Category Archives: Jewish Life

Expecting Miracles: Finding Meaning and Spirituality in

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A victory for the czar would keep the Jews impoverished and miserable. And so it came about that the former Jewish kingdom of Khazar became part of Mother Russia, and its people made the sign of the cross to the Russian Orthodox formula Gospodi pomiloy instead of bowing reverently to the Hebrew Shema Yisroel." ( Jews, God, and History, published in 1962 by Signet Books, pages 198-199). When a shatz recites a prayer on behalf of the congregation, he is not acting as an intermediary but rather as a facilitator.

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Siddur: Prayer Book: Weekday, Sabbath, and the Festival

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The dividing line between the two is usually along sex lines. In most cases, worship takes place in the Hebrew language. Maybe not enough Jews will become religious. Of our two monitors on Becoming Jewish, one is gay and one is straight. Its implications are that only God has absolute ownership over Creation (Gen. 1-2, Psalm 24:1, I Chron. 29:10-16). The Rosh Hashana marks the beginning of Ten days of Awe.

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Nine and a Half Mystics: The Kabbala Today

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They should help to maintain the Order of Creation even while they are allowed to use it for their own benefit within certain limits established by God (Genesis 2:14). Serotta and the New Jewish Agenda may have been regarded as com­mitting the original sin that spawned a thousand imitators. Today people individually repair their sins. On Yom Kippur, they confess sins, and ask forgiveness from God. The What Would Jesus Do chart comparing the life of Jesus to Judaism and Christianity is very compelling." - Christian Life at Resources for Life "The assertions set forth by Jesus for Judaism have significant prophetic implications.

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To Love a Fellow Jew: The Mitzvah of Ahavas Yisrael in

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The chuppah is a decorated piece of cloth held aloft as a symbolic home for the new couple. Speaking from the pulpit of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London, Feldman chose to take stock of Liberal Judaism, particularly its “mission idea,” in the aftermath of the war. We're eager to hear how you use JWA's 20 Questions. Afghanistan farmers are forced into poverty situations, then offered money by thug warlords who know they'll never be able to pay the money back.

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Reform Responsa for the Twenty-First Century Volume 1

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The synagogue may thus be considered a Pharasaic institution, since the Pharisees developed it, raised it to high eminence, and gave it a central place in Jewish religious life. Historical Christianity has considered "ensoulment," the point at which the soul enters the body) as the time when abortions should normally be prohibited. Christians in Israel are locking themselves indoors because of Jewish hatred against them in public...

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Kabbalah Made Easy

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This means no mixing of dairy and meat, no pork or pork products and no shell fish. Itamar Even-Zohar, in the article "Russian and Hebrew: The Case of a Dependent Polysystem" in Poetics Today 11:1 (1990), on pages 98-99, stated: "On the other hand, Hungarian Jews promoted for a while the suggestion that they were themselves of Khazar rather than authentic Jewish origin, and hence legitimate Hungarians no less than the Magyars.

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From Fashion to Politics: Hadassah and Jewish American Women

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In Sidon it happened that a man took a wife with whom he lived for ten years and she bore him no children. The Jewish outlook on the nature of the universe, man, and the like must be derived from an analysis of sources rather than by citation of authoritative statements. To disallow these events, it can be argued, would make their centrality as articles of faith in the later religious beliefs of Israel inexplicable. And I quarreled with them and cursed them and smote certain of them and plucked off their hair...' (Nehemia 13).

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Kabbalah: The Untold Story of the Mystic Tradition

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The process of "Gemara" took place in the two major centers of Jewish scholarship, Palestine and Babylonia. Traditional Jewish education is usually thought of as intensely hierarchical, and in some ways it is -- respect for rabbis and teachers runs deep. The values of life and limb, labour, and social solidarity were protected in the rules governing interpersonal relations. In 1946, however, the World Council of Churches denounced anti-Semitism, and in 1965 the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church adopted the schema on the Jews and other non-Christian religions, which formally revised the church’s traditional attitude toward the Jews as the killers of Christ.

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The Meaning of 'Bama' in the Old Testament: A Study of

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They also saw an elite convert to Judaism (the Khazars ), only to disappear as the centers of power in the lands once occupied by that elite fell to the people of Rus and then the Mongols. So if building with PVC, I advise you to take precautions to make sure the PVC is properly reinforced, or attached to a building. Today, a Kohen is the first one called up at the reading of the Torah, performs the Priestly Blessing, as well as complying with other unique laws and ceremonies, including the ceremony of redemption of the first-born.

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Jewish Services For Weekdays

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Others have made this statement on their own independent of any personal relationship. It definitely makes me feel like I'm not alone! It primarily refers to the first section of the Tanakh – the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, or the Five Books of Moses. It is not unusual to see jugglers, fire eaters, and acrobats at a wedding (most of whom are guests, not professionals!) The meal ends with the Birchas Hamazon, Grace After Meals, and again the seven blessings are recited over wine, shared afterwards by the bride and groom.

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