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Judaism Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Judaism

Please enjoy these Judaism Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Judaism is an intellectually based religion,
and the single most important theme is that of study.
- Norman Lamm

I am tolerably ignorant about Judaism,
and much of what I do know about it seems hard to swallow,
because it is so grounded in legalism,
and adherence to rituals.
- Fred Melamed

The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of
Judaism and Christianity,
empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question.
- Michael Novak

In Judaism, there are 613 biblical commandments,
and the Talmud says that the chief commandment of all is study.
- Norman Lamm

 

In other words, Judaism is not Calvinism.
- Chaim Potok

Judaism is a conspiracy against all races.
- Tom Metzger

Christians must be Jews.
The truth of what we believe depends on the truth of Judaism,
depends on the first covenant.
- Michael Novak

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My husband, Jim, converted to Judaism just before our wedding.
- Anita Diament

I believe in Christianity, Judaism and Islamism,
but I stay away from churches, synagogues and mosques.
- Ted Lange

Jews do not have to be Christians.
Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism,
but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn.
- Michael Novak

Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced,
then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
- Timothy Radcliffe

We realize that Judaism as a faith can survive only
in an atmosphere of general faith.
- Louis Finkelstein

I find its attention to living this life rather than
the next one exhilarating because I think even independently
of Judaism that that's the right way to go about life.
- Janet Suzman

Judaism has always been a strong interest of mine.
My two sons speak Hebrew and are familiar with the
scriptures and with rabbinic literature.
This is the way we live.
- Herman Wouk

Judaism boasts of no exclusive revelation of eternal
truths that are indispensable to salvation,
of no revealed religion in the sense in which that
term is usually understood.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism,
Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut,
visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong

I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version.
- Lionel Blue

It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god,
and he's telling them all different things.
- Billy Connolly

The observant Jew has his own sense of values.
Torah Judaism is his blueprint for this life,
his target for existence.
- Meir Kahane

It therefore become essential for the future of Judaism
itself that its advancement should be correlated with
a similar effort to advance the cause of religion generally.
- Louis Finkelstein

Judaism lives not in an abstract creed,
but in its institutions.
- Berthold Auerbach

We have no problems with Jews and highly respect Judaism as a holy religion.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that
is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates?
The American Jewish community is not going to survive
by lining up against its common enemy.
- Arthur Hertzberg

OK, well maybe I have to get back to Judaism.
In the sense that if I look at me and my forebears
forever stretching back to I don't know,
whenever there's no sense of place and therefore no sense of nationality.
- Janet Suzman

What is supposed to be the very essence of Judaism -
which is the notion that it is by study that you make yourself a holy people -
is nowhere present in Hebrew tradition before the end
of the first or the beginning of the second century of the Common Era.
- Harold Bloom

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

I'm not going to get in to an argument with anyone
about the relative merits of Judaism and Christianity,
and what it means for a Jewish kid to be a Christian -
I'm just not interested in that argument.
- T-Bone Burnett

A Jew without Jews, without Judaism,
without Zionism,
without Jewishness, without a temple or an army or even a pistol,
a Jew clearly without a home, just the object itself,
like a glass or an apple.
- Philip Roth

Our society is the product of several great religious
and philosophical traditions.
The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity,
Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

First of all, the Jewish religion has a great deal
in common with the Christian religion because,
as Rabbi Gillman points out in the show,
Christianity is based on Judaism.
Christ was Jewish.
- Barbara Walters

Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch,
I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view
that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone.
- Luke Ford

If all ideas have to be bought, then you have an intellectually
regressive system that will assure you have a highly
knowledgeable elite and an ignorant mass.
- John Perry Barlow

Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country;
emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
- Sinclair Lewis

In a more intellectually rigorous age,
I wouldn't be talked about as a satirist at all.
I would just be a topical comedian.
- Rory Bremner

I admit that the eyes of the intellectually and culturally
lively tend to glaze over at the mere mention of sociology,
often with ample justification.
- Richard Wall

We still need to feed the public, both physically and intellectually.
- Barry Corbin

Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by
a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually
and ethically and would give assurance of immortality.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide
an intellectually satisfying alternative to German
biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.
- John Gresham Machen

You cannot be against embryonic stem cell research
and be intellectually and therefore morally consistent,
if you're not also against in vitro fertilization.
- Ron Reagan

The scientific argument advanced for intelligent design at the Dover trial,
those arguments collapsed, scientifically and intellectually.
- Kenneth Miller

