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  • The Influence Of Rav Soloveitchik : The Ravs Influence On American Jewry

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    Rav Soloveitchik: The Ravs influence on American Jewry Yosef Serkez American Jewish History Professor Theodore Lauer January 6, 2017 When we speak of great american Jews the conversation would not be complete without including Joseph B. Soloveitchik. There have been a great number of people who have had a great contribution to American Jews but none in the way that “The Rav” has. From his upbringing in Eastern Europe to becoming the unchallenged leader in American Modern Orthodoxy

  • Rabbi Julie Schonfeld Research Paper

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    Rabbi Julie Schonfeld is Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Assembly (RA), who was the director of Synagogue Affairs at AJWS from 2001-2001. She was the first female rabbi to serve as the head of the Conservative movement and has served on President Obama’s White House Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership. Rabbi Schonfeld has repeatedly been named one of the 50 most influential Rabbis in America by Newsweek magazine and was chosen as a “Woman to Watch” by Jewish Women International

  • Darwin's Theory Of Evolution Research Paper

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    Kaplan’s liberal beliefs actually ended up forming the newer Reconstructionist movement in America. “In brief, God is the Power in the cosmos that gives human life the direction that enables the human being to reflect the image of God.” In Rabbi Kaplan’s stance, God is literally the science behind Darwin’s theories of evolution. Kaplan’s firm

  • Social Activism Analysis

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    First part. The author wants to promote critical reflection that may contribute to the development of social activism. Also, he introduces links between social activism and religion. Moreover the methodology that is used in this chapter is "ethnographic". Rather than examine theoretical aspects of the religious motivation for social engagement, we look at the lives of individuals foe whom religion was a powerful driving force. He stands giving us different definitions of religion. Second Part. Martin

  • Orthodox Jewish Homosexuality Research Paper

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    Orthodox Jews are not commonly associated with being accepting of homosexual individuals. Because of a line in Leviticus that condemns acts of homosexuality as abominations, traditional communities and shuls have taken this verse to heart and reflected it in their practices. Recently, however, some Orthodox organizations of rabbis have proven to be more lenient in their interpretations of Halacha. While the support of Orthodox Jewish homosexuals provides relief to many individuals who fall under

  • Guided Evolution and Intelligent Design: A Guide to the Jewish Perspective

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    In Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?, Alvin Plantinga argues that proponents of naturalism, like Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett, tell us that, according to the theory of evolution, neither God nor any other agent has designed or created the living world, and that evolution, therefore, clearly contradicts the central tenant of theistic religion (which Dennett labels “entirely gratuitous fantasy” ). If what these experts say is true and we must understand evolution only in the context

  • Evaluating The Use Of The Jewish Faith To Cope Within An

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    Evaluating the use of the Jewish faith to cope within an Indianapolis Jewish community Donnell Stewart Anderson University Evaluating the use of the Jewish faith to cope within an Indianapolis Jewish community Introduction “Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups