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The Unbroken Tradition of Judaism

*   Has Judaism Changed?
Has Judaism taken ideas from Gentile cultures? What about styles of clothing? Are the Laws of Judaism still followed?

*    How Do We Know Our Tradition is Correct?
Should we simply accept the Tradition as true? Who owns the Torah? Who recorded the Torah? How was the Torah taught? How the Rabbis felt about the Tradition. Where is all that information from?

*   Sacrifices and the Holy Temple
Since Jews live by the Torah, and the Torah commands us to offer sacrifices, why don't we still offer sacrifices today?

*   Rebuild the Temple?
The Holy Temple was built, destroyed, and built again. Then it was destroyed again. The Prophets said it would be rebuilt yet again, for a third and final time. Why don't we rebuild the Holy Temple now?

*   Haven't Rabbis Changed the Laws?
The nature of the Rabbinical debates. Our authority to decide Jewish Law.

*   What Can't Jewish Law be Altered?
Do People Change? How have we Jews differed? Have we ever fit into the dominant societies? Is Judaism Archaic? Judaism is not static.

*    The Platforms of Some of the Jewish Denominations
People keep asking me about the difference between the various movements. Here's the answer in brief.

*   The Origins of the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Movements
An article by Lawrence Keleman in Jewish Action magazine, Summer 1999.
Please note that I did not write this article. The author, Mr. Lawrence Keleman, was a member of all of these movements at one time or another. None of the claims made in this article are Mr. Keleman's. For every statement he makes about any group he quotes sources from that very group. So when he tells you what the Reform say, he is telling you what Reform leaders have written in their very own books and periodicals.

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