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Jewish Ideals in the Torah and Nevi'im Both the Torah and the Nevi'im are important texts in Judaism that each illustrates different aspects of Judaism. The Torah specifies a number of the commandments and rules to be followed. On the other hand, the Nevi'im contains several accounts of the lives of the prophets. Analyzing the Torah and the Nevi'im allows one to clearly see the differences and similarities. The Torah is the primary document which reveals instructions to the Jewish people. The...

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Parshat Mishpatim Dvar Torah

and finally, their covenant with God. Suddenly, we are thrust into a completely different scenario; reading about laws. What happened to the adventure? We want to know what happens next! Instead of continuing the story that was unraveling, the Torah switches gears and we read completely different kind of narrative. Why is the story put on pause? Why is it that we stop this story just to make room and learn about the laws? The answer is this: Great leaders, whether it’s a CEO of a company...

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What Does It Mean to Be Jewish?

way of life that’s based off of the Tanakh. The Tanakh is essentially a different version of the Christians “Old Testament.” Including the creation of the world by God, and his commandments. The Torah aka “The Penateuch” are the teachings of the Jewish religion referenced by the five books of Moses. The Torah consists of Genesis, Exodus, Levicticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Another group of books from The Tanakah are the “Prophets” The Prophets are a group of books that are ascribed to the leading...

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Judaism analysis

religious guidelines found in the Torah; the first five books of the Hebrew bible. History: In the early stages of Judaism, the biblical patriarch Abraham known as the father of Judaism was the first to reject idolatry and focus on monotheism. Abraham’s son Isaac carried on his work and inherited the land of Israel after having been exiled. Next was the prophet Moses who released the Israelites from slavery and was led to Mt Sinai by god where he was given the Torah (Hebrew bible). During 1050-920...

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Bread Givers

 Reb Smolinsky the father of the house hold spent his entire life studying the Holy Torah. While his daughter’s and wives main focus was to make money and pay bills, his was focused on the promise of heaven. In the Holy Torah, men are good and kind; they value the most importance over women. Being born into a family that believes and follows every word that the Torah says, Reb Smolinsky became an Orthodox rabbi and carried on his father duties. Therefore he believes that “only through...

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Belief Systems - Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

Christianity and Islam, originally came from the Hebrews. The Hebrews believed that God was their special protector and was everything, the most powerful, and present everywhere. Like the other two religions, Judaism also has a holy book called the Torah. The Torah is a sacred recording of laws and events in Jewish history. The Jews believe that God gave them the Ten Commandments through Moses, which he was called "the Lawgiver". According to the Jewish tradition, God made a covenant, or agreement with...

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Coming of Messiah

will be a messenger of peace (Isaiah 52:7), The ruined cities of Israel will be restored (Ezekiel 16:55), Weapons of war will be destroyed (Ezekiel 39:9), He will then perfect the entire world to serve God together (Zephaniah 3:9), Jews will know the Torah without Study (Jeremiah 31:33), He will give you all the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4), He will take the barren land and make it abundant and fruitful (Isaiah 51:3, Amos 9:13-15, Ezekiel 36:29-30, Isaiah 11:6-9). Once he is King, leaders of other...

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Religion Sor1

reason were to be integrated and that people were expected to find God through knowledge and wisdom. Moses explored and challenged the religious beliefs and concepts of Judaism in his three major works; the ‘Commentary on the Mishnah’, the ‘Mishneh Torah’ and ‘Guide for the Perplexed’. Moses was born in Cordoba in Spain in 1138; at this time Spain was a peaceful country where Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together. This time was a period of significant intellectual growth and each religion in...

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and protector SACRED TEXTS: • TORAH: o Most important Hebrew scripture. o Contains Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. o The five books are the literal word of God o Genesis:  Creation of the universe  The covenant o Exodus:  Covenant between Moses and God  Ten commandments o Leviticus:  Main provision of the Jewish Law o Numbers:  Range of further stories and scriptures o Deuteronomy:  Summary of the four books o Torah includes the 613 mitzvot. • TALMUD: ...

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Development of India

between 1792 and 1730 BCE a code of laws was constructed for all to see by witch the standards of Babylon were set. (Andrea. 13) The Jewish people also had a standard by which they lived and it was called the Torah. In this were set guidelines to show the ways that they should live. The Torah was created around 1000 BCE and is still a huge factor in the Jewish lifestyle today. (Andrea. 52) Both of these codes or guidelines were shaped by people before them and both shaped the civilizations that were...

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