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  JewishEncyclopedia.com - MOURNING
The mourning for a national defeat or other public calamity was confined to the day the news of the misfortune was received.
The Gentile captive mourned for her parents by remaining within the house, weeping, cutting off her hair, and paring her nails, abundant hair and long nails being considered marks of feminine beauty; whereas among men, during mourning, the hair and nails were allowed to grow.
In ancient times it was customary to mourn for a parent, a principal teacher, or a nasi by exposing both shoulders through the upper garments; for a ḥakam (chief rabbi) the right shoulder was exposed, for the ab bet din the left shoulder.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=972&letter=M   (1347 words)

 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Mourning
This tear is an outward sign of grief and mourning and signifies that the mourner is confronting death head-on.
The day of the burial is counted as the first day of Shiva, and the 7th day is only observed for one hour.
This day is observed as a solemn day of remembrance.
scheinerman.net /judaism/life-cycle/mourning.html   (1558 words)

day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien as well, may be refreshed.
day he is to examine it, and if the mildew has spread in the clothing, or the woven or knitted material, or the leather, whatever its use, it is a destructive mildew; the article is unclean.
days; the first day is a day of rest, and the eighth day also is a day of rest.
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 Star of David Memorial Chapel Redefining the Jewish Graveside Funeral Service
When mourning the death of a parent, the ribbon or torn clothing is traditionally worn for thirty days.
Some of the customs many Jewish people observe are covering the mirrors in the house of mourning, having a pitcher of water outside the house for mourners to wash their hands, using a different route home from the cemetery, and a whole host of other customs.
Tradition is that the day of burial counts as the first day of Shiva, which continues for seven days.
www.starofdavidmemorialchapel.com /jbc.html   (3691 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - Lifecycle: Shiva
Shiva is observed in the home as an intensive mourning period for close relatives.
There are seven relatives for whom a Jew is required to observe shiva: father or mother, sister or brother, son or daughter, and spouse.
The synagogue to which the mourning family belongs usually undertakes to ensure that a minyan (at least 10 adult Jews) be present at each service.
www.myjewishlearning.com /lifecycle/Death/Burial_Mourning/Shiva.htm   (566 words)

 The Jews for Jesus Blog
On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the LORD for seven days, with a rest on the first day and a rest on the eighth day.
You shall live in booths for seven days; all the native born in Israel shall live in booths, so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths when I brought them out from the land of Egypt.
It was the one day a year that only one man in all of Israel –; the high priest – could enter into the one most holy spot, the Holy of Holies in the center of the Temple in Jerusalem.
jewsforjesus.blogspot.com   (7305 words)

 RELS14 Glossary
It is a day symbolic of new beginnings and one dedicated to God, a most holy day of rest.
Observed 50 days from the day the first sheaf of grain was offered to the priest; also known as Festival of First Fruits.
Seven days of mourning after the burial of a close relative (as in, "to sit shiva").
tech1.dccs.upenn.edu /~rs002/glosssz.html   (4033 words)

 Jewish Mourning Rituals - ReligionFacts
Ritualized mourning has several purposes: it shows respect for the dead, comforts those left behind, helps prevent excessive mourning, and eventually helps the bereaved to return to normal life.
Mourning is observed for 30 days after burial, very intensely so in the first seven days.
The final period of formal mourning, avelut, lasts for 12 months from burial and is observed only for a parent.
www.religionfacts.com /judaism/cycle/mourning.htm   (599 words)

 Jerusalem - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Jews were forbidden to enter the city but for a single day of the year, Tisha B'Av, (the Ninth of Av, see Hebrew calendar), when they could weep for the destruction of their city at the Temple's only remaining wall.
The saddest day on the Jewish religious calendar is the Ninth of Av, when Jews traditionally spend the day mourning over the loss of their two Holy Temples and the destruction of Jerusalem.
On the Seventeenth of Tammuz, the mourning recalls the day that the army of Rome broke through the outer walls of the Second Temple.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/j/e/r/Jerusalem.html   (9452 words)

 Rabbi Scheinerman's Home Page - Death
It is also common these days for the tallit of the deceased to be retained by the family and passed on to a living relative; another tallit, acquired for the purposes of burial, is used in its stead for burial.
The day of the funeral counts as the first day, regardless of how late in the day the burial may have taken place.
These days, it is traditional to mark a grave with a stone monument or metal plate on the ground.
scheinerman.net /judaism/life-cycle/death.html   (1667 words)

 The Sign of Jonah
If Esther intended the three days and three nights to be taken literally as a 72-hour period of fasting, then she should have presented herself before the King on the fourth day.
Second, the phrase "three days and three nights" (Matt 12:40) is an idiomatic expression which in Bible times meant not necessarily three complete 24-hour days (72 hours), but rather three calendric days, of which the first and the third could have consisted of only a few hours.
The latter conclusion is supported by the prevailing inclusive method of day-reckoning, by the parallel usage of the phrases "after three days" and "on the third day," and by the uninterrupted chronological sequence of days which does not allow for three complete 24-hour days.
www.biblicalperspectives.com /books/crucifixion/1.html   (2559 words)

 Bible Prophecy Numbers: (Ch.1b) Two 'Seven-Years Famine'.
"Seven" is a common number in the bible that symbolizes a perfect time span.
In obedience to God, He symbolically acted-out a siege against Jerusalem by being tied on his side with ropes (while rationing his food as if in a real famine)––390 days for Israel, and 40 for Judah––"A day for every year," (Ezekiel 4:5-9).
"Therefore in one day shall her plagues come, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judged her" (Revelation 18:8).
www.1260-1290-days-bible-prophecy.org /1260_days-bible-prophecy-numbers-ch-1b.htm   (438 words)

 James Buckner on the Bible. Another Amateur Picking His Toes.
This is actually an instance in which we need to understand Jewish idiom, which understood "a day and a night" to include even the smallest part of a day and night.
Weigh well that which is disputed in the tract Schabbath, concerning the uncleanness of a woman for three days; where many things are discussed by the Gemarists concerning the computation of this space of three days.
The day is reckoned from evening to evening-i.e., night and day-except in reference to sacrifices, where daytime and the night following constitute one day (Lev.
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 SpliffHuxtable.com » Seven Days Of Hi-Tek
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I spent a shitty day stuck in the matrix and got my first proper listen to the new Hi-Tek, even though it’s been out for a minute.
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 ipedia.com: Jerusalem Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The holiest day on the Jewish calendar Yom Kippur also concludes with the singing and exclamation of "Next Year in Jerusalem".
The saddest fast-day on the Jewish religious calendar is the Ninth of Av when Jews traditionally spent the day crying for the loss of their two Holy Temples and the destruction of Jerusalem.
This major (24 hour) fast is preceded on the calendar by two minor dawn to dusk fast days, the Tenth of Tevet mourning for the time Babylonia laid siege to the First Temple, and for the tragedy of the Seventeenth of Tammuz when Rome broke through the outer walls of the Second Temple.
www.ipedia.com /jerusalem.html   (5921 words)

 Nanochurch: Jesus & religion » You + I + Jesus = Nanochurch » 2004 » July   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
he fasted for seven days, not because seven days was his target, but because that’s when the child died.
I called the building’s handyman, who came a few hours later and assessed the damage, and said he’d be over the next day to fix it.
the next day was Sunday, and when I checked my phone after our worship party, I found that it had received a missed call.
www.soulcare.net /date/2004/07   (1293 words)

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