September 28 Jewish Studies
Try and make a summary of the chapter. Show mastery of the chapter making
reference to specific details in the chapter.
If you want to write on a specific issue, you need to link it to the overall chapt
September 24 Judaism
Reform Judaism has the highest amount of intermarried couples.
Orthodox movement has the highest number of in marriages. The reform column
shows that 28% of their membership intermarried couples.
Because of this they
September 21 Jewish Studies
Only 10% reform synagogues have Kosher kitchens.
Orthodox or conservative denominations will always have kosher kitchens.
However in the 1885 platform they mentioned that the dietary laws are not
50% do serve milk
September 19 Jewish Studies
How does reform approach ritual?
If you believe that the rituals are revealed and it is Gods will that the Jews
celebrate the new year, you wont think twice about it.
If you do not believe that it is revealed you might try and
September 14 Jewish Studies
1885 Pittsburg Platform
Concern with the modern lifestyle
Head cover/diet/dress Kippa in this timeframe (1880s) was controversial because
keeping your hat on next to a women or in a place of worship was disrespectful
September 12 Jewish Studies
Movements have their roots in Europe.
Citizenship is true in NA and Europe.
1830-1860s- United States
First reform ideology
Start of Reform Judaism:
o North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina created by German Jews who
September 10 Jewish Studies
Cont of Historical Reform (Last Lecture re-cap):
1. Shift to the Stateset the stage for the beginning of the religious movements.
2. Gratefulness towards emancipation and the desire to embrace the possibility of
September 7 -Jewish Studies
Why all of the sudden is there a creation of the different denominations?
All of the denominations have roots in Western Europe. The Jews up until 1789
were not recognized as citizens of most European countries.
The Jews prom
October 22Jewish Studies
Orthodoxy and modernity.
Lipa Schmeltzer Orthodox performer.
Number one way of making money is through performing at weddings. He
changes the lyrics to a Lady Gaga song to Yiddish and sings it to a newly married
October 19 Jewish Studies
Passover Resortbeach in Florida. The big thing here is that you dont have to switch
over the house and clean it.
Need to scrub the house and rid it of all leavened products.
Extended family could be in Florida so there might be
October 17 Jewish Studies
Rabbi Greenauthor, historian and community leader: director of rabbinical college.
2003founder of Hebrew college rabbinical school. Trans-denominational
School. This is different as traditional education is in spec
October 15, 2012 Jewish Studies
Wednesdays Class is Guest Lecture
Ultra-Orthodox Jews are very involved in the political processtrying to figure out how
to use their strength to have political power.
Large issue: conversation with modernity
October 12 Jewish Studies
If reform is catered to so many needs, why is attendance so low?
There are many people who feel very close to orthodox traditions and this is why
they stay devoted.
Reform is usually the default for people that are not very dev
October 10 Jewish Studies
Research paper requirements and outline is posted on Web CTthe first choice is a book
Want a concise book review with a brief outline and then pick a couple of main
ideas to comment on.
Does the book deal with a topic i
October 3 Jewish Studies
Women in Orthodox paper:
The first two orthodox articles, 12 pages of text that deal with women. Wellstated understanding of women within the ultra-orthodox world. Orthodox Rabbi
Blue Greenbergs book on women in Judaism. B