Hide and Seek: Jewish Women and Hair Covering

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If we were really the same—I mean, practically the exact same—then why were women born with a womb and the ability to carry and bear a child, and men were not? The two groups differ somewhat in liturgical forms, in the pronunciation of Hebrew, in their music, and in many customs.) Under tolerant rulers, Jews participated actively in the Arabic cultural renaissance. Instead of trying to say it, most Jews say "haShem", which means "The Name." No one ever enters the factory, and no one ever leaves.

Jezebel, Wicked Woman of the Bible

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Religiously more conservative than the Pharisees, they rejected the idea of a revealed oral interpretation of the Torah, though, to be sure, they had their own tradition, the sefer gezerot ("book of decrees" or "decisions"). Shacarit prayer in the morning, Mincha in the afternoon, Arvit at night; Musaf is an extra Shabbat service. The status is not new, just its prevalence. (See also R. All we have to do is fix the world, do good deeds and help other people.

Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in

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Soloveitchik (second-hand, so take it for what it’s worth) that Tosafos define ishah chashuvah as someone who has a significant role in making the family’s decisions. A drunken wife will goad anyone to fury, she makes no effort to hide her degradation. (25:16-18, 23; 26:7 -8) Sometimes the scorn comes in the form of “humor”: “As climbing up a sandhill is for elderly feet, such is a garrulous wife for a quiet husband.... The Romans destroyed the Temple and much of Jerusalem in 70 C.

The Mishnaic Sotah Ritual: Temple, Gender and Midrash

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Koltun (1976) 63-71 [Learn]; Adler, “In Your Blood Live: Re-visions of a Theology of Purity” Tikkun 8: Jan-Feb 1993, 38-41 Visit to Mayyim Hayyim/Living Waters Community Mikveh, Schedule TBD Th April 17 Gender/Sexuality Prescriptions (and Proscriptions) in Ultra-Orthodoxy: Watch Youtube video: StyleLikeU Uniforms: The Substance of Hasidic Style [Learn]; Frimet Goldberger on leaving Satmar Hasidism; Film: Trembling Before God (available to rent or buy cheaply on Amazon instant video; available free with annoying ads on hulu.com; available on dvd through Netflix) Th April 24 SUBSTITUTE MONDAY SCHEDULE: NO CLASS T April 29 Rethinking Gender and Prayer in Orthodoxy: Elana Maryles Sztokman, The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World, Intro and Ch 1 [Learn]; Yeshivat Maharat Th May 1 Gender Crashing/Gender Clashing: Nashot Hakotel (Women of the Wall)

No Greater Treasure: Stories of Extraordinary Women Drawn

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I plan to study the changing role of society in regards to women, the LGBT community and the role of religion in this social change.... [tags: Religion, LGBT Community] Islam, Judaism, Catholicism, and Protestantism - Islam, Judaism, Catholicism, and Protestantism I. A collection of supplements, the Tosefta (ca. 300 CE), and two commentaries to the Mishnah, the Talmud of the Land of Israel (ca. 400 CE) and the Talmud of Babylonia (ca. 600 CE), augmented the laws of Scripture as systematized in the Mishnah’s topical expositions.

Jewish Spiritual Journeys: 20 Essays Written to Honor the

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In the Eden story I suggest the serpent is a form of Tiamat who is offering Eve knowledge, good and evil as it might be used; the knowledge that is her inheritance which she can share with her partner if she wishes. It is not apparent that in the earlier biblical texts the primary meaning was not basically that which was banished or impure generally; it was also applied in some instances to menstruous women, so that by rabbinic times there occurred a narrowing of the meaning of the word niddah to the uncleanness of a menstruous woman.

The Maiden of Ludmir: A Jewish Holy Woman and Her World

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The continuing recent discoveries of scrolls in caves of the Dead Sea area have focussed attention on the groups that lived there. Many groups also took it upon themselves to issue a sisterhood cookbook, a popular fund-raising project that demonstrated on a local level that it was possible to keep the highest standards of kashrut while cooking a wide variety of both Jewish and American-style dishes. Here the word talks of new believers being "immersed into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach ha Kodesh" (Holy Spirit) Ponder on that!

Chattel or Person?: The Status of Women in the Mishnah

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On the contrary, although women are not obligated to perform time-based positive commandments, they are generally permitted to observe such commandments if they choose. In his masterful work, The Clash of Civilizations, Samuel L. Maybe women were taught to keep a kosher home, light candles, prepare for holidays, etc., but when it came to knowledge or education it was considered unnecessary. With authority truly Divine He bade His hearers not to be satisfied with the outward righteousness of the scribes and the Pharisees if they wished to enter into that kingdom, but to aim at the inner perfection which alone could lift up men's moral nature and render them worthy worshipers of their heavenly Father.

Memoirs of Childhood: An Approach to Jewish Philosophy

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The strength of the rabbinate lay in its ability to represent simultaneously the interests of the Jews and the Romans, whose religious and political needs, respectively, now chanced to coincide. Some of this persecution is told in the musical show Fiddler on the Roof. This can also be seen in the rather obscure OT narrative of 1 Kgs 12:1-22, where an unnamed prophet was commanded to fast while on a specific mission. Three pages dispute before the king as to what is the strongest.

Speaking/Writing of God: Jewish Philosophical Reflections on

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His slogan, "Torah im Derekh Eretz " (Torah combined with secular knowledge), became the institutional credo of Yeshiva College in New York City, which was founded in 1928 and became a university in 1946. If He will someday resurrect a whole nation from the most abysmal spiritual darkness, then who are you and I to think our sins too black for Him to cleanse? This can often be a touchy subject among families, so be sure to explain your reasoning and desire to become Jewish.