Early History of Judaism It has been argued that Judaism can be seen not only as a single religion, but as a group of similar religions. It has also been pointed-out that through all the trials and tribulations that Judaism has suffered through, that there have been common themes that have proven omni-pervasive. Any institution […]
Some say that the role of women in Judaism has been misrepresented and misunderstood. Today when people think of women’s role in Judaism, they think of them as being of very low importance. Yet, threw the Halakha (Jewish laws) we are able to see how significant the role of women is in Judaism. There are […]
The Roots of Judaism and Christianity (i) Judaism: The Jews are a people who trace their descent from the biblical Israelites and who are united by the religion called Judaism. They are not a race; Jewish identity is a mixture of ethnic, national, and religious elements. An individual may become part of the Jewish people […]
The most extreme precursor to the Reform movement was a man by the name of Samuel Holdheim. He was born in 1806 in Kempo in the province of Posen. At a young age he studied at a yeshiva and received a Talmudic education. He began to study German and secular subjects after his marriage to […]
In this paper the Jewish holy day Passover is examined and explained. The time of year and the history of Passover is included. The religious practices that are associated with the Passover holy day are also analyzed. Passover is a celebration that various branches of Judaism recognize as a major holyday, but there are cultural […]
Pollution, according to the Oxford Dictionary is to destroy the purity of, or outrage the sanctity of. There are several types of pollution, such as noise, air, water, and land. Pollution comes under environmental ethics, as contaminated items effect the environment surrounding us. Pollution is within the Jewish environmental beliefs. Rulings under Jewish law also […]
Compared to many other religions, Judaism is considered one of the oldest and most traditional religions which is still widely practiced around the world. It also has roots dating back to the birth of Christ giving it a indirect relationship with Christianity. The Commandments of the Torah can be described as the laws to practice […]
There are many religious Holy Days in Jewish culture. One of the holy days that stands out the most and will be described further in this paper is Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah, or in literal translation- “head of the year”, is the first of the high holidays which […]
Most all religions around the world contain a plethora of myths and narratives. Judaism, too, contains numerous stories and myths that are considered very important to the Jewish tradition. However, there is one story, the Exodus, which can be considered the “orienting myth” both in narrative, as defined by Mircea Eliade, as well as historically. […]
Judaism is one of the oldest religions that are being practiced today. It is a monotheistic, patriarchal religion that is both down to earth and mystical. Though it is patriarchal with an all male priesthood there is a sprinkling of powerful women in both the Torah and the Jewish history. This is a religion ground […]
Jewish feminism has had a significant impact on the development and expression of Judaism. They have faced many obstacles and brought about much change in the Jewish tradition. Jewish feminism is a movement that seeks to improve the religious, legal and social role and contribution of women within Judaism. Feminism can be traced back to […]
The term Jewish Diaspora, the forced mass exile of the Jews from their native lands (Israel, Lebanon, and Jordan), is well-known to have started in late 8th Century BCE timeline, not declining until the early centuries of the CE. It is during this timeframe when the Jews revolted against their Roman conquerors and, as a […]
We cannot imagine our world without religions. There are people who fully believe in God and there are those who don’t believe. The concept of every religion even a small one is very complex and takes hours to be explained. However, in my paper I will try to crack the code of Judaism briefly, presenting […]
In any theological belief, science has always been equated as fundamentally taking root on faith which includes a world view as its prerequisite. Understanding this world view requires a kind of “faith” in itself to believe beyond the objective view of nature. Where people need something to believe in with which to test their theory, […]
Theology is “the instruction concerning God” or “the deliberation of God.”(Grenz, 2000, p.2) It endeavors to disclose the identity of God, the habitation of God, and the character, origin, position and importance of God.
The Old Testament ends with the prophets. These teachers provided insight on many issues facing Jews who were desperate to know God. Idolatry, social injustice and religious ritualism are three areas that are emphasized in their teachings and instilled in the minds and hearts of believers today.
In the film “The Prince of Egypt” there are many references to the bible, specifically the book of exodus. Even though there are many references there were also some very big alterations. This report will go more in depth into the alterations and show the thoughts of other critics.
There are a couple of critical issues when it comes to the study of what a religious tradition says. The first is to make a distinction between the oral tradition and the written tradition.
Anyone who seems to be in the business of promoting themselves or their product is turning to religion to gain a larger audience. Take the religion of Kaballah for instance, five years ago many of us would openly admit that we had never heard of the religion before.
Christianity today has over 2.18 billion adherents throughout the world and is well established as the universal, monotheistic religious belief system that has developed since the life, death and resurrection (around 32 AD) of Jesus Christ. However, as Jesus was a Jew, the beginnings of Christianity revolved around the fact that Jesus had adapted the […]
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