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Unformatted text preview: For Orthodox Jews, Jewish law applies to all parts of life — for example, when and how to pray and which blessings to say at a wide variety of daily activities. But Orthodox Jews had a difficult time fulfilling their religious obligations while living in the United States, an overwhelmingly secular society. Business life was regulated by a Christian calendar, and many Orthodox Jews, wanting to improve their lives economically, encountered conflicts between religious observances and economic necessities that they had to resolve in favor of American demands. For example, Saturday is the Jewish Sabbath, a day of rest, but it is an ordinary workday in American culture. Moreover, it is difficult for a business person to pray three times a day and remain faithful to Jewish dietary laws and other Jewish principles. A noted Jewish professional of the time, faithful to Jewish dietary laws and other Jewish principles....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11
- The Chosen