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Preparing for the New Machzor - Ccar Journal, Summer 2013

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Men and women from observant homes may select clothes that cover much of their bodies � pants and long sleeves for men and � length sleeves and skirts for women. Hezekiah's sin was in taking too much pride in his worldly possessions and showing them off. Orthodox Judaism continues to preserve the more literal interpretation of scripture reflected in the teachings of Jesus. These days most people don't say things like that out loud anymore. It was the law, the Torah, for by it Israel was assured of its divine calling and mission.

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ArtScroll Transliterated Linear Machzor: Yom Kippur

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The basic element of the Sephardic religious outlook embodied in the halakhic decision-making of its religious leadership ws that halakhah should facilitate Jewish living in the world in which Jews found themselves, not seek to separate the Jewish people from the external world per se. Only after a series of miraculous events (see Acts 10-11) did the Jewish followers of Jesus begin to evangelize the rest of the world in a movement that resulted in millions of people following the teachings of their Jewish Rabbi.

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The Fatal Embrace: Jews and the State

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Many of the Jewish traditions are food based – from keeping the home Kosher (separating meat dishes from milk dishes) to sharing the clearing-up duties In a Jewish household, the wife and mother is called, in Hebrew, “akeret habayit” which means in literal translation, the .... God, Torah, and Israel Beyond the Holocaust, Macon: Mercer University 1994-1996. (I) Hyam Maccoby, Judaism in the First Century, London: Sheldon 1989. (B) Johann Maier, Friedensordnung und Kriegsrecht im mittelalterlichen Judentum.

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Sound and Scripture: Reflections of a Torah Reader

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If you intend to convert Orthodox, you must intend to keep with the lifestyle it entails — if you do not intend to continue the lifestyle and just want to say you converted Orthodox, this is grounds for an illegitimate conversion under the Orthodox movement and, to a larger extent, halakhah (you should only convert if you have a full intention of staying in that denomination, or of becoming more religious).

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Mixed Marriages: Intermarriage and Group Identity in the

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We invite you to join us through your prayers, support, encouragement and participation. This self-image involved a belief in a covenant which, once contracted between God and the ancestors of the existing Jewish society, rendered the observance of the divine revelation incumbent on the whole society. I believe with perfect faith that the Creator, Blessed be His Name, is the first and the last. To the present day the Mongoloid features noticeable among the Polish Jews would indicate that, after the downfall of this Eastern European Jewish state, some, probably the ruling classes, migrated to Poland.

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Jewish Holiday Style: A Guide to Celebrating Jewish Rituals

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The Book of Kings (later divided into two books; see Kings, books of ) remains the almost exclusive source for the evaluation of Jeroboam’s innovations and the subsequent official religion of the north down to the mid-8th century. If we find that a female fetus has a mutation on either gene BRCA 1 on chromosome 17 or on BRCA 2 on chromosome 13, and therefore has a statistically significantly greater likelihood of developing breast cancer than a mutation free female, what then?

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Jews Under Moroccan Skies: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Life

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Liberal Judaism is the dynamic, cutting edge of modern Judaism Liberal Judaism reverences Jewish tradition, and seeks to preserve the values of the Judaism of the past while giving them contemporary force Aspiring to a Judaism that is always an active force for good in the lives of Jewish individuals, families and communities today, and equally makes its contribution to the betterment of society The Ark of the Covenant was housed in the Shiloh sanctuary, staffed by priests of the house of Eli, who traced their consecration back to Egypt.

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Jewish Living: A Guide to Contemporary Reform Practice

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Contacts with Christian scholars in turn introduced Jews such as Azariah dei Rossi (c. 1513–78), whose Meor ʿenayim (“Enlightenment of the Eyes”) inaugurated critical textual study of rabbinical texts, to new bodies of literature that had been lost to the Jewish community, such as the works of Philo and Josephus. American Jewish Orthodoxy in Historical Perspective. We feel a sense of wonder but also a sense of awe and humility, as we perceive how small we are in the universe as well as within the history of evolution.

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The Puzzle of the 613 Commandments and Why Bother

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Elsewhere in the Americas, there are also large Jewish populations in Canada (315,000), Argentina (180,000-300,000), and Brazil (196,000-600,000), and smaller populations in Mexico, Uruguay, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia and several other countries (see History of the Jews in Latin America ). [164] Demographers disagree on whether the United States has a larger Jewish population than Israel, with many maintaining that Israel surpassed the United States in Jewish population during the 2000s, while others maintain that the United States still has the largest Jewish population in the world.

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Tzitzit

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A quarter century later, the Pew Survey puts the number of Jews at 6.6 million, an increase of 18%," he said. "The American Jewish community then, despite the prevalent narrative, may well be growing and strengthening." The focus of Kabbalah is Biblical study and interpretation, but one section of the Jewish Bible (Tanakh) is focused upon more-so than others. To none of these is the term "apostate," in its strict sense, applicable. Spiritual experience has to somehow create differences in your behavior, have an effect on the way you live.

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