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  Bambooweb: Judaism
Judaism is the religion and culture of the Jewish people and the first recorded monotheistic faith.
Orthodox Judaism (includes Hasidic Judaism, Haredi (or Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism and Modern Orthodox Judaism) - this denomination holds that the Torah was written by God and Moses, and that the original laws within it are binding and unchanging.
Reform Judaism (outside of the USA also known as Progressive Judaism, and in the U.K. as Liberal Judaism) originally formed in Germany as a reaction to traditional Judaism, stresses integration with society and a personal interpretation of the Torah.
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  Judaism - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A Jew who ceases to practice Judaism is still considered a Jew, as is a Jew who does not accept Jewish principles of faith and becomes an agnostic or an atheist; so too with a Jew who converts to another religion.
Orthodox Judaism holds that the Torah was written by God and dictated to Moses, and that the laws within it are binding and unchanging.
Reform Judaism initially defined Judaism as a religion, rather than as a race or culture; rejected the ritual prescriptions and proscriptions of the Torah; and emphasized the ethical call of the Prophets.
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 Wikinfo | Religious conversion
A male convert needs to undergo a ritual circumcision, and there has to be a commitment to observe the 613 commandments and Jewish law.
A convert must accept Jewish principles of faith, and reject the previous theology that he or she had prior to the conversion.
Ritual immersion in a small pool of water known as a mikvah is required, and the convert takes a new Jewish name and is considered to be a son or daughter (in spirit) of the biblical patriarch Abraham, and a male is called up in that way to the Torah.
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 Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Despite this, Judaism in all its variations has remained tightly bound to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief in a single, omniscient, transcendent God that created the universe, and continues to be involved in its governance.
Orthodox Judaism holds that the Torah was written by God and dictated to Moses, and that the laws within it are binding and unchanging.
In Reform Judaism, prayer is often conducted in the vernacular and men and women have equal roles in religious observance.
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 Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Judaism is the religion and culture of the Jewish people and the first recorded monotheistic faith.
Orthodox Judaism (includes Hasidic Judaism Haredi (or Ultra-Orthodox) Judaism and Modern Orthodox Judaism) - this denomination holds that the was written by God and Moses and that the original laws within are binding and unchanging.
Reform Judaism (outside of the USA also known Progressive Judaism and in the U.K. as Liberal Judaism) originally formed in Germany as a reaction to traditional Judaism integration with society and a personal interpretation the Torah.
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 Ger tzedek - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
For a variety of reasons, rabbis have traditionally discouraged people from converting to Judaism, and most will insist that the candidate for conversion demonstrate his/her commitment in word and deed before the conversion is undertaken.
Moreover, in Orthodoxy, a person who converts under the guidance of a non-Orthodox rabbi is presumed to have an incomplete or erroneous understanding of the law he or she is taking upon him or herself; therefore, Orthodox rabbis generally do not accept conversions under Conservative (or Reform, or Reconstructionist) auspices.
Halakha forbids reminding a convert that he/she was once not a Jew and hence little distinction is made in Judaism between "Jews by birth" and "Jews by choice." According to halakha, converts face a limited number of restrictions, e.g.
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 Judaism
But with the lengthy development of Judaism and its many changes it is incorrect to posit, as some have done, that Jewish history produced two separate religions: an OT religion of Israel and the postexilic religion of Judaism.
The feel that Judaism should "alter its externals to strengthen its eternals." Reform holds that there is divine authority only in the written law of the Old Testament (its main distinction from Orthodox.) They feel that the practices of dietary laws and covering the head at worship are outmoded and should be abandoned.
Judaism has a system of law, known as Halachah, regulating civil and criminal justice, family relationships, personal ethics and manners, social responsibilities - such as help to the needy, education, and community institutions - as well as worship and other religious observances.
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 Judaism - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Despite this, Judaism in all its variations has remained tightly bound to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief in a single, omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, transcendent God, who created the universe and continues to be involved in its governance.
The practice of Judaism is devoted to the study and observance of these laws and commandments, as they are interpreted according to the Tanakh, Halakha, responsa and rabbinic literature.
Judaism maintains that this is how the individual will merit rewards in the afterlife, called gan eden (Hebrew: "Garden of Eden") or olam haba ("World to Come"), though Judaism does not have a single concept of the afterlife, nor is the afterlife the focus of Jewish practice.
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 Judaism
Judaism has seldom, if ever, been monolithic in practice (although it has always been monotheistic in theology), and differs from many religions in that its central authority is not vested in any person or group but rather in its writings and traditions.
The practice of Judaism is devoted to the study and observance of these laws and commandments, as written in the Torah.
Although monotheism and Torah are fundamental to Rabbinic Judaism, many critical Bible scholars claim that certain verses in the Torah imply that the early Israelites accepted the existence of other gods, while viewing their God as the sole Creator, whose worship is obligated (a henotheistic point of view).
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 List of converts to Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since Judaism is not an actively proselytizing religion, conversion is a relatively uncommon occurrence.
This article endeavours to list some notable people who have converted, or are believed to have converted, to Judaism.
Also, some of these conversions (apart from the Biblical ones) are not recognized by the Orthodox Jewish division because the converted did not convert under Orthodox auspices, or by Orthodox and Conservative authorities because the conversions were not done in accord with halakha.
