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Water mixed with the ashes of the red hefer

See also Purity in Second Temple Times, and Ablution

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  • Mikveh
    A collection of water A pool or bath of clear water, immersion in which renders ritually clean a person who become ritually unclean through contact with the dead (Num. 19) or any other defiling object or through an unclean flux from the body (Lev. 15) and especially a menstruant. It is similarly used for vessels […]
  • Water of Purifying
    Water mixed with the ashes of the red hefer See also Purity in Second Temple Times, and Ablution
  • Purity in Second Temple Times
    This array of vessels from Jerusalem provides evidence of the stone-craving industry that flourished in the city at the end of the Second Temple Period (form the first century B.C.E. until the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E.). Highly skilled artisans carved this collection, which includes small household mugs (foreground), a wine jar (left […]
  • Ablution (Immersion)
    This informative excerpt from the Encyclopedia Judaica 2:81-82 provides a detailed explanation of the significance and symbolism involved in the act of ritual immersion or ablution in the Jewish faith. This powerful act of washing serves to transform an individual from a state of impurity to a state of purity, enabling them to participate in […]
  • Red Heifer
    The Animal whose ashes were used in ritual purification of persons and objects defiled by a corpse (Num. 19) While the English term heifer means young cow that has not had a calf, the Bible (Num. 19:2) speaks simply of a cow (Heb. Parah). The Bible prescribes that the red cow be without blemish (Heb. […]
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    • Wrest |rest| verb [ trans. ] forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp : Leila tried to wrest her arm from his hold. • take (something, esp. power or control) from someone or something else after considerable effort or difficulty : they wanted to allow people to wrest control of their lives from impersonal bureaucracies. […]
    • Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה, Rōʾš hašŠānā The Ancient Semitic peoples thought of the year as the beginning in the autumn. At the time of the late harvest, cf. the expressions be-zet ha-shanah (” at the end of the year”), and tekufat ha-shanah (” at the turn of the year”) by which the Feast of Ingathering, or […]
    • Mount Sinai is a well-known biblical site that carries various names, including Mount Horeb, Mount Paran, and the Mountain of God, among others. However, locating the precise location of this sacred place has been a challenge due to the scarcity of details presented in the text. The loss of information about the site of Mount […]
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    • From the Encyclopaedia Judaica 12:1187 The seven Laws considered by rabbinic tradition as the minimal moral duties by the Bible on all men (Sanh. 50-60; Yad, Melakhim, 8:10, 10:12). Jews are obligated to observe the whole Torah, while every non-Jew is “a son of the covenant of Noah” and he accepts it’s obligations is a […]
    • noun an ancient measure of length, approximately equal to the length of a forearm. It was typically about 18 inches or 44 cm, though there was a long cubit of about 21 inches or 52 cm. ORIGIN Middle English : from Latin cubitum ‘elbow, forearm, cubit.’
    • Jewish Alternative in Love, Dating and Marriage by Pinchas StolperPage 77-78 98% of the first book of Genesis, is devoted to narratives describing the creation of the world, the beginnings of mankind, and mankind, and Abrahamאַבְרָהָם/ˈeɪbrəhæm, -həm/; ‎‎, Modern: ʾAvraham, As recounted in the Torah, his name was originally Avram which means “High Father” – […]
    • A collection of water A pool or bath of clear water, immersion in which renders ritually clean a person who become ritually unclean through contact with the dead (Num. 19) or any other defiling object or through an unclean flux from the body (Lev. 15) and especially a menstruant. It is similarly used for vessels […]
    • The Talmud is a work wherein is deposited the bulk of the literacy labors of numerous Jewish scholars over a period of some 700 years, roughly speaking between 200 B.C.E. and 500 C.E The Talmud is extant in two recessions, Palestinian and Babylonian. The word “Talmud” means primarily “study” or “Learning” and is employed in […]
    • The Study of halakhah in the rabbinic period and beyond it became the supreme religious duty. Because of it’s difficult subject matter and it’s importance for practical Judaism this study took precedence over that of any other aspect of Jewish teaching. Typical is the rabbinic saying that after the destruction of the temple, God has […]
    • From When A Jew Celebrates Pages 20 -22 On the eighth day after birth, Jewish boys are circumcised. According to the Torah, this ceremony began with Abraham. Jews made circumcision a special mitzvah, a commandment. Just as Jews took ancient harvest festivals and gave them special religious meaning, so they changed the ancient custom of […]
    • Paska 22 The phrase “taking God’s Name in vain” or it’s equivalent “false swearing” is interpreted successively as follows: Study Torahתּוֹרָה‎Tōrā,/ˈtɔːrə, ˈtoʊrə/; “Instruction”, “Teaching” or “Law”) The first five books of the Bible or also called “the books of Moses” comes from an archery term meaning to shoot. and not imparting it’s teachings to others; […]
    • From When A Jew Celebrates The Talmud teaches: Many coins are stamped from the same mold, and every coin is exactly the same. But God has stamped many people from the same mold ( the mold of Eve And Adam), yet not one person is like another. Therefore, one must say, “for my sake was […]
    • A descendant of the ancient priestly families
    • Water mixed with the ashes of the red hefer See also Purity in Second Temple Times, and Ablution
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