first covenant with
mankind in the time of
asked Noah to institute a social order that would
honor human life as
the image of
The social order Noah instituted is known as Noahide
The seven Noahide laws as traditionally enumerated
Do not steal
Do not murder
Do not deny God
Do not blaspheme God
Do not eat a living animal
Do not engage in illicit sexual
courts/legal system to ensure law and obedience
A Semite is a
descendent of Shem, the eldest son of Noah.
Adhering to these seven
simple rules guarantees peace in the community.
The Torah is
traditionally accepted as the literal word
as told to Moshe Rabbenu and is accepted as the primary guide to the
Torah is also known as the Five Books of Moshe Rabbenu:
Genesis (Bereishit: "In the beginning...");
Leviticus (Vayikra: "And he called...");
(Bamidbar: "In the wilderness...");
(Devarim: "Words", or "Discourses")
One Kabbalistic interpretation
is that the Torah constitutes one long name of
up into words so that human minds could understand it.
Criticism of the
Torah is considered to be both mistaken
and heretical which raises questions about
the Babylonian Hebrews exegesis.
|The Lord said
to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up
on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live. So Moses made a
bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake
and looked at the bronze snake, they lived." - Numbers 21:8-9
Judaism holds that the Torah is the Oral Tradition written down.
Oral Tradition is
synonymous with Oral
Originally it was forbidden to write and publish the Oral Law,
as any writing would be incomplete and subject to misinterpretation.
To prevent the
material from being lost, the rabbis began to write down their Oral Tradition
when living in Babylon after the fall of Jerusalem.
The first major written work of
Rabbinic Judaism is the Mishnah.
writings that record details of
Oral Tradition are called
"Baraita" refers to teachings "outside" of the six orders of
The Tosefta is a later compendium of several baraita
What is now commonly titled Judaism is centered on the
rabbinical teachings of the Pharisees.
understand the evolution of what is called Judaism one must understand the
history of rabbinical teaching.
The first period of rabbinical teaching
is termed "Zugot" - a plural of two identical objects.
The Babylonian Talmud (Pesachim 109b-112a)
contains an extensive discussion of dangers of zugot and of performing various
activities in pairs.
The discussants expressed belief
in a demonology and practices of sorcery from which protection was needed by
avoiding certain activities.
The period termed Zugot began when the
Jewish revolt, led by Judas Maccabaeus and Jonathan Maccabaeus, against the
Seleucid Empire succeeded.
termed Zugot lasted from the founding of the Hasmonean Dynasty until the rise
of the Herodian
Dynasty, a vassal of the Roman Empire.
Great bolstered the legitimacy of his reign by marrying a Hasmonean
princess, Mariamne daughter of Hyrcanus II, and
assured himself the throne with the
murder of the last male Hasmonean heir.
With the rise of the independent
Judean state under Simon
Maccabeus of the Hasmoneans, the nature of Judaism changed from theocracy
based on the natural moral
order with priests intrepreting the Will of God into a nomocracy with a list
of do's and dont's.
Simon Maccabeus of the Hasmoneans reigned from 142
BC to 135 BC.
It is here that an irrevocably splintering of traditional
Judaic thought, taught by Moshe
Rabbenu as Mosiac Law, occurs.
The Pharisees, proponents of
the exegesis of the Mishnah, argue
Sadducees, the high priest sect of the Hasmonean dynasty, embrace
the ponerology of being the most
perfect righteous Ones - the Zaddikim.
a theocracy a 'god' or
'deity', recognized as the supreme civil ruler, is represented either in
a personal incarnation or, more often,
via religious institutional
A nomocracy is a social
cultural system in which the ultimate and final authority (sovereignty) rests
in a system of law - as in the Mishnah.
The change from theocracy to
nomocracy reflected a radical transformation from the rule of the
the High Priest, to rule of the community through
the judicial and legislative
discourse of the Supreme Court.
The High Priest, the Kohen Gadol,
went from being the supreme legal and spiritual authority to a figurehead who
ruled in the Temple but was still subservient to the Supreme Court.
