Quotations on Judaism

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Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Keywords: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)

What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism - which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people - is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: People, Beginning, End, First, Judaism, Present, Study, Tradition)

Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch, I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone.
- Luke Ford
(Keywords: Business, Home, People, Judaism, Privacy, Religious)

What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy.
- Arthur Hertzberg
(Keywords: American, Community, Culture, Enemy, Judaism, Tradition)

The observant Jew has his own sense of values. Torah Judaism is his blueprint for this life, his target for existence.
- Meir Kahane
(Keywords: Life, Values, Existence, Judaism, Sense)

Judaism is an intellectually based religion, and the single most important theme is that of study.
- Norman Lamm
(Keywords: Religion, Judaism, Study)

In Judaism, there are 613 biblical commandments, and the Talmud says that the chief commandment of all is study.
- Norman Lamm
(Keywords: Judaism, Study)

Again, I was influenced by my father, who was very much an atheist and took pride in combating the traditional or orthodox forms of Judaism, which his parents and which my mother's parents were very steeped in.
- Robert Jay Lifton
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Judaism, Parents, Pride)

I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism, and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow, because it is so grounded in legalism, and adherence to rituals.
- Fred Melamed
(Keywords: Judaism, Rituals)

Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal truths that are indispensable to salvation, of no revealed religion in the sense in which that term is usually understood.
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Keywords: Religion, Boasts, Judaism, Salvation, Sense)

The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of Judaism and Christianity, empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question.
- Michael Novak
(Keywords: God, Christianity, Ability, Judaism, Question)

In other words, Judaism is not Calvinism.
- Chaim Potok
(Keywords: Judaism, Words)

We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Keywords: Religion, Judaism, Problems, Respect)

OK, well maybe I have to get back to Judaism. In the sense that if I look at me and my forebears forever stretching back to I don't know, whenever there's no sense of place and therefore no sense of nationality.
- Janet Suzman
(Keywords: Judaism, Nationality, Sense)

I find its attention to living this life rather than the next one exhilarating because I think even independently of Judaism that that's the right way to go about life.
- Janet Suzman
(Keywords: Life, Attention, Judaism, Living, Right)

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine. My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the scriptures and with rabbinic literature. This is the way we live.
- Herman Wouk
(Keywords: Interest, Judaism, Literature, Sons)









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