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  Jewish denominations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The remaining Jewish communities are divided among a wide array of small groups, some of which are nearing extinction as a result of assimilation into surrounding non-Jewish cultures, or assimilation into surrounding Jewish cultures; increasing intermarriage between different Jewish groups has had the effect of blurring these identities for many.
This view is an extension of the traditional Jewish position that observance of the mitzvot is a matter of progression toward perfection, rather than an "all or nothing" proposition.
In response to the challenges of integrating Jewish life with Enlightenment values, German Jews in the early 1800s began to develop the concept of Reform Judaism, adapting Jewish practice to the new conditions of a increasingly urbanized and secular community.
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 Jew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The advent of the Jewish Enlightenment (see Haskalah) of the 1700s and the subsequent emancipation of the Jewish populations of Europe and America in the 1800s, changed the situation, allowing Jews to increasingly participate in, and become part of, secular society.
The patriarch Abraham was a migrant to the land of Canaan from Ur of the Chaldees.
The Haskalah movement influenced the birth of all the modern Jewish denominations, and planted the seeds of Zionism.
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 Jewish Encyclopedia [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Jewish Encyclopedia was an encyclopedia originally published between 1901 and 1906 by Funk and Wagnalls.
It expands on the earlier writings in the Torah in general and in the Mishnah in particular, and is the basis for all later codes of Jewish law, and much of Rabbinic literature.
They do not indicate whether that update will simply be to add more recent scholarship and information about events of the intervening century, or whether there is an intention of revisiting the scholarly apparatus of the old articles to make them more accessible to the modern reader.
www.wikimirror.com /Jewish_Encyclopedia   (711 words)

  
 Judaism Details, Meaning Judaism Article and Explanation Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
According to Jewish law, someone is considered to be a Jew if he or she was born of a Jewish mother or converted in accord with Jewish Law.
While the Holocaust did not immediately affect Jewish denominations, it led to a great loss of life caused a radical demographic shift towards other countries, ultimately affected the makeup of organized Judaism the way it is today.
Religious (and secular) Jewish movements in the USA and Canada perceive this as a crisis situation, and have grave concern over rising rates of intermarriage and assimilation in the Jewish community.
www.e-paranoids.com /j/ju/judaism.html   (5786 words)

  
 Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Early Jewish philosophy was influenced by the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle, and Islamic philosophy.
Called the Jewish New Year because it celebrates the day that the world was created, and marks the advance in the calendar from one year to the next, although it occurs in the seventh month, Tishri.
Jewish history is an extensive topic; this section will cover the elements of Jewish history of most importance to the Jewish religion and the development of Jewish denominations.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/J/Judaism.htm   (7498 words)

  
 Judaism - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Jew who does not accept Jewish principles of faith and becomes an agnostic or an atheist is also still considered to be a Jew in good-standing in the Jewish community, albeit one who is in error.
Jewish views of the messiah, the messianic era, and the afterlife are discusssed in the entry on Jewish eschatology.
Halakha, the Rabbinic Jewish way of life, then, is not based on a literal reading of the Torah or Tanakh, but on the combined oral and written tradition, which includes the Tanakh, the Mishnah, the halakhic Midrash, the Talmud and its commentaries.
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Being Jewish as defined by cultural group membership is the clear preference of three of the four identity groups.
When asked how important being Jewish was in their lives, not surprisingly, the great majority of the JBR group indicated important (Table 14).
Jewish education is often considered to be the key mechanism for identity formation and socialization into Judaism.
web.gc.cuny.edu /dept/cjstu/idehig.htm   (2650 words)

  
 Jewish Practices - ReligionFacts.com
Jewish rituals and religious observances are grounded in Jewish law (halakhah, lit.
The Jewish house of worship is a synagogue.
The laws of kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) may be puzzling or meaningless to the outsider, but they have held great meaning for the Jewish people throughout their history.
www.religionfacts.com /judaism/practices.htm   (461 words)

