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Jewish Law Annual (Vol 10)

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The ancient Simhat Bet ha-Shoevah ("The Festival of the Water-Drawing") illustrates Jewish thanksgiving to God for life-giving water and reverence to the water itself. A confidential list of Jews who contact the Jewish Circumcision Resource Center for this purpose is maintained. And every week I received a suitcase filled with $5 and $10 bills. According to Delaney, judges’ decisions in marriage and penal cases must be ratified by the Court of Second Instance. For it was usual for crucified victims to survive many days, and the Jewish law of burial would only apply when they actually died.
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Human Rights in Jewish Law

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Luc Devroye has an extensive set of links to Hebrew font resources. He came to Israel during the War for Independence to perform and his concert on Mt. It was “a way of asserting an unflagging conviction that the Jews retained God’s undivided love as well as the original religious verity.” [83] While Jews faced severe persecution under the rule of Muslim rulers as well, the situation within Europe was more poignant since “it is not only that Christians were attacking Jews, but Christianity itself was attacking Judaism.” [84] It was true that the Church’s Jewish policy fluctuated between “guarantees and threats,” [85] but medieval Christian theology was firmly rooted in the idea that the Jewish people were guilty of deicide, and thus had earned the scourge of God upon themselves.
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How the Halakhah Unfolds: Hagigah in the Mishnah, Tosefta,

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There is no acceptable reason to allow the purchase of high-capacity magazines. With authority truly Divine He bade His hearers not to be satisfied with the outward righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees if they wished to enter into that kingdom, but to aim at the inner perfection which alone could lift up men's moral nature and render them worthy worshipers of their heavenly Father. If Israel’s displaced Palestinians fully assimilate in foreign lands with their host populations and thus lose their identity as Palestinians, they are certainly not as likely to support the Palestinian cause.
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Tradition in the Public Square: A David Novak Reader

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Jews say a person cannot be Jewish if he or she believes Jesus was the messiah. Miriam led the women of Israel in a song and dance of celebration after the Pharaoh's men were drowned in the sea (Ex. 15:20-21). The term "Halachah" (or sometimes the plural "Halakot") will be used in succeeding parts of this thesis series to denote the human commandments of the Pharisees.] Now notice what Herford says concerning these three new commandments ("Halachah") of Joseph the Permitter. "The Mishnah [a part of the Talmud] records three halachahs which were declared by him ... but which evidently met with some objection and gave occasion to his colleagues to call him 'Joseph the Permitter.' This was because ... he was able to declare THAT to be allowable WHICH TILL THEN HAD NOT BEEN ALLOWABLE, SINCE NO INTERPRETATION OF THE WRITTEN TEXT [the word of YEHOVAH God] HAD BEEN FOUND WHICH WOULD JUSTIFY HIS CONCLUSION" (Talmud and Apocrypha, p. 67).
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Women and Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History,

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And even if you convert via Orthodox routes, it is not guaranteed that all Orthodox authorities will accept your conversion as authentic (although usually they will). Joshua gave a similar warning (Joshua ch. 24). For example the Talmud shows that the law never did follow Hillel, that the law was not as taught by the establishment. The Nazis distributed charts like this one to educate the public about the different classes of Jews. (7) The original Nuremberg Laws continued to be amended in the years 1935 to 1939, causing the Nazi regime to gain even more control over the lives of Jews living in
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The Halakhic Process: A Systematic Analysis (Moreshet)

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If he accepts the seven Noahide precepts, he becomes a resident alien (ger toshav) but it is forbidden to grant the status of resident alien except at times when the Jubilee is held [that is, when the Temple stands and sacrifices are offered]. As discussed above, shechitah allows for rapid draining of most of the blood. Thus Maimonides continues: ' ... but if you fear him or his hostility, cure him for payment, though you are forbidden to do so without payment.' In fact, Maimonides himself was Saladin's personal physician.
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Talmud As Law or Literature: An Analysis of David W.

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For databases with names of Rabbis and synagogues, try these links at the bottom of my wife's article. From circa 300 to 63 BCE, Greek became the language of commerce, and Greek culture had a major influence on Judaism. Fowl, like chicken, was once exempted from this law (because they don’t give milk), but long ago, rabbis decided that you can’t mix fowl and dairy either. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and mentor of the Chabad movement, conveyed by letter, are read aloud as the opening statement for the chuppah ceremony.
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The Wings of the Dove: Jewish Values, Science and Halachah

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Marriages concluded in defiance of this law are void, even if, for the purpose of evading this law, they were concluded abroad. That a person who is unclean shall not eat of things that are holy (Lev. 7:20) (negative). The rule this time is that William may "swear and be quit." Nor does Jewish law censure a married man who has sexual relations with an unmarried woman. The simple answer: Great Britain will match the United States, man for man, in admissions from Europe...
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Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer

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One of the reasons that Ariel Sharon arranged for the slaughter of Muslim refugees by the Lebanese Phalangist militia forces was to promote bitter hatred and war among Israel’s Arab enemies. I'm not sure, but perhaps it's because if your son marries a gentile woman, he has already turned away from Hashem! Since scholars alone are capable of knowing the law directly from revelation, laypeople are expected to seek an opinion (fatwa) from a qualified scholar on any point in doubt; if they follow that opinion sincerely, they are blameless even if the opinion is in error.[1] (Emphasis added.) Shariah, as it is described on its own terms, is fundamentally and critically unlike Jewish law and any form of Christian canon or ecclesiastical law.
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The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism: An Historical and

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Esther was married to King Xerxes (Ahasuerus) who ruled according to Persian reckoning, from 485 to 465 B. The UK has moved to [require] upright kill. Worse, with a few honorable exceptions, Jewish-American intellectuals abandoned liberalism for a series of demented alliances with the Christian (antisemtic) right and with the Pentagon-industrial complex. They are not considered Jewish under the strict definition of Jewish law, despite most having lineage of the religion, but they are still considered Israeli by the state.
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