The Day Of Atonement: A Guide to the history, liturgy and

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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. Humans are also part of the Order, which can be said to be a community of worshipers. Petersburg and Odessa created the Society for the Promotion of Culture Among the Jews of Russia for the purpose of educating Russian Jewry into “readiness for citizenship.” The goal of all segments of the Russian Haskala in the 1860s and ’70s was to turn Jews into good Russians and to make their Jewishness a matter of personal choice.
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The Language of Judaism

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Animals must be killed in a certain way, including using a fast strike across the neck with a very sharp blade which makes sure that the animal dies quickly. Fully Alive, Farmingdale, NY: Coleman Graphics, 1983, Reaching a Mystical Experience: A Kabbalistic Encounter, NY: Wisdom Press, 1970, The Kabbalah As I See It, 1997, Pearls and Wisdom, 1999, and his 4-part video series, “The World of the Kabbalah” (last three items available from bookstore section of Gelberman’s website: www.interfaith.org) Gershom, Yonassan, Beyond the Ashes: Cases of Reincarnation from the Holocaust (Jon Robertson, Ed.), Virginia Beach, VA: A.
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We Plan, God Laughs: Ten Steps to Finding Your Divine Path

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Self-reliance, cooperation, generosity, compassion, and rationality are daily exercises. This book is available through most commercial bookstores. Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. Ibn Ḥazm, author of the "Kitab al-Milal wal-NiḦal," had, indeed, persuaded him of the truth of Islam, but he refused to apostatize since "apostasy was a disgraceful thing" ("Z.
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Laws and Customs of Israel (Gorgias Theological Library)

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Women are exempted from some of the positive commandments, as they are also excluded from the study of the law beyond an acquaintance with the precepts necessary for religious practice. Consequently, it is not even clear that a majority of American Jews really do approve of abortion in “most” cases, though they surely do in many cases. Before Judaism, people believed in lots of gods, and those gods behaved no better than human beings with supernatural powers. During the 3rd and 4th centuries, Midrashim on the Pentateuch were compiled and introduced as school texts.
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Invisible Lines of Connection: Sacred Stories of the

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It will involve three things: acceptance of all The Commandments of the Torah and Rabbinic Enactments (at least for an Orthodox conversion), a ritual bath (full-body immersion in a Mikva), and if you're an uncircumcised male, you will also need to be circumcised. Shariah law (derived from Quran and Hadith) governs prayers, business transactions, and individual rights, as well as criminal and governmental laws. Is the Jewish Soul born of a common religion or of a common cultural ,social, and spiritual experience?
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Hair, Headwear, and Orthodox Jewish Women: Kallah's Choice

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Tikkun Olam: The perfection/fixing of the world is in our hands. They light candles during Chanukah and may attend a Passover Seder. The chief support for the Pharisees came from the lower classes, whether in the country or in the city. Bat Mitzvah not only refers to the ceremony, but also to the girl herself. Following a UNESCO resolution on holy sites in Jerusalem, Rabbi Josh Levy, Co-Chair of the Assembly of Reform Rabbis UK said: "There is a strong historical Jewish connection to what we call the Western Wall and Temple Mount, just as there is a strong Muslim connection to the Al-Aqsa Mosque/Al-Haram Al-Sharif.
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Parenting Jewish Teens: A Guide for the Perplexed

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The study of nature, then, did not conflict with love of and obedience to God. Through happenstance I attended a Jewish summer camp as a boy. God is Father: judgment without love would place on human responsibility a greater burden than it could bear. After the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans, the modern Diaspora took place, scattering the Jewish population throughout the world, but especially into Europe (the Ashkenazi[ wp ]), Mesopotamia, and North Africa[ wp ].
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How to Have Fun without Getting into Trouble

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The neshamah is related to the intellect and allows humans to enjoy and benefit from the afterlife. Sephardim refers to Jews who lived in or came from central Europe. During this period, literature was composed in Palestine in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek; the original language of many of these texts remains disputed by scholars, and the works that have survived were apparently composed by more than one author over a considerable period of time.
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Eyes to See: Recovering Ethical Torah Principles Lost in the

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Some people, however, have become so wary of this construction that they have extended the stigma to any use of Jew as a noun, a practice that carries risks of its own. There is a commentary (explanation) of the Mishnah, called the Gemara. In 1885 a conference of Reform rabbis formulated what was then the most comprehensive statement of Reform philosophy in the so-called Pittsburgh Platform. As a result, the dates of the Jewish holidays in the civil calendar vary from year to year.
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Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah: Planning the Perfect Day

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In addition, it causes others, who do not have the means to look at him and desire to emulate him. That story is remarkable in itself, in that the compiler of the Mishna was prepared to accept the superiority of Roman knowledge. Before the time of Christ, the Jews developed a number of short blessings to be said whenever the occasion arises, in addition to saying longer prayers in the morning and evening. The first ones came from the Khazar state of Russia and Kievan Rus.
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