The Patron: A Life of Salman Schocken, 1877-1959

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The year 1142 brought a great crisis to the Jews in southwestern Europe. The Kingdom of Judah continued as an independent state until it was conquered by a Babylonian army in the early 6th century BCE, destroying the First Temple that was at the center of ancient Jewish worship. Mourning practices in Judaism are extensive, but they are not an expression of fear or distaste for death. Purim is celebrated annually on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Adar, which occurs in February or March of the Gregorian calendar.
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Comrades and Chicken Ranchers: The Story of a California

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In the Temple, the kohanim were charged with performing the sacrifices. Through their special relationship with God, and as they lived in obedience to His law, the nations would take notice of this people and come to learn about their God. A direct causal connection is thus made between human behavior and human destiny. The popular verbal version of this Divine Statement, which most of us use, almost exclusively, renders 'curse' in both instances also.
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Ancient Synagogues of Southern Palestine, 300-800 C.E.:

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The principles embodied in these laws, however, and the core of the legal and theological system—consisting of faith in the revelation and election of Israel, the requirement that the individual live by the canons of Jewish civil and family law, and the network of communal institutions modeled on those of Palestinian Judaism—remained intact, thereby ensuring a basic continuity and uniformity among rabbinically oriented communities everywhere. It is considered part of the Jewish Oral Law by the majority of religious Jews in modern times, although this was not agreed upon by many Talmudic and medieval scholars, as well as many modern liberal rabbis and a minority of Orthodox rabbis.
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Moments of Transcendence: Inspirational Readings for Rosh

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Hebrew has always been the central language of prayer. They were subjected to occasional attacks by the Byzantines and later by the Russians. Their mood finds expression in the oracles of the prophet Habakkuk in the last years of the 7th century bce (see Habakkuk, Book of ). All attempts to describe heaven and hell are, of course, speculative. The Torah given on Mount Sinai was summarized in the five books of Moses and together with the books of the prophets is called the Written Torah.
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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Survival Guides: Shabbat Zahor (Shabbat am

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However, Maimonides's radical negative theology, according to which scientific knowledge does not yield valid knowledge about God's essence, placed a limit on science and made the intellectual perfection (the goal of human life according to Maimonides) unattainable. Gentile Christians have the freedom to celebrate the Sabbath and the Jewish holidays, or not observe them. Similarly in the case of the Seven Nations, their destruction and extermination is binding upon us, and the war against them is obligatory: we are commanded to root them out and pursue them throughout all generations until they are destroyed completely. [ 64 ] By this prohibition we are forbidden to spare the life of any man belonging to one of the Seven Nations, so that they may not corrupt people and lead them astray into idol-worship.
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The Temple at Jerusalem: A Revelation

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Chai Center for Jewish Life was founded by a warm, vibrant, and diverse group of individuals and families. Likewise, Telushkin apparently does not see a moral problem with Moses' order to the Israelites to slaughter the Midianite women and male children, the biblical account of which (Numbers 31) has been quoted above. You never see a Jew who is mediocre or so so!" The Jewish community, to the extent Jews were even aware of these excised texts, has been content to let them remain obscure and unknown.
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The Theory and Practice of Universal Ethics - The Noahide

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It is considered good in Judaism to talk about the commandments and to try to understand how to follow them. Messianic expectation in Rabbinic times (A. D.135-1750) and in the time of Yeshua may have changed over the years. USY announced the winners of its annual awards, including the first-ever Abraham Joshua Heschel Society Award which was given to Dr. And remember this is a theological issue rather than a legal one. Ber. iv. 3, p. 8a; Justin, "Dial. cum Tryphone," xxxviii.).
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Harry H. Epstein and the Rabinate As Conduit for Change

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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. Let angels be your guide with help from this inspiring and thought-provoking newsletter. The facts of nature and society set forth in that plan conform to a pattern of reason based on justice and together constitute God’s world order.
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A Night to Remember: Reflections on Passover

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Rather, wealth should be used for charity, for performing deeds of loving kindness, and for studying Torah. The idea of total immersion comes from the Scripture in Leviticus 15:16 when it says, "he shall wash all his flesh in the water." These are some of the findings of the new Pew Research Center survey, conducted Feb. 20-June 13, 2013, among a nationally representative sample of U. Jews have faced dangers in the past, but this time we may be unprepared to confront the newest threat to our survival as a people, because its principal cause is our own success as individuals.
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Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices: Body (v. 1)

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The charms and apotropaic amulets are often syncretistic, and the Jews can hardly have been unaware of the religious significance of symbols that were still very much filled with meaning in pagan cults. Thus, God will curse those who speak lightly of Judah, or who bad-mouth Jews. The etymological equivalent is in use in other languages, e.g., يَهُودِيّ yahūdī (sg.), al-yahūd (pl.), and بَنُو اِسرَائِيل banū isrāʼīl in Arabic, "Jude" in German, "judeu" in Portuguese, "juif" in French, "jøde" in Danish and Norwegian, "judío" in Spanish, "jood" in Dutch, "żyd" in Polish etc., but derivations of the word "Hebrew" are also in use to describe a Jew, e.g., in Italian (Ebreo), in Persian ("Ebri/Ebrani" ( Persian: عبری/عبرانی‎‎)) and Russian (Еврей, Yevrey). [50] The German word "Jude" is pronounced [ˈjuːdə], the corresponding adjective "jüdisch" [ˈjyːdɪʃ] (Jewish) is the origin of the word "Yiddish". [51] (See Jewish ethnonyms for a full overview.) It is widely recognized that the attributive use of the noun Jew, in phrases such as Jew lawyer or Jew ethics, is both vulgar and highly offensive.
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