The Rhythm of Jewish Time: An Introduction to Holidays and

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The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, probably written in the latter half of the 2nd century bce, patterned on Jacob’s blessings to his sons, is thought to belong to eschatological literature related to the Dead Sea Scrolls. The non legal aspects of the Mishna - the anecdotes, stories, remembrances of the rabbinic lives, etc. are called Aggadah ("the telling"). This book continues where Chutzpah (1991) left off, in exploring the larger issue of being Jewish today.

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The Hyper-Modern Ancient With-It Traditional Haggadah

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According to one mystical view, every sin we commit creates an angel of destruction (a demon), and after we die we are punished by the very demons that we created. When combined with the 10 Sephiroth, these 22 paths make the number 32 which makes reference to the 32 Qabbalistic Paths of Wisdom and also the 32 degrees of Freemasonry. Lipman, “The Protocols of the Elders of Liberties,” Sh’ma 13, no. 311 (April 1986), 83–84. Yom Kippur, ("Day of Atonement") is the most solemn day of the Jewish year.

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Seasons of Prayer

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Only if there is a major effort to revive Sephardic halakhic interpretation, train Sephardic rabbinical leadership, and present the Sephardic way as an equally valid expression of Judaism, one that avoids Reformation-style schismatics and speaks on behalf of an organic Judaism through which Jews as a group are linked to a common tradition, while as individuals they make their own choices as to how to relate to and express that tradition. The sages therefore instituted that all faces should be covered out of deference to the poor.

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Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar

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Rather than confront the Israelites head on, they attack their camp from the rear, where the children and the aged are stationed (Deuteronomy 25:18). A collection known as The Sibylline Oracles, containing Jewish and Christian prophecies in pagan disguise, includes some material composed by a 2nd-century-bce Alexandrian Jew who intended to glorify pious Jews and perhaps win converts. At first it was viewed by the Jews simply as one of the numerous Messianic movements which, aimed against Roman rule, ended tragically for their instigators, and from which it differed only in one singular fact; viz., that the death of the leader, far from crushing the movement, gave, on the contrary, rise to a new faith which gradually, both in principle and in attitude, antagonized as none other the parent faith, and came to manifest the greatest hostility to it.

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Scattered Among the Nations: Photographs and Stores of the

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He was burned at the stake, having committed sacrilegious theft., son of the rabbi of Ratisbon, published a German work: "Der Ganz Jüdische Glaub," Augsburg, 1530, wherein he repeated the charge that blasphemy against Jesus existed in the liturgy of the Jews, especially in the "'Alenu." Yet, it seems unlikely that Jesus was God disguised as a man considering this statement, "Why do you call me good?. .. In rabbinic literature, the inextricable connection between Divine-human mutuality and Divine unilateralness becomes the object of explicit theological reflection.

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You Be the Judge: A Collection of Ethical Cases and Jewish

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When his student observes, "Rabbi, they can't both be right," he replies, "My son, you are right." In Judaism, this can be understood as the fulfillment of the commandments to love and to fear God (Deuteronomy 6:5,13). The chief vehicle of popular instruction consisted of anthologies from the rabbinic writings and commentaries on Scripture, of which the most popular was that of Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac of Troyes (1040–1105), known as Rashi, the acronym formed from the initials of his name in Hebrew.

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Taking Up the Timbrel: The Challenge of Creating Ritual for

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Conservative Jews wish to conserve the traditional elements of Judaism while also allowing for reasonable modernization and rabbinical development. Bernard Weinryb, who opposed the idea that Ashkenazic Jews have any Khazar ancestry, in his article "Origins of East European Jewry: Myth and Fact", Commentary 24 (1957), page 513, did not hesitate to assign a full or partial Khazar origin (based on no actual evidence, but only superficial observations about "eastern" types and now-outdated blood group studies) to these other groups: "If external physical features or blood type can be relied upon as indications of origin, then the Karaite Jews, like the mountain Jews of the Crimea and the Caucasus, belong to the Eastern type of Jew and may indeed, as some believe, be descended from the Khazars or from the Jews of Middle Eastern extraction who mixed with the Khazars.

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The Wondering Jew: My Journey into Judaism

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R. xxxiv.-xxxvii.), to be the atoning sacrifice of the Lamb of God slain for man's sin (John i. 29; Acts viii. 32. In other congregations these roles are filled on an ad-hoc basis by members of the congregation who lead portions of services on a rotating basis: Shaliach tzibur or Shatz (leader—literally "agent" or "representative"—of the congregation) leads those assembled in prayer, and sometimes prays on behalf of the community.

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Themes and Issues in Judaism (World Religions: Themes and

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The reestablishment of the State of Israel effectively completed the removal of what the Holocaust left behind. Source: Jonathan Sarna, Jacksonian Jew: The Two Worlds of Mordecai Noah (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1981). Hiyya, he said to me, 'From the age of nine years and one day.' And when I came and laid the matter before Rabbi, he said to me, 'Discard my reply and adopt that of R. In our ignorance and our greed, we have damaged the world and silenced many of the voices of the choir of Creation.

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The Big Jewish Book for Jews (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

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Orthodox Judaism denied the validity of change, and held that Judaism lies beyond history; it is the work of God, and constitutes a set of facts of the same order as the facts of nature. Ishmael's 13 principles are perhaps the ones most widely known; they constitute an important, and one of Judaism's earliest, contributions to logic, hermeneutics, and jurisprudence. [61] Judah Hadassi incorporated Ishmael's principles into Karaite Judaism in the 12th century. [62] Today R.

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