Emma Lazarus in Her World: Life and Letters

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The Covenant with the Patriarchs marks the beginning of the Jewish people, founded on an intimate relationship between God and the people of Israel. These actions are discussed in depth on the page regarding Halakhah: Jewish Law and the pages following it. Death is not only the punishment for sin (which it surely is on a basic level), but death actually is part and parcel of the concept of sin itself. Innovation developed in response to local needs and took into account no overarching theological system or broad religious blueprint.

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There's a Shark in the Mikvah!: A light-hearted look at

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The third generation will emerge there in another twenty years. They took part in a whole range of athletics, and even bore arms and went into battle: “A still more marked sign of the advanced emancipation is the conquest of the world of professions by the women of the empire.” 109 In family affairs one would have to speak of “a veritable equality of the sexes in daily life.” 110 The woman’s consent was necessary for marriage; 111 “the woman had no obligation to obey; the husband had no right to correct her.... legally the husband had no right of power over his wife ... from the point of view of money, the regime was one of equality and of separation.” 112 “The equality of the spouses was in effect total, whether concerning the full liberty of divorce in classical law, the limiting causes of that liberty in the late empire, or the sanctions of an unjustified divorce.” 113 Republican Rome, acting originally under the influence of Etruscan culture, took up the impulse of women’s liberation from Hellenism and carried it forward to where the empire also made it its own and continued to promote it ever further throughout the first several centuries of the Common Era.

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My Life in the Twentieth Century

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He also points out that that fountain for cleansing has existed since Yeshua died on the tree, but it will be opened to the House of David when the Holy Spirit applies it; as He has for every individual who is brought to faith by having the spirit of Grace and supplication poured on him or her (Zech 12 v10). Judaism is very much a family faith and the ceremonies start early, when a Jewish baby boy is circumcised at eight days old, following the instructions that God gave to Abraham around 4,000 years ago.

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The Code of Maimonides (Mishneh Torah): Book 4, The Book of

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Lacking an institutional setting, Jewish scientific learning was an autodidactic, bookish activity of translating texts of the liberal arts and natural philosophy from Arabic into Hebrew and occasionally from Hebrew into Latin, writing commentaries on them, and working out the theological implications of the apparent conflict between revealed knowledge ("religion") and knowledge discovered by human reason ("science"). Except for these mystic stirrings, Jewish life from the 16th to the 19th centuries - the Ghetto period - was rather torpid.

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See me: Elul poems

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Certainly the hostility in the Bible to the goddesses is reflected in the prominent position they held in the Canaanite pantheon. The Jews (and the Romans) murdered the preacher Jesus in the 1st century. It holds no man to stand in an innate, necessary predicament out of which he cannot pull himself. The last of the Mishna orders is Ṭohorot (“Purifications”), divided into 12 tractates. It is intimidating to be confronted with a barrage of Biblical quotations from a missionary intent on converting you.

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Between Tel Aviv and Moscow: A Life of Dissent and Exile in

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Judaism has always maintained that G-d has both masculine and feminine qualities. This juried volume, the second in the award-winning Mitzvah-Centered Life Initiative, offers vibrant new Jewish folklore,... Jewish people were among the very first convicts and free settlers, and the first permanent synagogue opened in Sydney in 1844. Traditionally, Jews say prayers three times daily, with a fourth prayer added on holidays. For example, if all there is to eat is pork, and otherwise you would die if you did not eat the pork, you are commanded to disobey the injunction against eating pork, so that you can continue to live.

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Secrets & Deceptions: A Three Generation Mystery

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Conservative Judaism did not read that record as carte blanche for a radical revision or even rejection of the system, but rather as warrant for valid adjustment where absolutely necessary. Neither the Shema nor the kaddish was recited, the group's literature explained, because prayers "which presume a God who intervenes or manipulates the affairs of this world" would be inconsistent with its religious message. During that time, husband and wife are forced to view each other as partners, and not as means of satisfying their physical lusts.

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Reading Prophetic Texts: Gender-Specific and Related Studies

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Now this doesn�t mean that everything Jewish is of God, no more than everything Christian is of Christ. In the Orthodox synagogues, only Hebrew is spoken, while in the Conservative and Reform synagogues English is also spoken. That God created all creatures and that He alone made, makes, and will make everything. 2. The area was also later to be submitted to Persian, Roman, Arab Caliphates, Ottoman, and British rule. There are two Progressive ("Liberal") Temples in Sydney. We’ve read stories recently of Haredim in Israel comparing Israeli politicians to Hitler and throwing stones at women praying at the Kotel; of Haredim in New York fighting to restrict the prosecution of sex abuse claims; of Haredim in Germany threatening the fragile truce on circumcision by defending the practice of adult men sucking blood directly from the penises of infants.

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Why Jewish Men Don't Marry Jewish Women Anymore / Why Jewish

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But being childless, they divorced one another. Second, the methodology of Muslim orthodoxy in exegesis rests on the principle that Arabic lexicography, grammar, and syntax, which have remained frozen and in perpetual use by the millions ever since their crystallization in the Qur'an, leave no contention without solution. In its place he posited the principle of universal love." [ 84 ] Similarly in the case of the ancient Greek and Roman societies one finds: "In ancient Greek society charity was synonymous with love (agape), philantropia, eleos, and philoxenia, and it was manifested through benevolent deeds on behalf of those in need...

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The Jewish Pregnancy Book: A Resource for the Soul, Body &

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The Church became the educator of the pagan nations; and one race after another was brought under her tutorship. He wrote: Are we of the opinion that the female watchdogs must perform their guard duty just as the male watchdogs? If your submission is very long, query first. Lest one misconstrue that orthodox Judaism is simply a very complex system of rules and regulations based purely on left brain rationalism, it is also an orthodox Jewish concept that by intensely studying, and indeed intellectually questioning, the rules which are derived from the many commandments of the Torah, in an effort to be as certain as possible that we are following God’s directions properly, one gets closer emotionally to God [ 4 ].

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