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  Judaism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Contrary to popular belief, Jewish people do not simply say that "God chose the Jews." Jews believe that they were chosen for a specific mission; to be a light unto the nations, and to have a covenant with God as described in the Torah.
According to Jewish law, someone is considered to be a Jew if he or she was born of a Jewish mother or converted in accord with Jewish Law.
Religious (and secular) Jewish movements in the USA and Canada perceive this as a crisis situation, and have grave concern over rising rates of intermarriage and assimilation in the Jewish community.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/j/ju/judaism.html   (5898 words)

 List of Jewish prayers and blessings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Listed below are some Hebrew prayers and blessings that are part of Judaism that are recited by many Jews.
The Jewish Sabbath is known as Shabbat in Hebrew.
This blessing is made only for bread made from one or all of wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Jewish_prayers   (1987 words)

 Judaism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While there have been Jewish groups which claimed to be based on the written text of the Torah alone (e.g., the Sadducees, and the Karaites), most Jews believed in what they call the oral law.
Called the Jewish New Year because it celebrates the day that the world was created, and marks the advance in the calendar from one year to the next, although it occurs in the seventh month, Tishri.
Jewish history is an extensive topic; this section will cover the elements of Jewish history of most importance to the Jewish religion and the development of Jewish denominations.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Judaica   (7524 words)

Jewish practice is devoted to the study and observance of these laws and commandments, as they are interpreted according to various ancient and modern authorities.
The Jewish temple is to remain in ruins until a descendant of David arises to restore the glory of Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.
Synagogues are a Jewish houses of prayer and study, they usually contain separate rooms for prayer (the main sanctuary), smaller rooms for study, and often an area for community or educational use.
www.bellabuds.com /Judaism   (7472 words)

 Blessing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A blessing (from to bless, Old English bleodsian or bletsian) originally meant "sprinkling with blood" during the pagan sacrifices, the Blóts (reference: AHD).
In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus pronounces blessings on the poor, the humble, and the persecuted in the Beatitudes at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.
Blessing can also be a request for permission, as in "gaining your parents blessing" would consist of having been granted consent.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/Blessing.htm   (312 words)

 Shabbat Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With the exception of Yom Kippur, Jewish holidaysdays of public fasting are postponed or advanced for a day if they coincide with Shabbat, and mourners sitting Shivah conduct themselves normally for the duration of the day and are indeed forbidden to express public signs of mourning.
Reform Judaism, generally speaking, says that while one should study those prohibitions, as one would study Jewish law, it is up to the individual Jew to determine whether to follow those prohibitions on Shabbat or not.
Subsequently, with the advent of Islam Friday became a day of public prayer for Muslims (the concept of "rest" is traditionally not incorporated, but is catching on nowadays), that may be derived from the practice of having market days on Friday in the Middle East in preparation for a "Sabbath".
www.echostatic.com /Shabbat.html   (2028 words)

 Beshalach '96 - Torah.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The blessings are actually requests of further beneficence from the source of all sustenance.
While our prayers and blessings pertain to various needs, the Kaddish is the selfless declaration of the loftiest goal: the magnification and realization of G-d's majesty.
The blessings mention G-d's name, then "King of the Universe." The purport being: If G-d's name is recognized, blessing and life will come to the world, assuring that His Kingdom will be acknowledged in the world of the future...
www.torah.org /advanced/haaros/beshalac.html   (581 words)

 Jerusalem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is also reputed to be the place where Abraham went to sacrifice his son (Isaac in the Jewish tradition, Ishmael in the Muslim one.) Note that the octagonal and gold-sheeted Dome is not the same thing as the Al-Aqsa Mosque beside it, which was built more than three centuries later.
Even when in private prayer and not in a synagogue, a Jew would have to face Jerusalem as mandated by Jewish law compiled by the rabbis in the Shulkhan Arukh.
Jewish legend relates that as he came near Jerusalem, overpowered by the sight of the Holy City, he sang his most beautiful elegy, the celebrated "Zionide" Tzion ha-lo Tish'ali and that at that instant he was ridden down and killed by an Arab.
www.peacelink.de /keyword/Jerusalem.php   (5829 words)

 Chanukah Audio Files - Torah.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Blessed are You, Hashem our G-d, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments, and has commanded us to Kindle the Chanukah light.
Blessed are You, Hashem our G-d, King of the universe, Who has wrought miracles for our forefathers, in those days at this season.
Blessed are You, Hashem our G-d, King of the universe, Who has kept us alive, sustained us, and brought us to this season.
www.torah.org /learning/yomtov/chanukah/brachos.html   (411 words)

