Does Judaism Have Dogmas? A Critique of “The Limits of Orthodox Theology” – a response to Rabbi Marc B. Shapiro

DOES JUDAISM HAVE DOGMAS? A Critique of “The Limits of Orthodox Theology” - a response to Rabbi Marc B. Shapiro  Introduction Maimonides (the great legal scholar and philosopher of the…

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Bechukotai (Leviticus 26, 3 – 27, 34) – the silence of the Hebrew Bible regarding life after death

The Torah reading of Bechukotai contains two distinct parts and there is seemingly no relation between the parts. The first part, chapter 26, is blessings and curses promising material reward…

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2 Behar (Leviticus 25, 1 – 26, 2) – “What has the matter of the Sabbatical year to do with mount Sinai?”

The Torah reading of Behar opens with a seemingly innocent statement in relation to the subject of the Sabbatical year but which demands explanation - “And the Lord spoke unto…

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