Judaism
“You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.”
(Maimonides)
Statue of Maimonides
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Maaser means “a tenth.” It’s based on the Hebrew word eser, or ten. As a rule, it refers to donating ten percent of whatever to whomever. While ma’aser may seem like a lot of giving, it’s actually all about receiving. Just like sacrifices, which primarily benefit those who bring them, giving
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The Messiah sitting at the gates of Rome
How many things people would like to know and understand, yet the Ecclesisate (the Book of the Biblical Canon also called Qoeleth) concludes his verses by stating that “too much study consumes the body” (12, 14). So in which matters therefore, is it right to dedicate oneself to research? In
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Zion (Hebrew: צִיּוֹן‎‎ Tsiyyon), also transliterated Sion, or Sayon, Syon, Tzion and Tsion, is a place name often used as a synonym for Jerusalem. The word is first found in 2 Samuel 5:7 which dates from c.630–540 BC according to modern scholarship. It commonly referred to a specific mountain near
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According to the Jewish tradition, the Holy Scriptures enumerates in total 613 commandments (in Hebrew language  מצוות‎romanized: mitzvot) The Talmud tells us (Tractate Makkot 23b) that there are 613 commandments in the Torah (Pentateuch for Christians): 248 Positive Commandments and 365 Negative Commandments, however, it does not provide us with
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A yarmulke (Yiddish) or Kippah (Hebrew) is a small cloth cap worn by Jews. Traditionally it was worn only by men, but in modern times the push for equality between the sexes in the practice of Judaism has led some women to wear yarmulkes. Some Jews only wear yarmulkes while
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