 S.C.J. FAQ: Section 9.14. Jewish Worship: Where can I learn about the prayers before eating?
Artscroll's siddur (see the reading list) is a good place to start, as is the Metzudah (linear) siddur.
Another good resource is NCSY's guide to blessings, which is just a list of blessings made before or after around a thousand different foods, along with a small guide to the laws of blessings.
If you would like to be part of the group to which the maintainer directs questions, please drop a note to the FAQ maintainer at maintainer@scjfaq.org.
www.shamash.org /lists/scj-faq/HTML/faq/09-14.html   (227 words)

 The MacScouter -- Scouting Resources Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Acknowledgements: These prayers are from Jon Lyksett's "A Scout Is Reverent" book, and from a posting to the Scout-Girls-L List, by Kathie Seaverns, 74644.515@compuserve.com.
They are grouped according to occasion and/or object of the prayer, such as prayers from or for teachers, and morning prayers.
Prayers; edited and with prefaces by Catherine Marshall.
www.macscouter.com /ScoutsOwn/Prayers.html   (1622 words)

 judaism jews
The Medieval Jewish Kingdom of the Khazars, 740-1259
This portion of the population largely ignores or avoids ignores organized religious life, be it of the official Israeli rabbinate (Orthodox) or of the liberal movements common to diaspora Judaism (Reform, Conservative).
While this list is not exhaustive, it sums up the most important works of influence to Jewish practice and thought.
www.findthelinks.com /religion/judaism.htm   (1482 words)

 Judaism Reading List: Introduction and General (Pt. I)
This list is by no means intended to be exhaustive, and it is designed to lean toward traditional Judaism, although some of the sources included under the GENERAL headings include references to liberal movements.
It is organized around the Jewish holidays but actually is an elaboration of the basic concepts of his theological system.
The Jewish Catalog cautions against using the Kitzur Shulhan Arukh of Shlomo Ganzfried, which it states is "a collection of ultrastringent views often without firm basis in halakhic sources".
www.faqs.org /faqs/judaism/reading-lists/general   (9694 words)

 Jewish Links
The Jewish Challenge or the Vicissitudes of Judaism in the West by Frederic Seager.
The Walkingstick Foundation is a nonprofit tax-exempt Jewish and Native American partnership dedicated to the recovery and preservation of indigenous spirituality.
Jewish Warriors The Jew as fighter, as warrior, as hero, a paper by Norman J. Finkelshteyn.
www.lgrossman.com /jewish2.html   (6868 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Traditions: Complete Book of Prayers, Rituals, and Blessings for Every Jewish Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This book is a collection of ancient, traditional and modern Jewish blessings positioned on the rise between two strong currents of interests: an enthusiasm among both Jews and non-Jews for exposure to the wealth of Judaism; and the universal quest for invigorating daily life with a beautiful, simple spirituality.
I gather from the other half-dozen books that I bought in order to learn about the prayer that this book's thumbnail description, while technically accurate, omits material information about the prayer's significance, in whose absence the technically accurate information is somewhat misleading; and repeats a popular misconception about the prayer's origin that is widely discredited.
If you are unfamiliar with Jewish culture, this book is a good introduction and overview to the outward signs of that culture, but it does not go too deeply into the inward meaning of the traditions that it describes.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0786863811?v=glance   (1169 words)

 Powell's Books - To Life! L'Chaim!: Prayers and Blessings for the Jewish Home by Michael Shire
This illustrated guide to prayers and blessings is a jewel for the Jewish home.
Rabbi Michael Shire's diverse selection from such treasured texts as the Sabbath prayer book, the Haggadah, and the Talmud shares timeless words to commemorate the significant moments in our lives: the observances of the Jewish calendar; the rites of passage that mark the cycle of life; as well as the simple pleasures of the everyday.
Gloriously adorned with illuminations from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, both Ashkenazic and Sephardic in origin, these prayers and blessings (presented in both English and Hebrew) are supplemented by explanations that inspire a fresh understanding of the Jewish heritage.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-0811829642-6   (216 words)

 Temple Beth El - Links - Jewish Info
It has educated and mobilized the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns as an advocate in the Congress of the United States on issues ranging from Israel and Soviet Jewry to economic justice and civil rights, to international peace and religious liberty.
Jewish Genealogical Society is an international association of genealogical societies.
ClickonJudaism is a website designed to help young Jews connect or reconnect with the Reform Jewish tradition and provoke dialogue on the issues that are part of their daily lives: http://clickonjudaism.org/.
templebethel18.org /Links/JewishLinks.htm   (1613 words)

