What do Orthodox Jews believe about the Tanakh?
Orthodox Jews regard the Torah as the central revelation from God given to Moses on Mount Sinai in its final form. They believe it is as relevant to life today as it was on the day it was given. They try to keep the commandments set out in the Torah in every detail.
What is the difference between unorthodox and Orthodox?
The Greek roots of unorthodox are orthos, or “right,” and doxa, or “opinion.” So someone whose beliefs are orthodox has “the right opinion,” while an unorthodox person does not. The definition has evolved so that unorthodox’s meaning is closer to “unusual” or “innovative” than just plain “wrong.”
Are the Tanakh and Torah the same?
Tanakh is an acronym, made from the first Hebrew letter of each of the Masoretic Text’s three traditional divisions: Torah (literally ‘Instruction’ or ‘Law’), Nevi’im (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings)—hence TaNaKh. The three-part division reflected in the acronym Tanakh is well attested in the rabbinic literature.
Is the Talmud and Torah the same?
The Talmud is a record of the rabbinic debates in the 2nd-5th century on the teachings of the Torah, both trying to understand how they apply and seeking answers for the situations they themselves were encountering.
Is there such a thing as Orthodox Judaism?
And so true. “orthodox” literally means “right-thinking” and originated as a name for the Greek version of Christianity (they thought differently than the Roman version). But the Jewish way of life is based on mitzvos more than on creeds. True, we think that Gd is the ONLY Gd–ayn od–but nowadays that’s an almost universal belief.
Is there such a thing as unorthodox Judaism?
Unorthodox! Yes! The most descriptive term I have heard for real Judaism! The belief that nothing is the way it is supposed to be, that everything in the world has to change, that we have to be different from everybody else.
What is Orthodoxy?
In modern-day jargon, the term “Orthodox” has come to designate those of us who don’t change Torah just so it should fit in better with what everyone else is doing. In that sense, I definitely count myself among the “orthodox.”
Does the Orthodox community have a choice of keeping non-Orthodox out?
Hence, the Orthodox community does not have a choice between keeping the non-Orthodox out or not, but only a choice between bringing the non-Orthodox into their framework by expanding the framework or allowing them full leeway to do what they will.