Remnant Stones: The Jewish Cemeteries of Suriname: Essays

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Jewish practice, despite what some believe, is here to simplify, not to complicate. NT Gospels portray them (often together with the Pharisees) mainly as opponents of Jesus (Matt 16:1-12; Mark 18:12-27). A glass is broken to remind them that their joy will neer be complete until the Holy Temple in Jerusalem is rebuilt. Gates of Mitzvah, a guide to mitzvot in a Reform context, states regarding kashrut: Many Reform Jews observe certain traditional disciplines as part of their attempt to establish a Jewish home and lifestyle.

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Simchah Handbook: Wedding, Sheva Brachos, Birth, Baby

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Traditional Judaism has chosen a single path and rejected the others, but we recall the existence of the other paths and the fact that they were suggested and followed by loyal Jews in the past. However, large segments within secular Judaism based their ideologies upon a reinterpretation of Jewish history: behind the religious unfolding of Judaism through the ages there always had been an ethical or social doctrine which, by the progress of human thought, then came to the fore-front.

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Six Ways to Pray

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His use of Greek philosophy, particularly that of Plato, to explicate the ideas of the Torah and his formulation of the Logos (Word, or Divine Reason) as an intermediary between God and the world helped lay the foundations of Neoplatonism, gnosticism, and the philosophical outlook of the early Church Fathers. However, this work has severe limitations as a source for religious history. We are obligated to consider our energy use and the sources from which it comes. 7.

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Bride and Groom Handbook

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While Judaism teaches humankind to strive to be like G-d, the Greeks created gods who acted with less dignity than many humans. She is free of sin as the mother of Jesus. Jews believe in one god and his prophets, with special respect for Moses as the prophet to whom God gave the law. Rabbi Shochetman testifies that Jews and non-Jews in his course were aware that the Rebbe was not an ordinary person but a very holy man. Mantua; in later editions the word "Resha'im" is substituted[Grätz, "Gesch. der Juden," 3d ed., iii. 600]).

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Mesillat Yesharim: The Path of the Upright

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Ethical problems arise when an essential organ (such as a heart or liver) cannot be taken from a cadaver as it must have a normal circulation right up to the moment of harvesting. Similarly, Genesis Rabbah 45:2 explains “And Sarai said to Abram, ‘Look, the Lord has kept me from bearing” (Gen. 16:2) as follows: “Said she, I know the source of my affliction: It is not as people say [of a barren woman], ‘She needs an amulet, she needs a charm,’ but ‘Look, the Lord has kept me from bearing.’” Sarah is said to reject the talismans and spells of popular religion because she knows that it is God who can open the womb whenever He wills it.

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Embracing the Stranger: Intermarriage and the Future of the

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There European Jews had met another strand of the Jewish people, Jews who had entered the same area from the south and east. The laws were meant to keep Israel distinct from the other nations. When you see a human being in distress, you have an obligation to help him. Traditional Jewish law says that we must give a portion of our income to charity, whether we feel like it or not. Israel had a variety of kings, but after a few hundred years, because of the rampant idolatry God allowed Assyria to conquer Israel and exile its people.

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The Replica Of The Ark Of The Covenant In Japan: The

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Read this one as a possible book to recommend in class I'm working on: wo Disappointed by this one, especially because it is a topic I personally identify with. They may, however, acquire religious merit by fulfilling the special duties connected with the Jewish home and by aiding their husbands and sons in the fulfillment of religious obligations, especially the study of the law. With stories and insights, Rabbi Twerski's new book Twerski on Machzor makes Rosh Hashanah prayers more meaningful.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Survival Guides: Be-Hukotai (Shabbat am)

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Yes, since Judaism emphasizes Deed over Creed; Many Jews profess to be atheists, and are committed and proud to be Jews. However, idolatry increased to the point that God allowed Babylon to conquer it, destroy the temple which had stood for 410 years and exile its people to Babylon, with the promise that they would be redeemed after seventy years. Dietary laws prescribe the exclusion of some (“unclean”) animals from the Jewish menu and dictate the manner of preparation of certain foods—the slaughtering and salting of meat and the separation of milk and meat products, for example.

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Not Your Usual Halacha Volume VI

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Jews say that remembering the Holocaust (73%) and leading an ethical life (69%) are essential to their sense of Jewishness. A law that begins with a generalization as to its intended applications, then continues with the specification of particular cases, and then concludes with a restatement of the generalization, can be applied only to the particular cases specified. I definately ALWAYS thought of Jewish/Judaism This was my first Jewish related book that I read.

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Living the Halachic Process: Questions and Answers for the

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In the house of some Egyptian Jews, I told Joyce in excitement The author is a real person and when you read her book you can't help but fall in love with her and her Judaism. The Day of Faith was called to show national solidarity in the face of international criticism over Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia. Is there something in the Jewish tradition which leads inexorably to the overwhelming consensus most Jews have reached? A person inspired by God to speak for him. They are fully co-heirs of the Kingdom with the Jewish saints.

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