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Gendered Testimonies of the Holocaust: Writing Life

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Many Jews, while remaining devout Jews, did not go back to their homeland. Henceforth, the struggle for life will be shot through with the consciousness of death. Thirdly, woman appeared on the scene as a new factor of Church life. Finkel, Avraham Yaakov, Contemporary Sages: The Great Chasidic Masters of the Twentieth Century, Aronson, 1994. They upheld strict principles of justice and humanity, criticizing bluntly the most powerful forces in the nation.
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The Motherhood of God and Other Studies (Studies in the

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Rabbi Isaac said: Whoever says, ‘Rahab, Rahab,’ at once has an issue. In the face of such threats to the Israelites, local, sporadic, God-inspired saviours had to be replaced by a continuous central leadership that could mobilize the forces of the entire league and create a standing army. Granted equal rights and released from the ghettos to which they had been confined for centuries, Jews sought full acceptance in the German cultural milieu to which they had finally been admitted.
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Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love

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There is a great spring cleaning in the home before the festival to ensure that no trace of leaven is left in the home during Pesach. Satan is an angel whose purpose has been determined by G-d. Jewish women seem to have lent money to Christian women throughout Europe. [41] Women were also copyists, midwives, spinners and weavers. [42] [43] From certain contexts of the Mishnah and Talmud it can be derived that women should not study Mishnah.
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The Year Mom Got Religion: One Woman's Midlife Journey into

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While fasting occurs for a variety of reasons in a variety of passages, the theological ideas attached to the practice seem to grow and converge in the prophetic anticipation of an eschatological fulfillment in an age when fasting and repentance will give way to the presence of gladness and justice. It is also not surprising to read in the ancient Tosephta: “Everyone is reckoned among the seven persons (who are called forward to read from the Torah in the Sabbath synagogue service), even a child and even a woman. 45 But a woman is not to come forward to publicly read (from the Torah).” 46 A talmudic quotation of the same teaching added, “out of respect for the community.” 47 I.
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Rahel Varnhagen: A Portrait

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Ethical monotheism involves a moral code of conduct, and means two things: 1. Freezing ovarian tissue in cancer patients who will otherwise be rendered sterile from their treatment is the current technology at the center of our effort to preserve the fertility of young women so that they can have biological children. There is an increase in blood supply in preparation of this happening. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year festival and commemorates the creation of the world. Heifetz, Harold (Ed.), Zen and Hasidism, Wheaton, IL: Quest, 1978 (good anthology) Heschel, Abraham Joshua, The Circles of Baal Shem Tov: Studies in Hasidism (S.
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The Other in Jewish Thought and History: Constructions of

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It’s the men who are discriminated against. And no one’s likely to do anything about that. So here is a group which claim expertise [in] understanding the Torah of Moses and claimed expertise in the observance of the laws. After Jesus was crucified and executed by the Romans, he rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. The dismissal of the catechumens after the first division holds to this day in Orthodoxy and is a vestige of the ancient liturgy. Modern Orthodox Judaism, particularly in its more liberal variants, has tended to look at proposed changes in the role of women on a specific, case-by-case basis, focusing on arguments regarding the religious and legal role of specific prayers, rituals and activities individually.
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If We Could Hear Them Now: Encounters with Legendary Jewish

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The first five books of the Hebrew Bible were revealed to Moses by God. Were it not for God's commandment, even Telushkin should agree to the Amalekites' right to defend themselves from Hebrew invaders intending to conquer their territory ("do not fear the people of the land, for they are no more than bread for us; their protection is removed from them, and the L But even if the Amalekites cowardly and nefariously had attacked the defenseless "children and the aged" as Telushkin writes, does this justify the commandment to "wipe out the Amalekites" generations later?
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Always from Somewhere Else: A Memoir of My Chilean Jewish

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Because of this collective undertaking, the Fine responsum holds that Conservative women are eligible to serve as agents and decision-makers for others. A third festival in remembrance of the Exodus is Shavuoth. It should be noted that the vast majority of Orthodox scholars have rejected this innovation, including several scholars who remain relatively sensitive to so-called “women’s issues,” such as rabbis Shlomo Riskin and Yehuda Henkin.
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My Life in the Twentieth Century

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While Conservative Jews were dumbfounded by Schorsch’s words, Orthodox Jews welcomed them. “As another Jewish heretic movement nears its end,” one Orthodox Jew wrote, “its more perceptive members take notice and wring their hands. A religious impetus for acquiring wealth derived from the fact that wealth could be used for performing good deeds, especially the support of scholars. Judaism is the only religion in the world that has lost its holy land and was able to regain it.
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Between Gods: A Memoir

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I'm used around gave was my viagra video manageable. Jewish literature - legal, ethical, philosophic, mystical, and devotional - is virtually endless. Zerubbabel elsewhere has been presented as a potentially messianic figure (Zechariah 4). The thirteen principles of faith were condensed by the great scholar Rabbi Moses Maimonides, an orthodox Torah giant from the twelfth century. To the extent that we see them as things for which we are chosen, we endow them with religious depth.
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