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Author: Anne Lowe
How do we understand our place in today’s Jewish world? Whether it’s our food, our religious services, or our literature, we enjoy a rich tradition of faith and culture that is not without important lessons for the Jewish world today. In A Touch of Torah, author Anne Lowe shares her own reflections on being Jewish as she tries to grasp the intricacies of Torah. Inspired by the weekly D’var Torah she presents at her conservative synagogue, Anne covers a number of topics that all have a Jewish connection—from evoking the flavors of Jewish life, such as making pickled dill green tomatoes or explaining the joy of eating a candy jellied apple after Simchat Torah services, to heartfelt discussions of the Garden of Eden, and to Sarah’s pregnancy at ninety years old, and other important stories from the Torah. As a delightful montage of midrashim, Divrei Torah, poetry, and trips down the memory lane of Anne’s Upstate New York childhood, A Touch of Torah can serve as a timely reminder of the daily importance of Torah. Because the Torah is alive today, it resonates in our modern world.
The Torah wears special clothes , including a yad , a breastplate , and rimmonim
. 10. In the synagogue , we finish and begin reading the Torah on Simchat Torah .
2 YEARS 1. I see and touch the Torah . 2. I dance and sing with the Torah . 3.
Author: Maxine Segal Handelman
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
Chapters on developmentally appropriate practice; anti-bias education; God and Spirituality; Torah; Israel; Hebrew; each of the Jewish holidays; secular holidays; storytelling; music; life cycles; clergy and other important people; infants and toddlers; non-Jewish teachers; interfaith families; keeping kosher at school; and more.
Another association makes discover entering one's intimacy(sphere of touch),
which may be a better flow for the way the pieces of Torah I see the word used in.
This association makes the final ì(lamed) a spherical extender of the previous ...
Author: Philippe Chouraki
To Jews, the first five books of the Old Testament-The Torah-is "the law," God's direct communication to Moses about the origins of the world, man's place in it, and how we should live. Non-Jews may not recognize the name Torah, but as the basis of both the Christian Bible and of Judeo-Christian culture, the stories, scenarios and commandments of Torah have a profound archetypal influence on the worldview and daily experience of most westerners. The thesis of Torah Mora makes Torah the "emotional DNA" God provided for our use and benefit. Just as DNA instructs the body on its proper functioning, Torah instructs us on how to function emotionally within ourselves, our relationships and society-and gives us a deep view into how the universe functions as well. For example the Hebrew word for love: ohev (alef he bet) is very similar to the word for father (alef bet) and to enemy (alef youd bet). If we assume a logical pattern behind Torah's words and letters we can deduce that love is simply a parental energy with the letter he added, and that an enemy is a parental energy with the letter youd added. In looking across Torah at how the letters he and youd consistently function, we find that he often signifies the larger universe outside the self, while youd denotes the individual's inner consciousness. Hence, love is a fatherly energy that is supported and upheld by the outer universe, while an enemy is a paternalizing person whose dominance is upheld only by his own inner drive.
Shulhan Arukh , Orah Hayyim , 147 : 1 , states that it is forbidden to touch a Sefer Torah barehanded , without a mitpahat . Rema extends the prohibition to all holy
writings and then indicates that the custom is to apply the prohibition ...
Author: Avraham Weiss
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Women's prayer groups have recently become a subject of controversy. These services, organized and attended by women who wish to become more actively involved in communal prayer while remaining faithful to Halakhah, are increasing in number and have come under attack from several points of view. In a source-filled and closely reasoned discussion of the obligations of women in regard to private and public prayer. Torah study, and aliyot, Rabbi Weiss analyzes the relevant passages in the Talmud and Rishonim. He concludes that there are no halakhic impediments to the functioning of such prayer groups. The expanded edition includes a section on the reading of the Megillah for women.
On Shabbat afternoon when the Torah is also read, only three aliyot are called.
On new ... (Often the person honored with an aliyah in a Reform congregation is
neither wearing a tallit nor prepared to kiss the garment used to touch the Torah.)
Author: Kerry M. Olitzky
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Provides historical background and explains the meaning of rituals in the American Jewish community.
