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And Bring Them Closer to Torah: The Life and Work of Rabbi

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Clearly, "pressing reasons" and "serious harm" are things which must be evaluated on a case by case basis. Utensils that have been used to prepare non-kosher food, or dishes that have held meat and are now used for dairy products, render the food treif under certain conditions. [44] Furthermore, Orthodox Judaism forbids the consumption of processed grape products made by non-Jews, based on ancient pagan practices of using wine in rituals. [44] Conservative Judaism, a branch that maintains a more modernist interpretation of halakha, has challenged this. [46] The Torah does not give specific reasons for most of the laws of kashrut. [44] However, a number of explanations have been offered, including maintaining ritual purity, teaching impulse control, encouraging obedience to God, improving health, reducing cruelty to animals and preserving the distinctness of the Jewish community. [47] The various categories of dietary laws may have developed for different reasons, and some may exist for multiple reasons.
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The Philosophical Mishnah, Vol. IV: The Repertoire (Neusner

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The grandchild’s status will be questionable under Jewish law. If you cannot find a Rabbi in your phone book, you can also search over the Internet. (See some links below.) One place to look is at the Union of Orthodox Congregations web site. That was what Maimonides did in the twelfth century. As David Ruderman has documented, Rabbi Abraham Nansich, himself mourning the death of two children, published a pamphlet in 1785 urging Jews to participate in this initiative.
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Paul and the Jewish Law: Halakha in the Letters of the

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If this doesn't help, look for a local Chabad House. The best defense of such interpretation I have seen, from inside the belief system, was provided by an online correspondent: "The Perfect One Who made the Law also made the loopholes." 17 As we will see in a later chapter, much of this parallels later developments in Islamic law. He told Arutz-7 today, “Whether this will be the actual Sanhedrin that we await, is a question of time – just like the establishment of the State; we rejoiced in it, but we are still awaiting something much more ideal.
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The Philosophical Mishnah, Vol. II: The Tractate's Agenda

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After the body was prepared, it was carried to the cemetery in a procession of lamentation and grief. The Jewish Language Research Website is produced and edited by Sarah Bunin Benor, Hebrew Union College, United States, and maintained by Tsvi Sadan (Tsuguya Sasaki), Bar-Ilan University, Israel. The "Kesubah" is a binding document of confidence and trust which details the husband's obligations to his wife. Lastly, there is a moral imperative not only to act but to speak out.
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Evolving Halakhah: A Progressive Approach to Traditional

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Ted Pike on the threat of hate laws, both federal and state. Prayer is the work of the Spirit of God. 201 Certain things are possible only through prayer (Mk 9:29). The concept of sacrifice isn't "killing for sin" as generally thought. Zionist strength was weaker still.” Prof. Schumer jumped in to explain: “No other restaurants are open.” The other instance related to her effusive 2006 introduction of Aharon Barak, the president of the Israeli Supreme Court from 1995 to 2006, who visited Harvard University’s School of Law when Kagan was dean, and who conservative critics said represents “judicial activism.” “I don’t think it’s a secret I am Jewish,” Kagan said. “The state of Israel has meant a lot to me and my family.” She went on to say, “I admire Justice Barak for what he’s done for the state of Israel and ensuring an independent judiciary.” “[Barak] was central,” Kagan continued, “in creating an independent judiciary for Israel and in ensuring that Israel—a young nation, a nation threatened from its very beginning in existential ways and a nation without a written constitution—he was central in ensuring that Israel, with all those kinds of liabilities, would become a very strong rule of law nation.” In her hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kagan stressed that she would not look to Barak’s judicial method as a model, saying the admiration she expressed in 2006 didn’t stem from his judicial philosophy or specific decisions.
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The National Jewish Law Review, 1986

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A key aim of the Pew Research Center survey is to explore Jewish identity: What does being Jewish mean in America today? This is what is meant by his "calling out in the  name of the Lord" (Genesis ch.12). Not to work with beasts of different species, yoked together (Deut. 22:10) (CCN180). The Rabbis insisted on the fulfilment of these laws even after the Temple had been destroyed and the priestly office abolished; and they compelled an Aaronite, under penalty of excommunication or other means, to divorce the woman that he had married contrary to the Law ("Yad," Issure Biah, xvii.-xx.; Eben ha-'Ezer, 6, 7; see Priestly Code ).
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The Spirit of the Ten Commandments: Shattering the Myth of

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The Rabbi is following the Torah's Law, so if you give up you can't blame the Rabbi. Organized Jewish elements around the world doggedly pursue their own supremacist agendas. Because Bible translators work from the assumption that Paul knew what he was talking about, they assume the particular pronoun here in Genesis is in reference to God. The Jewish philosophers believed that “the advance of Greek Philosophy had a refining effect upon Jewish religious thought.” [80] They also believed that faith required both the heart and mind to be true.
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Equity in Jewish Law: Beyond Equity : Halakhic Aspirationism

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There are several non-Zionist and anti-Zionist Jewish sects, such as the Neturei Karta and the followers of the Satmar rabbi (originating in the Transylvanian town of Satu Mare). The foregoing seems to have changed something I had written. When Manasseh refused to adhere to the Law, Nehemiah, who was governor of Judea, excommunicated him from the Jewish society and banished him from the country (Neh. 13:23-31). Not only are they not to be eaten by Jews, but no products which derive from them are kosher.
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Educational Values in the Shulchan Aruch

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To adjudicate cases of purchase and sale (Lev. 25:14) (CCA67). There are sufficient Jewish sources to warrant our examining this complex issue. The accuser – usually the bishop who brought the charges – and the accused have the opportunity to present evidence and confront witnesses. “This has many, though not all, of the same procedures you’d find in a trial, including limited discovery, right to counsel, right to cross-examine accusers and right to a record of the proceedings,” says Robert W.
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Meta-Halakhah: Logic, Intuition, and the Unfolding of Jewish

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday has passed a resolution denying any Judaism’s historic connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem. The writings of the New Testament acknowledge that the Jewish Scriptures have a permanent value as divine revelation. The Tragedy of the Spies The spies story occurred on one of the most significant and tragic dates in Jewish history—the 9th of Av.
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