The Fragmented Faith of American Jews
- Modern Orthodoxy in Israel. LIEBMAN, CHARLES S. // Judaism;Fall98, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p405
Offers information on modern Israeli orthodoxy. Structure of Orthodox Judaism; Types of orthodoxy; Religious communities in Israel.
- Elite Analysts Blew It Again. Elvin, John // Insight on the News;4/1/2003, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p16
Provides information on the growth of religions worldwide. Number of Christians by mid-21st century; Growth of Orthodox Judaism and Islam; Reason for the little attention given by the media to the matter.
- The reformed reform. Sheler, Jeffery L. // U.S. News & World Report;06/07/99, Vol. 126 Issue 22, p56
States that rabbis representing Reform Jews have endorsed a return to traditional practices which its founders rejected more than a century ago. Need to reclaim and redefine the spiritual essence of Jewish life; Mention of the Central Conference of American Rabbi's meeting in Pittsburgh,...
- Jerusalem ultraorthodox gain with large families. Fletcher, Elaine // Christian Science Monitor;4/6/95, Vol. 87 Issue 91, p6
Reports on the significance of the growing importance of ultraorthodox `haredim' community in Jerusalem. Reasons; Differences between haredi and secular Israeli and its significance; Haredi views.
- The Roots of non-Orthodoxy in Israel . Zemer, Moshe // Judaism;Fall82, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p456
Focuses on the origin of non-Orthodox Judaism in Israel. Failure of Reform Judaism to make a greater impact; Observance of mizvot for non-Orthodox Jews; Establishment of mizug galuyot.
- How many homelands? Silver, Eric // Time International (South Pacific Edition);01/27/97, Issue 4, p44
Confronts the demands by a group of Israelis to partition the Holy Land into three states. Secular Jews and ultra-religious Jews in conflict that has biblical precedent; Militancy of ultra-Orthodox Shas party responsible for recent violence; Secularists annoyed by extremists support of...
- A post-Hebron letter to my son Michael who just went from Yeshiva to basic training. Marx, Tzvi // Tikkun;May/Jun94, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p40
Features a letter of the author to his son in the Israeli army telling him that despite their appropriation of Jewish sources, the settlers' justification for violence is contradicted by Orthodox Judaism. Censorship of long-held canonical, sacred text as an impractical approach.
- JUDAISM. // World Almanac for Kids;2002, p189
Abraham is considered to be the founder of Judaism. He lived around 1300 b.c. Jews believe that there is one God who created the universe and rules over it and that they should be faithful to God and carry out God's commandments. In 2001, there were about 14 million Jews living around the...
- Israeli court repeals law on conversions. // Christian Century;12/6/95, Vol. 112 Issue 35, p1171
Reports that the Israeli Supreme Court has repealed a requirement that conversions to Judaism in the country be authorized by an Orthodox rabbi. Efforts to place non-Orthodox conversions on equal par with Orthodox ones.