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Department
Religion
Course
RLG280Y1
Professor
Walid Saleh
Semester
Fall

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Religion lecture 4, October 1 o Reform Judism o Orthodox o Conservative o Rabic Judaism, with two torahs; and its expressed through the Mishnah (tolmod) o 70 of CE, is when the temple was destroyed; Rabbi’s arrive and formulate the Mishnah, and this movement continues till the 1800 (and still continues) – but went into French revolution (liberty, eternity, …) o Religious law in Judaism is “Halakha” – by upholding the law, torah, and covenant, and then you are living according to the Halakha (but can we judge the human Jewish life on this?? These are for biblical times, wat about modern times?) o Modern Reform Judaism; progressive revelation o For every age there is a specific truth (own way of being Jewish) ; internal movement in a response to the changes in civic life in Europe, (which started the reform) o Reformed Judaism, by coming up with progressive kind of undermines rabbi’s original bible/law – have the elements of renewal in it o Published in 1859 (Darwin) – evolution and social evolution came into play; humans are progressing, attitudes are too o This movement establishes a college to educate more/new rabbi’s and give them a platform (summary of what this mvt wants its members to uphold as Jews) o Philadelphia platform- 1869; READ ONLINE; it is made up of 7 points; o Refuses the understanding messianic o Destruction of second temple was not meant as a punishment - redemption o After priesthood, (all equal in front of God) how do we understand Judaism- so we can be the ideal of what a human should be o Confronts the notion of election or being chosen, why is Israel special, because it has a burden towards humanity o No resurrection; o Hebrew o Reform is the smallest; but important because it forced other Judaism to organize themselves o Orthodox is RJ o C
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