Hear Her Voice: Twelve Jewish Women Who Changed the World

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Everybody, Jew or Gentile, will be held to one plan of salvation, and that is thru Jesus Christ (John 14:6, Galatians 3:1-29). Given the emphasis in the Jewish tradition on valuing life, on equating the preservation of one life with the preservation of a world and, conversely, the destruction of one life as the destruction of the world (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5), this result, on its face, seems as anomalous as it is clear.
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Integrating the Masculine and Feminine In The Spiritual

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Rambam says, then, that full covering is law and partial covering is custom. The emperor Constantine completed what Paul had begun—a world hostile to the faith in which Jesus had lived and died. In addition to our belief that Judaism must change and adapt to the needs of the day to survive and our firm commitment to tikkun olam, the following principles distinguish Reform Jews from other streams of Judaism in North America. Indeed, he is born with a thousand perfections, with faculties of understanding and an innate sense with which to know God.
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My Life in Stalinist Russia: An American Woman Looks Back

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To this day, there is less agreement among Orthodox Jews about what being Orthodox means -- especially about how particular laws should be followed -- than there is disagreement in any of the other modern movements. Synagogues are established by groups of Jews who raise their own funds and construct their own buildings. The waiting is to see whether she's pregnant. I was delighted with your expose that I said to myself "you need to submit at least a comment," so here am I.
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Judith Plaskow: Feminism, Theology, and Justice (Library of

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When Latin-speaking missionaries, who called the Messiah “Yesu”, brought the Good News to the British people, “Yesu” became “Jesus” in English. Interestingly, cosmological and metaphysical speculations were not to be cultivated in public nor were they to be committed to writing. On reclaiming Lilith. we reclaim the breath of life that emerges as we give birth to our children, to our works of all kind; we reclaim our wisdom, our knowledge, our power, our autonomy.9 Back to the Garden of Eden and the Babylonian epics.
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Seek Her Out: A Textual Approach to the Study of Women and

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Being that I am Jewish, I am somewhat ashamed of that. Christianity teaches that God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ so He could lay down His life to pay the price for our sins (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21). The 2nd king, David, Saul’s lieutenant, (1010?-960?) reunited the Hebrews, defeated the Philistines, and established control over all of Palestine. It’s easy for men to find their place in different Jewish denominations because their access, their entry point, is always the same.
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Sometimes You ARE What You Wear! :The Traditional Jewish

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Women have played a pivotal role in Conservative Judaism throughout the twentieth century and have been instrumental on both the grass-roots and national levels in propelling the Conservative Movement to confront essential issues including Jewish education, gender equality and religious leadership. The woman is trusted by her husband, family, and those who eat in her home. Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza and Rosemary Ruether, both American Catholic feminist theologians, have been pioneering academic methods of demonstrating the received androcentric views and reconstructing a Christianity based on a wholism, indeed a love, that is traditionally purported to be its root.
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Intermarriage and Conversion: A Halakhic Solution

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Two Jewish women, Josephine Lazarus and Henrietta Szold, address the World’s Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in conjunction with the Columbian Exposition. The Masons boast that their leaders are “Master Builders.” The rabbis claim they are also building a global kingdom. For example, one sometimes hears ultra-Orthodox Jews speak of the Holocaust as God's punishment for Jewish irreligiosity." [ 6 ] Apart from the fact that such a position has been the traditional Jewish answer long before the Holocaust, indeed even long before the pogroms of the medieval crusades [ 7 ], like other Bible oriented faithful our Jewish theologians refuse to address the obvious answer: that an almighty and loving God as described in the Bible simply cannot exist.
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Wise Words: Jewish Thoughts And Stories Through The Ages

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This form of injustice was one of the first to be eradicated in Judaism. The ‘Attributes’, stated in positive terms, imply that there are interactions between God and Man, that God is a Personal God. Nehemiah 8:8 Why would Ezra have to explain what he just read? You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. It has been conjectured that one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness, mirrors the fierceness of this struggle.
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Hadassah: American Women Zionists and the Rebirth of Israel

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For some Jews, no secular activity is allowed, while others allow themselves to perform normal activities beyond the core celebration. Some exceptions were Abba, son of Rabban Simeon ben Gamaliel I, who was a member of the Sanhedron and who had two wives at once, 132 and the unusual exception of Rabbi Tarfon, a Tanna who married 300 women during a period of famine so he could use his right as a priest to distribute food to them that they otherwise would not have received. 133 A further and even stranger exception was apparently that of two Babylonian rabbis who seem to have engaged in a series of one-day marriages: “Rab, whenever he happened to visit Dardeshir, used to announce, ‘Who would be mine for the day!’ So also Rabbi Nahman, whenever he happened to visit Shekunzib, used to announce, ‘Who would be mine for the day!’” 134 Israel Slotki’s explanation seems even stranger than the quotation itself.
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Biblical Women in the Midrash: A Sourcebook

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Such numbers represent a considerable increase from previous eras and must have included large numbers of proselytes. As in the other faiths, prayer is important. Yet she had arrived at this age and was determined to embrace it." Because the Jews would sin, he set aside the children of Aaron to be priests, and gave them a temple where they could bring offerings to assist in the atonement for their sins. Attributing their own attitudes to the snake, the rabbis believe it would be repulsed by a niddah.
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