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Judaism – Wikipedia

| December 15, 2017

This article is about the Jewish religion. For consideration of ethnic, historic and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity, see Jews. Judaism (originally from Hebrew , Yehudah, “Judah”;[1][2] via Latin and Greek) is an ancient monotheistic Abrahamic religion with the Torah as its foundational text.[3] It encompasses the religion, philosophy and culture of the Jewish people.[4] Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenant that God established with the Children of Israel.[5] Judaism includes a wide corpus of texts, practices, theological positions, and forms of organization

Abuse Scandal Plagues Hasidic Jews In Brooklyn : NPR

| November 24, 2017

Joe Diangelo, 28, says he was sexually abused at a mikvah, a bathhouse usually used by women for ritual cleansing, when he was 7. He no longer has contact with his family. Coburn Dukehart/NPR hide caption Joe Diangelo, 28, says he was sexually abused at a mikvah, a bathhouse usually used by women for ritual cleansing, when he was 7.

Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court – The …

| November 22, 2017

Most Hasidic women do not pursue high-profile success in the outside world. They are taught their most sacred role is to maintain the religious sanctity of their home and raise their children. What a woman does in order to enhance her glory is not put herself out as an example to other people in the public domain, but rather in private, in the home, said Samuel Heilman, a professor of sociology at City University of New York and an expert on the Orthodox and Hasidic communities

The Oral Law -Talmud & Mishna – Jewish Virtual Library

| November 21, 2017

The Oral Law is a legal commentary on the Torah, explaining how its commandments are to be carried out.

About Us Congregation B’nai B’rith

| November 2, 2017

About Us2017-05-19T15:17:05+00:00 Welcome to Congregation Bnai Brith! We are the oldest and largest synagogue in Santa Barbara, a congregation rich with memories and tradition, constantly seeking new ways of engaging every one of our members in the ancient and marvelous Jewish way of life.

What is Anti-Semitism? | ADL

| September 26, 2017

Hostility toward Jews dates to ancient times, perhaps to the beginning of Jewish history. From the days of the Bible until the Roman Empire, Jews were criticized and sometimes punished for their efforts to remain a separate social and religious group one that refused to adopt the values and the way of life of the non-Jewish societies in which it lived.

The correspondence constitutes the only remaining trace of Rivca’s voice, as well as a relatively rare window onto a … – Tablet Magazine

| August 21, 2017

Until my early adulthood, I had no family names or faces to connect with the Holocaust. I always assumed that, on my fathers side, any members of his extended Lithuanian family who didnt manage to escape their shtetls for America or elsewhere had become victims of the Nazis.

Zionism – Scripture Catholic

| August 17, 2017

Zionism is a movement that seeks a spiritual and national restoration of Israel, the land of the Jewish people. Specifically, Zionists believe that the Jews have a divine right to the real estate it formerly possessed during the reign of King Solomon, based on the promises that God made to Abraham in the book of Genesis: On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your descendants I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates, the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites. (Gen.

Tzedakah: Valuing Human Dignity as Envisioned in the Torah – Jewish Exponent

| August 16, 2017

By Rabbi Howard Alpert Parshat Reeh For many Jews, tzedakah is the quintessential Jewish act. Whether it is accomplished by simply putting a coin in a pushke (a charity box) or holding a door for someone who cannot open it for herself, or with a complex social project intended to improve the lives of a whole community, an act of tzedakah is seen as bringing the values of Judaism to fruition. How is that so

New Era of Spiritual Leadership at Cranford, NJ Synagogue – TAPinto.net

| August 12, 2017

Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim (TBEMC), an egalitarian synagogue located in Cranford, New Jersey just introduced a new progressive model of rabbinic leadership at its 100-year-old Jewish community. The organization is welcoming Rabbi Neil Tow and Rabbi Rachel Schwartz as its spiritual leaders. This husband and wife rabbinic duo will work together to lead the congregation from the pulpit in daily and weekly services and innovative programming and education for children and adults


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