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" Rabbi Marc D. Angel writes that " There has been a general reluctance in Jewish tradition to speculate on the metaphysical aspects of creation ," and that " the general Jewish attitude throughout the ages has been that God created the world ex nihilo and further notes:
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Some of the statement's more notable supporters are Rabbi Marc Angel, co-founder of The Rabbinic Fellowship ; Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, founder of Lincoln Square Synagogue, Efrat, and Ohr Torah Stone Institutions ; and Rabbi Avi Weiss, head of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, founder of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and Yeshivat Maharat, and co-founder of The Rabbinic Fellowship.
* Rabbi Marc D. Angel-former president of the Rabbinical Council of America, rabbi of Shearith Israel ( a Spanish-Portuguese synagogue in New York ), and a co-founder of the IRF ( International Rabbinic Fellowship ).
Bosnia's Grand Mufti Mustafa Ceric, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, WJC Vice-President Rabbi Marc Schneier, and British Imam Abdujalil Sajid in Brussels, December 2010The World Jewish Congress considers dialogue with representatives of moderate Islam as “ one of the most important and challenging issues at this time.
Together with Rabbi Marc Schneier he served as the official patron of the conference held July 2011 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Rabbi Marc Mandel, the former Associate Rabbi of Beth Jacob Congregation in Beverly Hills, CA, became the new Senior Rabbi in July 2012.
The organization would be a parent body for boards of rabbis in individual communities, with its first president being Orthodox Rabbi Marc Schneier, who was then serving as president of the New York Board of Rabbis.
These include writer, teacher and physician Deepak Chopra ; Trappist monk Father Thomas Keating ; Rabbi Marc Gopin ; Integral philosopher and author Steve McIntosh ; social critic, scientist, Muslim scholar and Noble Prize nominee Munawar Anees ; spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle ; spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ; author Howard Bloom, scientist Rupert Sheldrake ; evolutionary biologist Elisabet Sahtouris ; and others.
He has appeared in the television show Cheap Seats, on ESPN Classic, as " Gene Stapleton " and " Rabbi Marc Shalowitz ".
Marc D. Angel ( born 1945 ) is Rabbi emeritus of Congregation Shearith Israel, the historic Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York City.
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Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein-Lichtenstein grew up in the United States, earning Semicha at Yeshiva University, and a Ph. D. in English Literature at Harvard.
" Moshe D. Sherman, an associate professor at Touro College wrote that " as Schneerson's empire grew, a personality cult developed around him ... portraits of Rabbi Schneerson were placed in all Lubavitch homes, shops, and synagogues, and devoted followers routinely requested a blessing from him prior to their marriage, following an illness, or at other times of need.
* Yehudah Mirsky, " An Intellectual and Spiritual Biography of Rabbi Avraham Yitzhaq Ha-Cohen Kook from 1865 to 1904 ," Ph. D. Dissertation, Harvard University, 2007.
Rabbi Shimon ben Lakish of Tiberias ( A. D. 230 – 270 ), asserted that all the specific names for the angels were brought back by the Jews from Babylon, and modern commentators would tend to agree.
They included Methodist minister the Reverend George L. Fox, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, Roman Catholic priest the Reverend John P. Washington, and Reformed Church in America minister the Reverend Clark V. Poling.
Rabbi Alexander D. Goode was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 10, 1911, the son of Rabbi Hyman Goodekowitz.
The event included a seminar with historian Hans Coppi, Jr. an expert on the Red Orchestra whose parents were members and were executed by the Gestapo, Natalia Narochnitskaya Ph. D, Prof., a doctor of historical science, an expert on international relations around WW1 and WW2, and a prominent public figure in Russia, Rabbi Avil Tawil, Director of the European Jewish Community Centre in Brussels, and Lital Levin, an Israeli journalist and relative of Leopold Trepper.
In February 1978 Mohammed gave a historic address before more than 1, 000 Jews and Muslims at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in Washington, D. C., then under the leadership of Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman.
* Rabbi Dr. Michael D. Shmidman, Rabbi of Congregation Orach Chaim in Manhattan and former dean of Judaic Studies at Yeshiva University
* Rabbi Daniel N. Korobkin – Mara D ' Asra, Beth Avraham Yosef of Toronto Congregation ( BAYT ), and author of the preeminent English translation of The Kuzari
" Criminal defense attorney Peter D. Greenspun, who represented Rabbi David Kaye ( a man convicted after a Perverted-Justice sting operation ) argues that the content posted on Perverted-Justice. com could encourage child predators.
Former ZOA presidents of the period included Louis D. Brandeis, Louis Lipsky, Daniel Frisch, Rabbi Wise, and Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver.
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Henrietta, however, was at that time engaged in a lengthy correspondence with Joe's older and more serious brother, Morris, who was just about her own age and whom she had got to know well during trips to Philadelphia with Papa, when he substituted for Rabbi Jastrow at Rodeph Shalom Temple there during its Rabbi's absence in Europe.
and she recited `` Hector's Farewell To Andromache '' most movingly, to the special delight of Rabbi Jastrow at his home in Germantown near Philadelphia, where the Szold girls took turns visiting between the visits of the Jastrow boys at the Szolds' in Baltimore.
Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto in particular focused on the ' purpose of creation ' and how the will of God was to bring creation into perfection and adhesion with this upper force.
Modern Kabbalah developed by Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag, in his writings about the future generation, focuses on how society could achieve an altruistic social framework.
Thus, a Rabbi, a Catholic priest, and an agnostic might agree that, in this particular case, the best approach is to withhold extraordinary medical care, while disagreeing on the reasons that support their individual positions.
Although there is no reference to reincarnation in the Talmud or any prior writings, according to rabbis such as Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman, reincarnation is recognized as being part and parcel of Jewish tradition.
Rabbi Trugman explains that it is through oral tradition that the meanings of the Torah, its commandments and stories, are known and understood.
Rabbi Trugman states that in the last five centuries the concept of reincarnation, which until then had been a much hidden tradition within Judaism, was given open exposure.
Rabbi Shraga Simmons commented that within the Bible itself, the idea reincarnation is intimated in Deut.
" The Zohar, written by Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai close to two thousand years ago, makes frequent and lengthy references to reincarnation.
Other well-known rabbis who are reincarnationists include Rabbi Yonassan Gershom, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Talmud scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Rabbi DovBer Pinson, Rabbi David M. Wexelman, Rabbi Zalman Schachter, and many others.