A Blight on Humanity

Antisemitism has plagued the Jewish people for thousands of years and during that time it has been a scourge upon humanity. Nations, organizations, groups, and political entities have perpetrated horrific crimes in the name of ridding the world of a supposedly evil religion, race, and culture that has according to them been a blight upon […]

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The End of the Torah

Divine revelation is an integral part of the Jewish psyche. As a collective Judaism believes that God delivered the words of the Torah to Moses who wrote them down and passed them to the Hebrews. The authorship of the last 8 verses however, are disputed. Did Moses write them while blending his tears and the […]

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I am that I am…Is that all?

Last week during the Purposes curriculum students explored God. One of the texts comes from the book of Shemot (Exodus) where it states: Ehyeh asher Ehyeh, God’s answer to Moses’ question of what is God’s name. This term is traditionally translated into English as I am that I am. This static translation fails to bring […]

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The Rabbis and the 2nd Temple Era

Judaism has always been rife with multiple view points and has given birth to various denominations and schismatic movements. One of the most significant has led to the birth of the Judaism we follow today: Rabbinic Judaism. Rabbinic Judaism is a direct descendent of the Pharisaic movement during the time of the 2nd Temple in […]

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