The Jewish Book of Why

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Assideanism Hasidism, def. 2. cabalism 1. the principles or doctrines of the cabala, a system of theosophy, theurgy, and mystical Scriptural interpretive methods originated by rabbis about the 8th century and affecting later Christian thinkers. 2. an interpretation made according to these doctrines. 3. an extreme traditionalism in theological concepts or Biblical interpretation. 4. obscurantism, especially that resulting from the use of obscure vocabulary. —cabalist, n. —cabalistic, adj.

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Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family

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I did see a valid quote from page 37 of Ankori's article: "The Khazar element in the Russo-Polish branch of Ashkenazi Jewry cannot and must not totally be discounted. The man comes in seats himself, and begins his tirade against his wife. This space will accommodate all forms of prayer and marks the first time that Israel has enacted a law in support of an egalitarian prayer space at a Jewish holy site, thus conveying official government legitimacy on religious streams other than Orthodoxy.

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Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, Spiritual, and Historical Lessons

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In Judaism, man is real at every moment of his finite existence—including those moments when he is divorced from the Divine. Chapter 3 was written by Smith and Fatima Ghani. At the top is the abbreviation Pei-Nun, which stands for either "poh nitman" or "poh nikbar", which means "here lies..." And, in fact, they are similar in that both cultures put great value on understanding the world and the use of one’s intellect. Many of its deeper levels of interpretation are not readily accessible; and they may not lend themselves to obvious, practical application in daily life.

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Torah Conversations with Nechama Leibowitz

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Jewish SL organizations include the Jewish Business Development Group, Jewish Defense League, Zionist Association of Second Life, France Israel/Juifs de France and Kosher Nostra, a group interested in the history of Jewish-American mafia, among a list of others. Did Messiah Himself observe and practice religious customs that Christian theology and Islam today discard, like the 7th Day Sabbath, the seven Great Feasts of God (the Jewish Festivals), Chanukkah, circumcision, purifying bodily water immersion, etc.?

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Numerical Secrets of the Bible: Rediscovering the Bible

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Piedmontese Jews had gained such a reputation for military service, that some historians have compared the Piedmontese Jewish community with Prussia because of its military tradition. While Jews always were concerned with social justice, its association with tikkun olam is hardly a century old and was not widely adopted in North America until the 1970s and 1980s. Judaism and the Jewish people would welcome you, no matter what level of observance you would have.

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Beyond Bashert: A Guide to Dating and Marriage Enrichment

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Holly, NJ On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Address chats with Rabbi Richard Simon, rabbi at Temple Har Zion in Mt. The message that Jesus preached was a message (or gospel) about the Kingdom of God. Torah is truth, and man must have faith in its essential, revealed character. The message that Jesus preached was a message (or gospel) about the Kingdom of God. In neither country did Reform Judaism gain a major foothold, for the Orthodox establishment liberalized its synagogue practice while retaining its essentially conservative outlook.

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The Bedtime Sh'ma

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The Messiah (anointed one of God) will arrive in the future and gather Jews once more into the land of Israel. A lot of documents and different town-names attest to the early Jewish immigration to Poland.... Where did all this [my family's European physical traits] come from? Binder of Southern Methodist University has a web site devoted to the study of Second Temple Synagogues. Jerusalem (along with all other Judean towns) and the Temple were destroyed, and Jewish religion proscribed.

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Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely

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The subsequent sections, however, speak more explicitly about “social improvement” and evoke the betterment of God’s kingdom on earth as a “this-worldly” messianic ideal, themes that were adopted and expanded by Kaplan.17 Even as he offered an activist interpretation of the passage in Aleinu, Kaplan acknowledged its novelty. some scholars, that some of them are the forebears of the Polish and Russian Jews of previous generations.

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Noam Elimelech Prayers and Customs (Chassidic Classics)

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The offer was refused because Friedlaender would not acknowledge the superiority of Christianity and make an unconditional commitment to it. The Talmud is not part of the Bible and the degree to which the Talmud itself is considered to be inspired varies across Judaism, with the Orthodox generally giving it the most weight. Many ultra orthodox won't even know about the theory of evolution, and never heard of Charles Darwin. The principle of ethical monotheism, the obligation to try to 'perfect the world under the rule of God,' is reiterated three times a day in the Aleinu prayer, which closes the morning, afternoon, and evening prayer services.

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Transforming Identity: The Ritual Transition from Gentile to

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Orthodox and many other Jews do not believe that the revealed Torah consists solely of its written contents, but of its interpretations as well. The God of Judaism, while “near” at times, is—for whatever reason—“far” at other times. Until recently, it seemed unlikely that Conservative Judaism would even consider modifying its approach to sexually active gays and lesbians in light of Jewish law's classification of homosexual behavior as "an abomination." Other groups that may be described as regional or ethnic include the Bene Israel, descendants of Jewish settlers in the Bombay region of India, whose deviation in some Halakhic matters from the present Orthodox consensus has raised problems for those among them who have migrated to Israel; the Falashas of Ethiopia, whose development has been almost entirely outside the mainstream described in this article; and the Black Jews of the United States, whose place in and relation to the rest of the community remains unclear.

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