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The Feast Of Hanukkah Dec 2012

The Feast Of Hanukkah

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel discusses the significance of the Feast of Hanukkah with Father Lawrence E. Frizzell on The Kinship of Catholics & Jews radio program, which is broadcast every Sunday morning at 8:30am on WSOU 89.5 FM radio. The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell is the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University.


The Torah And The Massoretic Text Dec 2012

The Torah And The Massoretic Text

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel discusses the Torah and the significance of the massoretic tradition on The Kinship of Catholics & Jews radio program, which is broadcast every Sunday morning at 8:30am on WSOU 89.5 FM radio. The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell is the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University.


The Jewish High Holy Days Dec 2012

The Jewish High Holy Days

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel discusses the significance of the Jewish High Holy Days with Father Lawrence E. Frizzell on The Kinship of Catholics & Jews radio program, which is broadcast every Sunday morning at 8:30am on WSOU 89.5 FM radio. The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell is the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University.


The Development Of Jewish-Christian Studies, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2012

The Development Of Jewish-Christian Studies, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel discusses the significance of the development of Jewish-Christian Studies as a discipline in academia with Father Lawrence E. Frizzell on The Kinship of Catholics & Jews radio program, which is broadcast every Sunday morning at 8:30am on WSOU 89.5 FM radio. The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell is the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University.


The Feast Of Shavuot Dec 2012

The Feast Of Shavuot

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel discusses the significance of the Feast of Shavuot with Fr. Lawrence E. Frizzell on The Kinship of Catholics & Jews radio program, which is broadcast every Sunday morning at 8:30am on WSOU 89.5FM radio. The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell is the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall Univeristy.


The Feast Of Passover Apr 2012

The Feast Of Passover

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel discusses the significance of the Feast of Passover with Father Lawrence E. Frizzell on The Kinship of Catholics & Jews radio program, which is broadcast every Sunday morning at 8:30am on WSOU 89.5 FM radio. The Reverend Lawrence E. Frizzell is the Director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies and Director and Associate Professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program at Seton Hall University.


Elijah In Light Of Rabbinic And Early Christian Sources, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2010

Elijah In Light Of Rabbinic And Early Christian Sources, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A comparative study that sheds light on the three aspects of Elijah’s coming in view of early attestation of rabbinic tradition over the millennia since the destruction of the Second Temple and was originally presented on November 5, 2006 at Seton Hall University.


Two Rabbinic Views Of Christianity In The Middle Ages, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2010

Two Rabbinic Views Of Christianity In The Middle Ages, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper compares and contrasts two rabbinic views of Christianity that arose in the Middle Ages and was presented at the 45th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 14, 2010.


Jews: Post Biblical History The State Of Israel And The Jewish People (1948-2008), Asher Finkel Dec 2009

Jews: Post Biblical History The State Of Israel And The Jewish People (1948-2008), Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article provides a historical outline of the post-biblical history of the Jewish People and the State of Israel from 1948 - 2008.


The Midrashic Construct Of Early Christian Texts In Light Of Early Homiletics In The Synagogue, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Jul 2009

The Midrashic Construct Of Early Christian Texts In Light Of Early Homiletics In The Synagogue, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

The Gospel preserves the preaching of Jesus as well as his early Jewish followers who penned these works, during the decades before and after the destruction of the Second Temple in the Christian first century. They offer a witness to homiletic midrash as distinct from the exegetical midrash. The latter governs the different approaches to the Biblical text and its wording. This paper was presented at the 15th World Congress of Jewish Studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in August 2009.


The “Alenu” Prayer: A Protest Or Acclamation, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2009

The “Alenu” Prayer: A Protest Or Acclamation, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper examines the tradition of the synagogal Hebrew prayer of the "Alenu" and was presented at the 44th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 8, 2009.


Significant Dynamics Of Masorah As Attested In Early Rabbinic Texts, Qumran Pesharim And The Teachings Of Jesus, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Nov 2008

Significant Dynamics Of Masorah As Attested In Early Rabbinic Texts, Qumran Pesharim And The Teachings Of Jesus, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper outlines the significant dynamics of the classical masoretic text of the Bible as demonstrated in early rabbinic texts, Qumran pesharim and the teachings of Jesus. This paper was presented at the Twenty-First Congress of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies in conjunction with the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Boston, MA on November 24, 2008.


Sabbath Controversy: Ibn Ezra And Rashbam In The Twelfth Century, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2008

Sabbath Controversy: Ibn Ezra And Rashbam In The Twelfth Century, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper examines the mid-twelfth century controversy that arose over the issue of whether the Sabbath begins at evening or in the morning and was presented at the 43rd International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 8, 2008.


Jewish Perspective, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Nov 2005

Jewish Perspective, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

Almost two millennia of confrontation, vilification and recrimination marked the relationship of the offspring Christianity and its mother religion, Judaism from the first century. Now, a new chapter of the encounter has opened since Vatican II with a papal declaration on the relation of the Church to Judaism and to non-Christian religions. A meaningful dialogue of mutual respect was pursued that led to the apologetic reconciliation and positive reorientation to the common Biblical tradition of Jews and Christians. The encounter has now changed from past relationship of disputation and intolerance to seeking understanding from the ground of faith in canonical ...


Temple And Jerusalem In Jewish Life Of The Medieval Diaspora, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Apr 2005

Temple And Jerusalem In Jewish Life Of The Medieval Diaspora, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper examines the importance of the Temple in Jewish tradition and the presence of Jews and their rabbinic leaders in Jerusalem throughout the Middle Ages. The paper was presented at the 40th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 6, 2005.


