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Reasons for Commandments

Reasons for Commandments

Exploring the meaning of the Jewish laws elevates their performance to an act that makes a spiritually significant impact on our lives.

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Why Are There Commandments?

Why Are There Commandments?

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The big picture of all those details.

When the Holidays Are Over

When the Holidays Are Over

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The most important days of the year are about to begin.

Why Are There So Many Rules In Judaism?

Why Are There So Many Rules In Judaism?

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What's wrong with having some fun?

Rational Belief

Rational Belief

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Should acceptance of the Torah be based more on evidence, or more on faith? The answer: It depends.

The Commandments: Part One

The Commandments: Part One

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Understanding the origin and obligation of mitzvot.

The Commandments: Part Two

The Commandments: Part Two

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Understanding the reason behind the mitzvot.

Don't Add or Subtract

Don't Add or Subtract

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The mitzvot are immutable.

The Restriction Prescription

The Restriction Prescription

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Is less really more? Why does Judaism have so many restrictions?

Beyond the Rules

Beyond the Rules

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How Judaism is a vehicle for spiritual self-expression.

The Rules of Halacha

The Rules of Halacha

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Jewish law is determined through an exacting process of metaphysical science, handed down from Sinai.

Growth Through Rules

Growth Through Rules

by Louis Renaldo

From reductionism to Judaism: A convert describes his path to Jewish observance and spiritual fulfillment.

613 Obstacles to Individuality

613 Obstacles to Individuality

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Doesn't adherence to Jewish Law make us all clones?

The Jewish Court System

The Jewish Court System

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Qualifications for a Jewish judge and the operation of the Sanhedrin.

Judaism and Martyrdom

Judaism and Martyrdom

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Understanding those extraordinary times when a Jew must give his life for God.

Faith vs. Law

Faith vs. Law

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It's the age-old dispute between Judaism and Christianity, what reigns supreme: Faith or Law? Judaism maintains that without the law, ethics and morality wither.

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