Jewish Life

The Four Centuries Between the Testaments: A Survey of

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Jewry 1. the Jewish people collectively. 2. an area inhabited solely or mostly by Jews. To which Rebbi replied that, after consideration, Antoninus was right. Torah's primary function is to teach us how to live Jewishly, in harmony with G-d's will. In an era when God was hidden from the world, the thrust of Jewish activity would have to be in the secular realm. And all the delights will be as common as dust. The Politics of Nationalism and Ethnicity. An abortion of the fetus, a potential person, would be justified to save the life of the child, an actual person.
Building Shabbat Community: Through Meaningful Alternative

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Fein represented many Jews, particularly among the baby boomers and their elders, when he asserted: “Politics is our religion; liberalism is the preferred denomination.” But the narrowness of this vision, whether advocated by Fein or by champions of American Jewish civil religion, such as Woocher, excluded those seeking fulfillment through spiritual, religious, cultural or intellectual Jewish pursuits. And twice the percentage of non-Jews as Jews earn less than $20,000. This Judaism maintained that change could become reform, but only in accordance with the principles by which legitimate change may be separated from illegitimate change.
The Aroma of Righteousness: Scent and Seduction in Rabbinic

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I didn't think it was worth it so I found you guys and I am so glad I did." And, how do the different branches view circumcision, same-gender unions, and the ideal of Zionism. Just as the written Torah was revealed at Mount Sinai to Moses it is traditionally held, the Oral Law was given at the same time. However repugnant expressions such as "the blood," "the suffering," and "the death of God" (Ignatius, "Ad Romanos," iii., v. 13; idem, "Ad Ephesios," i. 1; Tertullian, "Ad Praxeam") must have been to the still monotheistic sentiment of many, the opponents of Jesus' deification were defeated as Jewish heretics (Tertullian, l.c. 30; see Arianism and The idea of a Trinity, which, since the Council of Nice, and especially through Basil the Great (370), had become the Catholic dogma, is of course regarded by Jews as antagonistic to their monotheistic faith and as due to the paganistic tendency of the Church; God the Father and God the Son, together with "the Holy Ghost ["Ruaḥ ha-Ḳodesh"] conceived of as a female being," having their parallels in all the heathen mythologies, as has been shown by many Christian scholars, such as Zimmern, in his "Vater, Sohn, und Fürsprecher," 1896, and in Schrader's "K.
A Bond for Eternity: Understanding the Bris Milah

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It also means that your relationships will change. And in that light, let me thank everyone in this thread who has confirmed that. Primo Levi, who would later become a famed author, felt isolated in school and socially. Moses has been on the mountain receiving the Torah while the people of Israel waited below. For many centuries, adherence to divine law made Judaism and Islam kindred spirits. Yahweh, possibly the Canaanite god Yehu or Yaw, became the "national" god of the Hebrews.
The Challenge of the Soul: A Guide for the Spiritual Warrior

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This site draws upon Christian concepts, scriptures, and writings to explore how Christians and others might logically support, defend, promote, and embrace Judaism and Jewish Community. The more you know, the more equipped you are to make choices that work for you as you increase your involvement in Jewish life and the depth of your connections to the Jewish community. Judaism also rejects the concept of original sin. [4] Judaism arose several thousand years ago in the Middle East, descending apparently from the local polytheistic traditions of thirteen (not twelve) tribes of an ethnic group known as the Hebrews (traditionally, the ancient nations of Israel, Judah, Edom, Moab, and Ammon); these people may have had their origins in itinerant tribes known in Egyptian as "Habiru" in the ancient Middle East.
Judaism

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The Meru Foundation has information on their research into the essential structure of Hebrew letter forms. It gravitated toward Rome as toward the great world-empire, and soon the Church became in the eyes of the Jew heir to Edom (Gen. xxvii. 40). The external aspects of Jewish worship—i.e., the form of the service—was unacceptable to the newly Westernized members of the Jewish bourgeoisie in both Germany and the United States, whose cultural standards had been shaped by the surrounding society and who desired above all to resemble their Gentile peers.
Brother Jesus: The Nazarene through Jewish Eyes

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The OU/NCSY Israel Center publishes Torah Tidbits weekly, with divrei torah related information such as iconic pictures and statistics relating to the week's sedra. While in recent years more liberal Jews have taken to writing their own ketubot — usually focusing more on the spiritual and interpersonal aspects of their relationship — the traditional ketubah long used by Orthodox Jews is clearly an unromantic legal document that spells out the financial obligations of each partner.
Rejoice in Your Festivals: Penetrating Insights into Pesach,

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According to Jewish law physical contact is not allowed between a man and a woman until they are married (except for certain close relatives), and also they may not be alone together in a closed room or secluded area. We stand side by side with Israel in this hour of need. But Eisenkramer cautioned that children and young adult programming is not the only answer. "We must involve the whole community," he said. "As a congregational rabbi, there was one statistic (from the study) that stood out for me — only a third of Jews belong to a synagogue.
Spiritual Community: The Power to Restore Hope, Commitment

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God is forgiving towards those who mess things up. Enough eastern European rabbis and scholars had immigrated, however, to create their own synagogues, which reproduced the customs of the Old World. The ever-mounting hostility between the two religions, however, resulted in severe curtailment of Jewish disciplinary rights over their coreligionists, interference in the collection of patriarchal taxes, restriction of the right to build synagogues, and, finally, upon the death of the patriarch Gamaliel VI about 425, the abolition of the patriarchate and the diversion of the Jewish tax to the imperial treasury.
The Second Jewish Book of Why

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The bottom line is � while most people just throw on what�s comfortable, what�s fashionable or what makes them look hot � an observant Jew is more concerned with the expression of who they truly are, a reflection of their relationship with G-d. 4. Consequently, it is a time for introspection, for taking stock of one's behavior over the past year and making amends for any wrongdoing. In this respect, aliyah (emigration) to Israel has also been largely determined by our external enemies, since most Jews who have moved to the Jewish homeland have done so in reaction to anti-Semitism and persecution in their native countries.