Spirit Possession in Judaism: Cases and Contexts from the

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It is a mitzvah for every Jew, single or married, young or old, to observe Shabbat. This declaration takes place after a preparatory period of study. While this wouldn't be a problem for many potential Jews by choice, there are implications that definitely should have been addressed (e.g., aliyah). The Torah is the religion's most sacred text and has been used by the religion for centuries. The Inner Life of American Jews (New York: Harper & Row, 1988), especially, pp. 177–221.

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The Siddur of Prayer: Philosophy, Poetry and Mystery

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Others returned to the Caucasus and there augmented the Jews who had earlier immigrated from Persia. In response, the governor of Syria, Petronius, succeeded in getting the emperor to delay. However, the interpretation of that phrase differs substantially from Orthodoxy (where it implies acceptance of the authority of Rabbinic law as well as all 613 commandments as written) to Reform (where it is autonomy and choice based on study). Recently, as the economy has picked up again and stabilized, some additional Jews have been attracted from Argentina and from other lands.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Judaism

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And their thinking - as well as that of more modern thinkers - is available to all of us through the study of their words and thoughts. 9. All these ideologies are still operative in our day, especially in the United States, England, and modern Israel. The population has been shrinking since the 1940s. Those that went over to the side of Ishmael never forgot that he and Isaac were both sons of Abraham; and the reason for this is probably to be found in the tolerance which Mohammedans almost universally showed to the Jews.

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Judaism's Ten Best Ideas: A Brief Guide for Seekers

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A significant minority of sages, however, express uneasiness with exempting women from the responsibility to fulfill the commandment. Let’s take a look at some basic Jewish beliefs as compared with Christian ones. He wrote a work against Jewish and Mohammedan doctrines, entitled "Dialogi in Quibus Impiæ Judæorum et Saracenorum Opiniones Confutantur." Objections to the Khazar theory by the distinguished historians Meyer Balaban (circa 1930s) and Bernard Dov Weinryb (circa 1950s-1970s) were written before all we know about the Khazars today had been discovered and published, and Weinryb systematically denied the existence of Jewish communities in post-Khazar Kievan Rus to an extreme extent.

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Hakirah: The Flatbush Journal of Jewish Law and Thought

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Many young people have gone abroad and remained there. This injunction is contained in His words (exalted be He), Remember what Amalek did unto thee... Consequently, it is not even clear that a majority of American Jews really do approve of abortion in “most” cases, though they surely do in many cases. The High Holidays (Yamim Noraim or "Days of Awe") revolve around judgment and forgiveness. Stein, “How Jewish Is Hollywood?,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 19, 2008.

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Quiz Me On Nach - Judges

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Though the book had some good information, so much of it was repeated in various sections. The rabbis hold that not only are the words giving a Divine message, but indicate a far greater message that extends beyond them. Gerry Serotta to Steering Committee members, June 1 1981, in: Rabbi Serotta’s private collection. “New Jewish Agenda National Platform,” November 28, 1982, reprinted in: Nepon, Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue, 113.

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Make Noise, Make Merry: The Story and Meaning of Purim

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I am moving closer to observance, but there is so much to know and I sometimes feel lost and inadequate. Authentic, genuine Rabbis: Our Rabbis who created this course and teach you, as well as rotate on the beit din, were ordained from universally recognized real Seminaries. In some cases, terms of analysis are so similar in the two codes, the direct influence of Jewish jurisprudence on the Islamic seems likely - although ultimately both derived much from common sources of Middle East thought and Greek logic.

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The HANUKKAH BOOK

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Many Muslims also observe dietary rules, in origin similar to those of Judaism, that forbid certain foods (like pork), outlaw alcohol, and dictate how animals should be slaughtered for food. But only a very few people went to heaven to live with the gods. Though, it is understandable since it isn't common for a person to convert to a belief without the influence of someone else in their life. Although in 1945 the world Jewish community, decimated and horrified by the Holocaust, felt in danger of disappearing, there appeared to be no such despair in the last quarter of the century, when there was an expectation that Jewish communal feeling would remain strong—especially, for many or most Jews, in light of the existence of the State of Israel.

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Religious Celebrations in Segovia, 1577-1697 (Studies in

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What I choose to adhere to is not necessarily what should be imposed on everyone else. Observant Jews hold a special festive meal, called a Seder, on the first and second night of Passover and do not eat leavened bread for the duration of the festival. Just the thing for that small empty spot on your seder table. (this is gone, awww.) Who's the certified circumcised dick that's a sex machine to all the chicks?

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Jewish Year 5765 Wall Calendar: 2005 Wall Calendar

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H. 17a; Tosef., Sanh. xiii. 5). "No sacrifice is accepted from the apostate" (Sifra, l.c.; Lev. For this reason, a kohein may not be in the presence of a corpse. As time went on, the spiritual level of the nation declined to the point that God allowed the Philistines to capture the tabernacle in Shiloh. Besserman, Perle (Ed.), Teachings of the Jewish Mystics, Shambhala, 1998. Honestly spoken, Judaism beliefs in afterlife takes a major role in the life of an Orthodox Jew.

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