Friday, 8 December 2017

If I were an Orthodox Jewess, where on the spectrum of Orthodox Judaism would I be?

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First Test Score

Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 29%
Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 66%
Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 61%
Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 36%

Second Test Score

Left Wing Modern Orthodox: 32%
Right Wing Modern Orthodox: 63%
Left Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 57%
Right Wing Yeshivish/Chareidi: 35%


Sitra Achra - the realm of evil

Reishet Tzmichat Geulateinu -  the beginning of the final redemption

assur - forbidden

parnassa - livelihood, income

apikorsus - heresy

frum - religious; observant; Orthodox

kefira - departure from orthodoxy

gedolim - renowned rabbis of the past and present

Yeshiva University - 'Right-wing Modern Orthodox' - often University-educated and open to (certain) professional training and education, but seriously committed to halakhic observance.

makom tumah - suggests it means a detestable local custom required only because one is a diaspora Jew obliged to remind himself of his ancestral identity or whose parents wish to remind him of his ancestral identity.

tznius - modesty

mitzvah - commandment

minhag - custom; "A tradition that is not mentioned in the Torah or mandated by law but nonetheless is followed."

machmir - stringent, "taking the stricter position on an issue" (Weiser), meticulous

segulas -  A segula is a protective or benevolent charm or ritual in Kabbalistic and Talmudic tradition.

avoda zara - a tractate of the Talmud, idolatry

gemarah - "A compilation of 300 years of rabbis' legal and ethical commentaries on the Mishnah...together, the Gemara and the Mishnah comprise the Talmud."

"in the parsha" - period of dating for marriage (Orthodox Jews)

Kabbala - a Jewish mystical work, sometimes used as a catch-all term for Jewish mysticism. "The Jewish mystical tradition"

nishtanu hateva - the concept that the rabbis were not wrong, but rather nature has changed.

Chazal - a collective term that refers to all Jewish sages of the Mishna, Tosefta and Talmud eras

taiku - an unanswered question.

Yeshivish - Litvish; Lithuanian; associated with the rationalistic Lithuanian tradition; associated with non-Hasidic Black Hat communities

batala - I couldn't find any reference to it online. Sorry.

yeshiva bochurim  - a bachelor seeking marriage?

kofrim reshaim - Jews do not regard this as a good thing.

avoda Hashem - doing God's work

Rishon - a renowned rabbi living between the 11th and 15th centuries

Edah -

Midrashim - stories or explanations that interpret or ellaborate on the Torah's text.

pshat - "The literal, obvious meaning scholars give to a Jewish text. It can also refer to the simple interpretation of any issue or question." (JPS); "An explanation of the logic behind or the source of a passage, event, work, etc." (Weiser); Justification

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