We’re an egalitarian community doing Torah Lishmah – תורה לשמה – study for it’s own sake. We learn Torah (תּוֹרָה), Bible (תַּנ”ךְ), Mishnah (מִשְׁנָה), Midrash (מדרש) and Jewish philosophy (פילוסופיה יהודית) – without politics or fundamentalism.
We draw from the wisdom of classical rabbinic commentators, as well as modern modes of learning from non-Orthodox scholars. Think Conservative Judaism, the Havurah Movement, Open Orthodoxy, The Jewish Catalog. When it comes to history we consider Marc Shapiro’s “Changing the Immutable: How Orthodox Judaism Rewrites Its History.” No one is criticized for citing scholarship that doesn’t match ArtScroll. When it comes to theology we consider Marc Shapiro’s “The Limits of Orthodox Theology: Maimonides’ Thirteen Principles Reappraised.”
Here’s a helpful glossary of Jewish words, and important rabbis.
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Historie des Ouden en Nieuwen Testaments : verrykt met meer dan vierhonderd printverbeeldingen in koper gesneeden. Author: Martin, David, 1639-1721
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