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Judaism pt. 3a
Branches of  Rabbinical Judaism
Orthodox Branch   <ul><li>Orthodox History   </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of Scripture   </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox Vie...
<ul><li>Orthodox View of Salvation   </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of the Messiah </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of Lif...
The Conservative Branch   <ul><li>Conservative History </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of Scripture   </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Conservative View of Salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of the Messiah   </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative...
The Reform View <ul><li>Reform History </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of God </l...
<ul><li>Reform Views of Salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of the Messiah </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of Life after...
The Reconstructionist View <ul><ul><li>Founder: Mordecai Kaplan (1881-1983) a Lithuanian who came to the United states as ...
<ul><ul><li>The literalistic interpretation of traditional Jews are seen as symbolic in Reconstructionist movements. (ex…a...
Creation of the modern state of Israel <ul><ul><li>Reaction to the Holocaust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Called  Zionism </...
Two centers of Judaism today <ul><ul><li>Israel (5 million population) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States (6 million...
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Slides for Jon Kohler's Amarillo College Bible Chair SW World Religions Class, Spring 2010.

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  1. 1. Judaism pt. 3a
  2. 2. Branches of Rabbinical Judaism
  3. 3. Orthodox Branch <ul><li>Orthodox History </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of God </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of Humankind </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of Tradition of the Law </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of Sin </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Orthodox View of Salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of the Messiah </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox View of Life After Death </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodox distinctives in Synagogue Worship </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Conservative Branch <ul><li>Conservative History </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of God </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of Humankind </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of the Tradition of the Law </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of Sin </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Conservative View of Salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of the Messiah </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative View of Life after Death </li></ul><ul><li>Conservative Distinctives in Synagogue Worship </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Reform View <ul><li>Reform History </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of God </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of Humankind </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of Tradition of the Law </li></ul><ul><li>Reform Views of Sin </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Reform Views of Salvation </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of the Messiah </li></ul><ul><li>Reform View of Life after Death </li></ul><ul><li>Reform Distinctives in Synagogue Worship </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Reconstructionist View <ul><ul><li>Founder: Mordecai Kaplan (1881-1983) a Lithuanian who came to the United states as a child. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influenced by American ideas of democracy and practicality. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoted a secular vision of Judaism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jews should be familiar with traditional Judaism but they should also have the freedom of individual interpretation. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>The literalistic interpretation of traditional Jews are seen as symbolic in Reconstructionist movements. (ex…angels, Messiah, revealed law, prophecy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God is viewed from a pragmatic position as, “the power which makes me follow ever higher ideals.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judaism is a changing cultural force </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is in a constant state of evolution. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Creation of the modern state of Israel <ul><ul><li>Reaction to the Holocaust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Called Zionism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Separated Jewish nation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Balfour declaration (issued in 1917 by the British) endorsed the notion of a Jewish homeland. British received Palestine after world war I. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post World War II the newly founded UN decided to create a state for Israel. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Two centers of Judaism today <ul><ul><li>Israel (5 million population) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United States (6 million population) </li></ul></ul>
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