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  Orthodox Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orthodox Jews believe that the Torah, including both the Written Law and the Oral Law, was given directly from God to Moses and can never be altered or rejected in any way.
Orthodox Judaism is composed of different groups with intersecting beliefs, practices and theologies, and in their broad patterns, the Orthodox movements are very similar.
Orthodox Jews will also study the Talmud for its own sake; this is considered to be the greatest mitzvah of all; see Torah study.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orthodox_Jews   (2372 words)

  
 ultra-orthodox judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For several centuries before the Emancipation of European Jewry, Jews were forced to live in closed communities, where their culture and religious observances persevered, no less because of internal pressure within their own community as because of the failure of the outside world to accept them.
For some Jews, it was an opportunity to escape the physical and psychological restraints imposed by the ghetto while benefiting from the enduring sense of community by finding some way of spanning the two worlds.
In other cases, Modern Orthodox leaders are considered to have passed the bounds of religious propriety and condemned for this in especially harsh, biblical terms, since those leaders, unlike Reform and Conservative rabbis, are believed to have the requisite learning and should have known better.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Ultra-Orthodox_Judaism   (4470 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Ultra Orthodox Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Haredi Jews, like other Orthodox Jews, consider their belief system and religious practices to extend in an unbroken chain back to Moses and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
The Haredi Jews point out that even such liberals as Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism, at one time contemplated the mass conversion of the Jews to Christianity as a means of eliminating anti-Semitism.
On the other hand, less orthodox Israelis (Reform Judaism and Conservative Judaism who have always had a negligible presence in Israel), began questioning whether a "status quo" based on the conditions of the 1940s and 1950 was still relevant in the 1980s and 1990s.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Ultra-Orthodox-Judaism   (4734 words)

  
 Orthodox Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orthodox Judaism is the stream of Judaism which adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonized in the Talmud ("The Oral Law") and later codified in the Shulkhan Arukh ("Code of Jewish Law").
In the twentieth century, a large segment of the Orthodox population (notably as represented by World Agudath Israel movement formally established in 1912) disagreed, and took a stricter approach.
According to Orthodox Judaism, Jewish Law today is based on the commandments in the Torah, as viewed through the discussions and debates contained in classical rabbinic literature, especially the Mishnah and the Talmud.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orthodox_Judaism   (2372 words)

  
 Neturei Karta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In their view, Zionism is a presumptuous affront against God; Neturei Karta teaches that Jews must wait for God to end the exile of the Jews, and that human attempts to do so are sinful.
Their websites claims that the Zionists deliberately condemned thousands of Jews to die in Nazi gas chambers, rather than allow them to emigrate to destinations other than Palestine, in order for the Zionists to claim a Zionist State.
One provision of the pact was (1) that the Jews would not rebel against the non-Jewish world that gave them sanctuary; a second was (2) that they would not immigrate en masse to the Land of Israel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Neturei_Karta   (1937 words)

  
 -- Beliefnet.com
Modern Orthodox Jews, with their, well, modern attire and often clean-shaven faces are a world apart from ultra-Orthodox Jews, with their fl clothes, fl hats, beards for men, and dangling earlocks.
Orthodox families tend to send their children to Orthodox day schools, when these are locally available.
Orthodox Judaism looks forward to the advent of the Messiah, a utopian future of world peace and fellowship, in which the central Temple in Jerusalem, destroyed by the Romans in 70 C.E., will be rebuilt and the Davidic dynasty will be reinstated.
www.beliefnet.com /story/36/story_3615_1.html   (1356 words)

  
 Ultra-Orthodox Judaism - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Most secular historians claim, however, that the ultra-Orthodox are a relatively modern group, dating back to the Enlightenment and emancipation of Jews in Western and Central Europe.
Suppressed anti-Semitism among large sectors of the Christian population exploded with a fury against all Jews, regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof.
On the other hand, secular Israelis (Reform Judaism and Conservative Judaism which have always had a negligible presence in Israel), began questioning whether a "status quo" based on the conditions of the 1940s and 1950 was still relevant in the 1980s and 1990s.
openproxy.ath.cx /ul/Ultra-Orthodox_Judaism.html   (4441 words)

  
 Executive Summary: 1999-2003
It was sent to American Jews, to a group of non-Jews similar to Jews in terms of their education and region, and to a sample of Jewish leaders who participated in the Annual Plenum of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA).
Jews are far more disturbed than non-Jews by the high profile of religion in the presidential campaign, both globally and with respect to the four American candidates.
While the percent of Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist Jews is very similar to the results of the NJPS study, the percentage of individuals identifying themselves as Reform (27%) is significantly less than the 41% identified nationally.
www.cjcs.net /execsum.htm   (10113 words)

