The Laws and Concepts of Niddah (Riets Practical Halakhah)

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Judaism is based on the commandments (of which there are 613 in total, though many are not applicable today) and Maimonides' Thirteen Principles of Faith. God is one and unique (the Jewish shema from Deuteronomy 6:5, that the Lord is one). In general, Orthodox and Conservative congregations adhere most closely to tradition, and Reform and Reconstructionist synagogues are more likely to incorporate translations and contemporary writings in their services.

The Social Life Of The Hebrews

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Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar. He was also the first Argentine leader to seek out Jews to act as government advisers and permit them to hold office. But, “… And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).” [al-Israa’ 17:15]. In the face of sectarian challenges, the geonim intensified their efforts against any deviation from Rabbinite norms. The idea that the Jews would willing mar the body was outrageous to them (of course, leaving a baby to die from exposure wasn’t a problem).

At Home with the Jewish Holidays

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Jewish dietary laws are known as kashrut, and food that is prepared according to religious standards is deemed kosher. Borowitz (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000), 63–4. Like other Americans, most Jews were confident in their ability to exercise authority in their religious affairs. And this is that it is known to man that this (prophet) is a type of man who are created beings of great stature and perfection of the character traits.

The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions (A JPS Desk Reference)

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If you’re good, students will keep signing up each term and you keep your post. No scientist has ever determined the absolute (as distinct from recordable) threshold of psychic activity. The Jewish Telegraph is Britain's regional Jewish newspaper. In turn, these constitute determining factors in the relations among Jewish diasporans, their host countries, their homeland, their brethren in other host lands, and other international actors.

Luminous Art: Hanukkah Menorahs of The Jewish Museum

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It’s about some of the basics of human life. Since the goal of the Israelites was the conquest of a land, their religion had warlike features. So, why are Jews so much different from others on this issue? Although the halakhah mandates divorce so that both partners may try again in new relationships, an unresolved discussion in BT Yevamot 65a indicates that some men in childless marriages chose to take a second wife rather than divorce an apparently infertile spouse.

Dictionary of Jewish Lore and Legend

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Although it never achieved dominant numbers, the faith of the Hebrews—just one of many ancient Middle Eastern tribes—continues to exert a profound influence in the modern western world. A single decision is often referred to as a halakha, such as the prohibition to drive a car on Shabbat (Saturday), the holy day of Judaism. Clearly, those Jews--who sacrificed so much--remained Jewish not only in reaction to their enemies. In either case, Yahweh is undoubtedly associated with Asherah. Mythological deities may remain “particularistic”—i.e., confined to limits of time and space: the Jewish God who smashes the idols breaks through such limits.

Tree of Sapphires: The Enlightened Qabalah

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We who are engaged in building Jewish communities must simultaneously look to the past and the future. New interventions by the Creator, while possible, are not expected. Though it remains a hot political issue in Israel, the battle over Halakha is over. I believe with perfect faith that the creator (whose name be blessed) is one; that there is no unity like unto his in any way; and that he alone was, is, and will be our God. Yeshiva University Museum is currently presenting an exhibition, "It's a Thin Line," which I curated, on the eruv -- a topic that continues to amaze and confound our visitors, and, not least of all, me.

Gladly to Learn and Gladly to Teach

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Smaller communities of Persian Jews exist in Canada and Western Europe. [231] When the Soviet Union collapsed, many of the Jews in the affected territory (who had been refuseniks ) were suddenly allowed to leave. Michael Ajzenstadt, in The Jerusalem Post, wrote the following on page 5 in the March 17, 1997 issue, in his article "An Incredible Journey to the Lost Empire of the Khazars": "[Ehud Ya'ari is quoted as saying:] "As a child I heard that our family has some Khazarian blood and for 30 years now I have been trying to find information about this exciting subject.... [I am] a soldier in the last battle of the Khazar kingdom, a battle for the right to be remembered....

The Emergence of God: A Rationalist Jewish Exploration of

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He makes sure that the kosher rules were kept. It is Israel who had the first free institutions the world ever saw... Prayer also creates an awareness of the sacred by taking us out of ourselves and our artificial environments and allowing us to truly encounter natural phenomenon. Respect for the dead body is a matter of paramount importance. The Sanhedrin lost its juridical qualification, and became a consistory to advise people in regard to the religious duties.

Grains of Truth: Reading Tractate Menachot of the Babylonian

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The term Ἰουδαϊσμός first appears in the Hellenistic Greek book of 2 Maccabees in the 2nd century BCE. See also in the Diaspora section above, the Bnei Menashe, and see [1] The Southern Kingdom was conquered by Babylonians in 586/7 B. I believe with a perfect faith that the creator (whose name be blessed ) is incorporeal, that he has not any corporeal qualities, and that nothing can be compared unto him.