Parashat Haazinu (Deuteronomy 32:2 – 32:52)
We prayed to God on Yom Kippur to “remember us so that we may live,” and in this week’s Torah portion, Haazinu, we read Moses’ stirring and eloquent farewell song: Z’khor y’mot olam binu sh’not dor va-dor.
Memory is a collective mandate in Judaism, both in terms of what is recalled and how it is recalled. Simply remembering the past is not enough; it must be done with “BINAH” consideration, reflection, and understanding. We must remember that we are called upon to do our part in improving the world.
Who said Pray as if everything depended on God?
Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended on you, according to Saint Augustine.
How is God described in Judaism?
God is understood as the absolute one, indivisible, and incomparable being who is the creator deity and cause of all existence, according to the rationalist stream of Judaism articulated by Maimonides, which later came to dominate much of official traditional Jewish thought. God is omnipresent and incorporeal.
Can God be depicted in Judaism?
Because messing with the Ten Commandments is rarely a good idea, Jews have always interpreted u201cYou shall not make any graven images for worship u201d as a strict prohibition on depicting God. For one thing, it was an eye: God is all-seeing and knows not only our actions, but also our thoughts.
When you pray believe that you have received?
24 Therefore, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. * Keep in mind that God is not Santa; we must first abide in him, and he in us.
How do you pray quotes?
“Prayer is the raising of one’s mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God.” “It is better to have a heart without words in prayer than to have words without heart.”
Do Jews say amen?
Although amen is commonly used as a response to a blessing in Judaism, Hebrew speakers frequently use it to affirm other forms of declaration (including outside of religious context). Jewish rabbinical law requires an individual to say amen in a variety of situations.
Why do Jews Rock when they pray?
Shuckling is now commonly thought of as a physical accompaniment to the rhythm of prayers and as a way to focus more deeply on them.
What are 5 beliefs of Judaism?
What Jews believe about God in a nutshell
- God exists.
- There is only one God.
- There are no other gods.
- God cannot be divided into different persons (unlike the Christian view of God).
- Jews should worship only the one God.
What is forbidden in Judaism?
Eating shellfish is prohibited, as is eating birds of prey; only clean birds, that is, birds that do not eat other animals, are permitted. Poultry is permitted. Meat and dairy cannot be eaten together, as the Torah states: do not boil a child in its mother’s milk (Exodus 23:19).
Who is the God of Christians?
Christians believe in a monotheistic God who created the heavens and the earth, and who is made up of three parts: the father (God himself), the son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.
What is the most important teaching of Judaism?
The most important teaching and tenet of Judaism is that there is only one God, eternal and incorporeal, who desires that all people do what is just and merciful, and that all people are created in God’s image and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.