Theology 09-19-11 - animals that are commonly eaten as food...

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Terms/names to identify Sabbath Kosher Lex talionis 1. Exodus 21:23-25 contains the lex talionis, "an eye for an eye." Leviticus 20 contains the death penalty for several immoral actions. To what degree do you think that the spirit of these laws should continue to be used today (e.g. in capital punishment cases)? 2. In Leviticus 19-20, what are some of the ways in which the Jewish people are commanded to treat the poor? See also Ex. 22:21-26 and 23:9. How can we apply these commands in today's society? 3. Leviticus 11 (especially verses 1-12) contains the dietary laws of clean and unclean foods, forming a major part of the concept of "kosher" food in Orthodox Judaism today. Of the
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Unformatted text preview: animals that are commonly eaten as food today, which ones are considered unclean? What do you think is the value of labeling foods as clean or unclean, then and now? 4. In Leviticus 7 and 16, describe some of the sacrificial rituals that are meant to atone for sin. Explain why you think the concept of sacrificial atonement is (or is not) still meaningful in Western religion. 5. In Leviticus 12 and 15, describe the laws and rituals surrounding clean and unclean sexual conditions/relationships, which are still observed in Orthodox Judaism today (see also Lev. 18). What do you think is the value, if any, of describing sexual conditions/relationships as clean or unclean?...
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