Heresy In Orthodox Judaism
Heresy in Orthodox Judaism (Hebrew: כְּפִירָה kefira) is principally defined as departure from the traditional Jewish principles of faith. Mainstream Orthodox Judaism holds that rejection of the simple meaning of Maimonides' 13 principles of Jewish faith involves heresy, although the status of creed in Medieval Jewish philosophy involved less canonical centrality than in non-Jewish notions of heresy. In contemporary society, Orthodox Judaism widely holds that Jews distanced from religious identification and practice are considered to be in the Talmudic status of Tinok shenishba, brought up without sufficient knowledge of Judaism to be expected to follow it, and instead should be welcomed to discover Jewish thought and observance as much as possible.
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