"Torah" Essays and Research Papers

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perfect. * The covenant between Abraham and God was the Israelites would follow Gods law as expressed in the Torah, Worship one god and in return will be granted the promise land. The Torah contains the divinely inspired moral law, which binds Jews to their God. The requirements of the covenant are known as halachah; the Jewish legal tradition grounded in the 613 commandments of the Torah which covers all aspects of life and worship and serves as a frame work for a true Jewish life. In return it...

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popular jewish holidays

completion of the annual cycle of Torah readings Length: 2 days (Some: 1 day) Customs: Limited "dwelling" in the sukkah; dancing and rejoicing with Torah scrolls Date: the day after the seventh day of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret literally means "the assembly of the eighth (day)." Sukkot is a holiday intended for all of mankind, but when Sukkot is over, the Creator invites the Jewish people to stay for an extra day, for a more intimate celebration. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are holidays on which work...

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Tanakh, containing the Torah and the prophetic books. The Torah is the most holy book of Judaism. Torah, which means "teaching", is God's revealed instructions to the Jewish People. It is important to note that while "Torah" is generally used to refer to the Five Books of Moses or Pentateuch, it is sometimes used to refer to the basic texts of Judaism in general. In this sense, "Torah" includes the Torah itself, as well as Midrash, Mishnah, and Talmud, which are the Oral Torah.  Ceremonies and rituals ...

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Judaism and Hebrew Bible

reasons that understanding Judaism is important in understanding world history.Jews believe in one creator who alone is to be worshipped as absolute ruler of the universe. He monitors peoples activities and rewards good deeds and punishes evil. The Torah was revealed to Moses by God and can not be changed though God does communicate with the Jewish people through prophets. Jews believe in the inherent goodness of the world and its inhabitants as creations of God and do not require a savior to save...

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Essay on Jewish Ethics

bounded torah is a direct expression of the sexual ethic behavior which holds the Jewish communities together. The torah provides substantiation for the orthodox view on homosexuality, contraception, adultery and pre-marital sex. However, the liberal view on sexual ethics is a reflection of Jewish history and oppression. Holistically, the consideration of homosexuality is different among the variants of Judaism. The Jewish response to homosexuality is varied but is closely linked to the torah. Traditionally...

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Reglion paper

It is also the oldest form of Judaism. In the United States it is estimated that today approximately 21% of Jews identify themselves as Orthodox (United Jewish Communities, 2003). The essential principle of Orthodox Judaism is Torah min Hashamayim, which mens that the Torah and all its commentaries and interpretations are divinely revealed (Einstein& Kukoff, 1989, p. 151). According to Orthodox Judaism because all the laws and traditions of Judaism are of direct and divine origin, they must be...

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Judaism history

North Africa Ashkenazi: Eastern Europe and Russia Jewish Theology: Torah: Word of God. Monotheist: Belief in one God. Shema: Prayer, pray to One God. Orthopraxy & Orthodoxy: Ortho = Correct, right. Praxy = Practice. Doxy = Thought or belief/opinion. Tanakh: The whole of Hebrew bible. Exodus: Deliverance of Israelites from Egypt under Moses’ leadership. (250 B.C.E) lands fall apart. Mitzvah: 10 commandments given. Torah: Law Henotheists: Belief and loyalty to one God & exclusion to all...

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Creation of the World Essay

of rest you are supposed to pray and worship God. The Jewish book, the Torah (also sort of like a Bible), holds the law of God that was shown to Moses. The following quotation is from a book and it proves that the Torah was created after the creation of the world. “The Torah begins the historical narrative very much at the beginning, Mooradian 2 with the creation of the world...” (Satlow 75). This tells you that the Torah holds stories about God and how everything was created. Judaism is similar...

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The Covenant Between God and the Hebrew People

shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.” The Torah reveals the many struggles within the nation and its people. Although the “chosen people” dishonored their agreement made with God, God shows compassion and uses his prophet(s) to set the people of Israel back on the right path. However, if one shall choose to continually disobey and sin against God, they shall be punished. The Torah shows that God is a God of love and mercy. ...

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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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