branches of judaism

What Religion Was Jesus?
April 26, 2018

Did Jesus invent a new religion? The simple answer is that Jesus was a rabbi – a teacher of Judaism.

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The Three Branches of Judaism
February 19, 2018

Here is an in-depth overview of the similarities, differences and changes over time between the three primary branches of Judaism: Orthodox, Conservative and Reform.

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Stories That Jews Tell (About Ourselves)
March 23, 2016

We each have a paradigm through which we view our Jewish experience. What’s yours?

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Stories That Jews Tell (About Ourselves), Part Two

We all bring certain assumptions to the paradigm through which we view our Jewish experience.

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Kabbalah: Fact or Fiction?
November 1, 1998
Author: Lev Leigh

A look at Kaballah’s teachings concerning alienation from God and redemption.

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A History of the Kabbalah

Kabbalah” means “received teachings” or simply “traditions” and is derived from the Hebrew “kabel” which means “to receive.” It originally applied only to the Oral Law “received” after the destruction of the Second Temple, in the form of the Talmud. However, in the twelfth century the term “kabbalah” was also used to denote various mystical…

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Judaism Teaches that … or Does It?
March 1, 1997
Author: Moishe Rosen

The teachings of Judaism contain a variety of viewpoints and cannot be looked upon as a monolithic explanation of what Jews believe.

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Jewish Revival: Where To From Here?
September 1, 1988

Secularization” is defined as the process in which those things religious transfer to nonreligious use, possession or control. To say that something is “secular” means that it is without religion or religious significance. Secularization has become a major concern to today’s Jewish community. It began with the Haskalah movement among Jews of Eastern Europe in…

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One New Man
March 1, 1984

For he (Messiah) himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility…to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace… (Ephesians 2:14, 15) Can anything be done to bring down the centuries old barrier between us? With increasing frequency,…

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