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Jewish culture

Discussion in 'Judaism DIR' started by Me Myself, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. CaseyDamon

    CaseyDamon New Member

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    Hi there,

    I am very excited to learn Jewish art, music etc. Also study of bible aware you about biblical truths and facts.
     
  2. Avi1001

    Avi1001 reform Jew humanist liberal feminist entrepreneur

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    We cultural Jews have lots of fun, and we eat well too :).
     
  3. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    Do you mean about a six day creation process, dinosaurs coexisting with man, or a big fish swallowing our prophet Jonah? Nah, thank. I'll just have the pretzels, easy on the Biblical truth there.
     
  4. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    Since on your profile you said this about your interests, "Study of God and Scriptures from the perspective of Messianic Judaism" you may want to direct your biblical inquiries to the Messianic Judaism DIR.

    Peter
     
  5. Avi1001

    Avi1001 reform Jew humanist liberal feminist entrepreneur

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    Good suggestion, Rabbio. Maybe I will hang out with those dudes a little myself. Lets see if we can have some interfaith dialogue :).
     
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  6. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Are you buying! Yay, Avi's buying!:clap What we haven?
     
  7. Avi1001

    Avi1001 reform Jew humanist liberal feminist entrepreneur

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    3D Printed Kosher Bacon, yumm :).
     
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  8. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Allow me to ask in good faith: doesn't it end up being a plain sense of fraternity and commitment?
     
  9. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    I think you should clarify the question (the "it" part).
     
  10. LuisDantas

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    Indeed. Sorry, I meant to address the OP:

     
  11. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Like all societies, there some things we're good at and some things we're not. I previously mentioned our constant questioning (which other nationality typically answers a question with a question?), emphasis on education, our willingness to think out-of-the-box, a very strong emphasis on helping each other, etc.

    Certainly we have no monopoly on these matters, but they definitely are strong with so many Jews.
     
  12. Caladan

    Caladan Agnostic Pantheist

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    Ah no. Cultures have much more factors that we can observe and analyze. Just like different people have radically different traits the same patterns can be observed in cultures. For example Japanese culture is characterized by shyness, being introvert, and avoiding giving direct answers. Israeli Jewish culture is the complete opposite of that. There is too much to analyze about what makes a culture, and what are the traits of a culture to cover on line. Suffice to say I consider my native culture to be unlike any other I encountered or communicate with. There are some similar traits found in Italian, Spanish and other Mediterranean or Levantine cultures but not enough to confine Jewish culture to their structures of civilization. For example, both Israelis and other Levantine cultures are likely to be outspoken in daily communication, however in Israeli culture women are just as outspoken as the men, something which definitely cannot be taken for granted in surrounding cultures. In Jewish culture parents are unyielding about their children education while other cultures around Israeli Jewish one tend to dismiss it in favor of joining common manual labor prior to graduating high school.
    Even the fact that Jews tend to be more supportive of each other and have a tendency to not abandon each other is a cultural trait which was very noted and documented by the Romans in the Mediterranean of Antiquity, as the fight to guard and preserve each infant among the Jews was an anomaly unique to them in a Roman Empire in which infanticide and disposing of unwanted babies was a noticeable phenomenon.
     
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  13. CaseyDamon

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    I have no experience of the divine but i believe in jewish culture.
     
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