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In all the above cases the underlying idea of the prohibition seems to be ideological. As Jews, we have a unique identity that is connected to our purpose in the
world. We are the 8775 chosen people. 8776 We were chosen to propagate the ethical monotheism of Judaism.
The Jewish belief in G‑d is expressed in the first two of the Ten Commandments. The first affirms the truth of His being. The second is the negative complement to the first--the disavowal of idolatry. Idolatry is not necessarily a lack of belief in G‑d indeed, the Second Commandment begins, "You shall have no other gods before Me. " Rather, idolatry also includes any denial of G‑d's oneness -- his absolute singularity, unity and exclusiveness of being. To ascribe any divisions or compartmentalizations to the divine being, or to believe that G‑d has any partners or intermediaries to His creation and sustenance of the universe, is to transgress the prohibition of idolatry.
8775 If I am I because you are you, and you are you because I am I then I am not I and you are not you. However, if I am I because I am I, and you are you because
you are you then I am I and you are you. 8776
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Thus Maimonides concludes the first chapter of Laws Concerning Idolatry. In the next eleven chapters he proceeds to spell out the legal particulars of "idolatry and those who err with it."
Who you marry affects every single aspect of your life. It affects your community. It affects your children. It affects all future generations. The Jewish home is the
single most important establishment in Jewish life. It outweighs any synagogue or temple, even the Holy Temple built by King Solomon. By marrying a non-Jew one
thereby ends over 8,555 years of Jewish continuity, effectively cutting oneself and one 8767 s offspring off from what it means to be Jewish.
I will be married (very soon) to a Jewish woman. I am not Jewish, but would very much like to include several of the Jewish traditions in our
wedding, to embrace her heritage as well.
Students are required to complete four years of English culminating in a comprehensive Regents examination. The goal of the English program is to promote critical literary thought and analysis an appreciation of fine literature in various genre (short story, novel, poetry, essay, drama) proper written usage (spelling, usage and vocabulary) and effective oral and written expression. All courses integrate literature and language skills and reinforce library skills.
It is in its determined violation of this unique regime of voluntarily induced cognitive dissonance that Graeme Wood’s The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State has caused such a scandal. Instead of synthesizing his own version of American Collegiate Islam to be assigned to hapless students by . college teachers of Islam, Wood has interviewed as many active supporters of the now-almost-defunct Islamic state as he could find in Cairo and elsewhere, without actually going to Mosul or Raqqah, to find out what they believed and why.
Hauken’s sentiments are by no means unusual: Many elite Europeans hold that Somalis have the right to leave the cruelties of Somalia, inflicted by fellow Somalis, to come to Europe with or without travel documents, as do all other Africans and, indeed, non-Africans—not to mention war refugees from Syria, even though the right of asylum which they truly do have under international treaties only applies to the first country they reach, and no country of Europe shares a border with Syria. That would be dismissed as a mere technicality by many contemporary Europeans , including Mario Bergoglio, the bishop of Rome, aka Pope Francis, who vehemently insists that all immigrants must be welcomed with open arms—a sharp departure from the views of his predecessor, Benedict.
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