If you’ve travelled in Japan, you’ll know that that sentence makes a surprising amount of sense. Perfect balance between planned activities and free time.
This is a country that’s famously hard to read, so a local-led group tour is a pretty good idea. Made even more incredible by our guide, Ayaka, who devoted every moment of the trip to ensuring we had everything we needed, and could do all we wanted to do.
This essay explores the connections between the winged human motif and angels in the art and religious thinking of exclusively western (i.e.
Christian/Islamic/Judaic) cultures, with a brief look at a number of strands of thought from and beyond, to the present-day.
But while it would seem obvious that Judaism holds accountable one who purposefully causes a woman to miscarry, sanctions are even placed upon one who strikes a pregnant woman causing an unintentional miscarriage.
Notwithstanding the Freudian approach that labels flying dreams as always symbolizing sex[!
], it now seems pretty clear that such dreams can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people.
We neither ban abortion completely, nor do we allow indiscriminate abortion "on demand." A woman may feel that until the fetus is born, it is a part of her body, and therefore she retains the right to abort an unwanted pregnancy.
Does Judaism recognize a right to "choose" abortion?
This evidence is in the form of stone carvings, either in the form of three-D statues or relief carvings that provide the illusion of three-dimensionality.