 Soc Culture Jewish Traditional Life and Practice Reading List: Prayer
Our goal is to keep this list useful for its readers.
To that end, suggestions of books to add to the list are always welcome.
There is always the possibility that the items status has changed since the tag was added; in particular, items may have moved to special order, backorder, or on-order status.
www.shamash.org /lists/scj-faq/HTML/rl/tra-prayer.html   (331 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Thank You, God!: A Jewish Child's Book of Prayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The morning sun highlights the silhouettes of two awakening children; parents' heads bend in a sheltering posture over the children with whom they are welcoming Shabbat; the havdalah candle's broad flame reflects from the faces of youngsters transfixed by its flare.
This thoughtfully prepared book not only teaches the blessings that herald the holidays and that welcome and close each day and each meal, but also includes parts of the Mi Sheberach and the Kaddish, prayers to turn to as needed when a loved one is ill or has died or when praying for peace.
When we say a prayer before we eat, children understand that it's important to be thankful for what we have, including food on the table.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0929371658?v=glance   (816 words)

 Judaism - Common Prayers and Blessings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I am often asked for the text of various prayers and blessings.
I am working on putting together pages of the most commonly requested prayers and blessings, as well as other liturgical materials that I think may be useful.
Please note that all of these prayers contain the name of G-d.
www.mnment.com /judaism/prayref.php   (137 words)

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All prayers will be said according to tradition by observant Jews in Israel.
We will also light a candle at the grave, arrange for flowers to be laid and the grave and the surrounding area to be cleaned.
We can also arrange for "Mishnayot" to be read on the day of the Yahrtzeit by ten Rabbinical Students in Israel.
www.jewish-funeral.com /prayers.aspx   (143 words)

 Rabbinic literature Details, Meaning Rabbinic literature Article and Explanation Guide
However, the term often used as an exact cognate of the Hebrew term Sifrut Hazal (ספרות חז"ל; "The Literature of our Sages, of blessed memory"), where the latter usually refers specifically to literature from the talmudic era.
The term "midrash" also can refer to a compilation of Midrashic teachings, in the form of legal, exegetical or homiletical commentaries on the Bible.
Important Bible commentaries include Keli Yakar, Ohr ha-Chayim by Chayim ben-Attar, the commentary of Samson Raphael Hirsch, the commentary of Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin and the Jewish Publication Society commentary on the Tanakh.
www.e-paranoids.com /r/ra/rabbinic_literature.html   (566 words)

 Wool Works: knitting for charity
This page lists organizations that accept donations of finished knitted goods or in some cases, knitting supplies.
They are called by many names such as: prayer shawls, healing shawls, comfort shawls, peace shawls, just to name a few.
We are a small group of ladies who crochet,knit and or sew to provide things for the needy babies and young children in the SW MI area.
www.woolworks.org /charity.html   (14367 words)

 Wedding Music,Poems,Prayers and Readings
Treasured Blessings, Memorable Expressions of Love A RECIPE FOR MARRIAGE M, Mix together lots of love, peace & happiness.A. Add to it a dose of sex and.
The blessings of marriage from a fourteenth century French document Site maintained by Sara Douglass.
The blessings of a godly marriage by Rev Carl Haak
www.geocities.com /Athens/Oracle/3211/marriage.html   (945 words)

 Mordechai Torczyner's HaMakor: Prayers and Blessings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Whether to say a blessing when lighting the Shul Menorah
Women and blessings on Mitzvot Aseh shehaZeman Gerama
The institution of the "Baruch HaShem leOlam / Yiru Eineinu" blessing
www.aishdas.org /hamakor/tefillah   (66 words)

 The Basics of Judaism
Messianic Jewish and Messianic Israel Congregations and Organizations
Yair Davidi: Brit-Am (Orthodox Jewish perspective of the Ten Lost Tribes)
Kaddish: The Jewish Prayer in Death and Mourning
www.hebroots.com /judaism.html   (1010 words)

 Thank You, God! : A Jewish Child's Book of Prayers
Presents common Jewish prayers and blessings in English and Hebrew with simple transliterations.
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Subjects > Family & Relationships > General > Jewish children
www.allbookstores.com /book/0929371658   (77 words)

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