After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn't,
I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God's Son.
- Josh McDowell

I find it satisfying and intellectually stimulating
to work with the intensity,
brevity, balance and word play of the short story.
- Annie Proulx

I think Chris Rock at the Oscars was a great example.
I thought that was intellectually hilarious.
The Gap starts a war with Banana Republic...
That to me was funny.
- Christopher Meloni

My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that
seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as
it is intellectually suspect.
- Ellen Willis

I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no
more impact on me than did social theory.
- Paul Farmer

Berkeley had a liberal element in the student body
who tended to be quite active.
I think that's in general a feature of intellectually active places.
- John Searle

All growth depends upon activity.
There is no development physically or intellectually without effort,
and effort means work.
- Calvin Coolidge

This is still a man's profession, with a lot of men
who intellectually and emotionally have not accepted
that the military could be women's work.
- Lawrence Korb

A life of reaction is a life of slavery,
intellectually and spiritually.
One must fight for a life of action,
not reaction.
- Rita Mae Brown

Intellectually I'm probably a Republican.
- Sting

I was very intellectually oriented, very early on.
- Donald Johanson

The intellectually sophisticated person is indifferent
to all genuine individuality,
because relationships and reactions result from it
which cannot be exhausted with logical operations.
- Georg Simmel

I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing.
I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year
was one of the best moments Stanford,
at least, intellectually, had to offer.
- Fred Savage

I loved nearly all my teachers; but it was not till
I went home to live at Oxford,
in 1867, that I awoke intellectually to a hundred interests
and influences that begin much earlier nowadays to affect any clever child.
- Mary A. Ward

I wanted to define the vocabulary of a wedding both
visually and intellectually.
The book is about more than weddings or wedding dresses.
It's a metaphor for women's lives, their creativity.
- Vera Wang

I can understand why some of these drummers and bass
players become cult figures with all of their equipment
and the incredible amount of technique they have.
But there's very little that I think satisfies you
intellectually or emotionally.
- Ken Burns

I don't know if I was a desirable person,
not just physically but emotionally and mentally and intellectually.
I still have a long way go and a lot to learn,
but I'm on my way, I don't think I'm terribly attractive,
but I'm comfortable with my looks.
- Shelley Duvall

It is intellectually dishonest to look backwards with
all the facts and judge the decisions that were made
with almost none of the facts,
or the facts that existed hidden in the normal cloud
of endless speculation of what might happen.
- Norm Coleman

Lennon was not very fond of me.
Lennon didn't like to be around somebody else who was
likely to be the center of attention and didn't like
being on deck with somebody who was intellectually as hot as he was.
- Peter Fonda

The amount of sophistication varies according to the quality of the medium,
and to the state of the same medium at different times;
it must be attributed in the best cases physiologically to the medium,
intellectually to the control.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge

Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive,
intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking.
That agenda should have in my three pillars:
strengthen the economy,
strengthen our security, and strengthen our families.
- Mitt Romney

No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the
forces of world change than the United States,
and few societies are more intellectually aware of
the nature of the issues that have to be faced.
- Christopher Dawson

At the same time, much of it seems to have to do with
recreating things we or others had already done;
it seems rather derivative intellectually;
is there a dearth of really new ideas?
- Dennis Ritchie

If I had to choose criteria, for me,
it's about first the director.
I want to be a part of something that's good and intellectually challenging.
After the director it's the character and the story.
That's the deal for me.
- Giovanni Ribisi

I have never met anyone who did not support our troops.
Sometimes, however, we hear accusations that someone
or some group does not support the men and women serving in our Armed Forces.
But this is pure demagoguery, and it is intellectually dishonest.
- Ron Paul

It seems to me that humour is everybody's way of keeping
sane and standing off from the situations so that they
can see it intellectually,
as well as emotionally, and I don't know whether you've noticed,
but if somebody tells a joke, it's nearly always a mini fantasy.
- Diana Wynne Jones

A politics that is not sensitive to the concerns and
circumstances of people's lives,
a politics that does not speak to and include people,
is an intellectually arrogant politics that deserves to fail.
- Paul Wellstone

I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons.
The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging,
particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical
reasoning and quantitative analysis.
- James Tobin

I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book.
But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader
to share my engagement with the material,
if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually.
- Helen Garner

When you poll all of the economists,
uh,
across America that I think are intellectually honest they would all,
or maybe not all, but 95% of them 96% of them would
say you know we really have got a powerful economy.
- Donald Evans


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