From this time on Alexandrian Hebrew Rabbinic sages,
the Pharisees, interpret and
reinterpret the Oral Torah or
The Tannaim were rabbinic sages
whose opinions are recorded in the Mishnah, the first written collection of
existing Oral Tradition(70 - 200
The Mishnah is considered to be the first important work of
Rabbinic Judaism and is the foundational source of later rabbinic religious
the Mishnah over the next three centuries are redacted as the Gemara by the
Amoraim in both Jerusalem and Babylon.
Compilation of rabbinic commentaries,
the Gemara, gave rise to the Talmud.
The Saboraim definitively
edited Talmud and the task of the Geonim was to
interpret the Talmud and render legal
decisions in agreement with teachings.
The Geonim decided issues on
which no ruling had been rendered before the Talmud was assembled.
Nearly all rabbinic interpretation and commentary concerns
specifying what behavior is
sanctioned by the interpretations and what
rituals must be performed to
satisfy those interpretations.
This body of
called halakha (the
Moses Maimonides codified the Talmud in the Mishnah listing
the 613 mitzvot (commandments) paraphrased in the preface.
of the Talmudic rabbis are divided between those who seek the purpose of the
mitzvot and those who do not question them.
The former argue that if
the reason for each mitzvah could be determined, people might try to achieve
what they see as the purpose of the mitzvah, without actually performing the
along with the numerological and astrological elements of the
Kabbalah, became preeminent and was the
form of Judaism accepted by the Yiddish Khazar Ashkenazi
Those who practice what has
been conveniently titled Judaism come from three distinct cultural groups -
Sephardic Iberian Peninsula
Jews, Semitic Mizrahi Jews and the Yiddish Khazar Eastern European
There is two groups that title its religion Judaic that
reject the Talmud - the Karites and Black Ethiopian Jews.
Karaims are people of Turk(ic) descent who have adopted Karaism. Karaism is
Mosaism, an independent, non sectarian, monotheistic religion of Abraham." - Mehmet
a needle group of the
Turkish Khazar Empire.
Black Ethiopian Jews are Semites.
Judaism or Karaism is a Jewish movement orginating on the
Crimean Pennisula characterized by
the recognition of the Tanakh as its scripture, and the rejection of rabbinic
Judaism, the Mishnah and the Talmud as binding.
When interpreting the
Tanakh, Karaites strive to adhere to the plain meaning (p'shat) of the text.
This is in stark contrast to rabbinical Judaism, which employs the
methods of p'shat, remez (implication or clue), drash ("deep interpretation," based on
breaking down individual words, e.g., breaking down "be'ra'shit" to "beit"
"ra'shit", which means two startings of) and sod ("secret,"
the deeper meaning of the
text, drawing on the Kabbalah).
("Teaching," also known as the Five Books of Moshe Rabbenu), Nevi'im
("Prophets") and Ketuvim ("Writings") - hence TaNaKh.
The elements of the Tanakh are
incorporated in various forms in Christian Bibles, with some variations, as the
In modern times Karaite Judaism has formed its own
independent Jewish organization, and is not a member of any rabbinic
"Anti-Semitism is so instinctive that it may quite
simply be called one of the primal instincts by which the race helps to
preserve itself against total destruction.
I cannot emphasize the matter
"AntiSemitism is not, as the
Jews have tried to make the world believe,
an active prejudice.
It is a deeply hidden instinct with which every man is born.
remains unconscious of it, as
of all other instincts of self-preservation, until
something happens to awaken
it." - Samuel
Semites are the descendants
of Noah's son Shem and are defined as any member of any of various ancient and
modern peoples originating in Middle East and northern Africa, including the
Canaanites, Arameans, Phoenicians,
Babylonians, Carthaginians, Ethiopians, Hebrews,
Mizrahi Jews are true Semitic Jews
descended from local Jewish communities of the Middle East from biblical times.
To be antiSemitic one
must hate the descendants of Noah's son Shem.
Those that denigrate
Palestinians, Arabs or Ethiopians are antiSemites.
The Khazars, a Caucasian-Mongolian
race later mixed with Aryans, are not Semitic people of
Black Ethiopian Judaism tradition goes no further than the
Ethiopian Jews do not recognize the Talmud
and other commentaries that form the basis of modern Talmudic traditions.
For this reason the Black Ethiopian Jews are forbidden to perform
marriages, funerals and other services
in the state of Israel.
