Jewish Law As a Journey

Jewish Law As a Journey

"The 21st Century has seen a dramatic increase in the number of books published on practical halakha.

Author: David Silverstein

Publisher: Menorah Books

ISBN: 1940516757

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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The 21st Century has seen a dramatic increase in the number of books published on practical halakha. As a result, Halakhic observance has never been more accessible. But how does increased commitment to halakhic detail accomplish its goal of personal and ethical refinement? Halakhic practices are meant to be spiritual entry points for divine encounters. Commitment to Jewish ritual should mold one's character and help facilitate a life guided by divine ideals. In fact, adherence to Jewish law without a parallel understanding of the meaning behind the law runs the risk of transforming halakha into a formulaic set of rules without any larger spiritual vision. Jewish Law as a Journey is a valuable companion to published works of practical halakha. It explores virtues and ideals foundational to daily halakhic practice. Moreover, it offers a systematic exploration of the mitzvot one encounters in a given day and the transformative religious messages that underlie them.
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A Jewish Journey

A Jewish Journey

Caiaphas, portrayed as leading the Jews against Jesus, was a member of the
Sadducee sect, all descended from aristocrats and priests. They accepted the
authority of the written Torah and viewed the priests as the only experts on
Jewish law ...

Author: Sheldon Cohen


ISBN: 9781456607449

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

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Before World War II in Germany, two young boys--one Jewish one Christian--play football on the same team, little knowing that their paths will cross again on a war-torn battlefield. Max Tepper--the son of Jewish immigrants. Max becomes the target of anti-Semitism at a very young age. Hopeful for a better future, he enrolls in the university eager to become a physician like his father. But at the outbreak of World War II, things change.Max becomes a partisan fighter and devotes his life to the destruction of Nazism. Erich Bauemler--Personifying Hitler's dream of the perfect German, Erich joins the Hitler Youth at the age of ten. As he becomes more involved with the Nazis, Erich's anti-Semitism grows. After Hitler invades Poland in 1939, Erich is more eager than ever to prove his devotion to Hitler. Now an officer in the Wehrmacht, Erich's reputation becomes legendary. But on a battlefield on the Russian front, the two come face-to-face again. Will good triumph over evil, or will the bonds of a long-ago friendship remain steadfast and true?
Categories: Fiction

Journey Through Jewish History

Journey Through Jewish History

In 929 , a Jew Synagogue , in To- named Hisdai Ibn Shaprut was appointed head
of the Jewish ledo , looked like any community of all Spain . Until this time , when
a question of Spanish building - Jewish law arose , letters were sent to ...

Author: Seymour Rossel

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 0874413664

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Categories: Religion

I AM A Journey in Jewish Faith

I AM  A Journey in Jewish Faith

While this is most clear in the manner in which halachah, Jewish law, pervades
all aspects of traditional Jewish life, I believe that it holds true in other areas of
Jewish expression as well. The leadership model of the rabbinic teachers and ...

Author: Lewis John Eron

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532645679

Category: Religion

Page: 110

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I AM: A Journey in Jewish Faith is a spiritual/theological meditation on the Shema, the biblical statement of God’s oneness that rests in the heart of the Jewish people. Through poetry and prose, Rabbi Eron uses the words of the Shema—“Listen carefully all you people of Israel, the Eternal is our God, the Eternal alone!”—and the three biblical passages that follow it in the Jewish worship service to explore and express a contemporary understanding of the ties that bind each of us and God together. The two fundamental themes of the Shema—declaration of the oneness of God and proclamation that people and God are in a relationship—anchor Eron’s presentation of a deeply spiritual expression of monotheistic faith from a modern Jewish perspective. As we discover ourselves as unique individuals, we open our hearts and minds to the God who, like ourselves, is unique. This powerful symmetry provides the foundation upon which we can build the lasting and sustaining relationships that connect us not only to God but also to each other and to all creation.
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The Journey Home

The Journey Home

Most of [Jewish] laws seem to me good, wise and beautiful. ... a democratic
people that has kept its identity for two thousand years through the preservation
of its laws; but in recent centuries our developing law has stood still; it needs

Author: Joyce Antler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439138380

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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A unique, positive collection of essays profiles a number of forgotten female Jewish leaders who played key roles in various American social and political movements, from suffrage and birth control to civil rights and fair labor practices.
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Journey to Heaven

Journey to Heaven

The leading proponents of the mystical tradition saw human transformation as a
process brought about not only by adherence to Jewish law but by supersensory
events that they felt allowed them to have a direct and personal experience of ...

