WearBU Blogs: Embracing Jewish Peoplehood, Identity & Community
The ideal women. What does it even mean? I repeat that sentence in my head over and over again. I am a young woman, new to this world. Never thought, never knew how much of a difference we as women have from men. The issue is that it's not really anybody's fault, it's just the way society puts it that way, and as life passes, we make choices to either try to prevent such differences or simply let it be.
I was born into a society that is trying to repair. All those movements, the new rights, the acts, and the strength people of different beliefs possess. I am proud of this generation, the new society of repair, to stand up for what's right. Maybe, but just maybe I am not proud, yet I am inspired, inspired to make a change.
When the Gog and Magog story moved around from the old testimony to the new, the meaning of the story changed as well. From being a king ruling a city called Magog, to the fight that ended all fights, and spread light throughout the world, although it’s meaning changed, it still has its original DNA, that will never change.
Our stories change, but our DNA doesn’t, we’re still human beings with a true destination in our hearts, maybe when this coronavirus clears we will look back at things, see how beautiful our world has become.
It’s the end of an old chapter and a new chapter for ourselves and the world.
it is called the renaissance.
When the unthinkable happens, the lighthouse is hope. Once we choose hope, everything is possible.
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Clothing has long played a significant role in Judaism, reflecting religious identification, social status, emotional state and even the Jews’ relation with the outside world.
Although no specific costume was ever mandated by Jewish law, and no universal Jewish costume ever evolved, certain dress codes have been clearly identified with the Jewish people throughout the ages. These codes were impacted by the geography and historical setting in which the costume developed. Yet, in the confines of a given society and the bounds of limited time, Jews could still be identified by certain particularities of their dress, which were often a combination of local dress with one or two sartorial elements that they carried with them throughout time.
Noah had three sons - Shem, Ham and Japheth. All the earth was populated from the descendants of these three men.
“These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread.” Genesis 9:19.
Shem’s name is the origin of the word Semitic; Shem’s great-grandson Eber was the father of those who were eventually called “Hebrews,” including Abraham.
While Shem and his sons are of biblical antiquity, the Semite is of much more recent origin, dating from 18th‑century Europe. Semites was a term for a group of people who speak the Semitic languages.
Women have been many things down through the centuries. They have been helpmates, wives, lovers, sisters, mothers, chattels, slaves, and, yes, toys. “Toy” is not usually the woman’s choice as a role, but some clothing styles tend to play up this role, along with the emphasis on having a new, in-style wardrobe each year.
Women are not toys. You can prove it by wearing clothing that shows that you understand the role of the women and men who labored to create them. More than that, you can support women’s sustainable cottage industries. Economics writers and professors will tell you that to change the world, you should support women.
The Western Wall (sometimes called the Wailing Wall or the Kotel), is actually the only surviving remnant of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE.
Jerusalem was destroyed and rebuilt nine times and through it all, one symbol remained intact: the Western Wall. The Western Wall is especially dear, as it is the spot closest to the Holy of Holies, the central focus of the Temple.
The Wailing Wall remains a current place of contact, a fresh reservoir of Holiness. This principle applies to each of us, because we are each a Holy Temple, each of us a Sanctuary for the Divine.
Like most women, I have a love-hate relationship with fashion and more style faux-pas in my repertoire than I care to mention. But, for the sake of nostalgia, I’ll share a few of them with you today in hopes that they’ll inspire you to laugh at your own fashion fails. Because let’s face it - who doesn’t have them?
As a small girl, all I wanted to wear was pink clothes with glitter and sequins like the dresses I saw on my favorite Disney princesses. I was convinced that pink was going to be my favorite color for life but little did I know that I’d soon meet a friend who’d manage to completely change my mind on the matter.