  
 JEWISH DENOMINATIONS FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Traditionally, Judaism is not divided into religious traditions based on theological difference, although a wide array of communities have developed independently, distinguishable by their varying practices with respect to matters that are not considered central ideas within Judaism (see Maimonides' Jewish_principles_of_faith).
In the late 18th_century Europe, and then the rest of the world, was swept by a group of intellectual, social and political movements that taken together were referred to as the_Enlightenment.
In response to the challenges of integrating Jewish life with Enlightenment values, German Jews in the early 1800s began to develop the concept of Reform_Judaism, adapting Jewish practice to the new conditions of a increasingly urbanized and secular community.
www.bellabuds.com /Jewish_denominations   (1641 words)

  
 Articles - Who is a Jew?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
All Jewish denominations and groups within the Jewish community agree that it is possible for virtually anyone to become a Jew, but since the mid 20th century there has been increasing disagreement about what precisely determines whether someone is born Jewish, or what it would take to join the Jewish people.
Those not born to a Jewish mother may become accepted as Jews by the Orthodox and Conservative movements through a formal and usually difficult process of conversion in order to become "true converts" (Geirei tzedek in Hebrew), and they are then accepted as Jews by the movement doing the conversion.
All Jewish denominations welcome the return of any Jews who have left (or who have been raised in a faith other than) Judaism, and these individuals would not require a formal conversion, though they would be expected to abandon their previous beliefs and adopt Judaism.
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 Jewish and Israel News from New York - The Jewish Week   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Using the powerful symbolism of the civil rights movement, Jewish gay rights advocates are launching a campaign to enlist rabbis in the fight against a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, spiritual leader at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah in Manhattan, the nation’s largest gay and lesbian synagogue, told The Jewish Week that such actions would be “the equivalent of sitting down at a Woolworth’s lunch counter,” referring to the protests that sparked the civil rights movement in the 1950s.
Rabbi Kleinbaum predicted that the Jewish community would be “very important” as the debate rages on Capitol Hill because “the religious radical right wing has organized very effectively to make this the civil rights issue of this decade.
www.thejewishweek.com /news/newscontent.php3?artid=9179#top   (1764 words)

  
 FORWARD : Forward Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But even more significantly, Ellenson defies denominational classification: born and raised in an Orthodox home, he has written extensively on Modern Orthodoxy, with particular interest in the role of halachic responsa in shaping its contours.
During the next century, these boundaries became reinforced as the four main denominations each built seminaries, synagogues, congregational organizations, youth movements and schools to embody their respective messages.
In fact, all the American Jewish denominations must now ask themselves whether their considerable, but ultimately limited, resources are better utilized in preserving their own institutions or joining forces to confront the challenging days ahead.
www.forward.com /issues/2002/02.11.01/oped2.html   (910 words)

  
 World Religions-Judaism
The local synagogue became the new center of Jewish life, and authority shifted from the centralized priesthood to local scholars and teachers, giving rise to Rabbinic Judaism.
The Zionist movement was a response within all Jewish traditions to centuries of Christian persecution.
Jewish belief does not accept the Christian concept of original sin (the belief that all people have inherited Adam and Eve's sin when they disobeyed G-d's instructions in the Garden of Eden).
www.allaboutsikhs.com /religion/juda.htm   (2476 words)

  
 Jewish Denominations from WUJS - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Modern Orthodoxy which took hold under the leadership of Joseph Soleveitchik in the second half of the twentieth century, embraced a belief that traditional halachic Judaaism is not incompatible with secular American culture.
a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary within 1909 to 1963, taught a conception of Judaism that rejected the Jewish notion of choseness and defined God as a process rather than a supernatural power.
He developed the idea of chavurot, grassroots Jewish communities, and of Jewish community centres which would serve as the focus of the Jewish community.
www.wujs.org.il /activist/learning/judaism/history.shtml   (626 words)

