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Judaism

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Judaism has its own unique calendar which is a luni-solar calenderwhere every month is a lunar month, but the years change length tocoordinate roughly with a solar year (354 and 384 days) and becomeequivalent after 19 years. This calendar in its present form datesback to 360 CE; before that, the New...
Yes, David Schwimmer (note your misspelling) is Jewish.
The bimah is just a specially-designated type of table or stand.Technically, any table could be used as a bimah.
The use of images is forbidden in Jewish worship. According to ourlaws, it distracts from the true nature of worshiping God. Jewsbelieve that God is beyond any possibility of being represented inpictures or icons and see all such creations to be nothing morethan idols. In Judaism, God is non...
No, the United Nations did not exist at the time.
Pat Benatar's mother has Jewish heritage from her maternalgrandfather Knapp. It's not clear however if her mother Mildred(Knapp) was actually a Jew (that requires her grandmother toactually be Jewish). However, her current last name is certainly aSefaradi Jewish surname. Pat was once married to...
Most countries simply stood by. They didn't interfere until they were drawn into to war, and even then it wasn't for the sake of the Jews but to keep themselves safe.
e first tablets of stone were destroyed by Moses in anger as he threw it down , when he saw the golden calf.
Jewish tradition states that Esther had no choice but to presentherself when the women were called up in the king's search for anew queen (Talmud, Megillah 12b and 15a). It also states that Godhad something to do with Esther achieving the high post of Queen ofthe Persian Empire in order to save the...
The Hellenistic period was post-Alexander when his successors (histop generals) who, in the late 4th C BCE carved up his empire andstruggled against each other to expand their cut of the cake - thePtolemies in Egypt, the Seleucids in Syria, and various dynastiesin Macedonia and Asia Minor. Judea...
you should look in a bible Answer 2 A quick look at the names of the sacred Jewish books implies thatthey constitute the O.T. and are the same thing. However, there are some important differences. One difference isthat the Jewish Bible (the Tanakh) is only in the original Hebrew.Any translation is,...
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The menorah has been used as a Jewish symbol for over 2000 years. It represents the candelabrum described in Exodus 25:31-40, that was used in the Holy Temple. The dove is also an ancient Jewish symbol, because the Jewish nation is compared to a dove in Songs 2:14. Another ancient Jewish...
In Judaism, the earliest manuscripts were the prophetic books thatwere written by the prophets themselves. At the death of each ofthe prophets, the original manuscript was deposited with theSanhedrin, which was the high court of Torah-sages in the Templepremises. This is why the first Torah-scroll,...
As long as you believe there is one God (Allah) who had no specific holy son/daughter and you believe in all the prophets Abraham (Ibrahim), Jesus (Issa), Moses (Musa), Mohammed (Peace be unto him - Rasul Mohammad) and others and you do good deeds you are in right path in Islamic view. Also,...
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Briefly. It started with abraham working out that there is only one source to the universe despite the polytheistic and pagan philosophies believed at that time. Then God revealed Himself to abraham and said that a great nation will descend from him (all this around 1800 bce). After a few...
The Jewish understanding of the messiah is that he has not arrivedyet and will not be crucified. They believe he will come at a latertime and a more apparent entry. This is in contrast to theChristian version which believes Jesus died on the cross and rosefrom the dead. The Jews had a hard time...
If you are referring to the dispute between Hebrew and Grecian Jewsfound in Acts, then you can find the answer in Acts 6:1. "Now inthose days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, therearose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists [GrecianJews], because their widows were...
If this is in regard to the last plague God would visit upon thePharoh and Egypt, to kill Egypt's firstborn, then let us visitExodus 12. God tells Moses to protect their firstborn to slaughtera lamb, and using hyssop to paint the top plate and sides of theirdoors with the blood so that the Angel of...
There were many causes of death in concentration camps. When they first entered a camp some were shot automatically. Of course there were the terrible torture devices ( gas chambers etc.) There were also many many diseases that spread around. ( Example: typhus, which Anne Frank died from) due to the...
He thought that pure Germans, especially Aryans (blond hair blue eyes) were at the top of the scale, with Jews at the bottom, Slavs ranked slightly above Jews, then there were Negroes and other races going up to Nordics, and Aryans. Gypsies were a bit more complicated as they were Aryans, but were...
Hitler was a radical Darwinian and took Darwin's book as his bible. He saw this as the fight for the fittest.
The fire in the bush without the bush being consumed symbolizes thedivine holiness which is inherent to the nature of God. When Mosescame near the bush, the voice of the Lord spoke to him and told himto remove his shoes, for the ground on which he was standing washoly ground. Fire as a metaphor of...
The only word that I can think of is Kabuff , which means shack, hovel or shanty.
