Gender and Timebound Commandments in Judaism

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This acceptance of the platform of Reform Judaism and yet its adoption of Orthodox views, can be traced back to its beginnings in the late nineteenth century where the group began as a break away from the radicalism of Reform Judaism. The term Progressive Judaism is an umbrella term that encompasses various groups within Judaism that are loosely united by their rejection of the Orthodox view that the Written and Oral Torah are products of a direct dictation of the Torah by God, meaning that they represent the literal word of God.

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Jewish Tales of Holy Women

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To go beyond this and say that the essence of the Jewish soul and the developing of a true religious, moral and spiritual Jewish life is absolutely dependent upon the “banishment” (as the word niddah means in its root) of all women for forty per cent of every year during thirty years or more of their adult lives is even more confounding; it would seem to project misogynism into “the very being of the soul of the Jew.” Perhaps the question of uncleanness resulting from a discharge from the female sexual organs was fairly straight forward in biblical times, but by the rabbinic period the deciding of such questions had become extremely complex and often of great moment.

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Holy Diner : Feminism

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Rossing says there are certain common characteristics from the point of view of time and location to the incidents. Muslims distinguish themselves from other groups by not drawing lifelike human works, which could be mistaken as idolatry. Of late, the use of Hebrew has been revived particularly in Palestine Jewish colonies, and a number of Jewish journals and reviews are published in that tongue in the East and in certain countries of Europe.

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Judaism Since Gender

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For most of us, the concept of our clergymen taking an interest in the color of our menstrual blood is foreign, but rabbis make rulings on the colors of menstrual blood: FIVE KINDS OF BLOOD IN A WOMAN ARE UNCLEAN: RED, BLACK, A COLOUR LIKE BRIGHT CROCUS, OR LIKE EARTHY WATER OR LIKE DILUTED WINE. The last reference is more interesting: “Also a maid of Rabbi Judah (second century C. According to Rabbi William Lebeau, dean of the rabbinical school, the inclusion of women’s voices on a regular basis has immeasurably enriched the dialectic of traditional study.

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Ancestral Notes: A Family Dream Journal

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The book is written in Greek based on earlier lost Greek original (Septuagint) in 120 BC. These views are rejected as heretical by most of Orthodox Judaism, but is accepted as valid by all non-Orthodox Jewish movements. Another, Eupolemus (c. 150 BCE), like Demetrius, wrote On the Kings in Judaea; an indication of its apologetic nature may be seen from the fragment asserting that Moses taught the alphabet not only to the Jews but also to the Phoenicians and to the Greeks.

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Rahel Varnhagen

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Nevertheless, Reform thinkers had to develop a system for interpreting the tradition. The "Exodus" refers to waht basic event and what key Jewish leader as described in the bible? Fasting in the Prophets and Writings: The first use of צוּם and the first narrative reference to fasting after Moses is Judg 20:26, when Israel fasted during the Benjamite civil war. It has been taught similarly: Even with his wife, even with his daughter, even with his sister, because not everyone knows who are his female relatives. 71 The matter was carried so far that at times even an indirect speaking to a woman was forbidden: “‘Will you send a greeting to (my wife) Yaltha,’ he suggested. ‘Thus said Samuel,’ he replied, ‘(to listen to) a woman’s voice is indecent.’ ‘It is possible through a messenger?’ ‘Thus said Samuel,’ he retorted, ‘One must not enquire after a woman’s welfare.’ ‘Then by her husband!’ ‘Thus said Samuel,’ said he, ‘One must not enquire after a woman’s welfare at all.’” 72 If there was any question about the seriousness of the prohibition of speaking unnecessarily with women, even one’s wife, the matter was laid to rest by the great Rab (second century C.

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Rereading The Rabbis: A Woman's Voice (Radical Traditions S)

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They have, in other words, a different tradition of prayer, one which reaches back to the most ancient records of prayer in Judaism, to the prophetic utterances of Abraham, Moses, and Jeremiah as well as those of Miriam, Hannah, and Deborah. Perhaps the reason it was included in the canon of sacred Scriptures was because it was interpreted allegorically, that is, as reflecting the love of Yahweh for Israel, as some rabbis supposedly argued at Jamnia around 100 C. This brought to an end the temple worship and is still perceived by traditional Jews as the biggest trauma in Jewish history.

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Shalom in My Heart, Salaam on My Lips: A Jewish Woman in

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In short, medical science is informative, but not dispositive of the questions to be considered with respect to abortion. God The Jewish People believe there is one God who created and rules the world. E. the rules concerning menstruation were said to be “essential laws” (gufei Torah). 24 Judging from the quantity of writing produced, the ancient rabbis obviously thought the regulation of the niddah, the menstruant, to be of extreme importance.

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Motherprayer: A Pregnant Woman's Spiritual Companion

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The actual English translation of Mashiach is “Messiah” and means an anointed, God-appointed leader. You will find many functioning mitwehs around the US, indicating the law of Niddah is very much alive today. If the casual reader feels that all that is being said is that the Lord used Hochma - or Wisdom - for his creative work, then turn to the famous passage of Proverbs 8:22-30. E. was the event that both enabled and forced rabbinic Judaism to take its position as the preeminent contender as the representative of Judaism.

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Bodies and Souls: The Tragic Plight of Three Jewish Women

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More and more, celebrities are strutting the red carpet in frocks that wouldn’t look out of place on the streets of devout Williamsburg. Congregations are totally independent and are usually administered by elected Boards of Management which employ, and occasionally dismiss, Rabbis and officiating ministers. The major themes which run throughout the practices of Judaism are fidelity, land, kingdom and nationhood. Gertrude Stein (1874-1976) American writer who spent most of her life in France.

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