From Memory to Transformation: Jewish Women's Voices

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The Nevi'im and Ketuvim are the books of history, prophecy, poetry, and other sacred writings. Alexander was supposedly an admirer of the Jews and their God. This conflicts with conservative Christians for whom belief is of primary importance and actions are a result of that belief. The wife leaves, and the Rebbitzen explodes and turning to him says, "How can they both be right, what kind of a counsel is that to say, Are you crazy?" Humanistic Judaism is a small non-theistic movement centered in North America and Israel that emphasizes Jewish culture and history as the sources of Jewish identity.
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Ketubbot: Marriage Contracts from the Jewish Museum

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While a goseis is someone in the last stages of life, a tereifah is one whose death may not be imminent, but will not recover from his or her illness. If you didn't marry, was this a conscious choice or did your life just take that turn? You might consider joining a group of Righteous Gentiles. Hanukkah, חנוכה, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight day Jewish holiday that starts on the 25th day of Kislev ( Hebrew calendar ). Palestine probably had a population of about two and one half million at this time, with some 100,000 people in Jerusalem.
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Jewish Mysticism: The Modern Period (Main Themes in

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The other basis for the sanguine conclusion? This is an expression of the concept of Tzedek, which means righteousness, justice and equity. Connect, learn, and visit Jewish communities around the world. Depending on sources, historical/archaeological records of the Jews appear approximately twelve hundred years before the Common Era with the disappearance of pig bones from area trash heaps. Daniel Breslauer, “Theodicy and Ethics: Post-Holocaust Reflections,” American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 8 (September 1987): 137.
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See Under: Shoah: Imagining the Holocaust With David

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Orthodox Judaism upholds the divine inspiration of the Old Testament—giving greater authority to the first five books—and recognizes the Talmud as authoritative for interpreting the Jewish law. There is only one God, and He is the only one who is and will ever be God. This occurred noticeably in Christian Spain in the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries and in Germany and Poland in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. I believe with perfect faith that the entire Torah that is now in our possession is the same that was given to Moses, our teacher, peace be upon him.
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The Artless Jew: Medieval and Modern Affirmations and

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The Rabbi may still try and dissuade you a bit, and the Bais Din certainly will try. They cannot eat seafood like shrimp, lobster, or mussels. The Torah gives an obligation to save human life. Similarly, of the 116 Jewish inscriptions from Egypt, all but five are written in Greek. Mashgiach of a yeshiva – Depending on which yeshiva, might either be the person responsible for ensuring attendance and proper conduct, or even supervise the emotional and spiritual welfare of the students and give lectures on mussar (Jewish ethics).
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Pebbles of Wisdom From Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: Collected and

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The religion and culture of the Jewish people. Such communities usually ask the young two key, related questions. Kosher certification labels printed on food packages aid kosher-seeking consumers in navigating the food marketplace. Largely owing to the discoveries at Qumrān, many scholars now regard primitive Christianity, with its apocalyptic and eschatological interests, as part of a broad spectrum of attitudes within Judaism itself, rather than as peripheral to Jewish development or to the norm set by Pharisaic Judaism.
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The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven: Reviewing and

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Indeed, the equation of Israel’s prosperity with God’s interest generated the first appearance of the issue of “true” and “false” prophecy. After partially overcoming his sense of unworthiness, Moses, with the help of his brother, Aaron, confronted Pharaoh with the Divine command. Judaism is the oldest of the three Abrahamic faiths that also include Christianity and Islam. If for instance large synagogues dating from, let us say, the ninth century were found in the former Khazar realm, modern historians might have to rethink their histories, but such an excavation does not exist."
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Sign of the Covenant: Circumcision in the Priestly Tradition

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And when you find a Rabbi that works in conversions, he's not going to make it easy for you, because Jewish Law says he must continue to dissuade you, and he will do so by various means. When a shatz recites a prayer on behalf of the congregation, he is not acting as an intermediary but rather as a facilitator. Yet the acceptance of the human by the commanding Love makes possible, and indeed mandatory, human self-acceptance. Many thoughtful Jews were concerned about this.
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Scholastic Magic: Ritual and Revelation in Early Jewish

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Morim has resources teachers and students of the Hebrew language, including online courses and a broad index of related links. Judaism finds its dynamic in the struggle between God’s plan for creation—to create a perfect world of justice—and man’s will. From an eternal view, if the ultimate pleasure we’re going after is transcendence - the eternal relationship with the Almighty Himself, then who would be luckier: Someone who lives an easy life with little connection to God, or someone who is born handicapped, and despite the challenges, develops a connection with God.
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The Laws of Cooking on Shabbos

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As a sign of devotion to God, the observant adult male Jew during weekday morning prayers wears both a fringed prayer shawl (tallith; the fringes are called zizith) and phylacteries (prayer boxes, called tefillin). Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. How else can we explain the fate of the Slavic-speaking Jews of Kievan Rus, whose existence is now acknowledged by many American and Russian historians and linguists?
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