Beyond Patriarchy: Jewish Fathers and Families

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Although many women in today’s society might not find anything offensive with such a rite, Judaism does find this to be offensive to a woman, and therefore does not allow it. A woman can seek a divorce from her husband if he is cruel, impotent, etc. if he refuses to issue a Get she can request a rabbinic court to force the husband to issue the Get. Furthermore, consider the fact that woman was taken from man.

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The Ordination of Women as Rabbis: Studies and Responsa

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Before focusing specifically on the Jewish view of how women can flourish in modern society without experiencing conflict, let us look at contemporary reality. Yet we see that, from the very outset, her hair was an intrinsic part of her attractiveness to Adam אדם הראשון. The Hellenistic culture proved increasingly attractive and pervasive, and those Jews who saw it as a threat to Jewish identity felt that they had to insulate the Jewish community from its enervating influences.

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The Truth About the Virgin: Sex and Ritual in the Dead Sea

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Various religions exist all over the world, bringing people together or sometimes turning them against each other. Abram was subjected to ten tests of faith to prove his worthiness for this covenant. There are two stages in the Jewish Initiation tradition, Circumcision of male children, Bar Mitzvah for boys, and more recently Bat Mitzvah for girls. Whether such plays were actually presented on the stage or not, they edified Jews and showed the pagans that the Jews had as much material for drama as they did.

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The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America

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It is one among many proofs that how Jews approach their own culture is influenced by the larger world.” Ellenson mentions that “the gender issue had been discussed long before. International Jewish Womens Rights Project. If possible one should say the confession prayer followed by “Hear O’Israel, the Lord is my God, the Lord is One” If possible one’s last words should be “there is no god but God, Muhammad is His messenger” The slaughter (shechitah) involves cutting across the neck of the animal with a non-serrated blade in one clean attempt in order to sever the main blood vessels.

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Life in the Present Tense: Reflections on Family and Faith

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Now, whose name tells us that she is also spirit or wind? The URJ was formed in 1913 as the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (NFTS). When the clergyman let the window down, the passerby spat in his face. Hebrew/Arabic pronunciation and transliteration conventions: 'H - ('het) a guttural sound made deep in the throat. Charlesworth, 2:281). [86] As 1 Timothy makes explicit, saying, "Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived" (2:14); see Jean Higgins, "The Myth of Eve: Temptress," JAAR 44 (1976): 639-47; and J.

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A Rose Blooms Again: A Survivor's Story

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And naturally the prayer offerings in the synagogue paralleled the offerings in the Temple cult ritual. Others emphasize that it is difficult, and can take many lifetimes. The only thing I think is lacking from mothering and housekeeping is the inevitable need for more adult communication. Not only is Eve deprived of the ancient powers that are hers by inheritance, but God puts enmity between her and the serpent: a clear example of the patriarchal policy of dividing women from each other, particularly the young from the old, and causing them to depend on their male partner rather than on female support.

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Mystic Siren: Woman's Voice in the Balance of Creation

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In the cities the woman had an independent legal personality. 13 The situation was reversed again during the New Empire (1580-1085 B. In the same way, the Jewish legal system was derived via deductive logic, extrapolation, and argumentation based on the basic commandments in the Torah that were considered incontrovertible and irrefutable axioms and postulates. A Jewish woman's dress code is dictated by the section of Jewish law known as "Tznius," which translates from Hebrew to mean "modesty."

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Sisterhood: A Centennial History of Women of Reform Judaism

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Both are structured in the same order as the Mishnah, and most Talmud editions contain the Mishnah. Its organizing concern is therefore the links and barriers between the human and the divine. Certainly, then, it would be as wrong to say that the local church was either a "Christian synagogue" or a "Christian temple"; the ancient people in Christ saw themselves as both an assembled body and a temple of Christ.

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The House that Hijack Built

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In 1947 the United Nations agreed to create the State of Israel in what was then Palestine. Consider his following words. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." In Mark's gospel, the woman afflicted with a twelve-year hemorrhage could have been a social outcast, depending upon how strictly her co-religionists interpreted the purity laws. Nonetheless, while the function of the synagogue varied from that of the church the need for placement of a position of authority has religious roots as much as political.

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Engendering Judaism: An Inclusive Theology and Ethics

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Moreover, this exclusion of women from the study of Torah, 16 coupled with Ben Sira’s exaltation of its study, would also incline him toward an anti-woman attitude. She served as director and then consultant in Innovative Jewish Life and Learning for the 92nd St Y, as well as consulting and offering programs to hundreds of congregations, Jewish community centers, camps, and college student life programs, schools. and conferences across the spectrum of Jewish life worldwide.

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