Shabbos/Religious Observances - page 12

As I begin the applications process for nursing schools, I have one huuuuge concern - my religious obligations. I am not permitted to work/attend school, etc. from sunset Friday nights until an hour... Read More

  1. by   FireStarterRN
    Here's the Sabbath Prayer scene...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz949QuhPD4
  2. by   leslie :-D
  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/...ism/shema.html

    I was raised Dutch Reformed, a Calivinistic sect similar to Prebyterianism (all right, almost indecipherable except for locality) and we said part of the Shema every SUnday.

    "Thou shalt love the Lord thy G-d with all they heart and with all thy soul and with all thy might.
    This is the first and the great commandment, and the second is like unto it:
    Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
    On these two commandments hang all the laws, and the prophets."
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    I think texasmommy's Chabad heart is happy at this rekindling of interest by Jews in Judaism.

  5. by   texasmommy
    Quote from Suesquatch
    I think texasmommy's Chabad heart is happy at this rekindling of interest by Jews in Judaism.

    Definitely!
  6. by   ElvishDNP
    This is such an interesting conversation, and I have learned so much in reading it.
    I am a Christian, but Judaism fascinates me. I find the rituals and practices so very comforting. Thanks to all who have participated here for making this a learning experience and keeping it friendly!
  7. by   Tweety
    Quote from jlsRN
    I thought there was some controversy when those Ethiopian Jews wants to immigrate? Since they were Black people, wasn't there doubt about them? I remember reading about it.

    One controversy was that Israel rescued them from the famine, in the 80's I believe, and didn't help the rest of the Africans starving there they only wanted to help Jews. Ture or untrue this was the perception of those events.

    There might have been doubt because they'd been separated from the other Jews for so long.
  8. by   vashtee
    Quote from Tweety
    One controversy was that Israel rescued them from the famine, in the 80's I believe, and didn't help the rest of the Africans starving there they only wanted to help Jews. Ture or untrue this was the perception of those events.

    There might have been doubt because they'd been separated from the other Jews for so long.
    Here's an interesting link about the rescue.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...00/4071661.stm

    Israel wanted to rescue the Jews in particular because they were being discriminated against in Ethiopia.
    Last edit by vashtee on Dec 3, '07
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from Tweety
    One controversy was that Israel rescued them from the famine, in the 80's I believe, and didn't help the rest of the Africans starving there they only wanted to help Jews. Ture or untrue this was the perception of those events.
    Y'know, there are very few Jews in the world - about 12 million, I believe. That's largely because other groups often try to, you know, wipe them out. Wiped all all of European Jewry not so far back. Some are still trying. Yet they are always criticized for taking care of themselves and not everyone else.

    I will never get it.

    I actually heard someone say, "Yeah, their Holocaust. Like it was only them!"

    Huh? Yes, others were killed, but not with the same glee and particular sadism as the Jewish prisoners. And when they tried to flee they were turned away, including from this country, and their ships turned around to certain death.

    Never again.

    Sorry. I get a little passionate about my chosen people. I feel a tremendous affinity for Judaism and the Jews. Maybe that 1/4 does it. I don't know.
  10. by   Agnus
    Quote from texasmommy
    hi agnus,
    that instance would not be requiring my husband to work. in the sense of shabbos observance, only certain things are considered work - they are called melachos, and they are the applications of 39 biblical prohibitions. for more information, please see this article: www.askmoses.com/article.html?o=122.
    thanks
  11. by   SuesquatchRN
    Agnus,

    I owe you an apology for insinuating that your comments were anti-Semitic rather than Knowledge Deficit r/t Orthodox Judaism.

    So, I'm sorry.

  12. by   Agnus
    Thank you, sesquatch
  13. by   orange23
    Texasmommy, where in Tx do you live and where exactly are you planning to apply? I am a Jewish woman currently attending nursing school in the DFW area and I may be able to give you some specific tips on how to make sure you don't get a saturday rotation, depending on where you might be going.

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