The Spirit of Jewish Law: A Brief Account of Biblical and

George Horowitz

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Did you find this information helpful? back to top Who is eligible to receive a get? Its purpose seems to be to make Israel "a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." Using our "search by answer" feature simply select the number of letters your answer should contain and key in the letters you know of, and the rest simply put in a "?" (without the quotes) and our database will search for those missing letters. Jewish law contains ritual prescriptions and prohibitions, details of religious practice and personal ethics.
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A Living Tree: The Roots and Growth of Jewish Law

Elliot N. Dorff

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It is important to note that these "customs" are a binding part of halakhah, just like a mitzvah, a takkanah or a gezeirah. Not to allow the Sanctuary to remain unwatched (Num. 18:5) (negative). If you are a non-religious, unaffiliated, Reform, or Reconstructionist Jew who married in a Jewish wedding ceremony, you may wish to get a _get _so that you can remarry under Jewish law and have that marriage recognized by all streams of Judaism.
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The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: Daily Meals for the

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As the Catholic encyclopedia suggests (Volume VIII, 1910); Several centuries before Mohammed's birth (c. 570), the Jews had effected important settlements in Arabia, and in the course of time, they had acquired a considerable influence upon the Arab population. The Kingdom of God, He plainly declared, had come upon His contemporaries, since Satan, God's enemy and man's, was under their eyes cast out by Himself and by His chosen disciples ( Mark 12:20; Luke 10:18 ).
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Equity in Jewish Law: Halakhic Perspectives in Law :

Aaron Kirschenbaum

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His name is given as Joshua ben Hananiah, which is Joshua the son of Hananiah. In these types of cases, Jews should be more punctilious about following the law of the land so as not to give the impression that Jewish law makes Jews less moral than the surrounding culture; such an impression would be a hilul Ha-shem, a desecration of God’s name. Paul aggressively applies to them a term of contempt, �dogs�, a metaphor for the ritual impurity that the Jews sometimes attributed to the Gentiles (Mt 15:26).
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Judaic Law from Jesus to the Mishnah: A Systematic reply to

Jacob Neusner

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Any sexual misconduct involving a minor is immediately turned over to civil authorities for investigation. Moreover, connection with the Jewish people is determined by birth, not by belief. The end result of globalism will be an enormous world government; one that will crush freedom and diversity as a steamroller would a flower. The Mischling faced a paradox. "During the war, many felt torn between the desire to belong, regain some of their lost pride, and protect themselves and their families through military service and the realization that to do so, they had to serve Hitler… Wehrmacht service, in the early years of the war, protected them from the Gestapo.
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The Way into Judaism and the Environment

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This subject is hotly debated among non-Orthodox Jewish groups, but I don't really intend to discuss the politics of it very much. IDOLATRY: (1) against entertaining the thought that there exists a deity except the Lord; (2) against making any graven image (and against having anyone else make one for us); (3) against making idols for use by others; (4) against making any forbidden statues (even when they are for ornamental purposes); (5) against bowing to any idol (and not to sacrifice nor to pour libation nor to burn incense before any idol, even where it is not the customary manner of worship to the particular idol); (6) against worshipping idols in any of their customary manners of worship; (7) against causing our children to pass (through the fire) in the worship of Molech [Molech was the fire god of the Ammonites and Phoenicians to whom parents sacrificed their children]; (8) against practicing Ov; (9) against the practice of Yiddoni [Sorceror, Soothsayer, Magician]; and (10) against turning to idolatry (in word, in thought, in deed, or by any observance that may draw us to its worship).
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Duty and Healing: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic

Benjamin Freedman

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This is a far more difficult question than you might expect. The Yeshibas, or high schools of Talmudic learning, where the time was exclusively devoted to the study of rabbinical jurisprudence and Talmudic law, have been partly replaced by seminaries with a more modern curriculum of studies. Reform Judaism does not hold that one must wear a kippah, or that one must pray three times a day. After Nebuchadrezzar's decisive defeat of Egypt at Carchemish (605 BCE), Jeremiah identified the scourge as Babylon.
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A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life

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God The Jewish People believe there is one God who created and rules the world. Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, describes three major Jewish groups and their "philosophies" or ways of life: Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes. When there is not unanimity of belief in religious teaching, there is a natural repulsion on the part of most people to religion itself -- or at least in taking a serious interest in it.
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Support for the Poor in the Mishnaic Law of Agriculture:

Roger Brooks

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The custom of burial is recorded in the Torah. With these questions in mind, we turn to the Jewish legal system to learn how historic Judaism coped with these problems. The Library of Congress in Washington, DC, has a vast web site called the American Memory Collection that includes exhibitions of the Variety Stage and WPA Life Histories. (Try searching for jewish yiddish hebraic hebrew.) Google Translate translates between Hebrew, Yiddish, English, and more than 25 other languages.
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The Rich Go to Heaven: Giving Charity in Jewish Thought

Eli M. Shear

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Zarah ii. 1), the prevalent opinion in the Talmud is that there are only seven laws which are binding upon all mankind. It uses figures and examples in a verbal chain structure in conformity with Jewish scriptural exegesis. One question often asked me is "Can I become Jewish if I was 'denomination X'?" One of the Maccabean brothers leads the uprising. Besides being the right thing to do, this would stop the sporadic acts of violence against Israel, as the Palestinians’ legitimate desire for their own state would be realized.
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