Fighting to Become Americans: Assimilation and the Trouble

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It is obvious to anyone reading the book of Galatians that Paul was demanding the Galatian church follow no one but him, not even the original apostles back in Jerusalem. David Tzvi Hoffmann (1843-1921), who later succeeded Esriel Hildesheimer as the head of the Berlin Orthodox Seminary and who, earlier in his lifetime, taught in the school of the Hirsch community in Frankfurt, mentions in a responsum how Samson Rafael Hirsch had told Hoffmann when he first arrived in Frankfurt from Hungary that he should remove his head covering in Hirsch’s presence when the Gentile secular school principal was present because otherwise it would appear-in light of German manners-that Hoffmann was insulting him.[2] Hirsch clearly was trying to teach the young Hoffmann German mores.” “The modernization process started in France where major cultural changes took place in the Jewish communities.

A Woman for All Seasons/Revised and Expanded Edition

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Information Technology provides a facility for the provision of a large volume of religious source material, and for Jewish learning and discussion. In the past, Jewish girls never had initiation ceremonies, but now, many modern Jewish families have an initiation ceremony for them. In opposition to those who distinguished between full Proselytes and "proselytes of the gate," who only accepted the Noachidian laws (Acts xv. 20), he abrogated the whole Law; claiming God to be the god of the heathen as well as of the Jews (Rom. iii. 29).

The Miriam Tradition: Teaching Embodied Torah

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The Jewish tradition regarding the husband's role towards his wife stems from the conception that he owns her as he owns his slave. 19 This conception has been the reason behind the double standard in the laws of adultery and behind the husband's ability to annul his wife's vows. The religions of Sicily are the faiths of the Mediterranean. This conception of the relationship between nature, God, and man leaves man sufficient scope to work out his own destiny. Students undertaking a Depth Study related to Judaism may wish to contact the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Speaker Service (02 9360 1600) to be directed to primary source material.

The Rabbi's Daughter

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Unfortunately, Glueck died before he could actually ordain Priesand, and new president Alfred Gottschalk conducted the ordination ceremony. Among the well-known "new Jews" of recent times, probably the most famous are Elizabeth Taylor and Sammy Davis, Jr. Although not necessary, some choose to have a Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Son or Daughter of the commandments) ceremony. There is some influence of Eastern thought, where souls merge into one great impersonal life force.

The Hole in the Sheet: A Modern Woman Looks at Orthodox and

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This ritual immersion marks the end of that period of separation and the resumption of the couple's sexual activities. The rejection of halakhah as a legal system meant that every individual practice had to be justified on its own merits, which produced widespread inconsistencies and contradictions. Several of the references dealt with under other headings also include elements of repentance, in addition to those highlighted here. The result was Hadrian's decrees prohibiting circumcision and public instruction in the Torah, though these were soon revoked by Antoninus Pius.

Writing Their Nations: The Tradition of Nineteenth-Century

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Reaffirming Jewish leadership over Judea and Samaritan territory, he permitted them to regulate their own religious disputations as well as to collect funds for religious practices. A glass is broken to remind them that their joy will neer be complete until the Holy Temple in Jerusalem is rebuilt. Billboards, posters on buses, and newspaper supplements featured the slogan, "There is more than one way to be Jewish." The sectaries have been identified variously as Zealots, an unnamed anti-Roman group, and especially Essenes; but a major difference between the Qumran groups and the Essenes is that the former were militarily activist (the discovery of hymns and a calendar at Masada--a stronghold of the Sicarii--that had previously been found at Qumran, may indicate a connection between the groups), while the latter were, for the most part, pacifist.

Formative Judaism, Seventh Series: Religious, Historical,

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The dominating role of the patriarchate reached its zenith in the days of his son and successor, Judah the Prince, whose reign (c. 175-c. 220) marked the climax of this period of rabbinic activity, otherwise known as the "age of the tannaim" (teachers). Those who give alms will enjoy a full life, but those who commit sin and do wrong are their own worst enemies. (Tob 12:8-10, NRSV). This name hardly describes the movement aptly. In view of these and other more or less local, more or less justified, reasons, one can readily understand how the popular hatred of the Jews has too often defeated the beneficent efforts of the Church, and notably of its supreme pontiffs, in regard to them.

Yentl's Revenge: The Next Wave of Jewish Feminism

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Teffilin are black leather cubic coverings with religious texts. Science is not infallible and the more we know, the better we understand things. For example, the nineteenth Euclidean postulate states, “Only one line can be drawn through a point which is parallel to another line.” This postulate seems to be pretty obvious. If the Beit Din approves the conversion, they will have a  mikveh (ritual bath). Judaism became decentralized and stopped seeking converts.

The Women's Seder Sourcebook: Rituals & Readings for Use at

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All four are revelations from God, but each replaces the previous one. The Torah tells us that Judaism is not ceremonial:but personal, practical, and constant In Judaism we connect to G-d in our homes, in our workplaces, and on vacation. Also, a person who ceases observing a long-held custom needs to go in front of a rabbinic court to be released from the vow.* The ketubah, or marriage contract, specifies the husband’s obligations to his wife. TRUTH: The Talmud says that a man is supposed to love his wife as much as himself and honor her more.

Always from Somewhere Else: A Memoir of My Chilean Jewish

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Reform Judaism now believes in the equality of men and women. The angels only ask “Why are you weeping woman?” As Mary responds, she turns around and sees Jesus standing there. Despite rabbinic inertia, there is tremendous pressure from the grassroots and it may well take the introduction of Orthodox women rabbis to create a new dynamic. It also includes all of the remaining prophecies and history that would later be written down in the remaining books of scripture, and the entire Oral Torah, the oral tradition for interpreting the Torah, that would later be written down in the Talmud.