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    The Orthodox Exemption Some Jews say Haredi Jews should be exempt from military service in Israel because they need to focus on their religious studies. Some Jews say Haredi Jews should not be exempt from military service in Israel because Halakha commands that all Jews fight in a milchemet mitzvah. Haredi Jews should be required to serve in the Israeli military because Halakha commands it. In Israel, both men and women are required to serve in the Israeli Defense Force, or the IDF. There are few exemptions for this, one of the most controversial being the exemption of Haredi Jews. Haredi men are exempted from military service provided they continue their religious studies for a certain period of time, at which point their age, makes…

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    Conservatives have a different word for church. Orthodox call it shul and Conservatives call it synagogue. There is also a slight difference that distinguishes Orthodox from Conservatives when it comes to rabbis. The word rabbi originates from the Hebrew and it means teacher (Rich). So in Judaism rabbi is pretty much like a priest. In Orthodox Judaism rabbi can only be a male, Orthodox worshipers do not ordain women as rabbis (Rich). However, in Conservative Judaism movements began to allow…

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    Halakhah nearly as strictly as the previous Orthodox Synagogue. One of the ways in which I felt particularly welcomed at the Synagogue was that the speaker actually called out the USF students in the audience, asked them to stand up and asked everyone to welcome us. Everyone, from that point on, made sure that we felt welcomed. It should also be mentioned that one of the people who had asked us to stand up was also a woman and I don’t believe she was even an ordained Rabbi. She was a member of…

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    Orthodox Judaism

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    Torah, as well as the rejection of the halakhic being present. Orthodoxy affirms monotheism and it maintains the true identity of the Jews. In affirming to the belief of one God, orthodox Judaism holds "the words of the Torah, including both the written law and those parts of the oral law were dictated by God to Moses" (Jewish Virtual Library). Speaking of the written Torah, the laws in the Torah was given as an guide to explain how to apply and intrepret the oral laws. This serves the purpose…

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    Sangerman Organ Donation

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    1993). The readjusting begins in the Shloshim and continues into the Shana, the year after the death. Though life continues and individuals daily routines must go on in the Shloshim, it is in the Shana where mile markers without the loved one are met. This can be recognized at holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions. Reinvesting, the final R of mourning, can distinctly be identified with the charitable donation done in the deceased’s name. Not only do individual reinvest money…

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    This stems from the Torah, (also known as the Pentateuch) which are the first 5 book of the Tanakh. The two main elements of this ‘halakha’ ethical system are the contact between individuals with God, and between the people. This allows for an ethical and just society, in the least among Jewish people, this demonstrating the ethical systems affect on the Jewish people’s way of life. This is further augmented through the ‘prophetic vision’ which relates to the fact that prophets will frequently…

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    want feminism, leave Orthodoxy!”. Greenberg details various considerations within Orthodox communities that keep feminism from gaining support. Such as “watering down Judaism”, the belief that allowing a woman to study the Torah will lead her to immorality, the status quo (as it has been inserted) and changing the unchangeable just to name a few. For her part, Greenberg counters that Judaism is strong enough to withstand such a cultural shift and can self-correct if it turns out the results of…

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    Orthodox Judaism both believe in the divinity of the Torah, conducting synagogue services in Hebrew, as well as seeing themselves as the chosen ones. Given its comparable beliefs, Conservative Judaism is a liberal version of Orthodox Judaism in terms of traditions and rules such as Sabbath, interpretation of the Torah, and the role of women. Orthodox Judaism is differentiated by its meticulous regulations, traditions, and segregation in the synagogue. Orthodox Jews have strict principles of…

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    Modern Orthodox Judaism

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    of the Torah as hol, or profane. Instead, Modern Orthodox Jews find value in studying Torah, and other areas such as “Chemistry, language, medicine,” because they are all “potentially aspects of Torah.” (Weiss, Avraham). Modern Orthodox Jews of the 21st century believe that Torah is important to Jewish identity, but other areas of study are also just as beneficial. According to Jewish Virtual Library, Rabbi Hirsch believed that “non-halakhic externalities” could change, but “the essence of…

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    Furthermore, Jewish terrorist groups comprised of mostly Orthodox Jews have been active for decades and their terror acts were mostly committed in Israel and adjacent disputed territories, also known as Palestine. They combine their religious motivations with political and territorial goals. They tend to be religious Jews whose rhetoric, motivation and purpose are deeply religious. These Halakha-centred Jews engage in horrifying acts not only on the settlements and disputed land but also at…

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