In the Biur, therefore, Mendelssohn used a Tosafot to narrowly define the scope of idolatry in an attempt to preserve both his traditional and his universalistic credentials.
As seen in the cited passage from the Biur, Mendelssohn asserted that non-Jews were permitted to bow down to, pray to, and offer sacrifices to the stars, humans, and even demons, as long as they acknowledged that these entities were subject to God too.
The "War [Expulsion] Committee" under the leadership of Ben Gurion, assigned ethnic cleansing language to its military operations, from Hebrew names such as Matateh (broom), Tihur (cleansing), Biur
(a Passover quasi-religious expression meaning "to cleanse the leaven") and Niku (cleaning up).
Department of Private Law, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein Rita-Marie Jansen, BSocSc (Hons) Nursing, BIur
, LLB, LLM, LLD (UFS) Bloemfontein Eye Centre, Hospital Park, Bloemfontein Chris Gouws, MB ChB, MMed Ophth, FCS Ophth (SA)
No, according to the Biur, the 18th century commentary to Moses Mendelssohn's German translation of the Pentateuch.
Combining the interpretations of Buber and the Biur, we can say: Reach out and behave lovingly--with genuine solicitude and fairness--to others, as you want to be treated, for you are all equal members of the human family.
A Women's Commentary resembles the 1780 work of Moses Mendelssohn, known to historians as "the first modern Jew," who appended a commentary to the German translation of the Bible that came to be known as the Biur (explanation).
Like the Biur, A Women's Commentary is a didactic and collaborative effort, seeking to make the Hebrew scriptures accessible, relevant and thereby meaningful to a new generation.