Author: Leila Leah Bronner

Publisher: Urim Publications

ISBN: 9789655240474

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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A number of the basic tenets of Jewish belief regarding the afterlife, resurrection, immortality, judgment, messianism, and the world to come are laid out in this fascinating and accessible volume. Beginning with the Bible’s references to Sheol and its allusions to resurrection, this survey explores immortality and bodily resurrection in Second Temple literature; the Mishnah’s discussions of olam ha-ba, or the world to come, and how to merit entry into it; and the Talmud’s depictions of paradise and hell, and the soul’s journey through these metaphysical landscapes. The book also explores the views of medieval scholars such as Maimonides and Nahmanides, Jewish mystical teachings about reincarnation, and modern views of faith and belief, as well as the evolving view of the Messiah over the course of Jewish history. This absorbing study demonstrates that the afterlife is indeed a vital part of Judaism as it reveals how generations of Jews, from biblical times to the present, have grappled with the core ideas and beliefs about the hereafter.
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Journey Through Jewish History Abraham to the sages

Journey Through Jewish History  Abraham to the sages

Samuel agreed that the Jews of Babylonia would pay taxes to Shapur , follow the
laws of the land in all matters that had nothing to do with religion — in buying and
selling land , for instance , and in business and trading — and would support ...

Author: Seymour Rossel

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 0874413354

Category: Reference

Page: 128

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The Ethiopian Jewish Exodus

The Ethiopian Jewish Exodus

Between 1977 and 1985, some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews left their homes in Ethiopia and - motivated by an ancient dream of returning to the land of their ancestors, 'Yerussalem' - embarked on a secret and highly traumatic exodus to Israel.

Author: Gadi BenEzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134480937

Category: History

Page: 272

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Between 1977 and 1985, some 20,000 Ethiopian Jews left their homes in Ethiopia and - motivated by an ancient dream of returning to the land of their ancestors, 'Yerussalem' - embarked on a secret and highly traumatic exodus to Israel. Due to various political circumstances they had to leave their homes in haste, go a long way on foot through unknown country, and stay for a period of one or two years in refugee camps, until they were brought to Israel. The difficult conditions of the journey included racial tensions, attacks by bandits, night travel over mountains, incarceration, illness and death. A fifth of the group did not survive the journey. This interdisciplinary, ground-breaking book focuses on the experience of this journey, its meaning for the people who made it, and its relation to the initial encounter with Israeli society. The author argues that powerful processes occur on such journeys that affect the individual and community in life-changing ways, including their initial encounter with and adaptation to their new society. Analysing the psychosocial impact of the journey, he examines the relations between coping and meaning, trauma and culture, and discusses personal development and growth.
Categories: History

The Journey of the Soul

The Journey of the Soul

isms Hilchot Teshuvah (Laws of Repentance) Moses Maimonides Perhaps the
best-known of all Jewish thinkers, Moses ... Hilchot Teshuvah is included here in
its entirety because in it the author claims to have collected all of Jewish law ...

Author: Leonard S. Kravitz

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461734550

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Journey of a Lifetime

Journey of a Lifetime

Jewish schools have existed Proverbs tells us , " Educate for more than two
children in the way they thousand years . According to Jewish law , a community
must build a school before it should go , and even when builds a synagogue .

Author: Rahel Musleah

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 0874416310

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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Practices and rituals we use to Mark the most significant events in our lives as a Jewish people - from the birth of a baby about to enter our covenant with God, to the traditions that accompany each couple's marriage ceremony, to the rituals of mourning
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The Magic of Shabbos

The Magic of Shabbos

An inspirational step-by-step guide to the Shabbos experience. This book is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to keep Shabbos.

Author: Mordechai Rhine

Publisher: Judaica Press

ISBN: 1880582260

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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An inspirational step-by-step guide to the Shabbos experience. This book is the perfect introduction for anyone who wants to keep Shabbos. Each chapter is packed with anecdotes, how-to guides, stories, traditions, and facts, Highlights include a section on Jewish law and even Shabbos recipes!
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A Journey Toward Peace

A Journey Toward Peace

Another problem is that Christianity believes that Jesus replaced Halacha (
Jewish Law), and that the Hebrew Scriptures are “old”, hence the “Old Testament
”, because of the belief that Jesus fulfilled and/or completed them, leaving only ...

Author: Susanne Squires

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456765583

Category: Religion

Page: 56

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The author of this book is the founder of Tree of Life Ministry, which believes that the Mind, Body, and Soul together, not separate, make up the individual. When any of these three parts are out of balance, then bodily or spiritual wellness can be lost; and the Mind and Soul will become scattered. This book is about a personal journey to seek out Truth.
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Journey to Open Orthodoxy

Journey to Open Orthodoxy

"A compilation of selected essays by Rabbi Avraham "Avi" Weiss, prominent rabbi and social activist, defining a path for Open Orthodoxy.

