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eBook Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Movements
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Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Movements

Author:  Newman, Louis I.
Publisher:  Varda Books
Original Publisher:  Columbia University Press
Published:  2002
Language:  English
Pages:   734

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ISBN: 1-59045-160-0

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This work is a study of a few typical “Reform Movements” or heresies in the history of Catholicism during the Middle Ages and of Protestantism during the Reformation era. It has been undertaken with a view to describing and analyzing the contributions by Jews and Judaism to the rise and development of these movements. [The author has] selected for detailed investig...

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Rabbi Louis Israel Newman authored Studies in Biblical Parallelism, Richard Cumberland, Critic and Friend of the Jews, Jewish University in America, The Jewish People, Faith and Life, and several other books. He was a weekly columnist in San Francisco Call-Bulletin and in numerous Jewish newspapers. Founder and honorary chairman of American Friends of a Jewish Palestine, he worked with Vladimir Jabotinsky in Revisionist Zionist Movement and was an official observer at United Nations for Central Conference of American Rabbis.  


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For Luther himself knew relatively little Hebrew. The Chronicle of Johan Oldecop reports that Luther began his studies in Reuchlin’s grammar, based almost entirely upon David Kimchi’s Sepher Mikhlol; in 1519 he sent a grammar of Moses Kimchi to Johann Lang, and later studied Hebrew with his friend and counsellor, Melanchthon. Luther never mastered Hebrew, having a deep-seated distaste for Hebrew grammar, which, he asserted, was a concoction of the Rabbis, studiously to be avoided; not a kno...

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Coming back to Community and Polity in a revised edition two decades after first reading it is a bit like revisiting an old friend who has changed in a few identifiable ways, but remains basically the same person whom we felt so good about and comfortable with years ago.

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Analyzes the developments in the American Jewish community through the postwar generation to the present, surveying the structure and functions of the community and suggesting that it should be understood as a body politic. Addresses topics such as assimilation, adaptation to American life, and religious and educational community activity. This revised addition looks at the impact of demographic shifts on community organization and the institutionalization of new relationships between the American Jewish community and Israel.

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