The exact phrase 'Fear not' occurs over 62 times in the Bible, and similar phrases like 'Fear ye not' even more times. Because of this, it would be best to go to the site which has a link below, and search.
During World War 2, the Nazi exterminated 6 million Jews. More than one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men
Locusts were used by God to punish sin. In the Old Testament,plagues were sent upon those who disobeyed God by sinning. Forexample, in the 8th plague, locusts were sent as God's punishmentto Pharaoh. "The Lord brought an east wind upon the land....andwhen it was morning, the east wind brought the...
Rivka is the Hebrew pronunciation of Rebecca. Rebecca was the wifeof Isaac, and the mother of Esau and Jacob. Along with Sarah,Rachel and Leah, Rebecca is considered one of the Matriarchs of theIsraelites in the Old Testament.
Celery or lettuce (for Spring season), dipped into salt water(which represents tears) mirroring the pain felt by the Hebrewslaves; matzo, reminder of unbaked bread made in haste to fellingEgypt; shank-bone, reminder of animal sacrifice on Passover in theTemple, Bitter herbs, symbolizing the...
God is the Jewish Lawgiver. After the destruction of the Temple in70 C.E., the Rabbis formally collated the oral tradition ofinterpreting biblical revelation. At the same time, the OralTradition goes back much further, and records statements made longbefore the Destruction, together with names and...
A kosher slaughter's assistant who stamps kosher carcasses.
The Bible lists twenty categories of birds, such as cormorants,owls, as well as bats (which are not taxonimcally-speaking birds).However, in terms of actual species, these count for thousands ofindividual species; for example, there are over 1,200 differentspecies of bats. Leviticus 11:13-19: (NIV)...
They don't. They use all the books in the Hebrew Bible. The firstfive are simply a special part called the Pentateuch.
Eastern European "gypsies" and handicapped individuals of all creeds.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Because they help the Jews remember who they are and what they'vegone through. For example, the Passover helps them remember whenGod rescued them from Egypt.
In the Torah or Old Testament there is no such thing as a "socialprophet". There is however two forms and two types. Major and MinorProphets, Real and false Prophets
The Hebrew traditional year 5770 began on September 19, 2009. The year 5771 will begin on September 9, 2010.
Most of the Jews in the ghettos were sent to the concentrationcamps by the Nazis, but if they were fortunate and the war endedbefore the Nazis could take them, they would go back to theirhomes.
This sort of question is hard to generalise because much depended on the fascist zeal of the commander involved in making that decision. In one solitary documented case, an SS guard couldn't handle the moral aspects of his work at a death camp and was transferred elsewhere quietly.
Anything that most everyone else eats as long as it is Kosher(ritually permitted) food. Examples are beef brisket, or roastchicken. Pork and shellfish are examples of foods not permitted inJudaism.
I'm not sure I understand the question, but they were ratherinterested in the idea of the Messiah's coming and his subsequentoverthrow of the Roman Empire. This was intensely desired becauseof all the hardship they were going through. They needed a savior.(Although the Jewish concept of what this...
Good Question!!! It depends on which side you are Jewish on. If you are Jewish on your dad's side than sorry, you have to convert to Judaism but it is NOT EASY!! If it is on your mom's side you might as well call yourself a FULL JEW!! It only matters if you are on your mom's side. On the other hand...
In September 1941 the emigration of Jews from Nazi Germany was forbidden altogether. Before that it was generally possible for them to leave Germany provided that they had somewhere to go to and could actually get there . One of the biggest restrictions was the reluctance of other countries to...
No, because that means they're not following the kosher rule.
If you mean why didn't God just free them since he is omnipotentthis is because he wanted humans to have free will and that hewould not interfere with the people or countries on Earth. If youare then asking then why did he do the 10 plagues in Egypt. This isbecause Moses was given a choice by God to...
Lebanon is a country just north of Mount Hermon that the Lord wasgiving to the children of Israel.
Everyday wear is generally the same as that for nonJews. Religiousgarb, however is differentnt
A reference thread in the Axis History Forum gives an estimate of 656,000 for Ukraine ( prewar frontiers).
God was Jewish and he cares about every one. The answer depends onyour faith
Passover is a holiday that is celebrated by Jews all over theworld. The holiday itself is observed in the home and synagogue.
The Magen David or Mogan David.
On Shabbat (the Sabbath Day) you should rest. This is because Godceased creating on the 7th day which is Shabbat. During Shabbat onecan visit with family and friends, pray, study (no writing though),go for walks, and pretty much anything that doesn't fall within the39 categories of "work" as...
Yes. The city is in whole or in part holy to Jews, Christians, andMuslims. Jewish Reasons Jerusalem is the center of Judaism. It is important to Jews becauseit was chosen by God (Zechariah 3:2). It was the site of theAkeidah (Binding of Isaac, in Genesis ch.22) and was later the seatof the...
