A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community

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Since the destruction of the Temple—went the rabbinic aphorism—a man’s table atones for him. By knowing right and wrong Christians choose their actions. Reform Judaism does not believe in the divinity of Torahs, and believe them to be human creations. Orthodoxy dates back to the days of the Talmud (2nd to 5th Centuries). God's initial plan is, indeed, to get them into Canaan inside a few months. Consulting with Reform leaders in Israel was particularly important because any American resolution favoring gay rights would be used as a political weapon by the Orthodox in Israel, who opposed religious pluralism in the Jewish State.

Celebrating Your New Jewish Daughter: Creating Jewish Ways

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On the other hand, many liberal Jews consider this an archaic set of rules written by men, based on superstition and a lack of understanding of women’s bodies. Food, and the utensils used to cook and serve food, were divided into three categories: * Milchig (or chalav): Food containing milk, or utensils used with such food. * Fleishig (or basar): Food containing meat, or utensils used with such food. * Pareve (or stam): Food that is not derived from milk or meat and is not cooked with a milchig or fleishig utensil.

First Converts: Rich Pagan Women and the Rhetoric of Mission

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Conservative Jews believe that movements to its left, such as Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism, have erred by rejecting the traditional authority of Jewish law and tradition. In more recent times, they have pushed this gender equality platform even further by allowing women to be ordained and by introducing the practice of Bat Mitzvah for girls. Underpinning the beliefs and practices of Judaism is this relationship between God and the people of Israel that is encapsulated in the Covenant.

The Ordination of Women as Rabbis: Studies and Responsa

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If one has knowledge that a particular Mishnayot student is definitely bad then he may not be taught. Incidentally, if the anonymous visitor did intend the first meaning of the word "yeshiva" given above, her assumption that the creation of such institutions is a gain is a classic example of the disdain of women which Rebbetzin Heller writes about. Ezrat Nashim, perhaps the first group publicly committed to equality for women within Judaism, began as a study group within the New York Havurah in September, 1971.

In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin

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To the employer and if they dont share their most personal information then they have. Which means I abide by the laws of modesty: A set of rules dictating what one can and cannot wear. What's interesting is that this is the community that's also represented by the Dead Sea Scroll library. He has ordained for you of religion what He enjoined upon Noah and that which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what We enjoined upon Abraham and Moses and Jesus – to establish the religion and not be divided therein.

Women Rabbis: Exploration and Celebration

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Areas of research deal, for example, with Mary the Virgin, or with Jesus-Sophia; with sexuality and religion, and with Jesus' position in the background of his times. Nonetheless, his establishment of Judea as a kingdom under tribute to Rome rather than as a province meant that Rome required no military assistance or quarters. In order to enable man to fulfill his raison d'etre, God has created him capable, and "in the best of forms." The halakhah is the collective body of Jewish rabbinic law and tradition.

Sarah Laughed: Modern Lessons from the Wisdom and Stories of

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In a separation between the men’s area and the gallery reserved for women. But Moses established the standard of comparison for all future prophets, having received a specific and personal call from God (Exodus 3). In this Jewish moral meditation, God gives human beings both a "good impulse" and an "evil impulse," and they must learn to choose between the promptings of these two mentalities. There is a famous passage in Second Isaiah, composed during or after the Exile, which is sometimes cited as a Jewish rebuke to the Zoroastrian idea of a dualistic God: "I am YHVH, unrivalled: I form the light and create the dark.

The Jewish Woman: An Annotated Selected Bibliography,

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After Solomon's death, the kingdom was split into the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The post got me thinking about the misperceptions I grew up with about Orthodoxy, many of which were because my mother was raised by Eastern European immigrants and a lot of their “old world” ways she assumed were synonymous with “Orthodoxy” but they weren’t. This blog is about my discovering freedom for the first time, re-learning what Judaism is REALLY about, figuring out what I do & don’t believe, and struggling to raise my children in a different life than I was raised.

Jewish and Female: Choices and Changes in Our Lives Today

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If God and the universe are considered one, a basic Jewish postulate, and the universe is expanding near the speed of light, then the 13 billion years which astronomers measure as the age of the universe mathematically comes out for God to be approximately 6 days. For the first question, I will ask some basic knowledge that every Jew should know. There are, however, several places where reference is made to honoring father and mother, or not dishonoring them (e.g., 15: 20; 17: 25; 19: 26; 23: 25; 30: 11, 17)--though in a number of places honoring the father alone is mentioned, but never the mother alone.

Bread and Fire: Jewish Women Find God in the Everyday

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He and his priests saw the need for a codification of Hebrew traditions to provide solidarity among the people. But with the lengthy development of Judaism and its many changes it is incorrect to posit, as some have done, that Jewish history produced two separate religions: an OT religion of Israel and the postexilic religion of Judaism. During and after their life in Egypt they took up a lot of new (or forgotten) things, including the cow worship connected to the moon, mentioned in the article, and the worship of the snake, not mentioned in the article but mentioned in the Bible in connection with Moses' secret knowledge of medicine.