Enter into the Torah text with this insightful companion and experience the full impact of the age-old and totally new weekly portion
Author: Reuven Hammer
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
For the believing Jew today, no less than for those in the past, the study of the weekly Torah portion is a religious experience. For this reason it is customary to consider the section along with its traditional commentaries. It is important to know not only what the Torah meant when it was written, but also what it has meant within Judaism since then. It is also important for intellectual honesty to distinguish between the two. Moderns also have the advantage of using the results of linguistic studies and comparative studies of other ancient texts as well as archaeological finds to help us better understand the text. The Torah reflects an entire worldview concerning the nature of God and of human beings, the task of Israel and the way in which we are to live. Thus it is an ancient text that is ever new and always renewing itself. One studies it not only to learn what was, but also to discover what we are and how we are to live. These prefaces are meant to complement and enrich your study of the portion by pointing out important ideas found therein and raising problems and questions for consideration. Enter into the Torah text with this insightful companion and experience the full impact of the age-old and totally new weekly portion
The historian Ivan Marcus has shown that this ritual makes a deeper statement:
when the child enters the stage in his life when he can study Torah, “the child enters the Torah (nichnas la-torah) by means of the Torah entering the child.
Author: Aaron S. Gross
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
How Judaism and food are intertwined Judaism is a religion that is enthusiastic about food. Jewish holidays are inevitably celebrated through eating particular foods, or around fasting and then eating particular foods. Through fasting, feasting, dining, and noshing, food infuses the rich traditions of Judaism into daily life. What do the complicated laws of kosher food mean to Jews? How does food in Jewish bellies shape the hearts and minds of Jews? What does the Jewish relationship with food teach us about Christianity, Islam, and religion itself? Can food shape the future of Judaism? Feasting and Fasting explores questions like these to offer an expansive look at how Judaism and food have been intertwined, both historically and today. It also grapples with the charged ethical debates about how food choices reflect competing Jewish values about community, animals, the natural world and the very meaning of being human. Encompassing historical, ethnographic, and theoretical viewpoints, and including contributions dedicated to the religious dimensions of foods including garlic, Crisco, peanut oil, and wine, the volume advances the state of both Jewish studies and religious studies scholarship on food. Bookended with a foreword by the Jewish historian Hasia Diner and an epilogue by the novelist and food activist Jonathan Safran Foer, Feasting and Fasting provides a resource for anyone who hungers to understand how food and religion intersect.
Torah Teachers' Reading and Teaching of Text Renee Soloway Wohl. THESIS 3
1293 02079 9494 3 2000 This is to certify that the dissertation entitled Entering
the Historical Conversation : Torah Teachers ' Reading and Teaching of Text ...
Amsterdam: North-Holland. Goodman, Roberta Louis. (2006). Entering the world, entering Torah: Moving from the natural to the sacred in the Jewish life cycle. In
K. M. Yust (Ed.), Nurturing child and adolescent spirituality: Perspectivesfrom the
Author: Kevin E. Lawson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
How important is childhood in the spiritual formation of a person? How do children experience God in the context of their lives as they grow? What does God do in the lives of children to draw them to himself and help them grow into a vital relationship with him? How can adults who care about children better support their spiritual growth and direct it toward relationship with God through Jesus Christ? These are critical questions that church leaders face as they consider how best to nurture the faith of the children God brings into our lives. In this book, over two dozen Christian scholars and ministry leaders explore important issues about the spiritual life of children and ways parents, church leaders, and others who care about children can promote their spiritual formation.
Entering The High Holy Days provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy and lends them contemporary relevance to today's Jews.
Author: Reuven Hammer
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
The High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year. The liturgy for the Days of Awe are the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion's significance. Entering The High Holy Days provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy and lends them contemporary relevance to today's Jews. Reuven Hammer received his ordination and doctorate in theology from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is the former president of the Rabbinical Assembly and head of the Rabbinical Court of the Masorti Movement.
Author: George Van Pelt CampbellPublish On: 2020-07-10
The second census is taken not in the wilderness but on its edge, the entry point
to Canaan in the plains of Moab, striking a hopeful ... Numbers (and the Torah)
does not end with this second generation entering the land promised by God.
