Postville: A Clash of Cultures in Heartland America

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They must use the things in the world to increase good and come closer to God. Furthermore, in recent times non-Jews have become more interested in kosher food. Looking at those figures, it's hard to see a crisis. At the same time their hearts will be estranged from our Heavenly Father. Arthur Green is the leading scholar-theologian of this movement, which combines a deep spirituality with a strong sense of social, economic and environmental justice. Some Russian scholars today have a view vastly different from that of Max Dimont.

Zmiros for Shabbat and Jewish Celebration

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The Israelite temple is to remain in ruins until a descendant of David arises to restore the glory of Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. Chippenham: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. Although an evident approach of reviewing a book is to follow the order of the contents, I decided to address the topics dealt with here not always in the order they appear in Telushkin's text, but arranged in order of their importance, familiarity, or relevance to basic concepts of Jewish religious identity.

The Kuzari: an Argument for the Faith of Israel

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Included among the Geonim were Rav Hai Gaon, Rav Saadya Gaon and Rav Sherira Gaon. Several Jewish communities were destroyed in pogroms, which often received the tacit approval of the governing authorities. A key dividing point between Judaism and Christianity, of course, is their views of Jesus. If he delays the stroke, thus needlessly prolonging death, the animal is rendered unkosher and Jews are forbidden to eat it." [ 40 ] Not surprisingly, Telushkin here fails to give any references for his claims of the ethical implications of Jewish dietary law.

The Sabbath Soul: Mystical Reflections on the Transformative

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This teaching points out that when a person immerses in water, he is nullifying the fleshly ego and is asking, "what am I?" in the same manner that Moses and Aaron did in Exodus 16:7 when they said to the Lord, "we are what?" 2. This meant eschewing all other gods—including idols venerated as such—and the elimination of all magical recourses. It is an eight day holiday starting on the 25th night of the Jewish month of Kislev Hanukka celebrates the miraculous victory over religious persecution in the Holy Land and also commemorates the re-dedication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of the burning oil.

Food and Identity in Early Rabbinic Judaism

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It is not possible to accept all such statements automatically since they are outdated and/or tainted by bias. For Fein himself, the connection to Judaism was almost instinctive, but it was not true for everyone.90 Likewise, others objected to tikkun olam Judaism because of the “poverty of its religious vision.” As Yehudah Mirsky argued, “by pushing the social and political dimensions of Jewish experience to the foreground,” the purveyors of tikkun olam Judaism “neglect[ed]—even violate[d]—much of the fabric and spirit of Judaism as lived through the ages.” To be fair, this tendency was more obvious in the vision of secular Jews like Fein than in the writings of observant Jews like Greenberg.

CCAR Journal - Reform Jewish Quarterly Fall 2014

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Jacques Piatigorsky and Jacques Sapir (Paris: Autrement, 2005), page 78. - John J. Political Zionism, which grew largely out of that culture, remains an authentic Jewish civilization of enormous importance to the survival of Judaism. The precise origin is lost to history, but is described with unknown accuracy in Biblical mythology (dealt with in depth at Wikipedia[ wp ]). As Karny says on pages 132-133, there are some people who misuse Khazar history, but I would argue that there is never any excuse for ignoring the historical record simply because it's inconvenient or even potentially hazardous.

All in My Jewish Family (Workbook)

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Jewish holy days (chaggim), celebrate landmark events in Jewish history, such as the Exodus from Egypt and the giving of the Torah, and sometimes mark the change of seasons and transitions in the agricultural cycle. An idiot is more than capable of leading a comfortable life. Of the animals that may be eaten, the birds and mammals must be killed in accordance with Jewish law. In the Diaspora, they were in contact with, and influenced by, ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Persian, and Hellenic cultures, as well as modern movements such as the Enlightenment (see Haskalah ) and the rise of nationalism, which would bear fruit in the form of a Jewish state in their ancient homeland, the Land of Israel.

Sacred Trust: Love, Dating and Marriage : The Jewish View

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This, however, did not deter her from staunchly supporting her husband’s lifestyle, realising that he was not a regular person but a distinguished, righteous man and great scholar who would be the next leader of world Jewry. Recalling the Jewish role in Italian unification, Roth writes, “Jews had been playing an active part once again in the liberation of Italy. We have seen already that one humiliating ordeal prescribed for some women by the Bible was suspended, so much so that the status of women in Pharisaic Judaism (contrary to what has often been said) was far higher than that found in Christian countries until very recent times.

Kissu HaRosh

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Ba’al is the most recognized of this pantheon, mentioned over sixty times in the Bible. [68] Ba’al was the storm-god and the god of fertility to whom worship is repeatedly forbidden in the Tanakh. [69] In a society focused on survival, fertility represented the ultimate good. Israel's well-being is seen to depend on obedience to God's commandments. The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), started in 1915, was the first major U.

Return: Daily Inspiration for the Days of Awe

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FALSE The modern Karaims speak Turkic, and the Khazars spoke Turkic, so they must be one and the same people with the same type of Turkic. And the usage of 'Tartars' instead of 'Khazars'? Of course not all souls experience that to the same degree. His nationality is inherently related to the Land of Israel since G-d granted it to him as a descendent of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and therefore irrevocable. The conception of God as transcendent does not preclude contact with him.