Hearing the Biblical Voice: Finding Meaning in Kashrut,

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Visitor Comment: "This past weekend I watched the movie Meet the Parents starring Robert DeNiro and the Jewish comedian Ben Stiller who's character in the film is also Jewish. Juan Peron’s rise to power culminating in 1946 was a delicate time for Argentina’s Jewish community. It is a service of Melingo, which provides various Hebrew/English translation services, including the Rav Milim dictionary, and Kolan Hebrew text-to-speech. These were called the “ Principles of Faith .” [2] [3] God is the Maker and the King of the world.

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The House of Secrets: The Hidden World of the Mikveh

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One night he climbed Mount Sinai and it is believe that God gave him the 10 Commandments that eventually became part of the Old Testament. It is a matter of extreme significance that the Talmudic literature, which is based on tradition at least a century older than Christianity, has not even a specific name for the Christian belief or doctrine, but mentions it only occasionally under the general category of "Minim" (literally, "distinctive species of belief"), heresies, or Gnostic sects.

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Stories of Joseph: Narrative Migrations between Judaism and

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As human beings were “endowed with an imago Dei,” rather than “helplessly fallen,” Schulweis expected them to “exercise [their] moral freedom and responsibility in the world. A Judaism that did not confront the issues that dominated public discourse, such as nuclear proliferation, energy policy, women’s rights, and urban decay rendered itself irrelevant. Please contact an Orthodox Rabbi for guidance.) So, you want to become Jewish.

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Jewish Law and Jewish Life: Selected Rabbinical Responsa :

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After this time, condolence calls are permitted. Circumcision was a distinctive mark of the cult community. This is the most comprehensive national survey of the Jewish population since the 2000-2001 National Jewish Population Survey. Rabbi Soloveitchik would say that whenever he had a question, whether academic or in Torah study, he would always go to the Rebbe’s apartment and discuss it with him.

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Jewish Paths toward Healing and Wholeness: A Personal Guide

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However, early in the eighteenth century the two groups became equal in number, and by the end of the eighteenth century Ashkenazim outnumbered Sephardim three to two, the result of improved living conditions in Christian Europe as against the Muslim world. Some might even in engage in dishonest practices in order to be able to afford the expense of keeping up with their neighbors. The fact that her mother died of cancer despite the Rebbe’s “special blessing” was the event that “created a tear in the sacred canopy that had sheltered and protected me,” Davidman explains. “From then on, I no longer believed in God, or in the religion in which I was raised.” Now a professor of modern Jewish studies at the University of Kansas, Davidman has studied the phenomenon of which she is a part with academic rigor, but her scholarship is charged with empathy toward the “defector,” as she calls those who leave highly observant (or, as she puts it, Haredi) Judaism.

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The Yom Kippur Anthology (Holiday Anthologies)

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Their elevated status was not because they were biological Jews; but rather, because they were doing God's work as an obedient people of God. A complex process of occupation, involving both battles of annihilation and treaty agreements with indigenous peoples, has been simplified in the biblical account of the wars of Joshua (13th century bce). What a feat for a people who make up only .2 percent of the world's population! If you don’t have enough sign-ups, you lose your faculty position.

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The Modern Guide to Judaism

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Although God has not revealed all the meaning of the mikveh, it is obvious because of the amount of space given to it in Scripture, and the effort of Jesus to fulfill it, the command is of utmost importance. In eastern European countries, especially in Russia, religious activity is barely tolerated, and Jewish observance and even circumcision is practiced by only a small fraction of the 3 million Jews. They are Orthodox, Conservative, Reformed, Reconstructionist, and Humanistic.

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500 Judaica: Innovative Contemporary Ritual Art (500 Series)

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The quest for wholeness involved receptivity to “a Jewish political spirituality that is at the same time a religious politics.” Plaskow claimed to have derived inspiration from nineteenth century Jewish radicals who transformed tikkun as understood by the kabbalists and the hasidim, into an entirely human endeavor. In the 1930s and 1940s, it was invoked in order to show the harmony between Americanism and Judaism and to demonstrate the patriotism of an insecure immigrant community. Equal to men in eyes of God and in the Law (Halakha).

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A Pesach Rhyme

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Some of them belong to the richer segments in these countries, but most of the members of these groups belong to the middle and upper-middle class. Yet, the people of Israel, through its prophets and sages, achieved unique insight in the realm of religious truth. Others suppose the Ashkenazi Jews reached Europe by passing through Crimea, and into the trading capital of early-12th-century Kiev." - Andrew Evans, in Kiev: The Bradt City Guide (Bucks, England: Bradt Travel Guides, 2004), page 256. "I personally believe, as did Arthur Koestler, that if part of the Khazars integrated with the Russian kingdom at its formation, the majority of them fled to Central Europe, where they met the flow of Jewish immigrants from France and Germany that came as a result of the Crusades.

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Avodah: Ancient Poems for Yom Kippur (Penn State Library of

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Much Jewish religious thought, from the biblical Book of Job onward, has been preoccupied with the problem of affirming justice and meaning in the face of apparent injustice. Both types of teachings were incorporated into the basic texts of Rabbinic Judaism—the Mishnah and the Gemara, which together constitute the Talmud (both the Palestinian version, edited in the third century, and Babylonian, edited in the fifth).

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