The Oral Law of Sinai: An Illustrated History of the Mishnah

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Well, the "Gospel of Jesus Christ" is different than the "Gospel about Jesus Christ." Judaism teaches that a person serves God by learning the holy books and doing what they teach. Columbus and the Conquest of the New World, New York: Oxford University Press 1992. (I!) Hugh Thomas, Conquest. Judaism cannot be learned entirely from books, and in was never meant to be. Moreover, image-worship went hand in hand with relic-worship and saint-worship; and so the door was opened wide to admit in the guise of saints the various deities of paganism, the policy of the medieval Church being to create a large pantheon of saints, apostles, and angels alongside of the Trinity in order to facilitate the conquest of heathen nations.

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Hebraic Aspects of the Renaissance (Brill's Series in Jewish

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They are thought to number approximately 700, mostly in Israel, and use a form of the Torah similar to that used by Hellenistic Jews before the rise of the Hasmonean dynasty. They pioneered the way west for all of Jewry and formed a distinctive western Sephardic subculture of their own. She obtained permission for an abortion from the Chief Rabbi of Israel. Belief in the strong moral and social action commitment inherent in the Torah and embodied in the concept of Tikkun Olam, rebuilding the world.

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Social Functions of Synagogue Song: A Durkheimian Approach

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Just as the Temple in Jerusalem is destroyed, so we break a utensil to show our identification with the sorrow of Jewish exile. When your parents, your siblings, even your children, sit down to eat a meal, you will often not be allowed to join them. Much like a college survey course, it gives a good base to start from and provides plenty of further inspiration in the form of an extensive bibliography in the back.

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I Will Write It In Their Hearts Vol. 4

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Both the Jewish and non-Jewish first century believers in Yeshua/Jesus kept the Sabbath and the Biblical Feast days. There European Jews had met another strand of the Jewish people, Jews who had entered the same area from the south and east. Conversion would have meant denial or rejection of part of their heritages to accept something implicitly “superior.” Secular Jewishness rejects any and every concept of “chosenness,” whether by a deity, history, genetics or any other rationale.

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The Sages Speak: Rabbinic Wisdom and Jewish Values

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British scholar Louis Jacobs has argued ...: 'Nowhere in the prophetic writings are the [non-Jewish] nations condemned for worshipping their gods, only for the ethical abominations such as child sacrifice associated with the worship.' In addition to child sacrifice the Jews' idolatrous neighbours practiced bestiality..." [ 50 ] Apart from the fact that it is not very convincing to justify the slaying of one's idolatrous brothers or neighbors, or even the annihilation of entire populations to abolish human sacrifices for the sake of the "sanctity of human life" - an argument also used by Christians as a justification for exterminating the native populations in the New World - in the case of the Golden Calf that was out of question, there is no mention of human sacrifice, although burnt offerings and the wrath of God are mentioned (Exodus 32:6-10).

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Living a Year of Kaddish: A Memoir

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European Jews who rejected the Hasidic movement were dubbed by the Hasidim as Misnagdim, (lit. "opponents"). The high priests usually served as official representatives to the Persian government and to the succeeding empires. After his death, rule of Judea alternated between Egypt and Syria. The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Alongside these two branches of religious learning there developed since Talmudic times, especially during the Middle Ages, the esoteric lore of the mystics known as the cabala.

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An Introduction to Islam for Jews

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There are two distinct Gemaras: the Yerushalmi and the Bavli, and two corresponding Talmuds: Talmud Yerushalmi (Jerusalem Talmud) and the Talmud Bavli (Babylonian Talmud); The word "Talmud", when used without qualification, usually refers to the Babylonian Talmud. Emphasis original. [ 110 ] Steinsaltz 1989, 50. [ 111 ] For example the following versions, apart from the one quoted: Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5: "...whosoever destroys a single soul of Israel, Scripture imputes [guilt] to him as though he had destroyed a complete world; and whosoever preserves a single soul of Israel, Scripture ascribes [merit] to him as though he had preserved a complete world."

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Mosaic: A Chronicle of Five Generations

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In Imagining the JewishFuture: Essays and Responses, ed. Death and Burial Ceremonies in Judaism: Ideally, a dying person should recite the Shema and confess his or her sins before death. In Israel, there arose a literature, mainly in the common Hebrew of the day. The requirement for commitment and knowledge is repeatedly emphasized. Contemporary scientists - on the basis of numerous data - prove that in the era of the late Middle Ages, the Ashkenazi Jews began to migrate from Central Europe to Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus, and that Jewish communities were thus formed there.

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Love and Terror in the God Encounter: The Theological Legacy

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Rather than create a completely new tradition, our approach is to enter into conversation with the present tradition and to adapt it as needed in light of our community's conviction that the Messiah has already come. On the other hand, the rigour with which the letter of the Law became enforced gave rise to a narrow "legalism". In traditional Jewish literature marriage is actually called kiddushin, which translates as "sanctification" or "dedication." "Sanctification," indicates that what is happening is not just a social arrangement or contractual agreement, but a spiritual bonding and the fulfillment of a mitzvah, a Divine precept. "Dedication," indicates that the couple now have an exclusive relationship, that involves total dedication of the bride and groom to each other, to the extent of them becoming, as the Kabbalists state, "one soul in two bodies."

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Unusual Bible Interpretations: Five Books of Moses

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In both religions, ritual purity requires ablutions after sexual relations, excretion, sleep, or eating. She converted when her second son was born 18 years ago. De Sica’s son Christian said, “Originally, filming was only supposed to last for a few weeks, but my father purposely extended it to six months until the Americans arrived in Rome. They walk around the synagogue seven times, waving the branches. Henceforth Moslem and Jewish philosophy stood together for the absolute unity of God, not allowing any predicate of the Deity which might endanger this principle ( see Attributes ); whereas Christian philosophers, from Augustine to Hegel successively, attempted to overcome the metaphysical difficulties involved in the conception of a Trinity (see David Friedrich Strauss, "Glaubenslehre," i. 425-490).

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