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    SPIRITUAL ELDER

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    reviewing Kook's readings, I believe Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook appears to have been an optimistic spiritual elder with an extreme eagerness to help people realize their blessings. Kook was also the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine and one of the most celebrated rabbis of the 20th century. Lark was a Lakota Chief in the late 19th century. He successfully translated many Sioux prayers into English. After evaluating Lark's readings, I feel Chief Yellow Lark appears to have had

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    Organ Donations

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    woman (Babylonian Talmud Horayos 13a). Rabbi Yosef Karo, the 15th century author of the halachic code of Jewish law entitled Shulchan Aruch, concludes that when providing basic necessities for life, one must give to a woman first; however, when one is faced with sustaining the life of a man or woman, the man takes precedence (Kesubos 67a, Beis Yosef). Halachic questions regarding the doctor performing an organ transplant procedure has been discussed among rabbis as well. Scripture states in Exodous

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    Diary of Eona

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    Nobody knows how the first Dragoneyes made their bargain with the twelve energy dragons. The dragons are elemental beings,able to manipulate Hua-the natural energy that exists in all things. Each dragon is aligned with one of the heavenly animals in the twelve-year cycle of power that has run in the same sequence since the beginning of time: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each dragon is also the guardian of one of the twelve celestial directions

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    Shadows

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    A/N I couldn't resist showing of this new char. =3 next chapter is next week for real though. Ugh reedited chap, i shoulda edit more before posting. w/e enjoy =3 He calls, Jimmy opened his eyes and walked outside his house to the resting ground of his master, a shudder went through him. He calls, he calls. "Jimmy, Jimmy, come to me my servant, I need you, come, obey, serve." Jimmy walked through a quiet forest, shrouded in mist, the tree were bare of any life, the forest animal quiet, he walked

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    Judaism - Role of Women

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    Judaism – The Role of Women If there are differences among various different cultures, it’s the way they portray women. For example, the overall role of women in our society is mainly two different things – to clean the house, take care of the kids, and to be used as a ‘sex tool’. In other cultures, such as Judaism, women are viewed as more spiritual and intellectual. Today, I am going to define the way women are viewed in the Judaism culture as well as how it applies to the culture today. First

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    Losing My Religion

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    Orthodox andhis father a rabbi. This change began the morning Jon woke uplate, on purpose; cut off his waist-length red-orange payots, thetresses of hair behind the ears that unmistakably distinguish Orthodox maleJews from all other males; and went into the main hall of the religious dorm,in Israel, where his Jewish Orthodox classmates were praying. He was greeted with complete silence andthen, “Vos Hasta Geeton? GiArois Fin due!” “What have youdone? Go away!” from the rabbi. When he repeated the

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    “Gimpel the Fool”, by Isaac Bashevis Singer, tells the tale of a Jewish baker living in the traditional Jewish village of Frampol. Raised an orphan, Gimpel never had anyone to stop him when others were leading him into being fooled. As he grew up, his gullibility earned him the title “the Fool”, and the entire village of Frampol referred to him as such. But was he truly the fool everyone made him up to be? In his youth, Gimpel was picked on and made fun of for being easily fooled. Gimpel, however

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    Chaim Potok's The Chosen

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    Reuven’s father is always teaching his child how to improve himself. The conversations between Reuven and his father help prepare Reuven develop the mentality and the personal qualities, such as wisdom, compassion, and tolerance, necessary to become a rabbi. In all of their conversations, Mr. Malter seeks to pass his moral wisdom onto Reuven. At the beginning of the novel, after Reuven refuses to listen to Danny’s apology, his father visits him at the hospital to discuss his ignorance: “‘You did a

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    The Chosen

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    Brooklyn in Williamsburg. Two boys who live a few blocks from each other but in totally different environments forge a unique relationship. Reuven Malter, the son of an Orthodox Jewish scholar, and Danny Saunders, the brilliant son of a great Hasidic rabbi, meet for the first time in a baseball game between their two Jewish parochial schools. 	Reuven is hit in the eye with a ball hit by Danny and is kept in bed for almost a month. During this time, Reuven befriends Danny as he constantly visits him

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    our food. The three of us were furious and rushed and banged on the Rabbi’s door. Our rabbi lived right next to us with his family, and we would always go for help. “Hello, why are you banging so hard on my door? What’s the problem?” he said. “Someone stole our food and dropped his jar of pickles,” I point towards the kid with disgust. “G-d called to the man, and He said, “Where are you (trying to hide)?” Rabbi said with a very energetic tone. “What?” I said “The thief can’t hide from G-d and soon

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