The Inclusive Hebrew Scriptures: The Writings (Volume III)

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It has potential, incredible potential, but it cannot develop or grow or form by itself. Thus, when the Messiah comes at the end of days, God will explain why women are not permitted according to the directives of Jewish law to sign a ketubah. “Hildesheimer, on whom I wrote my doctorate, provides an interesting case study. The 'amme ha-aretz did not give the prescribed tithes, did not observe the laws of purity, and were neglectful of the laws of prayer; and so great was the antagonism between them and the learned Pharisees that to their daughters was applied the biblical verse, "Cursed be he who lies with any kind of beast."

Pulleys & Locomotion

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This meant eschewing all other gods--including idols venerated as such--and the elimination of all magical recourses. After all, no one could be fooled for long—how important was that cake? In the ensuing chaos, many intellectuals and members of the upper class abandoned Judaism and perfunctorily embraced Christianity. He explained Islam to them and called them to convert to his faith and cause. It was during the end of the Exile, among the Jews now living in the Persian Empire, that the first significant contact was made between the Jewish and Iranian cultures.... [tags: Papers] Fire in Hinduism, Christianity, and Judaism - Fire in Hinduism, Christianity, and Judaism Fire has the capacity to burn everything, and that is why in Hinduism it is can be described by the god Agni.

Feminist Perspectives on Jewish Studies

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Messianic Jews have not stopped being Jewish. With hardly any common ground to share Hinduism and Judaism remain two of the more dominate yet distinct religions of our time. Positivism and dependence on history to validate theological conviction would serve Conservative Judaism poorly later on, however, when the discoveries of archaeologists called into doubt principal parts of the scriptural narrative. In other words, her parents were bound to see that privileges were guaranteed to her in the marriage contract which they would not think of demanding for their daughters who married their neighbors’ sons.

Women in Judaism: The Status of Women in Formative Judaism

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Rabbi Jose said: An infant in the cradle may be counted for zimmun. 30 But we have learnt: women, slaves and children may not be counted? The people never wanted war with anyone so they did what everyone wanted. There are many more rabbinic statements about women which reflect a negative, if not a misogynist, attitude on the part of many rabbis toward women; but they will be dealt with, as indicated, within the context of the systematic analysis of the life of Jewish women.

Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust

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Reform Judaism made changes in liturgy, then in doctrine and in the Jewish way of life. Does mainstream Judaism allow women to become Rabbis? By reverberating with the sounds of "serpent" and "speech" the name causes the ears to tingle with past sounds. Beyond this dependence of the masses on the scribes for instruction and explanation of what the Law was and how it was to be lived, was the tendency to see in the scribes the bearers of a secret knowledge, of an esoteric tradition.

Many Pious Women: Edition and Translation (Studia Judaica)

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Source: Jonathan Sarna, Jacksonian Jew: The Two Worlds of Mordecai Noah (New York: Holmes & Meier, 1981). In fact, already in the fifth century, in Periclean Athens, there were at least the beginnings of a movement, particularly in the areas of philosophy and politics, as is attested to by the plays satirizing gynocracy and, just a little later, by Aristophanes’ play on the first “Women’s Strike for Peace,” Lysistrata. 34 In speaking of a Greek women’s liberation, however, it is well to keep in mind what was succinctly stated by Klaus Thraede: “One does well, when concerned with the development of a freer situation [for women], which nevertheless did take place in Hellenistic times, to distinguish between Asia Minor and Athens and Sparta as well as between city and land.” 35 One might add to this the need at times to distinguish between early and late Hellenism and, perhaps more importantly, between social classes.

Bat Mitzvah: A Jewish Girl's Coming Of Age

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In many opinions, it is unrelated to the synagogue. [4] As a result of recent scholarly insight into this arena, any kind of inference of women’s inferiority based on supposed separation during prayer is not supported by archaeological or textual evidence. Only in the beginning of modern times—in the late seventeenth century—was the consensus of religious belief within the Jewish people disrupted, first by the sudden appearance of antinomian and mystical sects and then by the gradual spread of rationalism.

Pious and Rebellious: Jewish Women in Medieval Europe (The

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In that case he can be either good or bad, just or unjust—but not both. When Apollonius met the king, he told him of the money about which he had been informed. While Kabbalah did not preclude one from interest in nature, on the whole, Kabbalah probably retarded the involvement of Jews in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. When preaching, the Talmudic rabbis often gave the Greek translation of biblical verses for the benefit of those who understood Greek only.

New Age Judaism

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On specifically unflattering examples of such literary etymology, see William W. When, finally, the reaction set in, and Gnosticism both as an intellectual and as a sexual degeneracy (compare Sifre on Num. xv. 39) was checked by a strong counter-movement in favor of positive Christianity, two principles of extraordinary character were laid down by the framers of the Church: (1) the Trinitarian dogma with all its corollaries; and (2) a double code of morality, one for the world-fleeing monks and nuns and the clergy—called the really religious ones—and another for the laity, the men of the world.

The Journey Home

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This maidservant was a strong character who learned at least some Hebrew, could banter with rabbinic students in the “in” language, and at least once wielded effectively the “separation” in the approved manner. The major themes which run throughout the practices of Judaism are fidelity, land, kingdom and nationhood. Indeed, he is born with a thousand perfections, with faculties of understanding and an innate sense with which to know God.