Torah for Teens: Growing up Spiritually with the Weekly

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In 1917, at 15 years old, under the Communist regime, he was forced to leave his studies to work. We know instead about other groups or schools or movements or parties.... Yet in enunciating this seemingly liberal doctrine he deprived faith, as typified by Abraham (Gen. xv. 6; Rom. iv. 3), of its naturalness, and forged theshackles of the Christian dogma, with its terrors of damnation and hell for the unbeliever. Gunther Plaut, The Reform Judaism Reader: North American Documents (New York: UAHC, 2001), 147–50; John D.

Soul Judaism: Dancing with God into a New Era

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They will enter the workforce when they are done; armed with skills of logic, formal reasoning and a type of critical thinking, they largely succeed after training in a professional field or going directly into business. By contrast, in Rome, many of the Jews were poor, only semi-literate, and deeply religious. The seven-day feast of Unleavened Bread is also related to the Exodus, when the Hebrews did not even have time to let bread rise as they were leaving Egypt (Exod 12:14-20; 13:3-10).

The Three Biblical Altar Laws: Developments in the

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Our long history of victimization has prepared us to defend against those who would destroy us out of hatred; indeed, our history has forged a Jewish identity far too dependent on persecution and victimization by our enemies. Some maintain that the written Torah was given to Moses. This site seeks to abide by US copyright law: the copyright status of texts here outside the US may be different.] Efforts have been made to ascertain the copyright status of all texts here, although, occasionally, this has not been possible where older or non-US publishers seem to have ceased existence.

Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson 2 Volume Set: The Concepts and Laws

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In the early 1st century ce, according to Josephus, the royal house and many of their entourage in the district of Adiabene in northern Mesopotamia were converted to Judaism; some of the Adiabenian Jews distinguished themselves in the revolt against Rome in 66. Tanakh is a modernizing movement and a liberal branch of Judaism. Withdrawing/withholding medication is allowed when dealing with a tereifah. It departed in new ways from traditional Judaism in ordaining women (1972), allowing patrilineal descent (1983), and sanctifying same-sex marriage (2000).

The Book of Customs: A Complete Handbook for the Jewish Year

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Adherents of liberal Jewish sects generally are less strict about observance than many Orthodox, and generally more accepting of gender and class equality as well as Western moral ideals. It is a simple place and yet we elevate it into a sacred place, a place to gather friends and family. The term "traditional" (masorti) is most common as a self-description among Israeli families of "eastern" origin (i.e., the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa).

The New Traditional Egalitarian Haggadah

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To claim that they are the purest Khazar descendants simply because they also happen to have spoken a form of Turkic is simplistic. As a reward for his act of faith in one God, he was promised that Isaac, his second son, would inherit the Land of Israel (then called Canaan ). Joshua Males' Gabbai Resources site has information and documents useful for a shul gabbai. He wrote 13 letters, and each one of them started with his own name!

Witness from the Pulpit: Topical Sermons, 1933-1980

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In 1923, at 21, he met his future father-in-law, the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok, for the first time in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. There was indeed but a small Jewish population in Mecca, Mohammed's birthplace; yet it is probable that contact with the Jews of that city was one of the means by which the founder of Islam became acquainted with Judaism, its beliefs, and it Patriarchs. Where did all this [my family's European physical traits] come from?

Who Needs God (Walker Large Print Books)

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Individuals do suffer unjustly, and their suffering cannot acquire meaning through historical events after they have died. He is instructed by the prophet Samuel ... to launch an all-out war against Israel's historic enemy, Amalek, to destroy their property, and to wipe them out. John 19:33 records that the Romans were about to break the legs of the criminals, but finding Christ already dead, they did not break his bones. In most Western democracies, where Jewish communities have been able to act relatively freely, these entities have adopted a communal strategy.

What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Jewishness of

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Jewish philosophy refers to the conjunction between serious study of philosophy and Jewish theology. Hebrew University has a list of Libraries in Israel on the Aleph Network. Which movement would be likely to accommodate the most aspects of modern secular life? The thirteen principles of faith were condensed by the great scholar Rabbi Moses Maimonides, an orthodox Torah giant from the twelfth century. In the eyes of Judaism, whatever meaning life acquires derives from this encounter: the Divine accepts and confirms the human in the moment of meeting.

Becoming a Congregation of Learners: Learning As a Key to

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In addition to synagogues, other buildings of significance in Judaism include yeshivas, or institutions of Jewish learning, and mikvahs, which are ritual baths. Other modern Jewish philosophers include Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Mordecai Kaplan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Emmanuel Lévinas. Its extreme wing was made up of Zealots always ready to welcome any false Messias who promised deliverance from the hated foreign yoke; while its rank and file earnestly prepared by the "works of the Law" for the Messianic Age variously described by the Prophets of old, the apocalyptic writings and the apocryphal Psalms of the time, and generally expected as an era of earthly felicity and legal righteousness in the Kingdom of God.