The Shame Borne in Silence: Spouse Abuse in the Jewish

The Shame Borne in Silence: Spouse Abuse in the Jewish

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It is no wonder, then, that the Jews beheld idolatry in all this, and felt constrained to apply the law, "Make no mention of the name of other gods" (Ex. xxiii. 13; Mek. to the passage and Sanh. 63b), also to Jesus; so that the name of one of the best and truest of Jewish teachers was shunned by the medieval Jew. When you say a prayer before you eat, you are bringing holiness to the very mundane act of eating. The issue of abortion in the Orthodox community is hotly debated, indeed seen by some almost as a litmus test of one’s commitment to Modern Orthodoxy or, alternatively, to a pre-modern, culturally conservative orthodoxy.
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Jewish Holidays & Festivals: A Young Person's Guide to the

Jewish Holidays & Festivals: A Young Person's Guide to the

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Only one explanation makes sense – He is alive today! God is Judge: love without judgment would destroy the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, and hence all human responsibility. Delivering you the best in inspirational articles, life stories, quotes and more. Egalitarianism is a defining characteristic of the religion's more liberal wings (Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative, among others).
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Exile in Amsterdam: Saul Levi Morteira’s Sermons to a

Exile in Amsterdam: Saul Levi Morteira’s Sermons to a

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If he cut off part of the spleen or kidneys of the beast itself, it is prohibited to be eaten. Consequently, for a Gentile there are other Hebrew terms, such as nokhri and goy. [ 87 ] Another modern Rabbi put it more bluntly: [They say] "But the Bible tells us to love the stranger. Relentless flooding has devastated southern Louisiana, now a federal disaster area. following severe storms, rising waters have killed at least 7, destroyed countless homes and forced tens of thousands to flee for their lives--including Federation staff and many from the local Jewish community.
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Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life

Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life

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The Catholic church has been the subject of much criticism for its role in the holocaust. This was not the case in the other concentration in the Balkans and the Eastern Ottoman Empire. The rest are engaged in study for its own sake. When a shatz recites a prayer on behalf of the congregation, he is not acting as an intermediary but rather as a facilitator. At the time many people in the Middle East worshipped many gods. For example, the shomerim may not eat, drink, or perform a commandment in the presence of the dead.
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The Kabbalah of Money: Jewish Insights on Giving, Owning,

The Kabbalah of Money: Jewish Insights on Giving, Owning,

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Enrich yourself, deepen your experience of Torah study and expand the sources from which you teach by participating in the Institute’s text study program. Revelation and prophecy, like miracles, however, have been relegated by Judaism to remote times, and they are viewed as having ended with the close of the Biblical era. Scribes - men specially trained in writing, and thus influential as interpreters and teachers of the Law, and agents of the rulers. "Scribes" did not form their own party, but could belong to other groups (e.g. "the scribes of the Pharisees" in Mark 2:16; Acts 23:9).
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A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus: The Roots

A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus: The Roots

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It has nothing to do with Christmas, and many Jews oppose religious syncretism, whereby "Hanukkah bushes" ("Jewish" Christmas trees) and "Hanukkah Harry" [13] are mixed in with the traditional lighting of Hanukkah candles, the getting bloated on latkes, and the playing of dreidel (gambling for chocolate). This book is not a commercial for any particular brand of Judaism or Zionism. Fein represented many Jews, particularly among the baby boomers and their elders, when he asserted: “Politics is our religion; liberalism is the preferred denomination.” But the narrowness of this vision, whether advocated by Fein or by champions of American Jewish civil religion, such as Woocher, excluded those seeking fulfillment through spiritual, religious, cultural or intellectual Jewish pursuits.
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The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Myth, Magic and Mysticism

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Observant Jews thus view the Torah as dynamic, because it contains within it a host of interpretations [58] According to Rabbinic tradition, all valid interpretations of the written Torah were revealed to Moses at Sinai in oral form, and handed down from teacher to pupil (The oral revelation is in effect coextensive with the Talmud itself). Non-Muslim monotheists living in these countries, including Jews, were known as dhimmis.
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The Great Secret or Occultism Unveiled

The Great Secret or Occultism Unveiled

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Is there any way a person can avoid getting involved in a cult? The traditional Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony requires study and discipline on the part of the boy or girl. These were the minimum requirements for a Gentile to be recognized as having turned from idols to serve the living God, both during and after the days of Messiah! This also had to do with the conditions under which they survived. Man has been able to obey the Divine Will ever since the Divine commandment accepted him in his humanity; in the Messianic future he will be neither willing nor able to disobey it.
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Awakening: Articles and Stories about Jews and Yeshua

Awakening: Articles and Stories about Jews and Yeshua

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In the 1970s, alienated Iranians flock to the promises of Islamic fundamentalism and Egyptians and Algerians soon follow. Our Klau Library, American Jewish Archives, museums, and scholarly publications preserve and disseminate our heritage. The Reform movement currently has the largest membership of any Jewish religious group in the United States. The core of festival and Shabbat prayer services is the public reading of the Torah, along with connected readings from the other books of the Tanakh, called Haftarah.
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Did God Plant the Forbidden Tree?

Did God Plant the Forbidden Tree?

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Living only for material pleasure and comfort is not really living. The Talmud is also called the Oral Torah, and is comprised of rabbinical commentary and interpretation on the Torah. There, worldly and ambitious high-priests not only accepted, but even promoted, Greek culture and heathenism in Jerusalem itself; and, as already stated, the Greek rulers of the early Machabean Age proved violent persecutors of Yahweh worship.
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