Author: Avraham Weiss


ISBN: 1602803188

Category: Judaism


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"A compilation of selected essays by Rabbi Avraham "Avi" Weiss, prominent rabbi and social activist, defining a path for Open Orthodoxy. Rav Avi explores important contemporary issues such as creating an inclusive Orthodoxy, gender and Jewish law, leadership, and Jewish activism around the world, including defending Israel and preserving the memory of the Holocaust"--
Categories: Judaism

Journey to Vaja

Journey to Vaja

abrogation of the rights of Jews to further educational opportunities. In September
1920 the Hungarian Parliament became the first European legislature of the
twentieth century to pass anti-Jewish legislation. The law, commonly called ...

Author: Elaine Kalman Naves

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773515116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 269

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Part autobiography, part family chronicle, and part immigrant saga, Journey to Vaja tells the story of the Weinbergers over the course of two centuries. From settlement in a Hungarian village in the late eighteenth century to the German occupation of Hungary in the spring of 1944, Elaine Kalman Naves places her family's triumphs and tribulations against the backdrop of Hungarian history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Widow s Journey

A Widow s Journey

Kaddish—a Jewish mourner's prayer that is central to the Jewish prayer service
phylacteries—(see tefillin) seder—a ... to them which are used in traditional
Jewish prayer Talmud—a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law
, ...

Author: Gilda Zelin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595465873

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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"I feel that a woman who has become a widow can have a life."THE INTERESTS OF EVERY READER, male or female, who has lost a dear one are explored when Zelin delves into universal themes of life, love, and death, and touches hearts of all ages.Through memories, letters and reflections, 78-year-old Zelin speaks of the dilemmas of healing and learning to live after her husband's death. Mourning and grief, loneliness, humor and healing ("Sometimes I think that in every tragedy there exists bizarre comedy.") are related with courage and honesty-and hope. She comes to understand widowhood as a woman's issue that warrants awareness and understanding in our culture. Zelin speaks for the forgotten women-widows of all ages.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Journey To The Mountain Top

A Journey To The Mountain Top

While there, He sat down and began to teach people. Shortly into His lesson, the
scribes and Pharisees brought a woman to Jesus who had been caught
committing adultery. Back then, under the Jewish law, such an act was a capital
offence ...

Author: Eric Cathey

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783735708373

Category: Self-Help

Page: 104

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This is a spiritual testament of my life's journey, as well as a channel of inspiration to guide believers and non-believers in Christ to seek growth and development in their lives. It was essentially important for me to gain the understanding that every aspect of our life is spiritual. Though that truth I begin to see how crucial it was to start each day with a positive state of mind. But it was very difficult for me to do that since I was incarcerated on death row. Eventually my meditation and study of the bible helped me to create a method to achieve that blessing. I grew up in a dysfunctional home. This prevented me from acquiring any meaningful appreciation of myself as a person. And I've come to notice how the perpetuation of superficial standards in our society have eroded the desire to embrace a true value of ourselves. So genuine self-worth is being discarded. But God's grace through his word elevated my perception of who I am as a believer in Christ, and thus have motivated me to pursue the improvements of my inner-man. Having a spirit of excellence brings honor to God. So take pride in who you are. Putting my trust completely in God was a struggle that plagued me for many years. This was due to the fact that I did not have personal relationship with Christ. So out of ignorance I believed that a backsliding Christian was not entitled to receive any help from god. But when I shift my focus back on proper worship, I came to understand the depth of God's mercy and how his love for humanity will never let him forsake us, because Jesus knows how it feels to undergo the various struggles we endure. Showing genuine love to other people is mandatory for a believer in Christ. But for various reasons people are more incline to be hateful rather than loving toward others. Yet my insight of scriptures as I applied them to my life, aided me in showing love to a man who tried to take my life. The betrayal of a close friend helped the prosecution to win an unjustifiable conviction. This experience gave birth to a sovereignty of bitterness in my heart. The weight of this resentment became a tremendous burden. And only through Jesus was I able to break free from this negative stronghold. The deterioration of faith in god is a typical occurrence for prisoners on death row. I wrestled with a regression of faith but was able to win that battle after I received a confirmation on the importance faith played in my walk with Christ. Plus I discovered that I merely tak
Categories: Self-Help

