Singing God's Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in

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We are children of prophets, creating conditions for a better future.”39 Schulweis’ social activist orientation regarding repairing the world contrasts with that of Emil Fackenheim, another post-Holocaust theologian whose struggles with covenant led him to tikkun olam. Katz, Jacob 1961 Tradition and Crisis: Jewish Society at the End of the Middle Ages. Temple Beit Israel, also known as the Second Life Synagogue, was created in August 2006 by Brown.

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A Guide to Life: Jewish Laws and Customs of Mourning

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The world organization for Reform Judaism is the World Union for Progressive Judaism, which is headquartered in Jerusalem. Similarly, science teaches that a fetus throughout pregnancy is neither a “mere limb” of its mother nor a pursuer. In regard to bioethics, Orthodox jurists such as Rabbi J. Peru maintains full diplomatic relations with Israel. One can't choose to become a priest, unlike most other religious groupings in antiquity. A barrage of Karaite treatises presenting new views of scriptural exegesis stimulated renewed study of the Bible and the Hebrew language in Rabbinite circles as well.

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The Jerusalem Anthology: A Literary Guide

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Instead, it was seen as burdensome on the part of Karen's parents and eventually the New Jersey Supreme Court concurred. No representation is made about the copyright status of texts linked off-site. During this time no work may be done, business transactions are forbidden, and light switches are not to be turned on or off. We purposely avoided links with other sites to make this a one-stop shop for information.

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The Mystery of Marriage (Teachings of Kabbalah)

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God has always existed, none existed before him and will exist forever. While he acknowledged that the term in Talmudic literature clearly referred only to Jews, his prayer experiences at New York havurah retreats exposed him to the more universalistic usage in the second paragraph of Aleinu. (Serotta grew up in a Reform family and worshipped from the Union Prayerbook, which did not include l’taken olam in its poetic rendering of the second paragraph.) Later, he also became familiar with the Lurianic vision of humanity and God working in partnership to perfect the world.74 Serotta’s growing interest in tikkun olam coincided with the collapse of the controversial Breira movement which was regarded by most American Jews as undermining support for Israel.75 An active member of Breira, Serotta assembled a group of former Breira members to bolster support for a new organization and eventually drafted the “New Jewish Manifesto,” a multi-issue progressive Jewish policy statement.

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Steps To Passover

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Rabbinic tradition holds that the details and interpretation of the law, which are called the Oral Torah or oral law, were originally an unwritten tradition based upon what God told Moses on Mount Sinai. Our Rabbis taught: Formerly, they would bring food to the house of mourners in following manner: to the rich, in baskets of gold and silver and to the poor in wicker baskets made of peeled willows. The Jew could only abhor the medieval adoration of Mary, which seemed to differ little from the worship of Isis and her son Horus, Isthar and Tammuz, Frig and Balder.

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A Jewish Woman's Prayer Book

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If there’s a problem, I’ve got to do something about it. The Torah (Deuteronomy 12:20) uses the expression "When the Lord, your God, will broaden your boundary as He promised you, and you say, 'I will eat meat,' because your soul has a desire to eat meat�" The Talmud (Babylonian Talmud, Chullin 84a) states that the Torah teaches us a rule of conduct by introducing the section dealing with permission to eat unconsecrated eat with the phrase "broaden your boundary."

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The Passing Game: Queering Jewish American Culture (Judaic

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Jana Evans Braziel and Anita Mannur, 85–118. In Israel, Jews do not call themselves Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox. Let Orthodoxy keep its prejudices, this book serves the American liberal Jewish convert very well. ...more The author is a real person and when you read her book you can't help but fall in love with her and her Judaism. A naming ceremony intended as a parallel ritual for girls, named zeved habat, enjoys limited popularity. In Judaism, "the study of Torah can be a means of experiencing God". [55] Reflecting on the contribution of the Amoraim and Tanaim to contemporary Judaism, Professor Jacob Neusner observed: The rabbi's logical and rational inquiry is not mere logic-chopping.

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In the Presence of the Lord: A Study of Cult and Some Cultic

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Christianity has its own philosophy, found in the the Bible. To others, it seems to be the only means of obviating the impossibility felt by various peoples of assimilating their Jewish population and at the same time of allowing it the amount of freedom which the Jews consider necessary for the preservation of their individual character. One of the central Orthodx Judaism beliefs is that they are the chosen nation.

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Sketches of Jewish Social Life

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In fact, they have a large community in Arad. He died and rose again to atone for our sins, so that we can enter into this New Covenant relationship with God. Judaism clearly denies Jesus Christ as the Savior, and the Talmud openly desecrates His holy name. But more than that, the rabbis make it clear that the general use of the word ger in the Bible refers to what they term a ger tzedek, a gentile who has converted and become a Jew. The ceremony includes prayer for rain and the reading of the Torah.

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Laws of Kashrus

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The Messiah was to be a light to the nations, so that God’s salvation could reach to the ends of the Earth (Isaiah 49:6). The three preceding positions are usually voluntary and considered an honor. CAJE emerged in 1976 as the brainchild of activists who had been involved in the late 1960s Jewish counterculture and the havurah movement. And his ultimate victory over the evil of this world would be brought about by a redeemer, the Messiah ("anointed one"). We look down on anti-Semites as the dregs of our society who make lots of noise but little difference.

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