  
 Jewish Denominations from WUJS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For as long as anyone can remember, Jews have been arguing about how to be Jewish, why to be Jewish and what to have for lunch.
The Talmud (oral law codifired between 200 and 600 BCE), the basis for Jewish law, records arguments between rabbis and scholars about the practice of Judaism.
Sources on Jewish festivals from traditional and contemporary sources.
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 Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A more detailed discussion of these beliefs, along with a discussion of how they developed, may be found in the article on Jewish principles of faith.
Messianic Judaism refers to a group of evangelical Christian religious movements, self-identified as Jewish, that believe that Jesus Christ is part of God and the messiah.
Except in rare cases in the Ultra-Orthodox community, cherem stopped existing after The Enlightenment, when local Jewish communities lost their political autonomy, and Jews were integrated into the greater gentile nations which they lived in.
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 Machers: Jewish: Denominations: Orthodox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Jewish Outdoors Club An informal New York City-based club that brings Modern Orthodox singles to the great outdoors for hikes and other fun outings.
Jewish Village Inc. Jewish Village is a major project to bring all ages of Orthodox and shomer Shabbat Jews from the city to the suburbs of America.
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations (OU) The central coordinating agency of American and Canadian Orthodox congregations.
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 The Platforms of Some Jewish Denominations
The only exception is that if a Jew becomes an idolater he loses his connection to the greater Jewish "Family," though he is still required to repent and return to Judaism.
For example, a Jew that becomes a Christian loses his identity as a member of the Jewish Family, even though he is still Jewish, and sins every moment that he is Christian.
By Jewish Law, Christianity is permitted to Gentiles, but is considered idolatry for Jews.
www.beingjewish.com /unchanged/platforms.html   (1313 words)

  
 Machers: Jewish: Denominations: Conservative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Congregation Ner Tamid Men's Club A member of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Western Region, the Palos Verdes, CA club provides a forum for men comitted to improving the quality of Jewish life at Ner Tamid and in the Jewish community.
Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs The male volunteer arm of the Conservative/Masorti movement.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America Theological seminary for Conservative Judaism.
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 Being Jewish Web Site
Jewish parents worry, when their children become Orthodox, that perhaps their children are joining a cult.
My response to a letter I received which said: "The traditional Jewish G-d is too vindictive, vain, and controlling." The truth is that Jews and Judaism consider G-d loving and kind.
Jewish Calendar in English for September '04 to September '05, month by month, with the Shabbat and Holiday Torah readings.
www.beingjewish.com   (1888 words)

  
 www.jewish.com™   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the 40th anniversary of the most important thing that ever happened in American Jewish history.
The Dodgers’ star pitcher was a Jewish guy from Brooklyn named Sandy Koufax, and because the game had been scheduled for Yom Kippur, Sandy refused to pitch.
NEW YORK — American legislators, Israeli officials and Jewish groups are working diplomatic channels in an effort to stave off a looming lulav shortage ahead of Sukkot.
www.jewish.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=827   (572 words)

  
 The Jewish Law Student Network
In order to forge a better understanding of the interaction between Halacha and secular law, Jewish Law presents a wealth of information -- much of which is exclusive in cyberspace to this website -- on Halacha, Jewish issues and secular law.
Published since 1991 by the independent, non-profit, student-run Jewish Student Press Service, New Voices is read by nearly 10,000 students on over 300 campuses across the United States.
Jewish Student Organizations in the USA -- This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date directory of Jewish Student Organizations.
wings.buffalo.edu /law/jlsa/JLSNetwork/links.htm   (1327 words)

  
 Jewish Gateway: Ultimate Online Destination for Judaism, Jewish Resources and Jewish Community on the Internet
Whether you're deeply committed to Jewish life or you're a complete newcomer, this gateway will provide you with a library of essays, sacred texts, and audio and video excerpts.
Learn about different Jewish denominations, rituals, and holidays.
Jewish Women: How important is it to have a Jewish spouse?
www.jewishgateway.com   (443 words)

  
 Torah.org - The Judaism Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From Idolatry to Conversion: Judaism and Non-Jews: Idolatry and Non-Jewish Practices: Jewish Denominations:
How do Orthodox Jews differ from other Jewish denominations?
Other Jewish denominations believe that the Torah can be brought up to date to make it more suitable for contemporary conditions.
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