Journey Through Judaism

Journey Through Judaism

Interpret the phrase “ We ( Reform Jews ) live without a clear philosophy . ” A
Reform View of BY SOLOMON B . FREEHOF • Jewish Law The Jew and the Law
JOURNEY THROUGH JUDAISM adopt and. Were the first Reformers in Germany

Author: Alan D. Bennett

Publisher: Urj Press

ISBN: 0807403113

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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A collection of readings selected to enhance the new directions of Reform Jewish education, covering such areas as "The Jew and the Law," "Of Jews and Languages," and "A Jew Congregates with Other Jews."
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Journey to Jesus

Journey to Jesus

“You know the law and commandments,” Jesus replied, Follow them.” But the
young man assured the ... The young man was obviously a fanatical Pharisee . . .
fanatic in his observance of Jewish laws and rituals. When was there ever a more

Author: Leroy Dickerson Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462836932

Category: Religion

Page: 167

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Journey to Jesus, A Walk Through the Bible, written in every day street language, takes a fresh look at some key areas of the Bible and how they relate to the most supreme event in mankinds historythe Incarnation. The purpose of "Journey to Jesus, A Walk Through the Bible" is to motivate people to become TRUE Christiansa Christian being any person who strives to live by the guidelines set by Jesus, guidelines that are not primarily religiously centered, but humanitarian. A Christian, then, is a person whose guiding spirit is one of deep caring kindness. Through His word and examples, Jesus came to earth to teach all people how to enter into a glorious new area of life that He called The Kingdom of God! This book focuses on the guiding principle of conduct that is the one primary requirement for admission into His kingdomthe active spirit of unbounded, unlimited KINDNESS. The key message is this, "To conclude, all people of goodwill (i.e. kind hearted) should consider all other like-minded people as brothers and sisters in Christ...regardless of their religious beliefs and affiliations, if any, or their cultural backgrounds." Jewish and master religions honor Jesus for the sublime wisdom of His teachings. It is my hope that the words set forth in this book will encourage Christians around the world to closely examine the words of Jesus Himself and what He was trying to teach us. And in doing so, it is my prayer that we will all incorporate His words into our hearts and lives, making clear once more His pathways to Life Everlasting. -Leroy Dickerson, Jr.- Selections from the book Some day soon, the curtain will fall on our lives and this functioning unity of body and soul will cease to be. Will our souls continue on into another life? Or will they also flicker out because they are only the creation of energyforms called BODY, which promptly begins to disintegrate upon death? Once again, though it desperately tries, humanity cannot and never will discover the TRUE reality. We can make assumptions that are derived from either our fears or powerful desires of hope, but that is all we haveand nothing more!So I submit that the propositions I just presented support the reality of Jesus. While not absolute proof, they are valid assumptions. Therefore, the Gospel message that confronts us today is NOT a message about some fictional character from Once upon a time... Instead, the Gospel story is about the very real Jesus Christ...the ONE and ONLY. Jesus, who continues to challenge us today in the same manner that He challenged the Hebrews who had direct contact with Him when He walked in Palestine during the reign of Pontius Pilate and Tetrarch Herod...YES, that Jesus was real! And, the resurrected Christ is real! We have every logical reason to bet our lives on the fact that Jesus is REAL and ALIVE today.As I look back over my own life, somewhat judging myself...I realize that on the whole, I have failed the test. I have always known that Christ wants and expects me to be a kind person. But in this rough world of ours, it is certainly not easy to do. At this late hour of my life, all I can do now is keep His standards in mind and follow them to the very best of my ability for the remainder of my days on earth. Be kind! At all times! To everyone! In every situation! This is the message Christ came to teach and to illustratekindness, the one trait of a truly glorious and successful life.So its not just the pious devotees in church who are safe in the arms of Christ. Instead, I surmise its all people whose hearts are akin to Christs heartthose who are motivated and activated by a powerful loving concern for all of humanity, thereby embracing a spirit that is most accurately termed as kindness. So, its when we think kindly
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A Chassidic Journey

A Chassidic Journey

Their love ofTorah and Judaism and their desire to impart this same love to
Jewish women all over the world is the legacy that ... With attendance of public
schools a requirement by law, Jewish girls were exposed to the poison of
socialism and ...

Author: Shalom Meir Valach

Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 1583305688

Category: Hasidim

Page: 268

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This book traces the Polish Chassidic Dynasties of Lublin, Lelov, Nikolsburg, and Boston. Based on the Hebrew, Shalsheles Boston, this fascinating and uplifting book includes the biographies of the major Polish Chassidic figures and their teachings. With a foreward by the Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz.
Categories: Hasidim