Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up
 Article Directory   Author   Jacob Lumbroso
 

Jacob Lumbroso  RSS Feed

Published Articles:21
Total Article Views:4,549 (unique visitors)
Total Article Rank:1 /5 (1 Rating)
(USA)Author

Jacob Lumbroso's Articles

Articles by: Jacob Lumbroso

Recent Articles

The Western Delaware Nation and Language

Western Delaware is a variation of a Southern Unami Native American dialect, taught by the Delaware Tribe of Indians. It is labeled Western because the language was used in the Western region of ..
(August 18, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Arts-and-Entertainment/Humanities | Visitors: 195

What is a Tallit?

For many, the tallit often referred to as a prayer shawl, is one of the iconic symbols of Judaism. The purpose of the tallit, however is often misunderstood. The principal purpose or function of the ..
(June 17, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 269

What is a Bat Mitzvah?

Jewish texts from the time of the codification of the Mishnah (circa 200 CE) convey the idea that along with puberty comes responsibility for one's own actions. The idea of accountability, goes back ..
(June 21, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 217

Traditional Judaism and the Bible

One of the principal concerns of classical Jewish thought is the importance of biblical texts and their interpretation. Another focal concern of classical Judaism is the implementation and ..
(June 24, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 190

Jewish Identity During the Biblical Era

The Bible does not discuss Jewish identity quite as directly as the Mishnah and only addresses it circuitously. The patriarch Abraham for example, the founder of Jewish faith, does not appear until ..
(June 28, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 224

What Are Shabbat Candles?

Perhaps the most well known Jewish practice related to the observance of Shabbat (the Sabbath) is the lighting of lamps or candles before the onset of sunset. The custom is often thought to have been .
(July 01, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 194

Are There Different Kinds of Jews?

The primary divisions among Jews beginning in the medieval period were Sephardim and Ashkenazim. Its quite clear however that dividing Jews into only these two categories is incorrect and ..
(July 13, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 376

Orthodox Views on the Torah

The revelatory experience at Sinai is considered by Jews as the seminal event in the history of the Jewish people. The Bible shows God as having established a relationship with the patriarchs, ..
(July 17, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 220

The Caddo Native American Tribe

Caddo is a Caddoan language originating in the Southern Plains. It is the sole Southern tongue from the family and is spoken by very few among the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. Efforts are being made to ..
(July 28, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 296

The Torah in Jewish Thought

Classical Judaism holds that there is a dual Torah, consisting of the Torah Sh'b'ktav (the Written Torah) and the Torah Sh'Ba'al Peh (the Oral Torah). Commandments derived from the written Torah are ..
(July 29, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 181

Get Started and Learn a New Language

You may have written off learning a foreign language, assuming that it will be very difficult. In this day and age, however, it's actually quite easy, due to a plethora of help and courses that ..
(July 29, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 213

Kabbalah and the Names of God

In the Kabbalah, the divine name of God which is written in Hebrew using four characters YHVH, represents the concept of Midat HaRachamim ( God's Attributes of Mercy). In contrast, the more generic ..
(June 26, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently 1.00/5
 | News/Religion | Visitors: 155

The Relationship of Biblical and Modern Hebrew

Modern Hebrew is a language connected to the history and experiences of the Jewish people. While modern Hebrew is different in certain respects to the language of the Hebrew Bible, modern Hebrew ..
(June 19, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 143

Learning the Arabic Language

Learning Arabic is an extremely important skill in today's complicated world. The rise of oil prices and the ongoing political instability in the Middle East insures that Arabic speaking countries ..
(May 04, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 222

The Importance of the French Language

Studying French can be a lot of fun and can be a very beneficial skill. After English, the French language is the second most frequently taught second language in the world. Learning French can open ..
(April 08, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 211

The Language Wars

Anyone remotely interested in learning a foreign language is likely familiar with the countless commercials and advertisements for this or that product. In recent years a slew of publishers have ..
(April 09, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 205

Studying Chinese is Critical in Today's World

Learning Mandarin Chinese can be a very useful skill. With an economy growing by leaps and bounds, the importance of China on the world stage is increasingly felt everyday. Chinese is the most ..
(April 12, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 153

The Importance of Spanish

Learning Spanish can be a enjoyable and can be a very useful skill. With a growing Hispanic population, Spanish is the second most frequently spoken language in the United States and with up to 500 ..
(April 12, 2008)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 230

The Chinese Language

For the student wanting to learn Chinese, the first question that comes up is what Chinese dialect should I learn? There are several main regional groups of Chinese. The most populous dialects are ..
(December 17, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 203

Is There a Language Called Mexican?

When speaking about languages, is there really such a thing as Mexican? Is Mexican Spanish really so different from Iberian Spanish? The differences existing between Spanish spoken in Spain and ..
(December 22, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 253

The Italian Language

The Italian language of today, as often happens with many languages, is in reality a dialect that has succeeded in imposing itself as the proper language of a larger region than the one corresponding .
(December 08, 2007)
 | 
  • Currently nan/5
 | Reference-and-Education/Languages | Visitors: 199