Confirmation is a Reform-originated ceremony for teens that is tied to the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. It constitutes an individual and group affirmation of commitment to the Jewish people. Confirmation, one of the “youngest” Jewish lifecycle ceremonies, began less than 200 years ago.
Guardian of life, liberty, and the promise of peace, may our nation always merit Your protection.
Miguel Cabrera, the Detroit Tigers’ third-baseman, had a pretty good year last year – and the year before that, and before that. He’s won the last two American League MVP awards. In fact, he’s been in the top five of the MVP award voting for the last five years.
A blasphemer killed
But we do not know his name
Only his mother's
Near the end of Emor, we learn that the punishment for blasphemy was death by stoning:
When I was an undergraduate, I spent a semester abroad in Germany. I was there, of course, to learn German: that was the express purpose of the trip. But I also had felt a need to go there to find out whether Germans were a different kind of people.