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  Jewish Denominations Encyclopedia Article @ CreatedByGod.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Jewish religious denominations are distinct from but often linked to Jewish ethnic divisions and [[Jewish political movements].
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 an increasingly urbanized and secular community.
www.createdbygod.com /encyclopedia/Jewish_denominations   (1764 words)

 Islam and Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Islam and Judaism: This article is part of a series on Jewish history and discusses the history of Islam and Judaism, as they have interacted with each other for 1200 years, from the seventh century up until the end of the 19th century.
The Jewish population at Jerusalem increased from 70 families in 1488 to 1,500 at the beginning of the sixteenth century.
Dar ul-Islam was considered the golden medinah for the Medieval Jew because of the considerable ease to observe kashrut the halacha in a land where halal and the shari'a were maintained, unlike in Christian countries.
islam-and-judaism.ask.dyndns.dk   (3742 words)

 Jewish Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The word Jew (Hebrew :יהודי;) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewishfaith, a child of a Jewish mother, or a member of the Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes.
This article discusses the term asdescribing an ethnic group ; for a consideration of the religion, pleaserefer to Judaism.
Most Jews regard themselves as a people, members of a nation, and the ancestry ofJewish national identity is traced from the Biblical patriarch Abraham through hisson Isaac and in particular Jacob, Isa...
www.referenceresearch.com /some/33316-jewish-encyclopedia.html   (404 words)

 Articles - Jew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Defeats in the Jewish-Roman Wars in the years 70 CE and 135 notably contributed to the numbers and geography of the diaspora, as significant numbers of the Jewish population of the Land of Israel were expelled and sold to slavery throughout the empire.
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 Haskalah movement influenced the birth of all the modern Jewish denominations, and planted the seeds of Zionism.
www.deluxea.com /articles/Jew   (4833 words)

 Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Israeli population is predominantly Jewish with a large non-Jewish minority, mostly comprising Muslim, Christian, and Druze Arabs.
The Jewish population in the region increased from 11% of the population in1922 to 30% by 1940http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/78601.stm.
The influx of Jewish immigrants from the former USSR topped 750,000 during the period 1989-1999, bringing the population of Israel from the former Soviet Union to 1 million, one-sixth of the total population, and adding scientific and professional expertise of substantial value for the economy's future.
israel.ask.dyndns.dk   (5053 words)

 Jew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Since the Jewish Enlightenment (see Haskalah) of the 1700s and the subsequent emancipation of the Jewish populations of Europe and America in the 1800s, Jews have increasingly participated in, and become part of, secular society.
In the Diaspora, in almost every country the Jewish population in general is either declining or steady, but Orthodox and Haredi Jewish communities, whose members often shun birth control for religious reasons, have experienced rapid population growth, with rates near 4% per year for Haredi Jews in Israel, and similar rates in other countires.
No new books were added to the Jewish Bible after the Roman period, instead major efforts went into interpreting and developing the Halakhah, or oral law, and writing down these traditions in the Talmud, the key work on the interepretation of Jewish law, written during the first to fifth centuries CE.
jew.ask.dyndns.dk   (4165 words)

 Search Tuna Report for jews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It was reported that the leaders in the Jewish metropolis of Toledo had initiated the plot and that one of the chief conspirators was a Rabbi Peyret who had his headquarters in Chambéry, Savoy, whence he dispatched his poisoners to France, Switzerland, and Italy....
Jewish Agency Youth Aliyah Villages The Jewish Agency's Israel Department operates five Youth Aliyah Villages in Israel, which provide residential education to 1,100 native Israeli and new immigrant youth, primarily from at-risk backgrounds....
It is believed that the majority of today's Jews not including converts and non-Jews with whom Jews intermarried descended from the ancient Israelis that lived in the historic Land of Israel until the destruction of the Second Temple and their dispersal into the Diaspora....
www.searchtuna.com /ftlive2/3723.html   (1843 words)

 Karaite Judaism
Karaite Judaism is a Jewish denomination characterized by reliance on the Tanakh as the sole scripture, and rejection of the Oral Law (the Mishnah and the Talmuds) as halakha (Legally Binding, i.e.
This lack of tradition could be for many reasons; one is that many modern Karaites are the result of the Karaite revival in large part due to the World Karaite Movement, a revival group started by Nehemia Gordon and Meir Rekhavi in the early 90's.
Supporters of such views accuse opponents of forging evidence in order to claim more people as Jewish and perform slow assimilation, arguing that Karaim communities are turkish and that their rites bear the influence of druid-like paganism.
www.karaites-usa.org /karaite_judaism.htm   (1498 words)

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