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 sociology - Judaism
In comparison to other religions, Judaism is not primarily concerned with an afterlife, tending to elevate everyday life to the level of a temple, and worshipping God through the spectrum of everyday life and actions instead.
God is one - Judaism is based on strict unitarian monotheism, the belief in one God, the eternal creator of the universe and the source of morality.
Reform Judaism (outside of the USA also known as Progressive Judaism, and in the U.K. as Liberal Judaism) originally formed in Germany in response to the Enlightenment.
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 Judaism
Rabbinic Judaism at one time was related to Samaritanism; however Samaritans no longer refer to themselves as Jews, and both groups view themselves as separate religions.
Hasidic Judaism eventually became the way of life for many Jews in Europe; it came to the United States during the large waves of Jewish emigration in the 1880s.
Judaism developed into several distinct denominations in response to this unprecedented phenomenon: Reform Judaism and Liberal Judaism, many forms of Orthodox Judaism, Conservative Judaism, and a number of smaller groups as well.
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 Judaism
Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people, based on principles and ethics embodied in the Bible (Tanakh) and the Talmud.
Judaism is one of the first recorded monotheistic faiths and among the oldest religious traditions still in practice today.
Throughout the ages, Judaism has clung to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief in a single, omniscient, omnipotent, benevolent, transcendent God, who created the universe and continues to be involved in its governance.
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 Major Religions Ranked by Size
The list was created by the same people who collected and organized this database, in consultation with university professors of comparative religions and scholars from different religions.
This list is based primarily on the degree of doctrinal/theological similarity among all the various sub-groups which belong to these classifications, and to a lesser extent based on diversity in practice, ritual and organization.
As is typical with a religious group made up primarily of converts, Baha'is who drift from active participation in the movement are less likely to retain nominal identification with the religion -- because it was not the religion of their parents or the majority religion of the surrounding culture.
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 Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Shulkhan Arukh, to be the definitive codification of Jewish law, and assert a continuity between pre-Enlightenment Judaism and modern-day Orthodox Judaism.
Reform Judaism (outside of the USA also known as Progressive Judaism, and in the U.K. as Liberal Judaism) originally formed in Germany in response to the
Orthodox Judaism, and Jews seeking a balance between the two sides founded Conservative Judaism.
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 Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Judaism has seldom, if ever, been monolithic in practice (although it has always been monotheistic in theology), and differs from many religions in that its central authority is not vested in any person or group but rather in its writings and traditions.
Despite this, Judaism in all its variations has remained tightly bound to a number of religious principles, the most important of which is the belief that there is a single, omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, transcendent God, who created the universe and continues to be involved in its governance.
The practice of Judaism is devoted to the study and observance of these laws and commandments, as written in the Torah.
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 Judaism Reading List: Intermarriage (Pt. XI)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This list is not attempting to present a position either for or against intermarriage; that is up to the individual to decide in consultation with their Rabbi.
A list of links to these may be found in the [6]sources section of the [7]General Reading List (if you are reading this at [8]www.scjfaq.org, you can simply click on the "Sources" button in the header navigation bar).
Contains a section on the experiences of (halachic) converts, in their own words, then an examination of the laws of conversion, then an examination of after the conversion--dealing with Jews, with one's family, holidays, etc. Finally, a section on basic Jewish practice and belief.
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 Mohalim Available to Perform Berit Mila
Tipat Dam (also known as Hatafat Dam Berit) - When an adult man who is already circumcised converts to Judaism, it is customary to take a symbolic drop of blood - effectively consecrating his pre-existing circumcision as being for the sake of entering the covenant of circumcision (berit mila).
As one recent convert said of his experience undergoing adult berit mila, "It was the closest I have ever felt to God." If you are converting to Judaism and are not circumcised, you should consult with your rabbi about the matter.
All of the mohalim and mohalot listed on this website are physicians or certified nurse midwives who are certified (as to their religious training) by the Berit Mila Board of Reform Judaism and are current members of the National American Mohalim/ot (NOAM).
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 Diets and Dieting - Diets - dietlist.net
Certain religions (such as Judaism, Hinduism and Islam) impose strict restrictions on food choices and preparation, in accordance with edict and tradition.
Vegetarianism is typically adopted in pursuit of general good health, for spiritual or ethical reasons, when other food choices are not available, or as a matter of personal taste.
Those 10 kilograms converted to work are equivalent to about 350 megajoules.
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 Cyndi's List - Calendars & Dates
Table to convert the old English system (i.e., typical of old English documents) of "year of monarch's reign" to year A.D. 3 Charts for Date to Day of the Week Conversions ;
A free utility for converting dates between Gregorian, Julian, Hebrew, and French Republic calendars and for doing calculations on dates such as finding time spans or adding and subtracting time spans to dates.
A list of dates converted Arabic numerals to Roman numerals for the years 1450 to 2100.
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 Welcome Back To Islam - List of Articles, Views, & Essays
This article discusses the Trinity from a historical and intellectual perspective and argues that clear reason and intellect points one to the concept of One God Who is free of all mythological associations that people attribute to Him.
Every child is born pure and sinless and in submission to the will of God.
That is the fitra, or the original nature, to which one returns when one converts to Islam, which literally means submission to the will of God.
www.welcome-back.org /topic/article_list.shtml   (1263 words)

  
 List Islam - WikiIslam
Comparative analysis between Islam and Judeo-Christian teachings Showing the incompatibility between Judaism and Christianity on the one side and Islam on the other.
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