Jewish Spiritual Direction: An Innovative Guide from

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But there is something special about Buenos Aires: it is home to the only kosher McDonald’s outside of Israel. Often Jewish theologians rationalize this by stating that the nations around the Israelites (e.g. the Canaanites, see below) practiced human sacrifices, the abolition of which is explained to be the rationale behind the Torah's abhorrence of Idolatry: "God's disavowal of Isaac's sacrifice is, in fact, the first attack on child sacrifice in any literature.

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The Child in Jewish History

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Out of these elements arose the life-picture of Jesus, shaped after later events and to a great extent reflecting the hostile sentiments entertained against the Jewish people by the new sect when, in the final struggle with Rome, the latter no longer shared the views and destinies of the former. For example, in Quebec, the Ashkenazic majority has adopted English, while the Sephardic minority uses French as its primary language. [110] [111] [112] [113] Similarly, South African Jews adopted English rather than Afrikaans. [114] Due to both Czarist and Soviet policies, [115] [116] Russian has superseded Yiddish as the language of Russian Jews, but these policies have also affected neighboring communities. [117] Today, Russian is the first language for many Jewish communities in a number of Post-Soviet states, such as Ukraine [118] [119] [120] [121] and Uzbekistan, [122] as well as for Ashkenazic Jews in Azerbaijan, [123] Georgia, [124] and Tajikistan. [125] [126] Although communities in North Africa today are small and dwindling, Jews there had shifted from a multilingual group to a monolingual one (or nearly so), speaking French in Algeria, [127] Morocco, [123] and the city of Tunis, [128] [129] while most North Africans continue to use Arabic as their mother tongue.[ citation needed ] Y DNA studies tend to imply a small number of founders in an old population whose members parted and followed different migration paths. [130] In most Jewish populations, these male line ancestors appear to have been mainly Middle Eastern.

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The Seven Lights: On the Major Jewish Festivals

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Rabbinic Judaism developed a solution about 1,800 years ago. According to Secular Humanistic Judaism, you would be most welcome. More to the point, though, the eruv reveals something broader about Jewish tradition today: the Sabbath as an anchor for community; and the eruv vividly demonstrates the dynamism of Judaism through the Jews' steady re-interpretation and adaptation of their tradition in harmony with the world around them.

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Tangled Up in Text: Tefillin and the Ancient World

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This course is intended as a self study focused on each individual student’s interests and abilities. In the Old Testament, Satan failed to unite the world against God in Genesis 11:1-9. The Sicarii (Assassins), so-called because of the daggers (sica) they carried, arose about 54 ce, according to Josephus, as a group of bandits who kidnapped or murdered those who had found a modus vivendi with the Romans. Now we need you to get busy, to do something, to say yes.

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Jewish Ceremonies For Special Occasions In The Life Of An

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Hebrew Podcasts has podcasts teaching the Hebrew language. Binder of Southern Methodist University has a web site devoted to the study of Second Temple Synagogues. Can we develop Jewish techniques for defending against our own success? Question: If Rosh Hashana is the beginning of the year and the time of Adam’s birth why do we not start the cycle of reading the Torah until Simchat Torah? J., to a yeshiva in Baltimore at the age of 17, a fateful decision of his parents. “If I had stayed in the seminary in Lakewood…, I would have had to take the business to the center of town,” he recalls. “In Baltimore, I walked everywhere.” What he saw was shattering: Newspapers, for example, television – I had never seen television before, never in my life.” Most corrosive of all, however, was Sam’s discovery of the public library, a repository of forbidden books.

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Hilchos Yom Tov - Zichron Yaakov: For the elementary school

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After Solomon, the condition of the Hebrew tribes began to deteriorate. The modern orthodox will not accept any evolutionary theory that mankind evoluted from lower animals. According to Jewish Law, there are certain legal criteria for conversion, and there are numerous legal criteria stating who is permitted to convert and who is not. The Apostates during the Syrian persecution are called "Meshummedaya" in Megillat Ta'anit vi. (ed.

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With Heart in Mind: Mussar Teachings to Transform Your Life

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The ongoing tradition of _______ is integral to Judaism and leaves the Talmudic traditions open to continuous development. Though the Old Testament of the Bible says certain meats should not be consumed, Christians usually feel this information does not apply to them (in the New Testament) and so eat what they want to eat. In addition to becoming historical in this way, the Divine commandment also establishes the historical meaning of human action. 1: a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews and characterized by belief in one transcendent God who has revealed himself to Abraham, Moses, and the Hebrew prophets and by a religious life in accordance with Scriptures and rabbinic traditions 2: conformity to Jewish rites, ceremonies, and practices

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Sacred Sound and Social Change: Liturgical Music in Jewish

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There are many advantages to this approach. Abraham is considered as the father of the family of Jews. Modern Judaism derives from the legal codes of the Pharisees, a scholarly branch of the faith that was one of three major factions in first-century Judaism (the other significant ones were the Saducees, a faction that preferred emphasis on priestly functions, and Essenes, largely a monastic and ascetic tradition represented in the Bible by John the Baptist ).

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Theology in the Responsa

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The book of Revelation, dedicated to the themes of judgment and the coming Messiah, contains several references to the "Book of Life." Shabbat observance involves both positive and negative mitzvot, i.e., doing and refraining from doing. In other words, this particular possibly-Khazar ancestral strain represents a minority rather than a majority of Eastern European Jews. Scribner's Sons, 1970 (Buber brought widespread attention to Hasidism, interpreting it with an especially mystical and existential flavor).

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All Breathing Life

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Belief in egalitarianism (equal treatment of the sexes) wherever possible. The former term includes what is called "Religious Zionism" or the "National Religious" community, as well as what has become known over the past decade or so as haredi-leumi ( nationalist haredi), or "Hardal", which combines a largely haredi lifestyle with nationalist ideology. (Some people, in Yiddish, also refer to observant Orthodox Jews as frum, as opposed to frei (more liberal Jews)).

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