The custom is take a corner of the prayer shawl or Siddur and touch the Torah
when it is carried around the sanctuary of the synagogue and then kiss that part
of the Talit or Siddur that you used to touch the Torah. Because the Siddur
Author: Rabbi Daniel Kohn
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Many people turn to the Internet when they have questions about anythingincluding Judaism. Spiritual searchers today are no different. The profusion of Web sites, online forums, and e-mail discussion groups devoted to Judaism provides ample testimony to the need and desire for nearly instantaneous access to spiritual information and guidance. In our modern technologyfocused society today, America Onlines Ask a Rabbi service was an instant hit the moment it was introduced over a decade ago. As an original volunteer for this service for eight years, Rabbi Kohn answered over 1,300 questions about every imaginable Jewish topic ranging from anti-Semitism, sex, God, Jewish holidays, death, Kabbalah, Kashrut, prayer, spirituality, and much more. Rabbi Kohns answers are short and concise, answering the questions directly often with humor but always with feeling. Jewish FAQs is a selection of nearly 300 of the best, most interesting, and informative questions and answers similar to a Web sites Jewish FAQ (frequently asked questions). A FAQ is a file containing the essential questions and answers to help users find and understand a Web site. Jewish FAQs is similar because it provides a basic introduction to anything and everything related to Jewish life all in one place. So if you have a question about Judaism, whether youre young or old, Internet savvy or a dyed-in-the-wool print-and-paper reader, chances are, youll find the answer here in Jewish FAQs.
Aristotle" maintained that touch is the most corporeal of the external senses.
Maimonides" also regarded touch as the lowest form of sensation, since unlike in
the other senses, the specifically human element of intellect is never involved in
Author: Raphael Jospe
Publisher: ISD LLC
Category: Social Science
The century following the death of Maimonides (1204) witnessed widespread upheaval and turmoil as anti-rationalist Jews attempted to ban the study of philosophy. For such rationalist philosophers as Shem Tov ibn Falaquera (c. 1225-1291), however, Judaism could not be restricted to the confines of the spiritual and intellectual ghetto; the free minds of Jews could not be shackled in the name of Judaism. In many respects, Falaquera epitomizes the way in which philosophy succeeded in finding a home in Judaism in the Middle Ages. The pioneering philosophical efforts of earlier luminaries made an enduring impact on the course of Jewish history and the religious and intellectual life of the Jewish people through their Hebrew translation and cultural consolidation at the hands of Jewish philosophers like Falaquera. As a prolific Hebrew poet, translator, popularize of science and philosophy, encyclopedist, defender of Maimonides, Bible commentator, historian of philosophy, and philosopher in his own right, Falaquera manifested a loving commitment to both Torah and secular wisdom (hokhmah, Sophia) and the conviction that both Torah and Sophia ultimately must be in harmony, if not identical. Raphael Jospe's exhaustive study of the life and thought of Shem Tov ibn Falaquera provides students of medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophy for the first time with a systematic and comprehensive presentation of Falaquera's philosophy. Reflecting Falaquera's own philosophic and curricular priorities, the book focuses in particular depth on his psychology, in light of and in comparison to his Arabic sources. In the tradition of scholarly text analysis, the book also offers a critical Hebrew edition and annotated English translation of Falaquera's systematic psychological study, Sefer Ha-Nefesh (Book of the Soul), as well as a critical and annotated edition of his previously unpublished ethical work, Shelemut Ha-Ma'asim (Perfection of Actions), and - also for the first time - the surviving fragments, with English translation, of Falaquera'a Bible commentary.
Not without a touch of incredulity and wide-eyed wonder, Sarah exclaims,
laughing to herself, "After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have
pleasure?" (vs. 12). Often, when one halves the ages of people found in Genesis,
Author: David J. Zucker
Publisher: Paulist Press
As a chapter-by-chapter introduction to the Torah (the Pentateuch, or the first five books of the Bible), this work provides an excellent source for interfaith study of the Five Books of Moses; it provides a wealth of representative examples of the Torah in the Christian scriptures and in the rabbinic teachings of the midrash and the Talmud. There are sections on the Torah as a source of inspiration, its place in the ritual and prayer life of the synagogue, the term "Old Testament," and how the divisions of the Hebrew Bible compare to standard Christian editions of the Bible. In addition, major chapters are devoted to Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Each of these chapters is subdivided into the following sections: An introductory overview including diverse highlights of the particular book, A literal chapter-by-chapter description of the book, Representative quotations of that particular book within the Christian scriptures, Representative quotations of that particular book within the rich teachings of rabbinic literature; and finally, A special section of text study with notes for suggested readings. Other topics include a brief historical overview of the biblical period, the place of women in the Bible, who wrote the Torah, the development of Jewish law, the Torah in Jewish life, the Torah in Christian life, and what the Torah says about life today. Book jacket.
