The International Jew: Aspects Of Jewish Power In The United

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But ultimately the historical importance of this transplantation lay in Babylonia’s serving as the proving ground for the adaptability of Palestinian Judaism to a Diaspora situation. An abortion would be permitted in this case. He cites several modern-day sources that have been concerned with ostentation. This concept was such a clear reality that it gave Jews a higher form of pleasure than anything material on Earth. The practice of euthanasia -- whether active or passive -- is contrary to the teachings of Judaism.

Ancient Synagogue Seating Capacities: Methodology, Analysis

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Because the Messianic end is tied to present history, the prophetic expectation can even now imagine it; because it remains incommensurate with all pre-Messianic history, the prophetic imagination cannot make it literally intelligible. Their overall response to camp was that they found it amazing and wanted to know if we had more camps running throughout the year. A great deal of Jewish study deals with the creative power of two apparently incompatible ideas of God.

Every Person's Guide to Shabbat (Every Person's Guide

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Shavuot ("Pentecost" or "Feast of Weeks") celebrates the revelation of the Torah to the Israelites on Mount Sinai. Distinguished most conspicuously by their varying pronunciation of Hebrew, the numerous differences between them in religious orientation and practice derived, in the first instance, from the geographical fountainheads of their culture—the Ashkenazim (plural of Ashkenazi ) tracing their cultural filiation to Italy and Palestine and the Sephardim (plural of Sephardi ) to Babylonia—and from the influences of their respective immediate milieus.

Washing in Water: Trajectories of Ritual Bathing in the

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Jews also had succeeded in gaining social acceptance. Another serious limitation is the restriction of Kings’ purview: excepting the Elijah-Elisha stories, it recognizes only the royally sponsored cult and pays scant attention to popular religion. Later legal books, written by rabbis, determine the law as it applies to life in each new place and time. It will also be necessary to schedule regular study periods. The Jewish holy day, or Sabbath, starts at sunset on Friday and continues until sunset on Saturday.

Meditation & the Bible

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Having been immersed in Jewish life and culture, I was often asked whether or when I would convert. Did Messiah Himself observe and practice religious customs that Christian theology and Islam today discard, like the 7th Day Sabbath, the seven Great Feasts of God (the Jewish Festivals), Chanukkah, circumcision, purifying bodily water immersion, etc.? In some cases, terms of analysis are so similar in the two codes, the direct influence of Jewish jurisprudence on the Islamic seems likely - although ultimately both derived much from common sources of Middle East thought and Greek logic.

Maimonidean Studies. Vol. 4

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Some do not believe in keeping most of the laws. It has been developed by the Pears Foundation, in association with the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and World ORT, and is supported by Learning and Teaching Scotland. However, in English-speaking countries, in France since 1905, and in Germany since the end of World War I, such associations have been on a voluntary basis. For example, executive director of the UJA Federation of New York, John Ruskay, was a veteran of the Jewish counterculture and havurah movement of the late 1960s and 1970s.

Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective

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Irving Greenberg: A Biographical Introduction,” in: Continuity and Change: A Festschrift in Honor of Irving Greenberg’s 75th Birthday, eds. According to legend, the Ethiopian Jews are descendants of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Are we here on earth only to get and to spend? The Jewish people form an extended family whose shared history, memories, and destiny are commemorated in beautiful holiday celebrations.

Chosen Tales: Stories Told by Jewish Storytellers

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Choosing A Jewish Life would be useful for a non-Jew with a Jewish partner. An extended community of roughly 55,000 has grown up around the yeshiva, bringing investment, construction -- and political clout. Shouldn’t Simchat Torah and Rosh Hashana technically occur simultaneously? According to Karen Chapdelaine, its meaning is the Abyss and its universal element is Neptune which makes it an important element of the Tree of Sephiroth. Even political leanings, while influential, are not determinative.

Worship and Ethics: Study in Rabbinic Judaism

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[I]f the Jewish Khazars were small in number, which is the general scholarly consensus, then they certainly could not have been the demographic mainstay of Eastern European Jewry... This story is unusual only in the particulars, I fear. Still, the four to one advantage of the Ashkenazim gives the Ashkenazim a sheer numerical advantage that cannot be minimized. Once asked what he considered his greatest accomplishment, Israel’s former Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres replied, “What I am going to do tomorrow.” A consummate dreamer, Peres inspired and challenged people everywhere with his tireless efforts to build peaceful ties between Israeli and Palestinian citizens in the Middle East.

Jewish With Feeling: A Guide to Meaningful Jewish Practice

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This is all to say that He does not partake of any physical actions or qualities. This is the syllabus for the Jewish Court in Sydney, Australia, and will not be precisely the same as the syllabi at all other Jewish Courts, but using this will give you what you need to know. Since the Enlightenment large synagogues have often adopted the practice of hiring rabbis and hazzans to act as shatz and baal kriyah, and this is still typically the case in many Conservative and Reform congregations.