A Student's Obligation: Advice from the Rebbe of the Warsaw

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The rabbis of the Talmud recognize the paradox involved here, but being no more philosophical than the Bible itself, they agree with the Bible in rejecting the dilemma. Antipater’s son Herod, king of Judaea, an admirer of Greek culture, supported a cult worshipping the emperor and built temples to Augustus in non-Jewish cities. It was founded in the nineteenth century in Germany by Zacharias Frankel (1801-1875). Hezekiah was the leading figure in a western coalition of states that joined with the Babylonian king Merodach-Baladan II in a rebellion against the Assyrian king Sennacherib shortly after the Assyrian’s accession in 705 bce.

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How to Keep Kosher: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding

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D.135-1750) and in the time of Yeshua may have changed over the years. Look at our website, link in to the greater secular community from it, and find where you belong. Two-thirds of Jews do not belong to a synagogue and one-fourth do not believe in God. Bat mitzvah is for girls and means Daughter of the Commandment. Waxman’s translation of tikkun as “mend” (as opposed to the more common “repair” or “perfect”) and the centrality of the Holocaust to the interfaith dialogue with the Vatican, may indicate his indebtedness to theologian Emil Fackenheim, whose influential work of post-Holocaust theology, To Mend the World, appeared in 1982.

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The Kiss of God: Spiritual and Mystical Death in Judaism

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Modern Rabbis often claim that one major issue of these regulations was the ethical imperative to prevent cruelty to animals. The glory of God demanded Israel’s ruin, but the same cause required its restoration. Since the Enlightenment large synagogues have often adopted the practice of hiring rabbis and hazzans to act as shatz and baal kriyah, and this is still typically the case in many Conservative and Reform congregations. During this time, Jews experienced slavery, anarchic and theocratic self-government, conquest, occupation, and exile.

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A Teachers Guide to A Bridge to Prayer, The Jewish Worship

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In Genesis 1: 31 when God found all of Creation as “very good” it means several things. In the 8th century, according to the traditional Rabbinite account, Anan ben David, a disaffected member of the exilarchic family, founded a dissident group, the Ananites, later known as the Karaites (Scripturalists). Men must act as though all depended on them; and wait and pray as though all depended on God. In Imagining the JewishFuture: Essays and Responses, ed.

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Delving Within: A Master Educator Speaks to His Talmidim

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Click "Learn More" to find a program in your area! The story is in Exodus 33 and follows the story of the 10 commandments, and the Golden Calf. It is a "Minhag" (custom which is accepted by the community as law but not an official commandment) in some communities to lead a Torah reading service soon after you become Bar-Mitzvah (usually within a month). What could not have been said even at the end of the 1980s can be said today: American Jews are part of the American mainstream; we are truly victims no more.

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Vedibarta Bam: And You Shall Speak of Them - Tishrei

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The 1885 Pittsburgh Platform contains no Hebrew words and the 1937 Columbus Platform includes a single Hebrew word, “Torah,” which appears in English transliteration. The reign of Gamaliel’s son and successor, Judah the Prince, marked the climax of this period of rabbinic activity, otherwise known as the “age of the tannaim” (teachers). During the millennia of the Jewish diaspora the communities would develop under the influence of their local environments: political, cultural, natural, and populational.

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Some Rabbinical Insights

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These included assimilation, integration, participation in class struggle (namely, adopting the socialist and social-democratic solutions), cultural and political autonomy, and corporatism, the latter of which meant formal representation of the Jewish community vis-à-vis host governments, such as in Great Britain. Interestingly, cosmological and metaphysical speculations were not to be cultivated in public nor were they to be committed to writing.

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A Spiritual Life: Exploring the Heart and Jewish Tradition

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The High Priest was appointed annually, but members of the family of Annas and Caiaphas were often reappointed in the first century (Matt 26:3, 57; Luke 3:2; John 11:49; 18:12-28; Acts 4:6). A kittel (Yiddish: קיטל), a white knee-length overgarment, is worn by observant Jews on the High Holidays and by service leaders on certain other occasions. National Jewish Outreach program is now NJOP. They first officiated in the tabernacle (a portable house of worship), and later their descendants were in charge of worship in the Temple in Jerusalem.

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Islam and Others Part ||

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The first letters of each part combined were used to create the name of the full Hebrew Bible: the Tanakh, which Christians call the Old Testament. As one young man (a baal tschuvah - a returnee to traditional Judaism) said: It's like the best dinner party you ever went to. Quoted in Morton Siegel, “In Our System: United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education,” Pedagogic Reporter 20 (June 1969): 11. Late in the eleventh century, Jews fleeing from persecution in southern and western Europe arrived.

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Ask Now of the Days that are Past

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Islam was founded by Muhammad in the year 622. Then there are the works of Abraham Elija Harkavy, a Russian-language historian of the late 19th century who was familiar with some of the basic Hebrew sources for Khazarian history. A lot of documents and different town-names attest to the early Jewish immigration to Poland.... The discussion is concerned primarily with physical disfigurements that disqualify men from the priesthood, with rules concerning menstruating women, and with other sources of ritual pollution.

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