Fossils and Faith demonstrates the profound implications of modern science for religious belief.
Author: Nathan Aviezer
Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
Fossils and Faith demonstrates the profound implications of modern science for religious belief. It emphasizes that faith in God and accepting the truth of the Bible do not require the abandonment of rational thinking. Quite the contrary: Scientific findings have become important tools for understanding many biblical passages and for deepening one's faith. Fossils and Faith deals with the very essence of religion, showing how recent advances in science touch on Torah and faith in important ways. The complexity and subtlety of the physical universe provide the framework for understanding the interaction between God and His world. The reader will discover how modern science imparts new insights and deeper meaning to the eternal words of the Torah.
Before and after each section, a relative or friend of the Basses was called to the Torah to intone the prayers that bracket a Torah reading. Afterward, Annie
chanted the entire haftarah, the selection from the prophetic writings, which that
Author: Mark Oppenheimer
A striking look at the Jewish rite-and at American Jews in all their diversity Since its emergence here a century ago, the bar or bat mitzvah has become a distinctively American rite of passage, so much so that, in certain suburbs today, gentile families throw parties for their thirteen-year-olds, lest they feel left out. How did this come about? To answer that question, Mark Oppenheimer set out across America to attend the most distinctive b'nai mitzvah he could find, and Thirteen and a Day is the story of what he found- an altogether fresh look at American Jews today. Beginning with the image of a party of gaudy excess, Oppenheimer then goes farther afield in the great tradition of literary journalists from Joseph Mitchell to Ian Frazier and Susan Orlean. The two dozen Jews of Fayetteville, Arkansas, he finds, open their synagogue to eccentrics from all over the Ozarks. Those of Lake Charles, Louisiana, pass the hat to cover the expenses of their potluck dinner. And in Anchorage, Alaska, a Hasidic boy's bar mitzvah in a snowed-in hotel becomes a striking image of how far the Jewish diaspora has spread. In these people's company, privy to their soul-searching about their religious heritage, Oppenheimer finds that the day is full of wonder and significance. Part travelogue, part spiritual voyage, Thirteen and a Day is a lyrical, entertaining, even revelatory look at American Jews and one of the most original books of literary journalism to appear in some years.
If a person has heard that somebody permits this , he was only talking about a " touch of interest " ( avak ribith , n°97 728 ) . This is interest that is not prohibited
by the Torah but only by rabbinical legislation in order to prevent a person from ...
Author: David Harris EbenbachPublish On: 2012-11-06
Even after being rescued from slavery by God, even after an awe-inspiring scene
of revelation at Mount Sinai, the people still want something concrete to worship
—something they can see and touch. This is, in some ways, our central difficulty ...
Author: David Harris Ebenbach
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Artist's Torah is an uplifting and down-to-earth guide to the creative process, wide open to longtime artists and first-time dabblers, to people of every religious background--or none--and to every creative medium. In this book, you'll find a yearlong cycle of weekly meditations on a life lived artistically, grounded in ancient Jewish wisdom and the wisdom of artists, composers, writers, and choreographers from the past and present. You'll explore the nature of the creative process--how it begins, what it's for, what it asks of you, how you work your way to truth and meaning, what you do when you get blocked, what you do when you're done--and encounter questions that will help you apply the meditations to your own life and work. Above all, The Artist's Torah teaches us that creativity is a natural and important part of the human spirit, a bright spark that, week after week, this book will brighten.
Respect for the Torah 4 Activity List as many different ways as you can in which A
scroll is stored with great care in the ark of ... Some men standing close to the Torah as it passes may reach forward and touch the mantle with the fringe of their
Author: Ina Taylor
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Category: Jewish ethics
GCSE RE for You: Judaism with Jewish Moral Issues covers the fundamentals of Judaism and the Jewish response on moral issues.