The state of
Israel is not a Judaic state -
it is a Zionist
Israelis routinely assassinate Palestinians they believe to be leaders.
Many times this targeting kills innocent children.
This is an attempt to live up to the Pauline
The Israelis also routinely murder non-violent peace activists
such as Rachel Corrie, crushed
by a bulldozer, documentary film maker James Miller, shot through the neck and
Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana
killed by a flechette shell fired by an Israeli tank.
word of the Lord, O people of Israel!
The Lord has brought charges
against you, saying:
"There is no
kindness, no knowledge of God in your
You make vows and break them; you kill and steal and commit
There is violence everywhere- one murder after another.
That is why your land is in mourning, and everyone is wasting
Even the wild animals, the birds of the sky, and the fish of the
sea are disappearing.
"Don't point your finger at someone else and try
to pass the blame!
My complaint, O priests, is with you.
So you will stumble in broad daylight, and
your false prophets will fall with you in the night.
And I will
destroy Israel, your mother.
My people are being destroyed because they
don't know me.
Since you priests refuse to know me, I refuse to
recognize you as my priests.
Since you have
forgotten the laws of your God, I
will forget to bless your children." - Hosea 4:1-6
"What emerged for
me, from the study of the first chapters of the Talmud was the discovery that
the main stream of Talmudic thought is permeated by the
superiority of Jews over gentiles, disconcertingly reminiscent of racist
notions of our time.
Living in Israel for the past twenty years in a
majority that is no more
sensitive to the feelings of minorities within it than gentile majorities are,
I have come to realize the vitality of Jewish racist notions, and I am more
than ever convinced that the hold will have on this and future generations will
be gravely impaired unless these notions are neutralized by an internal
reordering of traditional values." - Moshe Greenberg*
"The problem is Israel wants more land than
it has right to and is willing to lead America into global conflicts to gain
it." - Bob Daly 01/07
13 principles of faith
existence of God
resurrection of the dead
The coming of the Jewish
Revelation through God's
God's spirituality and
Reward of social good and retribution of
God's foreknowledge of human
God alone is to be
the object of worship
law given on Mount Sinai to Moshe Rabbenu
The preeminence of Moshe
Rabbenu among the prophets
The immutability of the Torah as
Orthodox Judaism or PhariseeismOrthodox Judaism adheres to
a relatively strict
interpretation and application of the laws first canonized in the Talmudic
texts and as subsequently developed and applied by the later authorities known
as the Gaonim, Rishonim, and Acharonim.
Orthodox Judaism is
characterized by belief that the Torah and its laws are Divine, were
transmitted by Yahweh to Moshe
These laws are eternal, and are unalterable.
is an Oral Law, which contains authoritative interpretation of
the written legal sections of the Torah known only to
This Oral Law is Divine by virtue of having been
transmitted in some form by Yahweh to Moshe Rabbenu along with the Written Law,
as embodied in the Talmud, Midrash, and
innumerable related texts, all
intrinsically and inherently entwined with the written law of the Torah.
Yahweh made an exclusive,
unbreakable covenant with the
Children of Israel to be governed by the Torah through
Adherence to Halakha, or Jewish law, is required
including acceptance of codes, mainly the Shulchan Aruch, as authoritative
practical guidance in application of both the written and oral laws, as well as
acceptance of halakha-following Rabbis as authoritative interpreters and judges
of Jewish law.
Orthodox beliefs may be most found in their adherence to
the thirteen Jewish principles of faith as stated by the
To be a rabbi one must be taught by another rabbi who then gives the
acolyte a document that states he has been taught to be a
distinguishes between an animal that gores unexpectedly and an animal that is a
In the former case, the owner loses his animal, a very
This may be a way to allow the community to vent
their rage at the animal who kills and act as corporate executioner by engaging
in controlled mob violence.
The offending animal is killed if by
accident but if the animal is a habitual gorer, the owner is executed as
This suggests an owner should never ransom his animal by offering
a sacrificial replacement value to redeem his oxen.
Babylonian code never requires
killing as oxen are considered more valuable than freemen.
difference is grounded in the gravity with which the Torah views homicide:
according to Numbers 35:33, killing a person pollutes the land with bloodshed
and so endangers those who reside there unless the murderer is
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