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Here is what to do with shoes of a dead person

What about wearing a deceased's shoes? I heard that Jews don't use them. Why? Answer: Sefer Hasidim1 says that one should not wear the shoes of a deceased person. However, this rule has been interpreted differently: a) Some say that this command is based on a Talmudic statement2 that a dream in which a deceased comes to take an item is a positive sign, unless it is about shoes .

  5 months ago ago
Here is what to do with shoes of a dead person

RELIGION

The Influence is not in the Number: Religion

Jews comprise 2.2% of the total U.S. population and less than 1.5% of residents in the school districts where my study was conducted. Although they represent a small minority, Jewish people have exerted considerable influence on European theology. Jewish scripture, history, and commentary are the foundations of Christianity. Like Christians, Jews believe there is only one God and that a savior king will come and establish God's kingdom on earth. Unlike Christians, they believe the savior has yet to arrive. The

  1 year ago ago
The Influence is not in the Number: Religion

RELIGION

Challenges in Reconnecting with Different Religious Belief

Peter sought to reconnect himself to his ancient religious ethnic heritage. He had been raised in a Chinese Christian church but felt like a foreigner in an institution that had been imposed on China by Western European colonizers. He was a truth seeker searching for an alternative identity and path that were more in line with what he described as the "philosophical way of Taoism and Confucianism." Stuart said he was "definitely Jewish" although he did not adopt many of the distinctively Talmudic practices of

  1 year ago ago
Challenges in Reconnecting with Different Religious Belief