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  • Essay On Kashrut

    Often I am asked what makes me a religious Jew. Does being it mean keeping the laws of Kashrut? (Jewish dietary laws) Does it mean keeping the Sabbath and the holidays? WHAT DOES IT MEAN? Traditionally, we are taught that a ‘frum’ person is someone who keeps the Big 3: Shabbat, Kashrut, and Mikvah and if you’re single that you intend on following the laws of family purity upon marriage. I grew up in a Modern Orthodox, Zionistic home. My mother’s family has rabbis in our ancestry. My maternal grandmother has two ' grandfathers who were rabbis and her father was born in the Old City. My maternal grandfather grew up with a father who was a shochet. (A ritual slaughterer) My father’s family was not religiously observant. My father has told me that his paternal grandfather, his namesake was a Communist. There…

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  • Slaughtering In Judaism

    In the Jewish religion, people are required to follow specific dietary laws that were given to them through Gods commandments. This can pertain to separation of milk and meat, what meat is permitted to be consumed, how food can be prepared and a plethora of other detailed guidelines. In particular, the slaughtering of animals stands out among all other restrictions as imperative in kashrut. The Talmud explicitly states, “The Holy One, Blessed Be He, said ‘Since you are merciful to the flock of a…

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  • Taboos In Mexico

    sexual attraction or relations with people of the same gender; Infanticide - killing an infant; Intermarriage - marriage between people who are closely related ; Matricide - killing one’s mother; Offensive language - obscenity or vulgarity; Menstruation - in some cultures a woman is secretive about her monthly cycle; Nose blowing in public - this is taboo in Turkey. It is very important to be aware of taboo in culture. If we go abroad we may use needless and unpleasant words and it causes some…

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  • What Are The Similarities And Differences Between Two Religions

    these religions has been from the single divine authority. Although they attach different reasons, why Jerusalem is sacred for them, but all of these claims have roots in the religion. The same Jerusalem resulted in the deadly crusade wars between Muslims and Christians (Antoun & Hegland, 1987). In addition to that, there is another similarity that Islam and Jewish have when it comes to food restrictions, according to the New World Encyclopedia, says that “Judaism and Islam have strict…

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  • Thomas Cahill: How Jews Affected Western Society

    both problems, proving only one G-d can create a balanced universe. If only one being - with one motivation - created everything, it is much easier to understand how science’s laws intersect. Monotheists, atheists, and pagans alike have all been strongly influenced by Judaism’s effect on modern politics, productivity, and science. Brandeis University, instituted to foster Jewish minds, has lost its inherent Jewish identity almost entirely, making it a hostile and confusing place for Jewish…

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  • Examples Of Anti Semitism

    violent attacks by mobs, state police, or even military attacks on entire Jewish communities. In fact it is often emphasized that it manifests itself in many different forms. William Brustein, for example names four kinds of anti-Semitism: religious, racial, economic and political. The Roman Catholic historian Edward Flannery also describes four types of anti-Semitism: 1. Political and economic anti-Semitism, giving as examples Cicero and Charles Lindbergh. 2. Theological or religious…

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  • Essay On Dietary Restrictions

    spiritual piety, patience and perseverance, rather than improve one’s health. Fasting may also be used to create connections between an individual and a religion's holy being. In Hinduism, fasting is used to create an attunement with brahman (Das). The process of fasting denies the physical needs of the body in order to achieve spiritual gains. Further proving the irrelevance of health when it comes to fasting in religions. Albeit the concept of fasting is merely one example of the illogical…

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  • The Three Main Belief Systems

    Jesus) and Easter, the resurrection of Jesus. Other days they claim to be rather holy are Sundays. On Sundays they join together to worship God, prayer and read the Bible with one another. Muslims have two significant holy days, Ramadan and Hajji. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast, pray and reflect on what they have learned from the Qur’an. Haji is a pilgrimage to Mecca. Every Muslim that is able to must complete this journey once in their life time. As stated earlier, each religion has…

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  • Negative Effects Of Judaism

    during at services. The prayers are always recited in Hebrew. Throughout the year they have many different holidays that they celebrate. The most widely know holidays are Hanukkah the festival of lights, Passover celebrated for the Israelites being freed from Egypt, Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur this is the most important. Yom Kippur is a day of atonement this is when you have your last chance to change how you were judge by God for the Year. Throughout history Judaism has…

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  • Genetically Modified Foods: The Future Of Gene Transfer Organisms

    researching and experimenting with GMOs, including benefiting the national and global economies, increasing product yields, and being a cost-effective resource People shouldn’t ban advanced technologies merely because it is new. Although it’s understandable that most people are resistant to change, it is the future. Many have made advancement in computer technology (Apple), and it has taken over the twenty first century, now it is time for scientific technology to emerge. Technology has been…

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