Portrait of American Jews: The Last Half of the 20th Century

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They must use the things in the world to increase good and come closer to God. Eccl." iv. 5; compare Matt. xv. 26), while they held friendly intercourse with the leaders of the synagogue (see Grätz, "Gesch. der Juden," iv. 373 et seq.; and Ebionites, , and Nazarenes ). For Jews, the ultimate question relating to all bioethical issues is how much we are allowed to tamper with life, the sacred gift granted to us. Religious precepts in Judaism are traditionally divided into prohibitions and positive commandments.

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life: Awakening

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It should be noted, however, that the first Qabbalists did not include any such sphere, making Daath a contested point of philosophical discussion. In the case of a childless but otherwise happy couple, where significant human suffering would result from divorce, there is an acceptance that the obligation to reproduce is neither enforceable nor paramount. Elaine Adler's calligraphy site discusses the traditional text of the ketubah, and alternate modern texts.

Searching for my brothers

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Her most recent TV work is in the ITV murder mystery “Rosemary and Thyme,” in which she plays a gardener. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. Fein’s lectures and his book, Where Are We? Jews participated in astronomy at the court of Alphonso X and were largely responsible for the construction of the Alphonsine Tables for computing planetary positions that remained popular until the mid-seventeenth century. Sanhedrin 20b. [ 38 ] Julian Apostata, Contra Galilaeos, 152B-152D, cited in Stern 1974. [ 39 ] Telushkin 496.

The Passover Soul Kit: 101 Soul Tips, Easy Passover Recipes,

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Then why is Kaddish recited for only 11 months, when the mourning period is 12 months? It is these so-called “defectors” whose lives are explored with color and compassion in Lynn Davidman’s “Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews” (Oxford University Press). When a person dies and goes to heaven, the judgment is not arbitrary and externally imposed. The Mishnah is a terse summary, in Hebrew, of the full corpus of Jewish law as it had crystallized by the second century of the Christian era.

The Invisible Voice: Meditations on Jewish Themes

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Jews seem to recognize this: 62% say being Jewish is mainly a matter of ancestry and culture, while just 15% say it is mainly a matter of religion. An additional presence in the book is Ludwig Wittgenstein, who, although not a practicing Jew, thought about religion in ways that Putnam juxtaposes to the views of Rosenzweig, Buber, and Levinas. Many a halakic and haggadic discussion is recorded in the Talmud as having taken place between the Christians and the Rabbis ( see Jacob the Gnostic ).

Moments of Transcendence: Inspirational Readings for Yom

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Food is prepared in specific ways according to these laws and is often referred to as kosher. Rev. 14:12 "This is why there must be constancy in the saints, who keep the Commandments of God and Faith in YAHU'SHUAH." Historically, Judaism has considered belief in the divine revelation and acceptance of the Written and Oral Torah as its fundamental core belief, but Judaism does not have a centralized authority dictating religious dogma. And it's a magnificent cornerstone of civilization and compassionate behavior. 3.

Torah Umadda

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It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way. The institution, itself, Neot Deshe, is operating as a continuation of an earlier body whose nearly 100-year-old charter provides that rabbinical education must include Jewish history and thought, languages, sciences and general education, as well as rabbinical studies. Some will explain the Torah in other ways, so it shouldn't contradict.

Jewish Holidays All Year Round: A Family Treasury

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The Sabbath and prayer help us to achieve this state of mind. Abraham is said to have founded the monotheistic religion of the Jews, making a covenant of obedience with G-d; it seems that for him the name of the Lord was El-Shaddai, usually translated "Divinity of the Mountains," but some scholars have observed that this also means "the Breasted One," suggestive of a maternal, nurturing Protector. How have these fixers changed their worlds?”64 In the 1980s, tikkun olam also began to appear in the curricula of the Reform movement.

Staying Jewish and Surviving College, Survival Guide for the

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Kosher food is food that has been prepared according to Jewish dietary laws. But Judaism was less than ready to accept her. Jesus did not die but ascended to heaven. Conservative and Reform Jews view salvation as the betterment of self and society. When properly calculated, the prophecy predicts the Messiah to enter Jerusalem and be crucified in AD 33. The prophets do not predict an inescapable future. Some mitzvot are about how people must act towards God.

Hasidic People: A Place in the New World

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Rabbi, in Aramaic and Hebrew, means �my teacher.� The rabbis, Jewish sages adept in studying the Scriptures and their own traditions, maintained that God had revealed to Moses on Sinai a twofold Torah. On October 16, 1943, the Germans entered the ghetto to round up the Jews. This balance applies to human society as well to the natural world. To the same category belongs Astruc Raimuch, physician of Traga, Spain, who from a pious Jew became a fervent Christian, assuming the name of Francesco Dios Carne (Godflesh).