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Steps To Passover

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Karaite Judaism maintains that in the absence of a Temple, ordinary washing should be substituted for the red heifer ritual—Karaites believe this was the practice before the Temple was built. [54] [55] For this reason, many of the laws of avoiding tum'at meit are no longer considered relevant in Rabbinic Judaism, but are still followed by observant Karaite Jews. In the following video, Christian apologist Lee Strobel interviews Rabbi Tovia Singer and fellow evangelical Christian apologist William Lane Craig about the Trinity of God: Judaism has considered belief in the divine revelation and acceptance of the Written and Oral Torah as its fundamental core belief.
Reasons for Jewish Customs and Traditions

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To be singled out by the Divine is a crucial and persisting Jewish experience. A gradual change took place in the late 1960s and early 1970s. But they didn’t believe His words or accept Him as the Messiah. At first the early Messianic Jews did not understand that this was God’s will and they proclaimed the Good News only to other Jewish people. Jesus came down from Heaven to save mankind. It chronicles the numerous protestations of the popes against mob violence against the Jewish race, and thus directs the attention of the student of history to the real cause of the Jewish persecutions, viz., the popular hatred against the children of Israel.
The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

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Receive a Daily Measure of God's Word and guidance straight to your inbox. S. adults who were raised Jewish or had at least one Jewish parent, but who now have a religion other than Judaism (most are Christian) or who say they do not consider themselves Jewish (either by religion or aside from religion). Conservative Jews tend toward the Reform view, but are less influenced by Eastern thought. Yet the moral atrocity of these events should be obvious to anyone feeling the slightest respect for a fellow human being, even to Jewish Rabbi Telushkin.
Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus: How the Jewishness of

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At the same time, we have knowledge and tools and insights today that the ancient sages surely lacked. In the pages of their Hebrew-language periodical, Ha-Meʾassef (“The Collector”), they preached the virtues of secular culture and publicized the need for secular education. The Modern Men's Torah Commentary, for the most part, retains gender-neutral language, and imparts lessons about being a good brother, father, and responsible community member—in short, a mensch—not about exerting mastery over wives.
Jewish Choices: American Jewish Denominationalism (Suny

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My analysis and conclusions will be controversial and will, I hope, stimulate a debate within the Jewish community and beyond. The amoraic emphasis on the moral and spiritual aims of Scripture and its ritual is reflected in their Midrashic collections, which are predominantly homileticalrather than legal in character. I also would mention the Workmen’s Circle as a resource with a secular Jewish outlook. Jewish scholarship was enlisted as a weapon in the battles for change.
Pardes Rimonim: A Marriage Manual for the Jewish Family

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But the basic problem of this implicit argument of Telushkin can be shown more explicitly in the texts of one of the greatest teachers of Jewish law and ethics ever to live, Rabbi Maimonides, which were written more than a millennium after this basic premise, that all men descend from Adam, was available to Jews. This was especially true of religious institutions. Honestly spoken, Judaism beliefs in afterlife takes a major role in the life of an Orthodox Jew. Nor is the tradition that developed subsequently.
Ask the Rabbi: Responsa on Modern Issues

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The document is signed by the groom and witnessed by two people, and has the standing of a legally binding agreement, that in many countries is enforceable by secular law. 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."
We Plan, God Laughs: Ten Steps to Finding Your Divine Path

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Messianic Jews baptize people who are of the age of accountability (able to accept Yeshua as Messiah). We oppose discrimination against homosexuals in areas of opportunity, including employment and housing. Today, historians recognize that many of those who arrived in the early colonial days were secret Jews or people from Jewish families who were trying to leave the horrors of the Inquisition behind them. Peru maintains full diplomatic relations with Israel. Notwithstanding its political impotence, the exile community possessed such high spirits that foreigners were attracted to its ranks, hopeful of sharing in its future glory.
KOLOT: Celebrating the Plurality of Jewish Voices

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Not every guest has celebrated with apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah or had cold cuts on Break-the-Fast or read from the Haggadah while eating matzah. Those marked with (!) are highly recommended. The Pew Research Center received invaluable advice on the survey questionnaire, methodology and analysis of results from a panel of advisers that included several of the leading figures in the study of American Jewry: Rabbi B. Later that day, the response of the Jewish and non-Jewish community proved that offer to be unnecessary.
Your Guide to the Jewish Holidays: From Shofar to Seder

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Well, the "Gospel of Jesus Christ" is different than the "Gospel about Jesus Christ." What are the sacred texts of the Jewish people? The ultra orthodox believe that the Torah is above science. Its implications are that only God has absolute ownership over Creation (Gen. 1-2, Psalm 24:1, I Chron. 29:10-16). Moreover, to eliminate women from the directive also undermined the actions of such biblical women as Lot’s daughters (Genesis 19:31–36), and Tamar (Genesis 38), who took their obligation to procreate seriously enough to flout social custom, or even Rachel, whose poignant cry, “Give me children, or I shall die” (Genesis 30:1), became a standard rabbinic prooftext for obligatory male propagation.