... that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” (
Rev. 18:4). Paul also emphasized it: “Wherefore come out from among them, and
be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean <akathartos>35a thing;
Author: Cornie Banman
Have you ever stopped to think whether the doctrines you hear in your church are actually coming from the word of the creator? In Traditional Anti-Torah Church Doctrines, author Cornie Banman offers an analysis of doctrines to help Christians ascertain whether a doctrine comes directly from God or originates from man. Banman explains how and why traditional Christendom has rejected the Ten Commandments and how that belief has inevitably created an anti-God messiah. In Traditional Anti-Torah Church Doctrines, he shows how: • A subtle and powerful philosophy of anti-Jew doctrines has indoctrinated traditional Christians into believing the Messiah's first coming was to abolish the Ten Commandments • The philosophy of a few church fathers has undermined the Ten Commandments by elevating manmade traditions to commandment status • An anti-Jew philosophy plays a key role in abolishing the commandments and exposes its foundation •The God of Abraham has given mankind a simple formula to test and measure all doctrines against his word • Anyone can use that test against all doctrines to see whether they are inspired by the God of the scriptures or by the gods of this world. • A person who's snared by deceived indoctrination can get back into alignment with God's true word Illustrating his beliefs with biblical evidence, Banman provides guidance for testing and measuring the instructions coming from your church with God's truth in a simple way. http://corniebanman.com
Judaism doesn't focus on required beliefs because the central concern of the Torah is acts, not ideas. So those of us who are devoted to philosophizing about
Jewish belief usually keep tabs on our Jewish authenticity by asking how the
Author: Eugene B. Borowitz
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
A highly accessible guide to the questions we've all wrestled with in our spiritual lives. Dr. Borowitz shares with you his rich inner life, drawing from both the rational and mystical Jewish thought that have inspired generations.
Powerful messages are conveyed about ethics, morality and Torah law, but God
Himself is rarely mentioned at home, ... The message of the succa must be clear:
as we encounter and interact with the events that touch our lives, God must be ...
Author: Shmuel Goldin
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
"This is the Numbers, or Bamidbar volume, fourth of five volues of the series Unlocking the Torah Text. The Unlocking the Torah Text series provides an in-depth journey into the Torah portion through a series of studies on each parsha. Each study opens with a brief summary of the narrative and then presents probing questions designed to strike to the core of the text. These questions are addressed through a review of traditional commentaries spanning the ages, combined with original approaches. Deep philosophical issues and perplexing textual questions are carefully examined and discussed in clear and incisive fashion. The actions and motivations of the patriarchs, matriarchs and other biblical figures are probed with an eye towards determining the lessons to be learned from the lives of these great personalities. Clear distinction is made between pshat (straightforward literal meaning) and Midrash (rabbinical exegesis) as both of these approaches to biblical text are carefully defined and applied. Finally, thought-provoking connections are raised between the eternal Torah narrative and critical issues of our time. Each study is thus constructed to encourage continued discussion and study of the Torah narrative."
A pointer is supplied, for one does not touch the Torah-scroll itself. Look into the Torah and you will see long, wide columns of beautifully written Hebrew letters,
each inscribed according to requirements laid down many centuries ago.
The sixth aliyah , called Hatan Torah ( nzin inn - the bridegroom of the Torah ) -in
which the final 16 verses of Deuteronomy are read ... The oleh will then touch the Torah with a tallit ( or some other cloth ) , kiss the tallit ( or cloth ) , and chant the ...
Author: Joshua R. Jacobson
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
The e-book edition does not include the audio CD that's included with the paperback edition. The most authoritative guide on cantillation. Joshua Jacobson?s masterpiece?the comprehensive 1000-page guide to cantillation?is now available in this e-book edition. It is an ideal instructional guide for adult and young-adult students of Torah, for b?nai mitzvah students, and for cantors, rabbis, and Jewish educators of all denominations. Like the original edition, it includes an explanation of the tradition and a description of the practice of chanting, with all its regional variations and grammatical rules. There is detailed instruction, with musical notation, on chanting of Torah, and shorter instructions for chanting the haftarah, the megillot, and readings for the High Holy Days. Joshua Jacobson, professor of music and conductor of the acclaimed Boston-based Zamir Chorale, has been Torah chanting since he was 10 years old. That life-long experience, combined with an unquenchable desire to reconnect the art of cantillation with the most convincing and accurate treatment of the ancient text possible, led him to create this indispensable teaching tool. Using Jacobson?s highly acclaimed approach, the ancient words come alive in a new, deeply emotional and most accurate way.
The topic of torah obedience will arise again, explicitly in Joshua 8:30-35, when
Joshua leads Israel in a ceremony to renew the ... Joshua 24 does not fit exactly
any of these topics that give structure to the book (though it does touch on torah ...
We hold our giggles in our throats with our palms, he's here and we kiss our
fingertips and touch the torah and he's gone up the aisle and the step. The
prayers resume as a train screams by, drowning out all Judaism. Mr. Goldberg
Author: Ruth Lepson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Collection of poems from 25 years of Sojourner. Some poets very well known, others lesser known.