Articles By George Robinson

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    George Robinson

    George Robinson, author of Essential Judaism, is the recipient of a Simon Rockower Award for excellence in Jewish journalism from the American Jewish Press Association. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsday, Jewish Week, and The Detroit Jewish News.


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      The Mishnah as a Response to Catastrophe

      The Mishnah reflects an attempt by the rabbis to create an eternal Judaism, unaffected by the kinds of catastrophes that had afflicted the Jewish people in the preceding two centuries.

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      Sefirot

      According to the kabbalists, the attributes of God relate to each other in a scripted way.

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      Maimonides' Conception of God

      Maimonides' theology tells us more about what God isn't than what God is.

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      Kabbalah in Spain

      From the 13th through the 15th century, the Iberian Peninsula was the home of most major kabbalists.

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      Planning a Brit Milah (Bris)

      What to do besides calling the mohel.

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      Genesis Means Origins

      The first book of the Bible tells of the origins of the world and of a very interesting family eventually known as the children of Israel.

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      Interest-Free Loans in Judaism

      Jews have a tradition, based in biblical law, of interest-free lending, primarily--but not exclusively--to other Jews.

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      Hasidic Mysticism

      Hasidism spread mystical ideas to the masses of East-European Jewry.

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      The Zohar

      The most influential work of Jewish mysticism was, for centuries, shrouded in mystery.


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