  
 Israel & Judaism
In his book Jew Vs. Jew, Samuel Freedman, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, shows that the divisions among American Jews are profound: “To say that American Jews differ on the issue—recent polls find about two-thirds favoring the land-for-peace formula—is to see only the surface of a widening chasm.
The opposition, resting disproportionately in the Orthodox population, is the segment of American Jewry most involved with Israel, most committed to it in concrete actions.
Orthodox educators often staff the day schools and Hebrew schools of the Conservative and Reform movements.
www.washington-report.org /backissues/010201/0101071.html   (1863 words)

  
 Israel Religious Action Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But Ultra-Orthodox Jews have thrived in Israel, and today about 30,000 are exempt from the draft--an inequity with no basis in law.
Whereas exemptions from military service are routinely granted to Ultra-Orthodox Jews (ostensibly in the belief that the study of religious sacred texts supercedes any other worldly occupation including military defense), secular conscientious objectors find obtaining an exemption almost impossible and degrading.
However, it is for this very reason that many Ultra-Orthodox, who seclude themselves in their own insular communities in order to preserve their way of life, are opposed to serving in the military.
www.irac.org /article_e.asp?artid=135   (672 words)

  
 Christian Century: Jockeying to exclude non-Orthodox Israelis - ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel attack American Reform ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Orthodox and non-Orthodox Jews have repeatedly clashed at the Western Wall.
The fight over council membership is part of a broader battle between some Orthodox Jews and their non-Orthodox co-religionists, who are trying to break the de facto Orthodox hegemony over Jewish religious life in Israel.
The Orthodox contend that the battle is to maintain traditional Judaism.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_6_116/ai_54062894   (584 words)

  
 Ultra-orthodox Jews 'must stop religious abuse' : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 3,000-strong community live in the Armenian quarter and many Jews walk through it on their way from west Jerusalem to the Wailing Wall or Western Wall.
'Every day the fanatical Jews turn their face to the wall or spit on the ground or at us when they see the crucifix,' he said.
Even the old Christian churches - the Armenian, Orthodox, Coptic, Syrian, Ethiopian and Catholic - are known for their disputes, which regularly result in brawls.
sf.indymedia.org /mail.php?id=1704344   (572 words)

  
 Police prepare for possible violence at Israel rallies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The ultra-Orthodox Jews were due to demonstrate in Jerusalem against judgments that have favored civil rights above religious law, including one allowing some shops to open on the Sabbath, the Jewish day of rest.
Though ultra-Orthodox Jews account for just 10 percent of Israel's population, they wield disproportionate power through their political parties in the Knesset, Israel's parliament.
Thousands of university students are expected to abandon their studies to attend the rally in support along with members of Israel's staunchly secular kibbutz collectives and many religious Jews, Aharoni said.
www.rickross.com /reference/ultra-orthodox/ultra4.html   (618 words)

  
 CNN - Ultra-Orthodox Jews protest Israeli court rulings - February 14, 1999
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- The religious and secular divisions of Israel took to the streets of Jerusalem on Sunday as tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews protested what they say are Supreme Court intrusions into their way of life, while thousands of secular Jews held a counter-protest.
Many secular Jews, who make up 70 percent of Israel's Jewish population, resent a 50-year-old political deal that allows the ultra-Orthodox to avoid service in the army, which is mandatory for most Israelis.
Israeli television, covering both protests live, contrasted Orthodox Jews clad in bulky fl suits in unseasonably warm weather praying in unison with secular Jewish teen-age girls in t-shirts playing air guitar in the park.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/meast/9902/14/israel.01/index.html   (421 words)

  
 CNN - Ultra-orthodox Jews 'target' Israeli chief justice - Sept. 20, 1996
Ultra-orthodox Jews, the Haridim, are outraged because Baraq recently ruled that a major Jerusalem thoroughfare should remain open on the Jewish Sabbath, pending further inquiry.
The road is but one symbol in a long-running battle by the Haridim to make Israel a nation based on orthodox Judaism.
Ultra-conservative Jews believe they gave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu his election victory this year and, in return, are now demanding that the Supreme Court be reshaped to reflect Jewish religious law.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9609/20/israel.justice   (474 words)

  
 CNN - Ultra-orthodox Jews push for all to keep Sabbath holy - Dec. 5, 1996
But for many non-orthodox Jews, the ultra-religious are viewed as a threat to democracy and a way of life.
Ultra-religious Jews remain a minority, but less religious Jews fear that if they became a majority, violence could erupt.
Moreover, time and population trends are on the side of religious Jews, since they take to heart the Biblical command "Be ye fruitful and multiply." There may be as many as 10 to 11 children per family.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/9612/05/israel.sabbath.holy   (452 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Haredi Judaism Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Haredi Jews consider their belief system and religious practices to extend in an unbroken chain back to Moses and the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai.
Many historians claim that the disctinctive customs of Haredi Jews are relatively recent, dating back to the Enlightenment and emancipation of Jews in Western and Central Europe.
The most basic belief of the Orthodox community in general is that it is the latest link in a chain of Jewish continuity extending back to the giving of the Torah to Moses at Mount Sinai.
www.ipedia.com /haredi_judaism.html   (4678 words)

