Jewish Spiritual Direction: An Innovative Guide from

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Even today the various Jewish groups—whether Orthodox, Conservative, or Reform —all claim direct spiritual descent from the Pharisees and the rabbinic sages. Sin still causes God to punish Israel; but no conceivable sin on Israel’s part can cause Him to forsake her. In Assissi, 300 Jews were saved by Father Rufino Niccacci. This is not the place to discuss general philosophical or logical problems with this theistic conception. Aggadic traditions about the infertility of the biblical matriarchs also express ambivalence about the option of divorce and stress the efficacy of prayer and the necessity of faith in God.

Time Is Running Short

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Katz, Jacob 1961 Tradition and Crisis: Jewish Society at the End of the Middle Ages. Jews have faced dangers in the past, but this time we may be unprepared to confront the newest threat to our survival as a people, because its principal cause is our own success as individuals. This was different in quality to any repressions of Jews in ancient times. There was a group within the Essenes who were celibate. In Orthodox Jewish circles, it is common to thank a person for his assistance by saying "Tizkeh le mitzvot", which means "you should merit doing good deeds".

Torah 24/7: A Timely Guide for the Modern Spirit

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The Israeli Internet Society is another good source of information. A Jewish atheist or Jewish convert to another religion is still a Jew, albeit not in good religious standing. Mussolini, in fact, felt threatened by Balbo’s fame and the Duce sent him to be governor of the Italian colony of Libya. The acts of human beings unite or divide the manifestation of these heavenly masculine and feminine aspects of the Sephirot.

Jewish Year Book 1896: A Centenary Facsimile of the First

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While they do not insist on attendance at the synagogue, they enjoin all to say their prayers at home or in any place they chance to be, three times a day; they repeat also blessings and particular praises to God at meals and on other occasions. For others, participation in Jewish communal service or other Jewish organizations fulfills their connection to Judaism. Jewish history is a human saga, a testament to the significance of human power and responsibility.

Jewish Folklore in America

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Without tsuris--troubles--we will cease to be Jewish. Social scientists call this dramatic disparity between the reality of declining anti-Semitism and the widespread belief that it is increasing a "perception gap" between what is actually happening and Jewish "sensibilities." While both religions are monotheistic and share many commonalities, they differ in that Jews do not consider Jesus or Muhammad to be prophets. Mackler (ed.) Life and Death Responsibilities in Jewish Biomedical Ethics (NY: Jewish Theological Seminary, 2000) Fred Rosner and J.

Witnesses to the One: The Spiritual History of the Sh'ma

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Thus a Jew who claims to be an atheist or converts to another religion is still considered by traditional Judaism to be Jewish. Becoming Jewish means that most of what you were taught about spirituality until now will be irrelevant, and in many cases wrong. Sabbath, sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. (Days start at sundown.) The definition of Christianity varies among different Christian groups. In recent years, however, as community numbers have dropped, the difficulties in maintaining Jewish cultural and social life have become apparent and have translated into a variety of different phenomena.

Hebrew Book of the Dead: In the Wilderness

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Thus an eschatological future comes into view. Contrary to most other theological apologists - especially Christian theologians - Rabbi Telushkin addresses one of the most problematical aspects of any belief system founded upon the biblical texts, the Bible's advocacy of genocide. Jews worship in synagogues (sin-uh-gogs). Jews, conducted on landlines and cellphones among 3,475 Jews across the country from Feb. 20-June 13, 2013, with a statistical margin of error for the full Jewish sample of plus or minus 3.0 percentage points.

Overcoming Life's Disappointments

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Judaism, as the culture of the Jews, is more than theological commitment. Yet the struggle for legal emancipation lasted until the 1870s in central Europe and was achieved in Russia only with the revolution of 1917. In mid-2012, the Public Religion Research Institute (“PRRI”) published its findings from a 2012 survey of Jewish values (the “Jewish Values Survey”). I will be forever grateful for the openness and willingness to include me – the outsider. During the two hundred years of the existence of this Jewish kingdom, most of the Khazars had learned the Jewish religion and were living in accordance with its laws.

A Proposal to Improve Rabbinic Decision-Making for Serious

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This is also one of the central themes of Dead Poets Society, namely that each individual must choose his own path even of it is in opposition to the majority and what is accepted by society. The spiritual afterlife is referred to in Hebrew as Olam Ha-Ba (oh-LAHM hah-BAH), the World to Come, although this term is also used to refer to the messianic age. A small nontheistic movement that emphasizes Jewish culture and history as the sources of Jewish identity.

Pray Tell: A Hadassah Guide to Jewish Prayer

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Rabbi Beliak's Blog © 2016 Friends of Jewish Renewal In Poland Conservative Judaism – has a positive attitude towards the modern culture. The God of Judaism is no Deistic First Cause which, having caused the world, goes into perpetual retirement. Jews uniquely developed monotheism as a God of All. Bar Kokhba took the title nasi (�prince�) and struckhis own coins, with the legend �Year 1 of the liberty of Jerusalem.� The Roman historian Dion Cassius noted that the Christian sect refused to join the revolt.