Language, Eros, Being: Kabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic

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The same approach led to the second line of defense after the abolishment of slavery; namely, that Blacks were to have “different” schools, etc. from Whites, but of course they would be equal! The Conservative movement consciously rejects the Orthodox understanding of Jewish history, which entails near-total deference to seemingly infallible rabbis, and instead holds that a more fluid model is both necessary, and theologically and historically justifiable.

The Women of Israel or Characters and Sketches from the Holy

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This acceptance of the platform of Reform Judaism and yet its adoption of Orthodox views, can be traced back to its beginnings in the late nineteenth century where the group began as a break away from the radicalism of Reform Judaism. Scholarship and literature flourished, with figures like Rambam, Luria, Levi ben Gershom, and Eleazar ben Judah. In return, Yahweh promised to take special care ofthem.. These maintain that there are different legitimate ways of being religious Jews.

A Mother's Musings: What We Share As Jewish Women and

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Predictably, spirited debate erupted in the Jewish press and blogosphere. For several centuries, under either the "Patriarchs of the West" or the "Princes of the Captivity", the Mishna "Oral Teaching" completed by Rabbi Juda I, committed ultimately to writing in the form of the Jerusalem and Babylonian Talmuds, and expounded by generations of teachers in the schools of Palestine and Babylonia, held undisputed sway over the minds and consciences of the Jews.

Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective

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ISBN 0-87334-041-8 Menstrual Purity: Rabbinic and Christian Reconstructions of Biblical Gender, Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University Press, 2000 The Moon's Lost Light: A Torah Perspective on Women from the Fall of Eve to the Full Redemption, Devorah Heshelis, Targum Press, 2006. It is important, from a historical point of view, to remember that within the great Western religions there originally were no denominations per se.

Yiddishe Mamas: The Truth About the Jewish Mother

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This may sound humorous and always gets a giggle from the audience. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Hence change is not reform, and Reform Judaism is not Judaism. There were of course a few who decried divorce, the earliest of whom was probably the minor prophet Malachi (fifth century B. Jewish feminists have been studying the Bible since the late 1970s. Elsewhere, it was not unusual for the synagogal community to expand its prayers; one might say that it may well have been intended as a substitute for the acts of the Temple cult.

The Shame Borne in Silence: Spouse Abuse in the Jewish

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The Qur'an, and traditions of the Holy Last messenger Muhammad, called 'Sunnah' which is found in narrations or 'hadiths' by the men around him. Another reason that Jewish people often join these groups is that they want to become conscious of the Goddess. Reform Judaism does not believe in the divinity of Torahs, and believe them to be human creations. I'd love it if you followed up on this article. Thus said our great Rabbis of blessed memory, “The Torah speaketh in man’s language” (i.e. using human terms to offer some understanding).

Anti-Judaism in Feminist Religious Writings (AAR Cultural

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Still later (e.g., Dan. 12:2) clear allusions to resurrection of the dead may be found. Their will power may incline them against the social ethic of revelation. The book of Acts records that Messiah’s Emissaries (the Apostles) and the Elders of Messiah’s Holy Community met to decide this very issue. Eventually, after the power of Yahweh had defeated the power of the Egyptian magicians, Moses and the Jewish people made the great Exodus out of Egypt. The Greek baetyl - a similar word - is a meteorite or black stone which falls from heaven, having within it the essence of the goddess, the queen of Heaven.

Recovering the Role of Women: Power and Authority in

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Even if both spouses want to internalize some of the admittedly patriarchal attitudes in Judaism, the emphasis is misplaced. But, an observant Jew will not eat in a non-kosher restaurant. Later, payment for such services was legalized and morally defended. Moreover, in comparison to the 93% total of Jews who support legalized abortion in all or most cases, the only other group surveyed that showed clear majority support for legalized abortion was white mainline Protestants (59%).

Mine and Yours Are Hers: Retrieving Women's History from

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In their symbolic representation as the Canaanite wives of Esau (The Book of Jubilees is cast in the form of a retelling of the story of Genesis), such women are described as evil and lustful-a combination of the extremely negative attitude toward foreign women and the notion that every woman is a nymphomaniac: “For all their deeds are fornication and lust, and there is no righteousness with them, for (their deeds) are evil” (25:1).” But this attack on any kind of sexual contact, even, or rather, especially in legal marriage with foreign women, reached an extraordinarily extreme point later in the book.

Tractates Tamid, Middot and Qinnim: A Feminist Commentary (A

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Left in this state, it would not have ongoing existence, and ultimately would simply be reabsorbed back into HaKadosh Baruch Hu (G-d). Indeed, he has been supported [by the law] – Quran 17:33 [As for] the thief, the male and the female, amputate their hands in recompense for what they committed as a deterrent [punishment] from Allah. Indeed, even here there was some discord as individual ideas began to run through these communities. The Day of Atonement, the holiest day in the Jewish year, is spent in fasting, prayer, and confession.