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Sacrifice and Community: Jewish Offering and Christian

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In time, these Khazar Jews blended with the other Jewish elements in Poland and ultimately lost their ethnic group identity." - Nathan Ausubel, in Pictorial History of the Jewish People (New York, NY: Crown, 1953), page 133. "In 1016 the descendants of the Jewish royal family fled to their coreligionists in Spain. Kamenetz, Rodger, Stalking Elijah: Adventures with Today’s Mystical Masters, HarperSF, 1997, and The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet’s Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India, HarperSF, 1995. (The first title is an excellent overview of the Jewish Renewal movement in the USA.) Kaplan, Aryeh, Meditation and Kabbalah, York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1982; Meditation and the Bible, Weiser, 1978; The Light Beyond: Adventure in Hassidic Thought, Maznaim, 1981; The Handbook of Jewish Thought, Maznaim; Immortality, Resurrection & the Age of the Universe: A Kabbalistic View, KTAV, 1990; Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Creation), Weiser paper ed., 1997; Kaplan (Ed. & Tr.), The Bahir, S.
The Mystery of the Kaddish: Its Profound Influence on

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And Prager’s suggestion that one can be pro-choice, i.e., anti-criminalization of abortion, and still recognize that “many abortions have no moral defense” is not on much firmer ground. The Tanakh contains similar books as the Protestant Old Testament, but in different order. The Talmud (Babylonian Talmud, Taanis 9a) also sees wealth as a reward from God. Jewish mourning practices can be broken into several periods of decreasing intensity. All Judaism is derived from a spiritual prism through which the world is encountered.
Laws of Women's Prayer

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Jacob Richman keeps a list of Israeli ISP's. The Bible describes the Amalekite attack on the Israelites while they are still wandering in the desert. People have to live a life of moderation and frugality and thereby be content. Today marks an historic moment as the Israeli governing Cabinet has approved a proposal to create a permanent space for pluralistic and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel (Western Wall).
Three Times a Year: Studies on Festival Legislation in the

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However, the context and content of the passage make it clear it is not. From there Abraham, the founder of the Hebrew people, is said to have migrated to Canaan (comprising roughly the region of modern Israel and Lebanon), which was a vortex of west Asian, Egyptian, and east Mediterranean cultures throughout the biblical period and later ages. The first large-scale immigration came in 1836, when extended families and even entire communities left Bavaria, where in a time of economic depression they had been subjected to extra taxes and restrictions that limited their chances for financial success.
Beyond the Synagogue Gallery: Finding a Place for Women in

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They also maintain seminars for the training of teachers and rabbis. But Judaism was less than ready to accept her. This is understandable, in light of the long history of persecution. Letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu on Egalitarian Prayer Space at Kotel: Legal Action Is At Hand Dear Mr. Thanks for your continued support, and we hope we support you in your quest to find out more about Judaism. Love as a feeling is not enough in Jewish tradition. For example, the Hebrew Bible was unequivocal in its call for economic justice, but it did not overtly endorse any particular economic program.
The Enneagram and Kabbalah 2/E: Reading Your Soul

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Mourning practices in Judaism are extensive, but they are not an expression of fear or distaste for death. Odets, a 33-year-old artist who goes by the name Beth Brown in real life, wrote from Dallas, Texas, but the crowd was multinational and included participants from countries around the globe, including the US, Holland, Germany and Israel. While penitence begins with the quest for self-perfection, it ultimately “overflows into the endeavor to perfect society and the world.”22 Even more controversially, from the perspective of many Orthodox leaders of his day, Kook’s teachings about tikkun and his perception of holiness of all of humanity became a springboard for a redemptive religious Zionism.
The Jewish Woman's Book Of Wisdom: Thoughts from Prominent

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It means rather "the aggregate of all those characteristics that makes Judaeans Judaean (or Jews Jewish)." Poverty always existed in the Jewish community, but nonetheless each generation experienced a significant rise in wealth and social status. Emphasis original. [ 110 ] Steinsaltz 1989, 50. [ 111 ] For example the following versions, apart from the one quoted: Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5: "...whosoever destroys a single soul of Israel, Scripture imputes [guilt] to him as though he had destroyed a complete world; and whosoever preserves a single soul of Israel, Scripture ascribes [merit] to him as though he had preserved a complete world."
Keter: The Crown of God in Early Jewish Mysticism (Princeton

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Clare's Hospital and Morris View Nursing Home and would definitely have qualified as "alive" following the removal of her respirator, even though she remained in a PVS, given the fact that she was able to breathe on her own and was receiving nourishment. And it has been contended that a Jewish community functioned in Poland from the tenth century onwards, stimulated by a Jewish presence to the east in the former Khazaria." - Norman Davies and Roger Moorhouse, in Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City (London: Jonathan Cape, 2002), page 91. "Apparently, part of the Khazar Jews remained in their areas of settlement because there is evidence of a messianic movement among the Jewish Khazars of the Crimea.
Inner Worlds of Jewish Prayer: A Guide To Develop and Deepen

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The birth of a child, coming of age ( Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Confirmation ), marriage, and even death allow the family and community to reinforce their unity and to articulate the values that make life worthwhile all within a Jewish cultural and historic context. Rabbi Telushkin writes: "Judaism believes that the purpose of Jewish existence is nothing less than 'to perfect the world under the rule of God'," see Telushkin 1991, 549. [ 5 ] Such problems for example derive from the Bible's anthropomorphic conception of God, one of the reasons many ancient pagans rejected Jewish and later Christian conceptions of divinity: "[T]here was something alien to Judaism in the Hellenistic conception of God as an abstract Being, devoid of all categories and emotions, communicating with the world through intermediate agencies, the Logos and emanations.
The Jewish Holy Days in Chasidic Philosophy

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Even the Jews alarmed about "feminization" insist that they don't want to roll back feminist gains. The Jewish Diaspora was established as a result of both voluntary and forced migrations of Jews out of their ancient homeland—Eretz Israel (the Land of Israel). Because Judaism is not an evangelical religious tradition, there is a dearth of books on the subject, and I would recommend this to anyone with even a casual interest in the subject. Dana Evan Kaplan, Contemporary American Judaism: Transformation and Renewal (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), 85–9.