How to Convert to Judaism
Converting to Judaism entails a lot of work, study and perseverance on the part of the potential convert. It is not as easy as some people think and it necessitate a somewhat radical change of lifestyle and a continuous learning process of Judaism.
Judaism is the oldest, monotheistic religion in the world. It comes first even before Islam in tracing... [Read more of this review]
An Overview of the Basic Beliefs of Judaism
There are fundamental beliefs that characterize Judaism from Islam and Christianity. However, the similarities between the three religions cannot also be overlooked that there seems to be an overlapping between the three great religions of the world.
Judaism, the religion of Jewish people is more distinctly exemplified by its monotheistic outlook,... [Read more of this review]
An Overview of the Different Judaism Denominations
The 5 Jewish denominations differ from each other fundamentally due to subjective interpretations of Jewish Laws and Culture. However, they are one and the same in observing Jewish Laws and cultural practices – some more ardently than others while there are those who have a very liberal and radical interpretation of their religion and way of life.
There... [Read more of this review]
A Closer Look at the Ritual Impurity of a Woman Due to Menstruation (Niddah)
Niddah, the time of a woman’s menstruation, is considered a period wherein husbands and wives are not permitted to engage in sexual relations and refrain from close contact with one another. In Jewish Law, during the period of niddah, a woman is considered ritually impure thereby making everything she touches impure as well. In order to preclude... [Read more of this review]
Understanding Clean and Unclean in Jewish Law
The clean and unclean interpretation in Jewish Law does not refer to the physical state of cleanliness or of being dirty rather it refers to an individual’s spiritual readiness as prerequisites in order to satisfactorily perform certain commandments.
Clean (tahor) and unclean (tameh) in Jewish Law more often than not refers to a clarification of... [Read more of this review]
Judaism on the Issue of Polygamy
Judaism does not explicitly allow polygamy but it does not also condemn the practice. They neither tolerate nor prohibit plurality of marriage because of ancient traditions but have instituted conditions and requirements that unmistakably prohibit the practice.
Polygamy has existed among the Israelites long before the time of Moses. Although no evidence... [Read more of this review]
Traditional View of the Role of Women in Judaism
Women are not considered as second class citizens in Judaism. In fact, Judaism treats women with utmost respect and in very high regards as the home is the center of Jewish religion. The rights of women in Judaism is considerably more advanced that those of the Western women who were granted equality only recently unlike their Jewish counterparts.
The... [Read more of this review]
A Close Look on the Role of Women in Judaism
There are two different views of the role of women, that of the Reform Judaism and Orthodox Judaism. Although the Reform view may seem to be cut and dried compared to the Orthodox view, such is not actually the case. The main difference between the two views lie in the definition of equality but however this transcends barriers since both are based... [Read more of this review]
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