  
 SIGHTINGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Updating arrest figures announced by Dutch police Monday after dawn raids on the ring's drug laboratories in the Netherlands, Israeli police said at a news conference that 41 suspects had been detained overseas and another eight in Israel.
Two Israelis, one residing in the Netherlands and the other in Belgium, were the masterminds behind the operation, and an ultra-Orthodox man recruited young religious Jews to smuggle the drugs.
The agent, who appeared at the Jerusalem news conference disguised with a wig and false mustache, managed to buy 60,000 ecstasy tablets from the main suspect in the investigation during 10 months of undercover work in the Netherlands, police said.
www.rense.com /ufo5/orth.htm   (296 words)

  
 FORWARD : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
JERUSALEM —; Tensions are mounting between Israel's two leading Orthodox parties after Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef suggested it is acceptable to kill members of the rival National Religious Party who criticize army exemptions for yeshiva students.
Nevertheless, Yosef's attack on the NRP highlights a controversy that goes to the heart of the role of ultra-Orthodox Jews, or charedim, in Israeli society.
The NRP represents Modern Orthodox religious Zionists who participate fully in all aspects of society, including the workforce and, among men, the army.
www.forward.com /issues/2003/03.09.12/news17.ovidia.html   (1160 words)

  
 Ultra-Orthodox Jews Serve in the IDF
Time for prayer, Judaic study and classes taught by a rabbi are all built into the schedule, so that the soldiers can continue their intensely religious lifestyle within the framework of the army.
The "ultra orthodox" are pretty well known for their "excentric" behavior, and are often derided in Israel by the more secular society, much like conservatice Christians in the US.
It is despicable for them to disown their children for joining the IDF, it is these same children and their less orthodox and secular countrymen who keep Israel safe and free.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/849978/posts   (839 words)

  
 PM - Jerusalem bombing threatens Middle East peace plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Ultra-Orthodox Jews of Jerusalem, they have a distinct dress, they are quite easily spotted, they live in their own communities, they look very different to your normal secular Israeli.
The police suspect at this stage that the bomber could have actually been disguised as an Ultra-Orthodox Jew and that's maybe how he got past the security on the bus.
It would seem quite strange though Mark that if this man was just in normal everyday dress that he would have been pulled up or there would have been some suspicions raised that he was hopping onto this bus that was predominantly holding Ultra-Orthodox Jews heading back to their neighbourhood after a night of prayer.
www.abc.net.au /pm/content/2003/s928664.htm   (605 words)

  
 AU: Annual Report 1998-1999 (section8)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
'Lithuanian' Ultra-orthodox Jews in Jerusalem and Bene Berak
The 'Lithuanian' ultra-orthodox Jews form a social group that is ultra-orthodox or fundamentalist inasmuch as its members attempt to maintain the authoritative religious tradition without any truncation or new interpretation that might moderate the tensions between tradition and the modern Israeli culture.
After 1977, to a large extent at the instigation of Rabbi Shakh, ultra-orthodox Jews began to attempt to influence mainstream Israeli society, with a view to ensuring that public life was in greater harmony with religious tradition.
www.au.dk /en/section8/arep1998.htm   (798 words)

  
 Why Orthodox Jews are jaded
We remember how, back in 1986, when a number of Jerusalem bus shelters were mysteriously torched, the press reported that the culprits were "Ultra-Orthodox" Jews venting their objections to ads posted on the shelters that featured scantily-clad women.
What was not widely reported, though -- even after retaliatory arson attacks on yeshivos and Orthodox synagogues -- was that only one arrest was ever made: a young non-religious man who confessed to setting a shelter afire to cast aspersion on the Orthodox.
More recently, an Orthodox rabbinical group was widely reported to have declared that the "Non-Orthodox" are "Not Jews," in the words of the headline over the original front-page Los Angeles Times story.
www.jewishworldreview.com /cols/shafran1.html   (694 words)

  
 The Observer | International | Hassidic link to drugs barons
The ring is said to be one of the biggest to be 'cleaning' profits amassed by the Colombian coke barons, with the strange twist that it is run by a group from the Jewish community that acts as moral and spiritual guardian of the Orthodox faith.
In that case, the drug was smuggled in boxes worn either under traditional Hassidic hats or next to the heart, intended to contain prayer scrolls, or else packed into white athletic socks.
He and another Hassidic orthodox, Aaron Bornstein, were arrested last week, but sources at the Manhattan District Attorney's office told The Observer that a ringleader is still being sought and that the case may go far wider and deeper than the $1.7 billion Zaltzman and Bornstein are accused of laundering.
www.observer.co.uk /international/story/0,6903,837138,00.html   (846 words)

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