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    practicing Judaism enthusiastically and joyously because God is everywhere. In addition to that, Hasidism also incorporates a pietistic manner of prayer, put more simply, it means intense devotion and to follow religious principles faithfully. The Baal Shem Tov founded Hasidism in order to provide alternatives to the normal style of worship, and the population of the Hasidim (people who practice Hasidism) is still increasing today. Hasidism is vital to Jewish life and culture because without its enthusiastic

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    Hasidic Judaism

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    Antinomianism, and Messianism in Izbica/Radzin Hasidism. Madison, Wisc.: University of Wisconsin, 2003. Print. Mintz, Jerome R. Hasidic People: A Place in the New World. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1992. Print. Sears, Dovid. The Path of the Baal Shem Tov: Early Hasidic Teachings and Customs. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, 1997. Print.

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    Characterize the following individuals Peter Ivanovich Gerasim Proskovya Fedorovna Vasya Indicate, as well, the ways, in which these individuals help or hinder Ivan Ilych’s spiritual growth. 2. How do (a) the stories associated with the Baal Shem Tov and (b) the biblical tale of Elisha in Damascus illustrate the spiritual journey undertaken by Ivan Ilych? 1. Peter Ivanovich (known from now on as PI) was Ivan’s dearest friend. PI and Ivan have known each other all their lives yet at Ivan’s

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    Greek Dancing Essay

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    Opa! Did you know that this Greek saying can be used in two diverse ways? The first way it can be used is when telling someone to stop, and the second way is during a dance performance. Speaking of dancing, many of the Greek festivals and celebrations conclude their ceremonies with dancing. One festival that includes dancing is the festival of wine and jugs. During this festival, the people worship Dionysus (the god of wine and drunken revelry). Participants of this festival were expected to wear

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    Despite the fact that Judaism overall is thought of as one integral faith, it is actually made up of a few denominations that include Reform Judaism, Orthodox Judaism, and Conservative Judaism. These denominations have formed over time due to the fact that, like many other religious followings, Judaism over time has been through many challenges and tribulations that have cause it to both lose and gain followers. One of those challenges for the Judaism faith includes the Hasidic movement of the 18th

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    Hasidic Essay

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    Hasidic Judaism founded by Rabbi Israel Ben Eliezer ~~ commonly known as Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov ~~ and established in eighteenth century Poland has become one of the most common Jewish religious groups world-wide. According to the jewish virtual library, the sect began as a response to many Jews who felt a void, or gap between themselves and God. Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov described as a great scholar and mystic, developed a way of Jewish life in order for Jews to grow closer to God. This way

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    Judaism Reading Guide 1 Invitation to Religions Terms are should know: Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Baal Shem Tov, Covenant, Diaspora, Election, Ethical monotheism, Exodus, Hasidism, Holocaust/Shoah, Kabbalah, Moses, Messiah, Maimonides, Pesach/Passover, Rosh Hashanah, synagogue, Tanakh, YHWH, Yom Kippur, Zionism. Note the significance each epoch of Jewish history had on the formation of the Jewish people’s identity and religion. Biblical Period: Exodus, Davidic Kingdom, Judah & Israel, Exile: Exodus

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    created a unique religion focused on God and the Talmud. Their purpose in life, lifestyle, beliefs, and views set them apart from the rest of the world. Hasidism, instituted by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, centers around the concentrated study of the Talmud and its application to Jewish lives. Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov and his followers “created a way of Jewish life that emphasized the ability of all Jews to grow closer to God [in] everything they do, say, and think” (Jewish-Library). He also led European

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    It is commonly asserted that the opening four note rhythmic motif is repeated throughout the symphony. Not only is this one of the most popular symphonies in the world, a book has been written by Mathew Guerrier (Knopf, 359 pages) titled “The First Four Notes.” It was reviewed by the Wall Street Journal Dec 22, 2012 by the Leon Botstein: “Beethoven’s opening was startling because it foregrounded silence. It employed compressed and intense sonorities that stop before they begin again. The listener

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    One of the hardest questions that has plagued us, as believers, since the beginning of time is “the question of evil”. For those who believe, as we do, that Hashem is all knowing, all-powerful, and all good, it seems impossible to understand how evil can exist in this world. How can bad things happen to good people, and how can it be that He allows the wicked to prosper? Even tzadikim like Avraham Avinu and Moshe Rabbeinu asked this question of Hashem. Nothing in history however, raised this question

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