Clearly, a Holocaust survivor with a number tattooed on his arm may be buried in a Jewish cemetery. The Taz was the son-in-law of the famous rabbi, the Bach.
think about the meaning of prayer and realize that I am a being who is capable of spirituality, and that while my physical life is dependent upon God, I am responsible for my spiritual development.
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We therefore need to be reminded frequently that except where the principle of moral free choice applies, our destinies are controlled by God. Speech alone characterizes us as humans and distinguishes us from lower forms of life.
Animals undoubtedly think and feel, but only humans can speak.
'There is nothing worse, for most children, than for their parents to denigrate each other.
'To use the trite phrase, each parent represents 50 per cent of the child's gene pool.
'Often the parties are fighting over again the battles of the relationship, and the children are both the battlefield and the ammunition,' he said.
His broadside came in a speech on reforms to the family justice system in which he said it was vital to reduce the adversarial nature of the divorce courts.
I have a tattoo from my younger days, which I now very much regret.