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A Practical Guide to the Laws of Kashrut

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What is new and unique is that, in lieu of live lectures, since you are doing this as a distance learner, instead of long lectures, you have videos of learning and you watch them + your readings to learn. First of all it means that Creation is sufficient, structured and ordered (the rabbis called it Seder Bereishit, the Order of Creation). This view gave rise to asceticism in the monasteries, for which genuine religiosity was claimed; while marriage, home, and state, and all earthly comforts, were only concessions to the flesh.

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The Practical Guide to Teshuvah

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I believe with a perfect faith that God (whose name be blessed) knows all the deeds of the sons of men and all their thoughts; as it is said: "He who hath formed their hearts altogether, he knoweth all their deeds". The Khazar conversion to Judaism proceeded from the royal house to the ranks of the nobility and the upper classes, without ever including the broad masses of the Khazar people. Elizabeth Sciupac wrote Chapters 6 and 7. But the masses were not interested in them, and many of the orthodox leaders regarded the new doctrines as subversive.

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Weekday Prayers: Mitokh HaOhel: From Within the Tent

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When we waste resources we are violating the mitzvah (commandment) of Bal Tashchit (“Do not destroy”). Before a beit din (rabbinic court) will approve the conversion, its members must be positive that you are fully knowledgeable and committed to observing all of the laws and precepts of Judaism, that you are fully integrated into the Jewish way of life and are comfortable in the Jewish community – that you will be able to live a full, happy and productive life as a Jew.

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Sefer HaMinhagim: The Book of Chabad-Lubavitch Customs

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Jewish history begins with the covenant established between God and Abraham around 1812 BC, during the Bronze Age, in the Middle East. Later Jesus denied that the traditions of men were equal in authority to the written law (Mark 7:1 - 23); in addition, Paul denied that man could be justified before God by perfect obedience to that law (Gal. 3). A 1988 poll of Jewish students at Dartmouth College made the point compellingly: When asked whether they believed that their Jewishness would in any way hamper their future success, not a single student answered in the affirmative.

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The Holocaust and Halakhah

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The Land of Israel has been given by G-d to each and every Jew, not because of any external reason, other than G-d promised it to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to their descendents. Society for Humanistic Judaism Supports IFSHJ Statement: WHO IS A JEW? However, this work has severe limitations as a source for religious history. During the 1st and 2nd centuries ce, rabbinic schools had compiled for their own use collections of Midrashim (singular Midrash, meaning “investigation” or “interpretation”), in which the results of their exegesis and application of Scripture to problematic situations were recorded in terse legal form.

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A Living Lens: Photographs of Jewish Life from the Pages of

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Within Conservative Judaism, an individual is free to pursue more legalistic forms of Judaism and adhere to disciplined religious and spiritual practices, however, they are not required to, nor are people shunned or stoned for not being religious enough (a concern that is reflected in the teachings and life of Jesus). Jewish males are buried in a tallit and sometimes also a kittel which are part of the tachrichim (burial garments).

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My People's Prayer Book, Vol. 7: Traditional Prayers, Modern

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Historically, there have been a variety of discrete and interlocking Judaisms. Orthodox Judaism believes that the Torah is not complete without the oral part of the Torah that Hashem verbally spoke to Moses to explain the written Torah. The extent of the meteoric ascent of tikkun olam can be traced by using the Google Books N-Gram Viewer.5 Google Ngram is a phrase usage graphing tool; it charts the usage of letter combinations (e.g., words and phrases) year after year, utilizing Google’s extensive database of over 500 billion words from nearly 5.2 million digitized books published between 1500 and 2008.6 A database search (see: Chart 1) found no matches for the terms “tikkun olam,” “tikun olam,” “tikkun ha’olam,” and “tikkun ha-olam” prior to 1946.

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There Shall Be No Needy: Pursuing Social Justice through

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At that time, it seemed that the community�s main problem was simply surviving in such small numbers. By Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times Three hundred rabbis walk into a Las Vegas martini lounge. We thank you for visiting our directory, and wish you well in whatever endeavor brought you here. Judaism is created by Abraham 2000 BCE and his descendants of Issac and Jacob. For a very long time, most Jews in Europe believed the same basic things about Judaism.

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Brother Keepers: New Perspectives on Jewish Masculinity

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A Shtreimel and spodek are two kinds of fur 'hats' that various chasidim wear. It developed from both the Judeo-Christian tradition and the cultural values of the nomadic Bedouin tribes of Arabia. In their response to this problem, the Sadducees, on the one hand, refused to accept any precept as binding unless it was based directly on the Torah—i.e., the Written Law. Every seventh day is the Sabbath, when no work is performed. Whereas Judaismmade the study of the Law, or rather of the Torah—which is learning, and included science and philosophy as well as religion—the foremost duty of each member of the household (Deut. vi. 7, xi. 19; Josephus, "Contra Ap." ii. §§ 18, 26, 41), medieval Christianity tended to find bliss in ignorance, because knowledge and belief seemed incompatible (Lecky, "History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne," ii. 203-210; idem, "History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe," i. 1-201).

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Living a Joyous Life: The True Spirit of Jewish Practice

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Collectively they are also known as the Pentateuch (Greek for "five containers", where containers presumably refers to the scroll cases in which books were being kept), Hamisha Humshei Torah (Hebrew for 'the five parts of the Torah'), or just Humash ('fifth' for short) or Chumash. Especially bummed by the fact that the author asks big questions (What do I do about Christmas? When in the course of time a law had been outgrown or superseded by changing conditions, they gave it a new and more-acceptable meaning, seeking scriptural support for their actions through a ramified system of hermeneutics.

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