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Endless Light: The Ancient Path of Kabbalah

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The glory of God demanded Israel’s ruin, but the same cause required its restoration. Its various historical forms nonetheless have shared certain characteristic features. Sources of data include the Central Bureau of Statistics, central and local government agencies, research institutes as well as independent researchers from the affiliated academic institutes." " This Website from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem serves primarily as a fine gateway on Jewish History resources.

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Latin Literature from Seneca to Juvenal: A Critical Study

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It is obvious that other societies also had developed their own standards of morality, so a few examples should suffice to demonstrate that Telushkin's claim of the Bible being the very foundation or source of our "universal standard of morality" is at least questionable. Your kind contribution allows JEWS FOR JUDAISM to continue to reach out to Jews involved with missionaries, cults, eastern religions and intermarriage and share with them the joy and beauty of Judaism and offer them a chance to come home.

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My Affair with Christianity

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In light of the fact that many Jewish feminist activists emerged from the same political and social milieu as men who were known to be early users of the term, such as Mintz, Waskow and Serotta, its absence is noteworthy. Note: Jews don't like and rarely use the word ultra-orthodox. Maybe it will "normalize"--as Theodor Herzl put it--and become like most other states, which began as religious but became secular and multicultural over time. The 12 tribes of Israel lived in a covenant association during the period of the judges (1200?–1000?

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Reasoning After Revelation: Dialogues In Postmodern Jewish

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Their marriages were somehow illicit or improper. Beyond embracing the Ten Commandments, the most obvious examples are keeping the Sabbath, observing holy days and festivals, and following dietary practices. The identification of Wisdom and Torah is stressed in the Mishnaic tract Pirqe Avot (“Sayings of the Fathers”), which, though edited about 200 ce, contains the aphorisms of rabbis dating back to 300 bce. Kohen (priest) - patrilineal descendant of Aaron, brother of Moses.

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Sabbath Hours, Thoughts

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A wedding takes place under a chupah, or wedding canopy, which symbolizes a happy house. Rambam (Moses Maimonides, 1135-1204) interpreted these commandments in the following way: “When a person observes God’s works and God’s great and marvelous creatures, and they see from them God wisdom that is without estimate or end, immediately they will love God, praise God and long with a great desire to know God’s Great Name...

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Let There Be Light: Oil Lamps from the Holy Land

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Clare's Hospital and Morris View Nursing Home and would definitely have qualified as "alive" following the removal of her respirator, even though she remained in a PVS, given the fact that she was able to breathe on her own and was receiving nourishment. In violation of the halakhah that Sephardi custom was to predominate in Eretz Israel, which dates at least from the Middle Ages, the Ashkenazi rabbinical leadership insisted that, as the new majority, Ashkenazim could bring in and maintain their own customs (minhagim).

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Today I Am a Woman: Stories of Bat Mitzvah around the World

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The populations of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jewish communities "showed no evidence for a narrow founder effect." [133] Subsequent studies carried out by Feder et al. confirmed the large portion of non-local maternal origin among Ashkenazi Jews. Judaism cannot be learned entirely from books, and in was never meant to be. If an error could be shown, the action could be invalidated. An anti-Roman, nationalistic Jewish faction, active during the Roman period of control over Israel.

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My People’s Passover Haggadah, Volume 2: Traditional Texts,

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They will offer up sacrifices, and will observe the Sabbatical years and the jubilee years with regard to all the commandments stated in the Torah. Ultimate justice is found in another dimension. But an Israelite who does so to a gentile is exempt. When the Khazars were overrun by the Mongols and Russians, the Jews settled in Lithuania, whose rulers, at that time, were extremely tolerant." - Sidney L. The Ten Commandments, as delineated in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21, form a brief synopsis of the Law.

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From Memory to Transformation: Jewish Women's Voices

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Of these three collections, it is the works of prophets Amos, Hosea, Micah, and Isaiah that are probably the earliest writings, dating from about the 8th century BCE. Jewish bankers and brokers in various German principalities, army provisioners in most European countries, capitalists who were permitted to live in places such as Berlin because they opened new factories or were otherwise helpful to the expansion of the economy—all were in increasing contact with Gentile society, and most of them began to strive for full acceptance.

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Let's Kindle Shabbat Shalom: Welcoming The Seventh Day

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Yehud province was a peaceful part of the Achaemenid Empire until the fall of the Empire in c. 333 BCE to Alexander the Great. It is impossible to determine what rulings go back to Moses, but the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, presented in chapter 20 of Exodus and chapter 5 of Deuteronomy, and the larger and smaller covenant codes in Exodus 20:22–23:33 and 34:11–26 are held by critics to contain early covenant law. The requirement for commitment and knowledge is repeatedly emphasized.

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