Research Review: The Phenomenological Dynamics Of Proto-Masorah, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Aug 2004

Research Review: The Phenomenological Dynamics Of Proto-Masorah, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

The paper focuses on the phenomenological dynamics of the proto-masoretic text of the Bible and was presented at the 67th Catholic Biblical Society Annual Meeting at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 9, 2004.


Rabbinic Hermeneutics Of Medieval Jewish-Christian Polemics, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2004

Rabbinic Hermeneutics Of Medieval Jewish-Christian Polemics, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper compares and contrasts rabbinic hermeneutics of Jewish-Christian polemics during the twelfth and thirteen centries and was presented at the 39th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 6, 2004.


Millennium, Jubilee And Human History Under God For Jews In The Middle Ages, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2002

Millennium, Jubilee And Human History Under God For Jews In The Middle Ages, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A phenomenological account of millennium in Jewish and Christian thought in honor of Biblical exegete and historian, Otto Michel.


Medieval Massorah’S Impact On Hebrew Philology, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2002

Medieval Massorah’S Impact On Hebrew Philology, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper examines the impact the Medieval Massorah had on the development of Hebrew philology and was presented at the 37th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 2, 2002.


Standardization Of The Biblical Text And The Massoretic Tradition Of The Leningrad Codex, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 2001

Standardization Of The Biblical Text And The Massoretic Tradition Of The Leningrad Codex, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper analyzes the standardization of the biblical text and the massoretic tradition of the Leningrad Codex and was presented at the 36th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 3, 2001.


Prayer In Jewish Life Of The First Century As Background To Early Christianity, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2000

Prayer In Jewish Life Of The First Century As Background To Early Christianity, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article explores the dynamics affecting the phenomenon of prayer in Jewish life of the First Century, as reflected in the early sources of the Second Temple Period. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company; all rights reserved. Please visit Eerdmans webpage for the complete book at http://www.eerdmans.com/Products/4883/into-god39s-presence.aspx.


Aramaic And Greek Targum As Witness To Early Massorah Dynamics, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2000

Aramaic And Greek Targum As Witness To Early Massorah Dynamics, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper outlines the governing dynamics of early Massoretic activities that are attested to by the complementary work of the Targumim from the Second Temple period.


Israel And Jerusalem Then And Now: The Historical Dynamics And Challenges, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 2000

Israel And Jerusalem Then And Now: The Historical Dynamics And Challenges, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

An outline of many of the historical dynamics and challenges of Israel and Jerusalem. This article was published in Religion and Politics in Asia Today, edited by Augustine Thottakara, 47-63. Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2001. Visit them online at http://www.dharmarampublications.com/orderpost.php.


Biblical Perspectives On Choosing A Wholesome Way Of Life, Asher Finkel Dec 1999

Biblical Perspectives On Choosing A Wholesome Way Of Life, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

An examination of the biblical perspective of freedom and human rights.


Women In The Jewish-Biblical Tradition, Asher Finkel Ph.D Dec 1999

Women In The Jewish-Biblical Tradition, Asher Finkel Ph.D

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

An examination on the role of women in the biblical and rabbinc traditions. The copyright is held by Dharmaram Publications. Learn more about Women and Worship: Perspectives from World Religions at http://www.dharmarampublications.com/order.php .


Sibling Rivalry Between Church And Jews: Commentaries On Esau And Jacob, Asher Finkel Ph.D. May 1997

Sibling Rivalry Between Church And Jews: Commentaries On Esau And Jacob, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This essay is based on a paper previously delivered at the Society of Biblical Literature Conference (Anaheim, 1989) and examines the rivalry between Jews and Christians as depicted in Biblical imagery. This paper was presented at the 32nd International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 11, 1997.


A Fresh Approach To Jewish-Christian Studies, Asher Finkel Dec 1994

A Fresh Approach To Jewish-Christian Studies, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

A fresh attitude towards Judaism has prevailed in the study of the common roots with Christianity and the subsequent relational development of the respective religious communities since the Vatican II and the publication of Guidelines and Suggestions for the Implementing the Conciliar Declaration "Nostra Aetate." This account of the scholarly pursuit of Jewish Christian studies shows how cautious we must be in the examination of each period. Such is the invitation extended to all scholars who seek to enter the new millennium in a joint effort to explore the dynamics of a common background.


Biblical, Rabbinic, And Early Christian Ethics, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 1993

Biblical, Rabbinic, And Early Christian Ethics, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

An analysis of the core priniples of biblical, rabbinic and early Christian ethics. The copyright is held by Peter Lang. Learn more about Jewish-Christian Encounters over the Centuries: Symbiosis, Prejudice, Holocaust, Dialogue at http://bit.ly/15yUs2K .


The Exegetic Elements Of The Cosmosophical Work, Sepher Yesira, Asher Finkel Ph.D. Dec 1992

The Exegetic Elements Of The Cosmosophical Work, Sepher Yesira, Asher Finkel Ph.D.

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This study examines the exegetic elements and historical setting of the Sepher Yesirah. The copyright is held by Peter Lang. Learn more about Mystics of the Book: Themes, Topics, and Typologies at http://bit.ly/ZgII2c.


The Other And The Stranger In Biblical And Rabbinic Tradition, Asher Finkel Dec 1991

The Other And The Stranger In Biblical And Rabbinic Tradition, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This article examines the concepts of the "other" and the "stranger" in the Biblical and Rabbinic tradition.