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The Journey Continues: The Ma'yan Passover Haggadah

The Journey Continues: The Ma'yan Passover Haggadah

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As we approach Yom Kippur, we naturally think of Israel—with the collection of prayers that bring the holy days to a close, with the messianic vision of our people returning to the land, with the liturgical poems of the Mahzor, and finally with our more modern memory of the Yom Kippur war of 1973 in which we almost lost our homeland. This passage goes on to say that “If the man or the woman was ill, or if both were in prison, [the years when they are separated] are not included in the number” of years after which a divorce is required.

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Judaism - Simple Guides

Judaism - Simple Guides

David Starr-Glass

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Had the writer been sitting next to me, a Humanistic rabbi, I would have given a very different answer than the one he got. They volunteer, give Tzedakah and attend classes on Jewish subjects. This resulted from the actions of left wing underground and terrorist groups that declared war on the government. However, in most Orthodox synagogues these positions are filled by laypeople on a rotating or ad-hoc basis. Making the career transition to become a professional writer can be daunting.

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Torah Umadda

Torah Umadda

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However, there are other rules regarding eating meat and dairy products at the same time, the preparation of meals and the way an animal is slaughtered. The passage continues with a consideration of the remaining five biblical barren wives; in each instance biblical prooftexts demonstrate both her initial infertile status as an akarah and her ultimate triumph as a mother of children (banim). Jeroboam I (10th century bce), the first king of the north, now called Israel (the kingdom in the south was called Judah ), appreciated the inextricable link of Jerusalem and its sanctuary with the Davidic claim to divine election to kingship over all of Israel (the whole people, north and south).

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Blessed Are You: A Comprehensive Guide to Jewish Prayer

Blessed Are You: A Comprehensive Guide to Jewish Prayer

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The person who taught me this is one of the newest members of the Jewish community. Sarah Bunin Benor, “From Sabbath to Shabbat: The Changing Language of Jewish Sisterhood Leaders, 1913–2012,” in: Sisterhood: A Centennial History of Women of Reform Judaism, eds. You can become a Jew via conversion and the laws governing that have a long history dating at least as far back as the biblical book of Ruth and fleshed out in the talmud like all of Jewish law.

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Six Jewish Spiritual Paths: A Rationalist Looks at

Six Jewish Spiritual Paths: A Rationalist Looks at

Rifat Sonsino

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Visitor Comment: "I just found out that The Pacific Theatre in Vancouver, a Christian Theatre, is featuring the play 'The Quarrel' which is a thoroughly Jewish play with no reference to Christianity at all. In fact, the Talmud exudes so much hatred against Jesus that it claims the Jewish priests subjected his body to a series of four different torturous executions. Rather, they shaped a fresh approach to rabbinic texts that paralleled in many respects those adopted in biblical exegesis.

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Spirituality 101: The Indispensable Guide to Keeping_or

Spirituality 101: The Indispensable Guide to Keeping_or

Harriet L. Schwartz

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She doesn't cook well, always complains, talks too loud, hours on the phone with the girls, on and on. Stille concludes, “With even a small amount of courage and preparation, the Italian government might have prevented the German occupation entirely.” On September 26, 1943, the Germans demanded fifty kilograms of gold from the Jews within 36 hours or two hundred Jews would be deported to Germany or the Russian front. The March of the Living is a program that brings Jewish teens to Poland and then to Israel to learn the lessons of the Holocaust.

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The Book of Jewish Practice

The Book of Jewish Practice

Louis Jacobs

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Due to humanity's sins, evil has entered into creation, and the divine presence, Shekhinah, is exiled from the Ain Sof. In chapters 2, 3, and 4, I develop my thesis that the nature of anti-Semitism is changing in fundamental and important ways: Mainstream anti-Semitism--as traditionally practiced by churches, states, corporations, universities, and other elite institutions--is coming to an end; today's Jew-haters are largely marginalized and powerless.

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The Illuminated Torah: Paintings and Essays on the Weekly

The Illuminated Torah: Paintings and Essays on the Weekly

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Such thinkers as Maimonides, Isaac Luria, and the Baal Shem-Tov all stop short—on occasion, to be sure, only barely—of embracing mysticism. It is contained in His words (exalted be He), Love ye therefore the stranger. In other areas, such as Greece, the Nazis deemed Karaites as belonging to a greater Jewish tradition and abused them accordingly. They rejected the traditional prayers that asked for a return to the land of Israel and the restoration of sacrifices. His parents had decided that the quality of the education in the public schools was deteriorating, and since there was no Jewish school in their city, they sent him to the local Catholic […] The Torah is considered a blueprint for the life of all humankind.

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Being God's Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link Between

Being God's Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link Between

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According to Karen Chapdelaine, its meaning is the Abyss and its universal element is Neptune which makes it an important element of the Tree of Sephiroth. This opportunity to tour Israel with Taglit-Birthright Israel will be opening for the upcoming winter trip. Unfortunately, the Russians destroyed it a few years later. Prior to that, “Judaism”, or the faith of the Jewish people, was centered around the Temple and the sacrificial system, and brought genuine atonement.

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Shul with a Pool: The "Synagogue-Center" in American Jewish

Shul with a Pool: The "Synagogue-Center" in American Jewish

David Kaufman

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It is often pointed out that there is no positive commandment in the Torah (the Five Books of Moses) requiring a Jew to believe in God. These beliefs include: (1) an omnipresent God who is the creator of all things; (2) God's absolute unity; (3) God's non-corporeality; (4) that God is eternal; (5) to worship God and only one God; (6) that God uses prophecy to speak to men; (7) the importance of Moses' prophecy; (8) the divinity of the Torah; (9) the Torah's unchangeable nature; (10) God's providence; (11) God's just rewards and retributions; (12) the messianic era; and (13) the eventual resurrection of the dead.

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