DOCUMENTS OF

JEWISH BELIEF

(Line drawing of Maimonides, Ntl Library of Medicine)
This page and its underlying documents are intended as the first steps in an ambitious effort to provide an archive of Judaica texts on the World Wide Web. Materials published prior to 1917 are now in the public domain, and represent, Judaica-wise, a significant resource that can be scanned, HTML coded, and made available from this or other home pages. Planned additions for this page include additional Solomon Schechter essays (and eventually the whole of his Studies in Judaism 1st and 2d Series), selected articles from the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, selections from the Rodkinson translation of the Babylonian Talmud and the Friedlander translation of Maimonides Guide for the Perplexed. Contributions of other public domain texts are welcomed. Send your comments or suggestions.

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General Articles and Essays


Classical Texts


Orthodoxy



The Reform movement



Conservative/Masorti Judaism

  • In March, 1995, Jewish Theological Seminary of America Chancellor Ismar Schorsch unveiled his take on Conservative Jewish belief at the Fifth Annual Levitties Conference, held at Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley, Pennsylvania. The chancellor's enumeration of Jewish core values are contained in The Sacred Cluster: Core Values of Conservative Judaism. (full text from JTSA's W3 server)


Reconstructionist Judaism



Franz Rosenzweig

  • The Divinity Library at Vanderbilt University has a cool exhibit --
    Franz Rosenzweig, His Life and Work including pix, essays and biographical material. One of the better-developed Jewish resources on the Web.


Benedict Spinoza



Habad-Lubavitch Hasidism

  • R. Schneur Zalman of Lyady's Tanya, Habad Hasidism's seminal text.
  • Bati Le-Gani, a manifesto of Lubavitch messianism that posits a Lurianic reason for the world's existence. More than any other document, this discourse is cited to support claims the late Rebbe is/was the Messiah.
  • Rabbi Sholom Dov Ber Schneersohn (d. circa 1915) explains Resurrection of the Dead


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