Oral_TorahAlthough there are now profound differences among Jewish denominations of Rabbinic Judaism with respect to the binding force of halakha (Jewish religious law) and the willingness to challenge preceding interpretations, all identify themselves as coming from the tradition of the oral law and the rabbinic method of analysis.
Of course, this claim is an outrageous lie, but it has been accepted by all Jews. Reform, Conservative and Recontructionist included.According to Jewish tradition, the Oral Torah was passed down orally in an unbroken chain from generation to generation until its contents were finally committed to writing following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, when Jewish civilization was faced with an existential threat.[clarification needed]
Karaite_Judaism is an exception but they number 25,000 at the most. Maybe it's sad that they are not considered Kosher by other Jews.
One could spend a lifetime studying and practicing Judaism without considering the Karaites.
I don't understand what your goal is in these posts. Anyone can go to the Kotel and pray.
I didn't look at what the women wanted to do specifically but it seemed like some kind of communal thing, reading scrolls and shit like that, maybe holding hands.Jewish prayer (Hebrew: תְּפִלָּה, tefillah [tefiˈla]; plural Hebrew: תְּפִלּוֹת, tefillot [tefiˈlot]; Yiddish תּפֿלה tfile [ˈtfɪlə], plural תּפֿלות tfilles [ˈtfɪləs]; Yinglish: davening /ˈdɑːvənɪŋ/ from Yiddish דאַוון daven ‘pray’) are the prayer recitations and Jewish meditation traditions that form part of the observance of Rabbinic Judaism. These prayers, often with instructions and commentary, are found in the siddur, the traditional Jewish prayer book. However, the term tefillah as referenced in the Talmud refers specifically to the Shemoneh Esreh.
In Jewish philosophy and in Rabbinic literature, it is noted that the Hebrew verb for prayer—hitpallel התפלל—is in fact the reflexive form of palal פלל, to judge. Thus, "to pray" conveys the notion of "judging oneself": ultimately, the purpose of prayer—tefilah תפלה—is to transform ourselves.
A good way to commune with God is to do it alone. It is good to have a MinyanThis etymology is consistent with the Jewish conception of divine simplicity. It is not God that changes through our prayer—Man does not influence God as a defendant influences a human judge who has emotions and is subject to change—rather it is man himself who is changed. It is further consistent with Maimonides' view on Divine Providence. Here, Tefillah is the medium which God gave to man by means of which he can change himself, and thereby establish a new relationship with God—and thus a new destiny for himself in life; see also under Psalms.
Being part of a minyan sort of fulfills a mtzvah, in any case, there is no big spiritual advantage to pray with a group. Praying with a group can be a problem; social interactions during prayer are dangerous as it is easy to get distracted. Assuming that there is a God listening to your prayers, the last thing one wants is to piss him off.There is a disagreement between the medieval commentators on whether prayer with a minyan is preferable or obligatory. Rashi is of the view that an individual is obligated to pray with a minyan, while Nahmanides holds that only if ten adult males are present are they obliged to recite their prayer together, but an individual is not required to seek out a minyan.
My problem with the Women of the Wall on this is that it is not a totally honest complaint in my opinion. These people are not going to the wall to pray but to meet like minded people and publicize the various social issues (which I am sympathetic to).