Posts Tagged ‘ blessings ’

When Sages Go To The Bathroom

November 6, 2013
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Jewish tradition has never been known for shying away from embarrassing topics. In fact, religious Jews recite a blessing thanking God for creating humans with orifices and cavities. A sacred life, after all, requires healthy internal plumbing. But that’s only the beginning of Jewish bathroom talk. The sages also examined which foods were…

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Barukh Ata Jewniverse

August 31, 2012
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weekday-prayer

Check out these great examples of the wild world of Jewish prayers and blessings. Did…

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Smells, and Other Signs of Love

July 19, 2012
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Scientists believe that there has been an evolutionary decline in the human sense of smell. Perhaps it was…

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Health, Death, and Our Kids

June 18, 2012
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health deat and our kids

“What’s the difference between a doctor and God?” a cabdriver asks…

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The Blessing on Trees

April 10, 2012
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the blessing on trees

Jews are a little obsessed with blessings. We’ve already…

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God in Your Back Pocket

May 6, 2011
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god in your back pocket

“God pursues me everywhere,” the Jewish philosopher A.J. Heschel wrote.…

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Everybody Poops

March 30, 2011
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everybody-poops

There’s a Jewish practice of saying a blessing before eating any…

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Holy Pigging Out

January 13, 2011
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holy pigging out

Can the physical act of eating be a…

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Blessings for Giving Blood

November 2, 2010
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Blessings for Giving Blood

Judaism has a lot of blessings–not just to say…

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The Strangest Creatures

September 22, 2010
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the strangest creatures

It seems like there’s a blessing for everything in Judaism.…

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