RLG341H1 Lecture Notes - Collective Memory, Talmud, Rashi
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January 7, 13
- Genesis – Chronicles (ends with Cyrus bringing Jews out of exile
- First story in Judaism (creation) – is a story of exile.
- Exile – Diaspora – Restoration
- Exile – Exiled by G-d, people, G-d working through people – Forced
removal from a homeland (by people, G-d, or natural disasters)
- Diaspora – Through deportation, living somewhere other than Israel.
- Restoration – Aliyah – being restored to the land of Israel
- The father of Judaism – He is called and leaves his home (lech
- 1) Proper name for the Jewish people
- 2) Land
- 3) State
- Q – should it be a State above all States?
- Collective memory not a collective land mass (per se)
- Exile seen as a consequence for sin.
- Divine punishment
- Talmud – 500CE
- Some rabbis interpret exile as G-d being in exile with the people.
- Zionism – Pushing back against traditional Jewish attitude – more
passive – waiting for the messiah (military commander – “fights the
wars of the Lord” – Gets the world to acknowledge G-d and rebuilds
- They wanted Jews to just have their own land.
- Commandment (613) – Instructions by G-d
- Laws specific to Jews
- Judaism historically shaped itself after them.
- How do they manifest themselves in the lives of people
- Covenant Agreement between two parties, which can be broken
and has a time period.
- An eternal relationship between people and G-d (brit)
- Special bond between G-d and Israel
- Covenant with: Noah (will not destroy the world ever again),
Abraham (promised children, his family will be a blessing to the
nations, and a land), Jews (Mount Sinai)
- ^All of these covenants are found outside of the land of Israel.
- With usually marital infidelity comes the breaking of the covenant.
Genesis chronicles (ends with cyrus bringing jews out of exile from babylon). First story in judaism (creation) is a story of exile. Exile exiled by g-d, people, g-d working through people forced removal from a homeland (by people, g-d, or natural disasters) Diaspora through deportation, living somewhere other than israel. Restoration aliyah being restored to the land of israel. The father of judaism he is called and leaves his home (lech lecha) 1) proper name for the jewish people. Collective memory not a collective land mass (per se) Exile seen as a consequence for sin. Some rabbis interpret exile as g-d being in exile with the people. Zionism pushing back against traditional jewish attitude more passive waiting for the messiah (military commander fights the wars of the lord gets the world to acknowledge g-d and rebuilds the temple). They wanted jews to just have their own land. How do they manifest themselves in the lives of people.