The Women of Israel; Or Characters and Sketches from the

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On see Sabbaths and festivals, these petitions are replaced by occasional prayers. Prior to his appointment, he served for 20 years as the leader of the Westchester Reform Temple (WRT) in Scarsdale, New York and was also Rabbi of the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue. The establishment of a temple at Leontopolis in Egypt (c. 145 BCE) by a deposed high priest, Onias IV, indicates that the temple was clearly heterodox; but this temple never really offered a challenge to the one in Jerusalem and was merely the temple of the military colony of Leontopolis.

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Strength and Dignity with Study Guide: Torah Wisdom for

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Whenever a rabbi is called upon to give a ruling, in addition to determining the halacha, he must also judge the situation he is ruling upon. In the first excerpt from Tractate Kethuboth, we learn that a man is flogged because neighbors report he had sexual intercourse with his wife when she was niddah. The problem that many Jewish women face, in common with women of other religious traditions, is that feminist values are often opposed on the basis that feminism is a western ideology (as though western thought developed by itself).

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The Rebbe's Daughter: Memoir of a Hasidic Childhood

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The next day, Jacob met Esau and was welcomed by him. Offers direct access to online library catalogs and to 'RAMBI - Index of Articles in Jewish Studies'. Initially, the European Jewish community began to develop into two separate worldviews; one of which saw the enlightenment as positive, and one of which saw it as negative. After many years living with and working for his uncle/father-in-law, Jacob returned to his homeland and sought reconciliation with his brother Esau. That's the part of the program where we talk about matters of faith, religion and spirituality.

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Words on Fire

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Gunther Plaut wrote that its "elision of God" means the congregation "does not admit of Covenant or commandments"; while the Reform movement can accept individuals who may be agnostic or even atheist, it cannot accept congregations whose declared principals contradict the religious beliefs of Reform Judaism. This shows fasting’s role as part of the overall human experience, particularly in ancient cultural contexts. The image of Eve as temptress in the Bible has resulted in an extremely negative impact on women throughout the Judaeo-Christian tradition.

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Second-Wave Jewish Feminism, 1971-1991: Foundational

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At the same time a long Jewish history of dispersion and adaptation results in a relatively speedy assimilation to Australian cultural norms. According to the Biblical definition, if a married man sleeps with an unmarried woman, this is not considered a crime at all. In their encounter with the great civilizations, from ancient Babylonia and Egypt down to Western Christendom and modern secular culture, they have assimilated foreign elements and integrated them into their own socioreligious system, thus maintaining an unbroken line of ethnic and religious tradition.

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Lifecycles Vol. 2: Jewish Women on Biblical Themes in

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Conservative Judaism emerged in 19th century Germany as a reaction to the extreme assimilationist tendencies of reform Judaism. From our brief survey, then, it is clear that Judaism and Christianity differ significantly on major doctrines. When we speak of the Judeo-Christian heritage of Western civilization, we refer not only to the concept of monotheism, but also to ideas of law, morality, and social justice that have become important parts of Western culture.

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Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to

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A Jewish woman's dress code is dictated by the section of Jewish law known as "Tznius," which translates from Hebrew to mean "modesty." Judaism is the Abrahamic religion of the Jewish people, based on principles and ethics embodied in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) and the Talmud (the great written opinions of the different rabbi's and intellectuals and holy men throughout the years) Believed in by Catholic Church. How strictly the different groups apply halakhah can be traced back to the question of whether they understand these mitzvot or commandments as the direct and unchanging will of God or whether they believe that these halakhic laws are guidelines for the practice of Judaism which are not binding and hence can be reinterpreted in the light of changing circumstances.

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A People Divided: Judaism in Contemporary America

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A more cautious conclusion is to be preferred...", [ 69 ] "...the woman, according already to biblical law, cannot be her husband's heir, nor can a daughter be her father's heir, except when she has no brothers. (...) Yet the close contact between Jews of the Second Temple period and the neighboring cultures, particularly Roman, in which a daughter was considered an heir on equal footing with a son, gave rise to a sharp controversy between the Pharisees and Sadducees... But it recurs, as, for example., with the prophets, who see Israel as the espoused of the Lord; with the wisdom literature where Wisdom is pictured as the primordial woman antecedent to the creation of the world; with some poetry, like the Song of Songs, where the love depicted is humanist and egalitarian (this erotic humanism was later rejected by Ben Sira, e.g., 9: 8), and even when it was interpreted, beginning with Rabbi Akiba, first century C.

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Ask the Rabbi: Women Rabbis Respond to Modern Halakhic

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Both agree, it is never too late to start practicing and thinking about the right way to live. The term "Orthodox" (Ortodoxi) is unpopular in Israeli discourse (among both "secular" and "religious" alike). As citizens, Jews who flocked to the universities of western and central Europe embraced the natural sciences as secular pursuits that promised social progress and modernization. Like other Americans, most Jews were confident in their ability to exercise authority in their religious affairs.

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Praise Her Works: Conversations with Biblical Women

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She was Jewish and opened our closed WASP-y minds to a whole new world of Judaism. Not only did they sing the Ve-Ahavta, they stood arm in arm. Central to these events is God's apostle, Moses, who was commissioned to lead Israel out of Egypt, mediate God's Covenant to them, and bring them to Canaan. The details of the temple worship practiced in Egypt are strikingly similar to Vedic temple worship, including the three sandhya meditations on the sun (Ammon-Ra, the main Deity in Egypt), the form of God as both male and female (Osiris/Isis, assimilated with the Sun and the Moon), the bathing, dressing and decoration of the Deity (with red cloth, still considered in India as the traditional color of cloth to be offered to Deities), arati with the offerings of food and incense, etc.

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