Judaism, the First Phase: The Place of Ezra and Nehemiah in

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Shortly after that, Clay converted to Islam, changed his "slave" name to Ali, and gave a message of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. We also see a number of new religious texts and new practices starting to develop. .... By comparison, one-in-five Hilonim say they always or usually observe this Sabbath ritual in their home, while nearly half of Hilonim (47%) say they never do this.

Religious Objects as Psychological Structures

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The waiting period between eating meat and eating dairy varies by the order in which they are consumed and by community, and can extend for up to six hours. Today, many of Chazan’s examples of informal Jewish education are offered by youth movements which provide for their participants a wide social and educational framework for their teenage years. Between 1881 and 1914 about 2,370,000 Jews fled from poverty and oppression, especially from Tsarist Russia, notorious for its violenct anti-Jewish mobs and pogroms.

Praise Her Works: Conversations with Biblical Women

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Hiding before God Jonathan Sacks, Algemeiner. "The tallit [prayer shawl] hides the person we are and represents the person we would like to be, because in prayer we ask God to judge us, not for what we are, but for what we wish to be." Maybe, to really understand Jewish history, we have to address these elements of Jewish theology. Shas has brought them a revival of the religious traditions they knew, presenting them in a more Orthodox way than the older Sephardic customs in their communities demanded, through the warm-hearted activities of Shas-appointed rabbis, educators, and preachers, the major ones of whom have far larger followings than all of the non-Orthodox religious movements in Israel combined.

Appeasement or Resistance and Other Essays on New Testament

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The Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) is the unique Israeli expression of the larger worldwide Progressive Movement, which traces its roots back to 19th century Germany. However, the Babylonians themselves were conquered by the Persians in 539 BCE. God has promised the Jews that He will not cast them away even while they are in the lands of their enemies; neither will He break His covenant with them (comp. The one and the many form no static contradistinction; there is, rather, a polarity and a dialectic tension between them.

Settled Issues and Neglected Questions in the Study of

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In the 13th century, about 1300-1250 BC, during Ramses II, the Hebrews, led by Moses raised at the pharaoh’s court, fled across the desert of the Sinai (SY-ny) Peninsula (= northern boundary of Red Sea and desert home of Moses) back to Canaan. The Genesis narrative describes an ongoing process, for as the Jewish liturgy affirms, God renews the work of creation daily. Most youth movements encourage their members to spend time in Israel and have programs in Israel. The downward flow of divine Light in Creation forms the supernal Four Worlds: (1) Atziluth, (2) Beri'ah, (3) Yetzirah and (4) Assiah.

A Bit of Wit - A World of Wisdom

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According to Jewish writing, when Moses and the Hebrews left Egypt they traveled through the Sinai Peninsula. The truth of the matter is that they have not always been able to do so. Emperors would tremble and even legions refuse to march if the omens were bad ones. Until modern Haskalah (Jewish Enlightenment) and Jewish emancipation, Jewish philosophy was preoccupied with attempts to reconcile coherent new ideas into the tradition of Rabbinic Judaism; thus organizing emergent ideas that are not necessarily Jewish into a uniquely Jewish scholastic framework and world-view.

One Man's Judaism

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The ethos of Jewish traditional life in eighteenth-century Europe remained largely uninformed by the scientific revolution. The Christian Zionist worldview elevates Israel to a political entity not accountable for keeping Torah or obeying the norms of international law. Since such acts of suicide have happened all too frequently over thousands of years, then these acts in themselves must surely establish the Halachah.

Beyond the Golden Rule: A Jewish Perspective on Dialogue and

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Thus, although monotheism is fundamental to Rabbinic Judaism, the Hebrew Bible also speaks of other gods as really existing, the Hebrew deity Yahweh being the national god of the Israelites. It is this exclusivist ideology, rather than all the 'security needs' alleged by Israeli propaganda, which determined the takeovers of land in Israel in the 1950s and again in the mid-1960s and in the Occupied Territories after 1967. Rabbi are expert in the Jewish law and are authorized to decide on any issues pertaining to the Jewish law.

Battered Love (Overtures to Biblical Theology)

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But the real issue is that Judaism recast as a variant of American upper-crust social sensibilities simply says nothing sufficiently significant to merit survival. As it says: "God will be King over all the world—on that day, God will be One and His Name will be One" (Zechariah 14:9). The restored Mormon Church has the same teachings and organization as the Church established by Jesus in New Testament times. Regardless to which afterlife viewpoint a particular Jew espouses, why has eschatology played such a major role in Judaism?

Broken Tablets: Restoring the Ten Commandments and Ourselves

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His kingdom overwhelmed, Hezekiah offered tribute to Sennacherib; the Assyrian, however, pressed for the surrender of Jerusalem. A similarly narrow spirit animated the Babylonian Jews, for it was from Babylon that Esdras, "a ready scribe in the Law of Moses", had come to revive the Law in Jerusalem, and their existence in the midst of heathen populations made it all the more imperative for them to cling tenaciously to the creed and worship of Yahweh. Rabat Gamliel instituted an ordinance that one should not do this, mi’pnei tikkun ha-olam.” He concluded that, under these circumstances, a husband could not nullify a get in court.