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    The Value of Talmud

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    meaning, but has lost prestige, called The Talmud or The Oral law. The Talmud is traditionally known for containing a variety of religious laws, folktales, and guidance through a balanced life all condensed into a one script; this causes the book to not be ideal for most people because of the rigorous challenges of studying involved. While considered out dated and irrelevant today, the Talmud is look upon as undervalued, but is essential for Jewish faith. The Talmud came about in the Middle Ages, facing

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    The Babylonian Talmud which was completed between the years 500-600 C.E. which deals extensively with matters of Halacha also provides a great deal of knowledge and insight into Jewish life in ancient times. Among other subjects that we see discussed are various types of medicine and healing. Perhaps, due to the influence of Babylonian culture we find many references to the use of Amulets over many years and in all periods. Archeological digs have found Amulets from ancient times and even today

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    Organ Donations

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    Considering all this information, most contemporary rabbis categorize kidney donations in the third category, allowing each person to make his own decision as to whether or not to donate. However, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the previous spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jewish community, claimed that because the risk of serious outcomes is relatively low, kidney donations straddle the first and third category (Reichman). Liver and lung transplant surgeries involving a live donor are a relatively new

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    dread," can relate to Danny's lifestyle and how he cannot stand the silence in which his father lives. The only time Danny makes conversation with his father is when he is studying the Talmud. " It occurred to me suddenly that not a single word had passed between him and his father all evening, except for the Talmud contest" (145). This silence is basically what drove Danny to search for guidance or someone to talk to. "There's ransom in a voice," relates to Rueven being Danny's savior. As Danny

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    Jewish Death and Dying

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    friends and family can visit. Visitation is not allowed for the first and last three hours of the day, because Moses a twelfth century scholar explained in his Misneh Torah, that medical attention should be given during those hours. The Rabbis of the Talmud (similar to a Catholic Priest) encourage the visiting of the seriously sick, claiming that this eliminates one sixth of the sick person's pain. By not visiting would make the non-visitor a sinner. It is encouraged that a dying person confesses his

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    Organ Donations

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    The Talmud discusses a variety of halachic issues that pertain to the recipient of the organ. As stated earlier, the National Waiting List selects the recipient of an available organ based on the similarity of blood and tissue types, the size of the available organ, the seriousness of the patient’s illness, the length of time the recipient already spent on the waiting list and the physical distance between the donor and the transplant candidate (Organ Donation and Transplantation). Jewish law, however

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    Rashi is undoubtedly one of the greatest scholars and commentators in the history of Judaism. From Talmud to Tanakh, from his Pshatim to his Derashim, from his fame in the late 1000’s to his fame in the 21st century, he is a beloved figure with ever expanding fame and recognition. He is influential on scholars, commentators, and Jewish people in general

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    The History of Judaism

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    repeatedly seeks the path of mysticism . Works Cited H Danby (terj.), The Mishnah, 1933; I Epstein (red.), The Talmud, terjemahan Inggris 35 jilid, 1935-1952; H. L Strack, Introduction to the Talmud and Midrash, 1931; G. F Moore, Judaisme in the First Centuries of the Christian Era, 3 jilid, 1927, 1930; E Schurer, HJP, 1, 1973; H. L Strack dan P Billerbeck. Kommentar zum Neuen Testament aus Talmud and Midrash, 4 jilid, 1922-1928; C. G Montefiore dan H Loewe, A Rabbinic Anthology, 1938; J Parkes, The Principles

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    Reuvan Malter is one of the main characters and he also narrates the book. His dad teaches at the school he goes to, which makes Reuvan very smart and friendly with most of the students. His household is not strict, but he is still very educated in the Talmud (the book of ceremonial law for all Jews.) Reuvan plays softball on the school team and is the player that guards second base. He is very clever and to keep his glasses from sliding off, he bends the ear pieces down right before a game. This ultimately

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    long tables and benches.” Danny’s room was at the second floor next to his father study room. Potok gives us an image how Danny lives and what it surrounds him. Danny gets involved in the ceremony bringing arguments sometimes word by word from other Talmud commentaries. After Danny’s father finishes his speech Danny was quizzed by his father. The questions were over what Danny studied over a week and sometimes over everything he studied so far. Not only that he was quizzed but also he needs it to discover

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