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The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes ...
by Abraham Cahan

The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life.
- Abraham Cahan

Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be.
- Abraham Cahan

If you feel that you are good, don't be too proud of it.
- Abraham Cahan

I was a great dreamer of day dreams.
- Abraham Cahan

 

If you study the Talmud you please God even more than
you do by praying or fasting.
- Abraham Cahan

Above all, you must fight conceit, envy,
and every kind of ill-feeling in your heart.
- Abraham Cahan

If a man is tongue-tied, don't laugh at him,
but, rather, feel pity for him, as you would for a man with broken legs.
- Abraham Cahan

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What is this world? A mere curl of smoke for the wind to scatter.
- Abraham Cahan

Be modest, humble, simple.
Control your anger.
- Abraham Cahan

What is wealth? A dream of fools.
- Abraham Cahan

Only the other world has substance and reality;
only good deeds and holy learning have tangible worth.
- Abraham Cahan

Remember that it is not enough to abstain from lying by word of mouth;
for the worst lies are often conveyed by a false look,
smile, or act.
- Abraham Cahan

The dearest days in one's life are those that seem
very far and very near at once.
- Abraham Cahan

You must never tire fighting Satan.
- Abraham Cahan

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man
wearing a quilted silk cap;
holiness was something burning,
forbidding, something connected with fire while a day
had the form of an oblong box.
- Abraham Cahan

If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor,
the distinction is probably due, in some measure,
to the extremely important part which Talmud studies
have played in the spiritual life of the race.
- Abraham Cahan

The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is
not that it has not been orthodox enough,
but that it has lost a lot of religious substance.
- Peter L. Berger

Today the eyes of orthodox Jews of earth are fixed upon Palestine.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

I now attend non-orthodox synagogues,
and study little during the secular week.
- Luke Ford

The Gnostics were rapidly driven out of business by
the hierarchical orthodox Christians.
- Robert Shea

People that are orthodox when they are young are in
danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
- Walter Lippmann

Once is orthodox, twice is puritanical.
- Lord Melbourne

Men who are orthodox when they are young are in danger
of being middle-aged all their lives.
- Walter Lippmann

I do not believe in the divinity of Christ,
and there are many other of the postulates of the orthodox
creed to which I cannot subscribe.
- William Howard Taft

I'm against the capturing of Eastern Orthodox temples.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

The only thing I oppose is persecuting of Eastern Orthodox priests and temples.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel.
Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land,
but not the state.
- Norman Lamm

One and all, the orthodox creeds are crumbling into ruins everywhere.
- John Fiske

But for 30 years, Orthodox leaders have tipped the
balance between hawks and doves,
and have been in a position to determine who forms
a coalition and who runs the country.
- Amos Oz

Russia is an Eastern Orthodox country.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Especially for my father it was a great change.
He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party.
But then he became an orthodox Jew.
- Leon Askin

I can understand why Christians call us heretics.
But most important, who will God call a heretic? From God's point of view,
my revelation is deeply orthodox.
- Sun Myung Moon

I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more
than anything to have your respect.
The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it,
and I can't deny the fact that you like me,
right now, you like me!
- Sally Field

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at
a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough
to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed
by the inertia of the orthodox system.
- Kevin Kelly

Not all Modern Orthodox Jews, at the present juncture,
identify with what the Israeli government does.
In Israel many religious Zionists strongly oppose the
government because of the disengagement.
- Norman Lamm

When I walk into an Orthodox Church...
one is immediately aware that one has stepped into the presence of what St.
Paul would call the whole family in heaven and earth.
You have stepped into the precincts of heaven!
- Thomas Howard

Again, I was influenced by my father,
who was very much an atheist and took pride in combating
the traditional or orthodox forms of Judaism,
which his parents and which my mother's parents were very steeped in.
- Robert Jay Lifton

There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively.
First, in the Russian Orthodox religion,
there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Most Modern Orthodox are religious Zionists.
Despite all differences and nuances among us,
we consider the founding of the State a historic change.
We accept it as something that came from Providence.
- Norman Lamm

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation,
it is that no official, high or petty,
can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics,
nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion,
or force citizens to confess by word or act.
- Robert Jackson

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century
champions of the Christian faith was that not one of
the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.
- Mortimer Adler

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

Peace is the ultimate blessing.
- Jewish traditional

That which is hateful to you,
do not do to your fellow.
That is the whole Torah;
the rest is the explanation.
- Talmud (Jewish Wisdom)

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

I do not recall a Jewish home without a book on the table.
- Elie Wiesel

Hey, I may loathe myself, but it has nothing to do
with the fact that I'm Jewish.
- Larry David

This type of gathering is unprecedented.
The time has come for Christians to publicly affirm our Jewish roots,
distinctions and oneness in Jesus Christ.
- Bill McCartney

What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance.
I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures.
But it is mine.
- Theodore Bikel

I'm a Jewish born-again Christian.
- Stephen Baldwin

We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive
to people of the Jewish persuasion,
and we led off with it, and they were offended by it,
and that was that.
- Santiago Durango

People always think I'm Jewish and changed my last name from Rabinowitz.
- Nathan Lane

Our main battle has always been against Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers.
- Ahmed Yassin

There's an unwritten law that you cannot have a Jewish
character in a film who isn't 100 percent perfect,
or you're labeled anti-Semitic.
- Spike Lee

In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago,
the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to
sustain an anti-Jewish political party.
- Franz Boas

I'm sorry I'm not gay or Jewish, so I don't have a
special interest group of journalists that support me.
- Vincent Gallo

As long as these blood brothers are our leaders,
and as long as your party officials are Jewish lackeys,
you will be no threat to the big money men.
- Julius Streicher

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps,
the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel,
and the Irish.
- Leon Uris

I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to
other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor.
- Theodore Bikel

Zionism demands a publicly recognized and legally secured
homeland in Palestine for the Jewish people.
This platform is unchangeable.
- Theodor Herzl

There was one public school for boys,
and one for girls, but Jewish children were admitted in limited numbers -
only ten to a hundred; and even the lucky ones had their troubles.
- Mary Antin

I'm Catholic, he's Jewish, and it was just easier to elope.
- Marg Helgenberger

In my career, there have been three things that were challenging:
playing gay;
playing a Jewish woman; and playing Chekhov.
The scariest part was playing Chekhov!
- Bernadette Peters

I think it was when I was nineteen, by that time the
Jewish laws were already in force and the split was
beginning to come about which isolated the Jewish culture.
- Gyorgy Legeti

For I firmly believe that Jewish life,
indeed any communal life, can only be organized according
to democratic principles.
- Theodore Bikel

Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the
Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship.
- William L. Jenkins

I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law,
probably going back to the second or third century,
when it was elaborated on in a legal way.
- Norman Lamm

Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian
holidays that move in sync,
like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.
- Marvin Olasky

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years
as an anti-apartheid politician,
had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.
- Helen Suzman

Sometimes people who are Jewish are held to a higher
standard which sometimes we take great pride in.
- Gary Ackerman

I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people.
Their best characteristic is their desire to remember.
No other people has such an obsession with memory.
- Elie Wiesel


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