Start Orthodoxy and dating

Orthodoxy and dating

In more open Orthodox circles, attempts were made to formulate philosophies that would confront modern sensibilities.

More specific doctrines refer to the times of Godly salvation and afterlife – in Judaism, Olam ha Ba, The World to Come.

These include belief in divine reward for those who observe the Lord's commandments and likewise, punishment meted unto the transgressors.

A definite and conclusive credo was never formulated in Judaism; the very question whether it contains any equivalent of dogma is a matter of intense scholarly controversy.

Maimonides delineated this understanding of a monotheistic, personal God in six articles concerning His status as the sole Creator, His oneness, His impalpability, that He is first and last, that God alone may be worshiped, and no other being, and that He is omniscient.

These, like the apopathic views of Yeshayahu Leibowitz or the Feminist interpretation of Tamar Ross, had little to no influence on the mainstream.

Orthodox Judaism affirms monotheism, the belief in one God.

According to David Bar-Hayim, the term "Orthodox Judaism" was coined as a response to the rise of Reform Judaism in early 19th century Germany.