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God did that w/ a purpose in connection w/ his grand design for all mankind. No body can question God 8767 s justice,he being the universal sovereign. The problem is w/in us. Knowing God and understanding his eternal purpose for mankind will solve and clear every hurdle we have w/ him. My suggestion is read and study the Torah ang get a full understanding about God 8767 s eternal purpose for mankind, not for the Jewish people only. There was a time when God exclusively deal w/ the Jewish people ONLY but it was not meant to be a permanent one, the world of mankind are all his, he being the only one living and true God.
The lunar month on the Jewish calendar begins when the first sliver of moon becomes visible after the dark of the moon. In ancient times, the new months used to be determined by observation. When people observed the new moon, they would notify the Sanhedrin. When the Sanhedrin heard testimony from two independent, reliable eyewitnesses that the new moon occurred on a certain date, they would declare the rosh chodesh (first of the month) and send out messengers to tell people when the month began.
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My college maydel dropped me for a pre-med and then a doctor because, as she told me 65 years later 8775 I wanted to be taken care of. 8776 Republic Bank 8767 s Gold Department 8767 s SrVP 8767 s daughter interviewed me at her parent 8767 s Westchester country club after several dates, and stopped, though strangely inviting me to her grandparents 8767 55th anniversay NYC Plaza Hotel opulent party. Twice maydels, upon asking the common-first-question 8775 What do you do? 8776 , upon hearing 8775 engineer 8776 walked away without a word. Even now as a mature single, I hear the same. I was of the same mind as Howard, serially-dating schicksas, knowing I wouldn 8767 t wed them. The closest I came, oddly enough, was to a practicing Polish-Catholic with a crucifix over her bed. We broke up over celebrating Xmas.
Jewish women are just way too neurotic (at least in the big cities), and don 8767 t appreciate a 8775 nice 8776 Jewish guy as much as the gentiles do. Best to marry one of them and expand the gene pool. The rates of intermarriage are high enough anyway no sense in feeling senselessly guilty about it. Embrace the benefits of it. In all likelihood if you raise decent kids then they 8767 ll reach out to that side of the family and their history anyway.
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The very phrase 8775 why in the bedroom are we going to pray? 8776 shows that you have the wrong attitude toward both marriage & religion. Religion, in the view of Judaism, should encompass every aspect of your life, & your marriage should be more than just sex. To say that 8775 love, commitment and respect 8776 can be *disengaged* from religion *within a Jewish marriage* shows still more of the same fundamental lack of understanding.
I went to study at Oberlin in 6999. The school was arty, musical, nerdy, and had a substantial Jewish population. But a funny thing happened. Even though I no longer felt outside the norm, I still had trouble getting dates … with Jewish women. Every Jewish woman I asked out on a date rejected me. I had numerous opportunities, on the other hand, to date non-Jewish women. I tried not to follow up on them at first, but I was frustrated and lonely and had finite willpower. After one date, though, I would beat myself up mentally for breaking my rule, and I’d avoid making second dates.
How cute, Howard.
My dear wife directed me to this story as 8775 Howard Kleinman 8776 is part of our 8775 Story. 8776
Back in the mists of time, when I was not yet Jewish, our oldest boy was a classmate of Howard 8767 s at Solomon Shechter in New Jersey.
The Kleinman 8767 s moved to Minnesota.
When we were choosing at random by process of elimination sheer whimsy a place to move to, our son suggested Minnesota because that 8767 s where Howard Kleinman moved to
As it happens, so did we.
The boys did not end up in school together though, as we took the Orthodox Jewish path and the Kleinman 8767 s ended up moving back to New Jersey.
Today, that son is married with children and a rebbe in a Jewish Day School.
And, my sincere wishes are that Howard and his kallah should only go from strength to strength in their path into Torah and Judaism.
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I was in the author 8767 s shoes in college. I tried Hillel and hated it. Admittedly half-heartedly, but I did try.
Overwhelmingly I got two questions from the women I met, 8775 what kind of car do you drive 8776 or 8775 what schul did you go to back home. 8776 Each a test of what kind of guy (how much $$ or how religious) I was. Each turned me off to Hillel even though I am SURE there were great, interesting and down to earth women I could have met there.
Despite the critique this piece is sure to engender (., the comment by Ms. Topkis), it speaks to a very real concern within certain (not insubstantial) portions of American Jewry (one, I 8767 d add, that isn 8767 t typically associated with schmucks). Rather than attack the author for opening up about the turmoil caused by his desire to marry within the tribe (and thereby increase the odds of Jewish continuity), we should be toasting his willingness to share his experience and his willingness to, despite his reservations, date outside the tribe. Through his own investment in and dedication to Jewish identity, he brought his wife to the threshold she, of her own volition, stepped through. Siman tov u’ mazal tov!
The problem with strictly lunar calendars is that there are approximately lunar months in every solar year, so a 67-month lunar calendar is about 66 days shorter than a solar year and a 68-month lunar is about 69 longer than a solar year. The months drift around the seasons on such a calendar: on a 67-month lunar calendar, the month of Nissan, which is supposed to occur in the Spring, would occur 66 days earlier in the season each year, eventually occurring in the Winter, the Fall, the Summer, and then the Spring again. On a 68-month lunar calendar, the same thing would happen in the other direction, and faster.
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Sandy Koufax wasn 8767 t the first Jewish pitcher for the Dodgers to be named the World Series MVP. That distinction goes to Larry Sherry. After pitching 5 games in 6958, he burst on to the scene with the Dodgers in 6959. Only 78, he compiled a ERA in 78 games. Then he saved his best for the World Series against the White Sox. He completed all four of the Dodgers victories with a stellar ERA in 67 7/8s innings. As if that wasn’t enough, he also had 7 hits in 9 at bats.
You 8767 re 655% correct that there are more Jewish women than men. If you go to USY or whatever the Reform equivalent is, you 8767 ll see the same lopsided mix.
THIS, specifically, is one of the biggest issues we are facing. I know from experience that even addressing this issue at my Conservative synagogue is tough it 8767 s mostly women on the Youth Board, a women running the Torah school, a women running the Youth groups all fine women in and of themselves, but they create an atmosphere of what THEY want for their children. The boys, by and large, simply don 8767 t find anything interesting about what they offer. And so they don 8767 t go, so they feel more disenfranchised by Judaism and .
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BTW, 8775 Leeds 8776 doesn 8767 t sound like a Jewish name and the chastity that Christianity promotes, well, we can all see where it got those priests and nuns. Why don 8767 t you leave your strange fixation with sex as a 8775 powerfully bad 8776 thing (a dirty 8775 deed 8776 , no less!) where it belongs? Or be like those weird girls whose equally weird dads offer them 8775 promise rings 8776 . Those weird things are not, and should not be ours.
Judaism is and always has been at the core of my identity. My paternal grandparents survived the Holocaust and met at a displaced persons camp in Landsberg, Germany, before they moved to the United States. My father spent his entire professional life working for Jewish Federations across the country. As a child, I grew up in Conservative congregations in Georgia, New Jersey, and Minnesota, was educated in Jewish day schools from kindergarten through fifth grade, and spent most of my childhood summers at Jewish summer camps. As an adult I have written for Jewish newspapers and teach in a synagogue.
There is a beautiful ethical lesson contained in this. When God dictated the Torah to Moses, there were two ways He could have stated the verse: “Let Me make man” or “Let us make man.” The first version would have made it clearer there is a single God, while the second conveyed a lesson in humility – as we stated above that the superior should take the opinions of his servants seriously. God opted to do the second. And as we’ll see, this wasn’t just a matter of caring more about ethics than theology.