Latkes or jelly donuts.
It is adjacent to whichever wall faces Jerusalem.
Depends, are we speaking of Jewish decent, or bloodline, orreligious preference? From the reliable website ofbestplaces.net/religion/city/new_jersey/closter I can say that thereligious preference of the Jewish faith is 4.21%
1) We don't avail ourselves of all the devices and techniques thatMan has developed to master and control Nature. A few examples are:fire, electronics, machinery. The day is dedicated to reconnectingwith the One who created the universe, and to living in our part ofthe universe as it was created. 2)...
Saturday, September 18, 2010.
Jews avoid the 39 forms of work specified in the Torah. These forms of work were related to the building of the Temple.
Those who were enslaved there worked if they were physically able.
No, Federer is Roman Catholic.
By that time Hitler had already committed suicide.
every year, one week before Yom Ha'azmaut, Israel independence day, is Yom Hashoah, a day where we remember all the jews that died in the Holocost. It is a sad day and in Israel there is a bell that rings that marks a time when everyone and everything is silent.
Ish Bosheth, the son of Saul.
Yes, according to all sects of Jews you are Jewish if your mother was Jewish. However, if only your father was Jewish than then the more conservative sects do not consider you to be a Jew unless you undergo a conversion ceremony.
No, they are Lutheran Protestant like most other Swedes are.
The shabbath begins with sunset, so it's easy to tell. The end ofshabbath is more complex and requires one to see at least 3 averagesized stars.
Hitler himself didn't really personally do much of anything in theway of "torture". He was much more interested in eliminating them(and confiscating their property, or in using them for slave labor)than torturing them. .Of course, that also meant he didn't object too strenuously ifsomeone else...
They do. Pretty much every religion, both Abrahamic andnon-Abrahamic, Heavenly and non-Heavenly, believe that your placein the afterlife depends upon your own deeds in this world.Therefore, if you were a good person, you would enter the Heavens;and if you committed sins and never repented, you would...
Solomon's temple cost about $ 140,381,000,000, according to the measure of talents recorded in the New International Version. The price could be much higher, because it does not include the stone, wood, animals used for the sanctuary services, precious stones, and labor.
When the Jews left Egypt some Egyptians who were convinced in God'sexistence and power left with the Jews to the Promised Land knownas Canaan. So during the book of Exodus when you see that there'stwo groups it means the Jews and Egyptians who left with them. .Answer 2 1) It was the fulfillment...
Because Simmons was the name of the blacksmith who had invited allJews to spread.
B-rei-sheet. Sh-mot. Va-yik-rah. Bah-mid-bar. D-var-eem. Very shortpauses at the hyphens.
God caused a donkey to speak to the prophet Bilaam in Numbers 22.
Absalom, Solomon were the best known sons of David.
Noah Munck is the son of a pastor.
Roman rule in Judea, which began in 63 BCE, continued until arevolt from CE 65-68, a Jewish uprising to fight for independence,which was crushed after a few years, culminating in the capture ofJerusalem and the burning and destruction of the Temple, the centerof the national and religious life of...
The term "Fascist Party" is not unique to one country, but is adescriptor of an ideological party that can be found in multiplecountries. If we are talking about the Italian Fascist Party, then, yes, theydid. While the Italians did not actively contribute to thefinancial cost and development of the...
Jewish people, and non-jews who want a more knowledgeableunderstanding of Judaism and its people.
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Passover (in Hebrew pronounced "Pesach" - פסח ). The Israelites were freed on the 15th of Nissan (which occurs in April).
First off, Jesus is not God he is Gods son read Proverbs 8:22,proverbs 8:30, and Mark 13:32, John 14:28. Depending on whatdenomination you are in, in the Judaism faith you have mixedanswers. Some believe that Christ never came, and some believe thatJesus is a hoax.
They generally stamp their foot, mutter "Shoot!", make up their mind to be more careful in the future, and perhaps spend a few extra minutes studying a Judaic subject, or make a small charitable contribution, as a gesture of repentance and re-affirmation of their resolve to be more careful. ...
They were generally warned at least a day before that they would be deported.
Answer 1 They were not exiled from Palestine; Jews live in Israel. Answer 2 After the Roman conquest, Jews continued to live, by the hundredsof thousands, throughout what is now Israel and what are now thePalestinian territories. Archaeological remains of their villagesare found throughout these...
the Christians dead sea scrolls are simular to all of there bibles
Generally no. Some of the countries that have capital punishmentalso have higher rates of crime than comparable countries.Countries that abolished capital punishment decades ago sufferredno increase in relevant crime, and in some cases a decrease.Capital punishment could, however, be a useful...