The Book Of Women's Love (Kegan Paul Library of Jewish

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A shame-focused plot would have them covering up themselves from God, not from each other. But there is a great deal of evidence of an extremely negative attitude on the part of the Essenes toward women; the misogynist tradition was continued here vigorously. But the issue was shelved, and controversy continued. Rape is treated in the Torah and later rabbinic writings as a monetary offense, perpetrated as much against the father of a rape victim (who ultimately will receive less of a dowry) as it is for the woman herself.
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Looking for Strangers: The True Story of My Hidden Wartime

Dori Katz

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Orthodoxy is divided on the extent to which women may take public leadership roles. Nowadays, in many societies it makes a woman even more visable to be all covered than if she walks around in something highly sexually provocing. G-d promised this land to Abram's descendants. This practice is often felt to encourage egalita..., most American Jews see this as a welcome trend that will no doubt continue in the years to come.
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The Daughters of Israel (The Bible in the Feminine) (Volume

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The Court was also opposed to the Herodian puppet kings and the Roman procurators who sold the right to collect the Roman taxes to “tax-farmers” who used ruthless force to oppress the population with confiscatory taxation. Whatever the case may be, the maintenance of authority now involves power plays. Of course, it's your choice what religion you are and as long as you are passionate, you can do it. Other youth organizations that had experienced similar problems had taken steps to remake their images and reformat their activity offerings, including the Girl Scouts, as Fox News reported in November 2000. "We're no longer about baking cookies and toasting marshmallows around the fire," one Girl Scout leader told a news crew. "We now offer young women the chance to get advanced computer training, learn marketing skills, and network widely."
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Women & Jewish Law

Rachel Biale

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Reconstructionist Judaism is considered as a subgroup within Progressive Judaism because it accepts the notion that the Torah is the product of divinely inspired human beings. This list take the big name celebrities who decided to become Jews. Some Christian scholars say that women were really no more than slaves in early Judaism and I find this difficult to believe. After all, one first needs to look at pagan art. Strangely enough, the same author later states that it is the "thirst for knowledge and divinity that makes her listen" (209) to the serpent.
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The Other in Jewish Thought and History: Constructions of

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Anyone can say that the lights of a Christmas tree represent the Light of Jesus. Permalink Reply by Gregor Basić on March 31, 2011 at 7:15am Permalink Reply by Adam Weber on March 31, 2011 at 8:44am Clearly your research was one sided... E., early Christian communities were often persecuted. Even those " Poskim " that would normally not rely on women witnesses, they would certainly agree that in our case ... where there is ample evidence that this Rabbi violated Torah precepts, then even children or women can certainly be kosher as witnesses, as the Chasam Sofer pointed out in his sefer (monograph) (Orach Chaim T'shuvah 11) [15] The Rabbinical Council of America, while initially relying on its own investigation, chose to rely on the Halakhic ruling of the Haredi Rabbinical body as authoritative in the situation.
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My Lover the Rabbi, My Husband the Doctor: What more could a

Ethel J. David

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These increasing limitations were brought together in a small work entitled, Baraita de-Niddah, 50 which was probably composed during the latter part of the geonic period, i. e., circa tenth century C. In this way every seemingly positive statement about God would say only what he is not. And today, gay liberation assaults it in the name of compassion and equality. Egalitarianism is a defining characteristic of the religion's more liberal wings (Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative, among others).
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Religion and Sexism: Images of Woman in the Jewish and

Rosemary Radford Ruether

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Once one is part of a culture that affirms equality in matters of sexual preference and orientation, ultimately one is led to grant ordination to gays and lesbians. There is one God and He alone is our God for eternity. This time, it took two weeks, because the collection included the entire five volumes of the Torah. These teachings include both ritual actions and ethics. The Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Sections include: Politics; Judaism; Culture; Local; People; History; Antisemitism; Information; Travel; Business; Academic; Organizations. "This network is one of the oldest Internet projects in the humanities, initially operating under the name Judaica/He'Asif, starting in February 1989, operating out of Tel Aviv University.
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A Woman's Voice: Biblical Women: Divine Wisdom Transformed

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The rationale for the Talmudic sages' strong bias against non-Jews has been explained by Jacob Neusner: "What serves for idolatry is prohibited [to Jews] for use and for benefit. The Menorah - The menorah is the oldest symbol of the Jewish faith. This would seem to be an early version of the notion that behind every great man is a great woman; it does not indicate that women had a high status. The sect spread to Palestine, Egypt, and other Mediterranean countries with some outposts in the Crimea, Poland, and Lithuania.
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Tracing the Evidence: Dinah in Post-Hebrew Bible Literature

Mary Anna Bader

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Constant warfare with neighboring peoples apparently resulted in a large number of Hebrews being enslaved by the Egyptians, which sets the stage for the singular event of Jewish history, the Exodus. Josephus does not add a great deal to the theology of fasting, but he “is an important witness to the Jewish institution of fasting and to its spirit of penance for sin and supplication for deliverance.” 109 He frequently mentions fasting in his retelling of OT narratives, and refers to the Day of Atonement as “the Fast.” 110 He also recounts an instance of wicked Ananias proposing a general fast day for the deceitful purpose of getting his enemies among the people, including Josephus, to lay down their weapons and catch them off guard. 111 He describes the prayer and fasting of King Izates when threatened by Parthian invaders. 112 He also “points out with pride that many nations have taken over Jewish beliefs and pious practices, including the fasts.” 113 Like Philo, Josephus upholds Jewish fasting as a positive ideal, and reflects the general practice of Judaism in the first century.
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Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of

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While this is still a controversial development in some Jewish circles In some Pagan traditions, a “circle” refers to the people who gather for a ritual. Judaism is around 3500 years old and is one of the oldest of the world's monotheistic religions—religions with only one god. While in Israel in 1972 1 was in a number of houses of Arabs, Christian, Druze and Muslim, for meals, and never met the wives, or any other women; my friends had many similar experiences.
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