A History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy by Isaac Husik

By Isaac Husik

A noted pupil elucidates the distinguishing features of the works of numerous Jewish thinkers of the center a while. as well as summaries of the most arguments and teachings of Moses Maimonides, Isaac Israeli, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daud, Hillel ben Samuel, Levi ben Gerson, and others, the writer bargains insightful analyses.

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Some light one (or, alternately, six) yellow memorial (yahrzeit) candle(s) in their homes in the evening, and attend one of the many synagogue, church, and institutional programs held throughout the country on this day. The latter usually feature a survivor, child of survivors, or a Righteous Gentile speaker. The Sabbath There is no scholarly consensus about how the Sabbath (or day of not working) began, unless one is a traditionalist and affirms that it began at the end of the sixth day of creation when, according to Genesis, God finished working and began a day of not working (2:2).

But this must be combined with every effort to rectify the wrong: “For transgressions between man and God, the Day of Atonement atones. ”61 The liturgy for Yom Kippur, which covers nearly every waking hour from the evening of Yom Kippur (the Kol Nidre service) to the final service (neilah or closing), contains abundant confessional prayers (during 30        ,        ,       -           which traditional Jews beat their breasts), but these are written in the plural and recited by the whole community collectively, even by those who might not have committed any specific sin enumerated.

CHAPTER THREE A History of Judaism in America The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Hard-pressed to escape the clutches of the Inquisition during the two centuries following expulsion from their Spanish and Portuguese homelands in 1492 and 1497, respectively, many Iberian Jews fled to the Netherlands where the Dutch enthusiastically welcomed these (mostly) businessmen and their families. While thriving in Amsterdam—where they became the hub of a unique urban Jewish universe and attained a status that anticipated Jewish emancipation in France by over a century—they began in the 1500s and 1600s to establish themselves in the Dutch and English colonies in the New World.

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