The ancient Hebrew Scriptures describe His functionalities as Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) and Ha-Mashiach (Messiah). We know nothing about God except what are in these manifestations. We are in error when we give these functionalities distinctive independent personality and individuality as hypostases or as parts of a trinity, each with total independence. They are not three different Gods, but very simply and neatly Elohim’s functions in Creation and Redemption. In Creation the Word said, “Let there be Light.” And the Spirit “moved upon the waters.” And creation was accomplished.
“Orthodox Judaism is distinguished by its maintenance of the traditional forms of worship in the Hebrew language, and of the traditional observances as prescribed by the Torah. “(http://www.ijs.org.au/Variants-within-Judaism/default.aspx ) The orthodox prayer is different from all the branches, The Orthodox prayer is “Blessed are You the God of our forefathers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob, the great mighty God who bestows beneficial kindness and creates all, who recalls the kindness of the patriarchs and brings a redeemer to their children’s children, for his Name’s sake, with love. O King, Helper, Saviour and Shield, Blessed are You - the Shield of Abraham” (http://www.ijs.org.au/Variants-within-Judaism/default.aspx
The first week of mourning is called Shivah, literally meaning seven. During Shivah, mourners are confined to their homes, to “mourn, pray, recite Kaddish, and receive condolences.” ("Jewish Funeral Guide - Jewish funerals, burial and mourning in Jewish tradition and customs," n.d.) Refraining from anything that will bring comfort or pleasure is prohibited during Shivah. Restrictions include but are not limited to: Mourners sitting Shivah…show their grief by refraining from any pleasurable activities such as entertainment, playing or listening to music, bathing for pleasure, using cosmetics, lotions, oils or perfumes, shaving, haircuts and marital intimacy. One is allowed to wash one’s face, hands and feet with cold water, rinse one 's mouth and brush one 's teeth. One is also allowed to wash (even with hot water) one’s hands and any other areas that became dirty, but may not take a shower, unless required for medical reasons.
The covenant was made at Mount Sinai, where God makes Moses the leader of Israel. This covenant is conditional because its organized in the form of blessings and curses. God states “I will set my Dwelling among you, and will not disdain you. Ever present in your midst, I will be your God and you will be my people” (Cross 114). What God is saying
Death in the Baha’i faith has rules, “Baha'i law states that the body should be buried within one hour's travelling distance of the place of death. Cremation is forbidden as it breaks the natural cycle and is, for the soul, too abrupt a decomposition of the body…There is also a special prayer for burial which should be recited” (Momen). Judaism has stricter rituals than many religions. At birth, boys are to be circumcised in honor of Abraham. At age thirteen, boys will have a bar-mitzvah in honor of reaching adulthood and girls a bat-mitzvah.
The Angelification in the Gospel of Matthew 1. Introduction In his well known The Resurrection of the Son of God, N. T. Wright, following the thesis of Oscar Cullmann, suggests that early Christians did not believe in any form of angelic afterlife. As a response to their view, this essay seeks to argue that some early Christians, especially the author of the Gospel of Matthew, probably believed in angelification in line with Late Second Temple Judaism. I will first investigate the notion of angelification in the light of Second Temple Jewish writings. Then I will explore how this notion relates to the Gospel of Matthew.
Jeremiah commonly referred to as the weeping prophet is considered to be a main prophet in the Bible. If we evaluate his Book in the Bible, we can identify that he is different in many ways from other celebrated Prophets. The paper evaluates his association with God and the various revelations he has made. 1. Jeremiah made an important prophesy that the land of Jerusalem will be under the army of Babylonian.