Category: Women & Judaism

I Dared to Live

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It was an attempt to interiorize Judaism even more strongly. This is tantamount to severing one�s spiritual lifeline from Yeshua. This occurred noticeably in Christian Spain in the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries and in Germany and Poland in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Rather than seeing woman’s creation as the lowest in a series of creation attempts that started on a triumphant note with the forming of Adam and proceeded on a descending scale to that of Eden, plants, rivers, animals, and, finally, woman, we should view it as a creation that evolved from Adam to woman, with the intermediate creations serving to establish the stage for the higher creation that was attained with the modeling of woman. 116 George Tavard spells out this understanding of the Yahwist’s description of the prelapsarian state of woman as humanity’s (i. e., adam, man in the generic sense) perfection: as far as humankind as a whole is concerned, there is only one creation, that of adam.

Tears of Sorrow, Seed of Hope 2/E: A Jewish Spiritual

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When Nihal Al Qawasmi heard her local Lucille Roberts gym was closing, the 21-year-old Muslim woman was crestfallen. If people judge by the quantity of material, Mishnah's central concern with death relates to issues of impurity. Too many times I�ve heard people use the expression, �Oh, that�s Jewish� as though it being Jewish was something ugly, and couldn�t possibly be that it was meant for them too. Those who believed the teachings of Jesus became known as Christians and those who didn't remained Jews.

Scapegoat: The Jews, Israel, and Women's Liberation

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Gnosticism is becoming a powerful influence in feminist research into the overthrow of the female in the divine. Another thing that must be understood is the separation of men and women during prayer.� According to Jewish Law, men and women must be separated during prayer, usually by a wall or curtain called a mechitzah or by placing women in a second floor balcony.� There are two reasons for this:� first, your mind is supposed to be on prayer, not on the pretty girl praying near you.� Second, many pagan religious ceremonies at the time the Torah was given on Sinai involved sexual activity and orgies, and the separation prevents or at least discourages even thinking about such things.� A separation like that in today's synagogue was also made long ago in the Temple.

Judith Plaskow: Feminism, Theology, and Justice (Library of

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The site is frequently updated and easily navigated. [DC]" From The Scout Report for Social Sciences [04/18/00], Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/ The Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem "Project Genesis promotes further Jewish education about our Jewish roots, as represented in Jewish sources. Unterman, Jews: their Religious Beliefs and Practices Routledge, London/Boston 1981 G. Why Muslim women cover their bodies, heads, and face And here in a Jewish wedding picture, we note that “The bride usually wears a veil.

BETWEEN ME & YOU: Heartfelt Prayers for Each Jewish Woman

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The question is raised whether they should engage in battle because of their faintness from fasting, but God provides the victory. This was the Babylonian Captivity. Just prior to the captivity, Jeremiah gave his warnings, and later, Ezekial reprimanded the Jews for bringing this on themselves once again. If he was the greatest apostle who ever lived, as Christianity made him out to be, why didn't God give him the greatest prophecy since Yeshua... the book of Revelation?

Three Women in Dark Times: Edith Stein, Hannah Arendt,

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Because she took an overtly feminist stance of rejecting the rabbinic stereotyping of women as intellectually inferior, she was told she would have to give up her life. Did you ever see the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? (It's one of the few examples of where a story from a book was changed for the screen without ruining the experience.) The story is about a very famous chocolate factory, called Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, that produces the world's greatest chocolates, candies -- confectionery in general.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Contemporary Culture (Studies of

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As a sign of devotion to God, the observant adult male Jew during weekday morning prayers wears both a fringed prayer shawl (tallith; the fringes are called zizith) and phylacteries (prayer boxes, called tefillin). The revolutionary nature of Judaism's prohibiting all forms of non-marital sex was nowhere more radical, more challenging to the prevailing assumptions of mankind, than with regard to homosexuality. A new “community” was thus formed upon the basis of personal contact and was not bound by traditional territorial divisions.

Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets: The Seven Holy

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Rabbi Shapiro Katz, an alumni of the CY, is based at the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center in Israel. CE), the greatest esoteric master of his time, alleged author of another early mystical work, the Bahir, started an important Jewish mystical movement, the Hekhalot (Heavenly Palace) School, carried on by his chief disciple Ishmael ben Elisha, to whom many mystical sayings are ascribed; Ishmael was one of the leading sages of Jabneh, so prominent after the fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE.

The House of Secrets: The Hidden World of the Mikveh

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Most of the works composed in Hebrew, many of them existing only in Greek--Ecclesiasticus, I Maccabees, Judith, Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs, Baruch, Psalms of Solomon, Prayer of Manasseh--and many of the Dead Sea Scrolls are generally conscious imitations of biblical books, often reflecting the dramatic events of the Maccabean struggle and often with an apocalyptic tinge (involving the dramatic intervention of God in history). Another passage is the prophecy of the seventy sevens in Daniel 9.

A History of the Mishnaic Law of Women, Part 1: Yebamot:

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Brongers lists the general occasions for fasting in the OT as related to: mourning a death, making war, preparing or introducing oneself to certain experiences, accompanying prayer, expiating sins, accompanying other activities, and ritualizing days of remembrance. 28 The collation of biblical purposes done for this study divides the bulk of the material from the OT prophets and writings into five positive categories: (1) fasting as a sign of grief or mourning, (2) as a sign of repentance and seeking forgiveness for sin, (3) as an aid in prayer, (4) as an experience of the presence of God that results in the endorsement of his messenger, and (5) as an act of ceremonial public worship. 29 For the purposes of this study, only those occasions in which food is purposely abstained from will be considered “fasting,” and within that range most attention will be paid to those occasions that have a demonstrably spiritual purpose.