Author: George Van Pelt Campbell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
We all love a good story. The Torah, or Pentateuch, is regularly defamed as "law." Actually, it's a saga about our search for happiness and how the God of the Bible fits into it. Lacing legal material into narrative punctuated with poetry, the Torah contrasts two provocative personalities named Abraham and Moses. Fascinating and fickle, their adventures portray two visions of approaching God. The Torah was written to render a verdict on who is the best model. This book demonstrates that Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy are a unified narrative, framed as contrasting biographies, proclaiming a coherent message. It surveys each book's structure and themes to determine its argument and then articulates the Torah's message for people of all time, its vision of human happiness. It establishes that the Torah is the core of the Jewish and Christian Bibles and shows how the rest of the Bible elaborates its message. Ending with suggestions to help you read it, this book is your invitation to the Torah.
TABLE TALK DVAR TORAH pollowing the tragic death of the two sons of Aaron ,
God appeared to Moshe and told him to tell Aaron not to enter the Sanctuary .
The reason given is “ because I ( God ) appear in a cloud on the Ark covering .
Author: Yaacov Peterseil
Publisher: Devora Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Contains all the weekly readings for Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, and offers commentaries, questions, and anecdotes connected with each
But here , they could have entered the sea together . Moreover , it is difficult to
understand why the tribe of Benjamin entered the sea first . Benjamen was Jacob
' s youngest son , and his tribe should have deferred to the tribes of the older ...
wishes to enter his friend ' s house , he should not enter suddenly , without
warning . This is all the more so ... 15 According to others , when the Torah says "
he shall not die , " it means that the angels would not be able to kill him . If the
Since there were people in a state of complete undress in this middle room , one
PARASHAS was not permitted to recite a blessing or words of Torah CHAYEI in
there . However , if one entered this room without either SARAH disrobing or ...
In order to make plain that mere entering the sacred domain by Nadav and Avihu
was a mortal sin by itself , the Torah now instructs Aaron : NO ' nara , Aaron
allowed to enter these holy domains . ” בזאת יבא only when accompanied by the ...
15 ] inimx - ( THE SAGES ) SAID to one another : “ WHO OCCUPY HIMSELF IN TORAH study , so I did not wish him to ... A second incident : ENTERED AND
CLOSED THE DOOR BEFORE THEM , so that they could [ 16 , handed them to
Author: Yaakov ben Yitzchak AshkenaziPublish On: 1983
דבר אֵל אַהֲרן si Entering the Holy of Holies - Speak to Aharon ( 16 : 2 ) and
tell him he may not always enter the Holy ... In the same way , the Torah wrote its
warning that Aharon should not always enter the Holy of Holies immediately after
... ONE PUNCTURES IT ? How can the Mishnah rule that he punctures the vessel
before re - entering ? ... xD , TARIU DIVņ – for it is stated in the Torah regarding
the Kohen Gadol ' s robe : it shall not be torn . [ 9 ] The Gemara cites the next ...
On entering the Synagogue , bow towards the Ark , and say the following : In the
trust of thy great benevolence I enter thy house ; bow down in reverence of thee ,
in the temple of thy holiness . Let us enter the house of God with devotion .
Reversion marks the entry of Jews not born and brought up within the Judaic
system of the dual Torah into the way of life defined by the dual Torah and the
adoption of the viewpoint and values of that same Torah . Reversioners enter into
Author: Jacob Neusner
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
This new edition remains the only work written by a major scholar that provides a conceptual framework for the study of Judaism. The author's unique orientation defines and interprets the Jewish experience by looking at the interrelationship between a religious way of viewing life and historical/social situations of the people who hold this view. A volume in the Wadsworth Religious Life of Man series.
Ahithophel rebuked phel . . . was as if someone would him for not entering
respectfully , inquire of the word of God . ... Although he ( 2 ) that one must enter a
house of was a preeminent Torah scholar ( see study in a reverent manner .
אתם אל התבה " In that very day entered Noach . . . with them into the ark . " ( 7 : 13
) ashi explains the Torah ' s emphasis on when Noach entered the ark . He
explains that the people of that generation said , " If we see Noach entering the
Torah ritual makes the physical world sacred, for through ritual it takes on the
characteristics of the visionary worlds. ... The dangers of entering the secrets of Torah in the wrong way are illustrated in a story told in the Talmud: Four men entered ...