Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book

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It developed from both the Judeo-Christian tradition and the cultural values of the nomadic Bedouin tribes of Arabia. The Tel Aviv Guide promotes tourism to Tel Aviv. Writes Telushkin: "The Biblical rationale 'for you were strangers in the land of Egypt' is repeated many times to remind Jews of their obligations to the non-Jews in their midst: 'You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt' (Exodus 22:20)" [ 86 ] Here Rabbi Telushkin fails to tell his reader the Hebrew term ger (stranger viz. convert) was understood by the Sages and the Talmud to refer to a proselyte, and thus not referring to a non-Jew at all.

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A Treasury of Thoughts on Jewish Prayer

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First, if Divine omnipotence co-exists with human freedom; if Divine power is manifest in what yet remains the criminal act of a Nebukhadnezzar (or, for that matter, the righteous act of an Abraham or Moses): then meaning in history, even if and when disclosed, is disclosed only within the confines of finite understanding. Judaism is a monotheistic, scriptural religion that evolved from the religion of ancient Israel during the Second Temple period (516 b.c.e.–70 c.e.).

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A Journey Through Life in Judaism. Jane A.C. West (Special

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Don't miss the next Succot - it comes in the fall, four days after Yom Kippur. The Talmud (Babylonian Talmud, Pesachim 82a) discusses why an individual was not permitted to burn a Paschal lamb that became ritually unclean in front of the Temple with his own wood. Christianity and Judaism share the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) as the authoritative Word of God, although Christianity includes the New Testament as well. Abraham, a Hebrew man, is considered the father of the Jewish faith because he promoted the central idea of the Jewish faith: that there is one God.

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The Lost Ark of the Covenant: The Remarkable Quest for the

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Women in the Reconstructionist movement are encouraged to become rabbis and the first ordination of a Reconstructionist woman rabbi was held in 1974, only two short years after the first Reform woman was ordained. So get yourself invited to homes for the Sabbath. The Rebbe acutely appreciated the necessity to rebuild morale, and reinstate the Jewish pride that existed before the Holocaust in order to preserve Jewish continuity after such destruction and tragedy.

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One Baby Step at a Time: Seven Secrets of Jewish Motherhood

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Only certain types of food are considered kosher and these include mammals with split hooves who chew their "cud" and sea animals must have fins and scales. If God has allowed the temple to lie in ruins for so long, could it be that it is because he has provided another way? The followers who gathered around provided for his support and that of his household, which often took on the dimensions of a court. For now, I'd just like to include a set of questions that we ask in one of those rituals.

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Ecology & the Jewish Spirit: Where Nature & the Sacred Meet

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God will punish them, as in the past, but never to the point of utter destruction. The receiving and handing on of how Scripture texts were to be read and sung, and what they meant. For those looking for more about Judaism, the history, the traditions, the beliefs, and the debates over strict and allegorical interpretation of scripture and G-d's will, I refer you to any number of other books that are not pretty clearly targeted to a modern convert's issues and the parts that may affect family and friends.

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Stringing the Pearls: How to Read the Weekly Torah Portion

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Most halakhahs, or Jewish laws, are found in the sacred text known as the Torah. According to rabbinic tradition there are 613 commandments in the Torah. For example, the late Rabbi Haim David HaLevy Donin, an Ashkenazi, was much impressed with the Makor Haim, the popular halakhic guide of his Sephardic colleague of similar name referred to above, and drew heavily on it for his books on the To Be a Jew series. Sh'ma yisrael--the declaration of monotheistic faith in God derived from Deuteronomy 6:4, recited 2x daily (Sh'ma Israel, Adonai Elohenu, Adonai Echod, "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One!") Amidah / Shemonah Esreh--the collection of 18 (or 19) blessings repeated thrice daily; this prayer was composed by the Great Assembly of Jewish rabbis just before the close of the prophetic period in the early centuries BCE.

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Ritual and Morality: The Ritual Purity System and its Place

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For instance, Nicholas de Lange, in Atlas of the Jewish World (1984), on page 43 writes: "The Khazar kingdom contained many different ethnic and religious groups, and there is no evidence of a substantial Jewish element among the population. Jews have high levels of educational attainment. Sofer (scribe) - Torah scrolls, tefillin (phylacteries), mezuzot (scrolls put on doorposts), and gittin (bills of divorce) must be written by a sofer who is an expert in Hebrew calligraphy and has undergone rigorous training in the laws of writing sacred texts.

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The Modern Jewish Mom's Guide to Shabbat: Connect and

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Judaism has no other aim.”27 Feldman’s use of tikkun olam to characterize the mission idea of the Reform movement was novel in the immediate postwar era. The changes brought about by the laity, and later also by rabbis who had been trained in the secular universities of central Europe, altered the character of Jewish life in America. Rosh ha-Shanah climaxes on the tenth day which is called Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. 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).

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For Kids - Putting God on Your Guest List - 2nd Edition: How

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By adopting this strategy the Diaspora members implicitly pronounce that they accept the main social, political, and economic rules of the game in the host countries and that only under extreme circumstances would they adopt dual loyalties. Founded by Rabbi Sherwin Wine, it is centered in North America and Israel but also has affiliated groups in Europe and Latin America. Jerusalem (along with all other Judean towns) and the Temple were destroyed, and Jewish religion proscribed.

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