speaks
Michelle Riesenfeld TA: Kevin Mattison Normativity vs. Essentialism Normativity is a concept that means relating to an ideal standard. As a normative claim tries to enforce a standard or model for people, it is often specific since it states how one shoul