relationships and friendships are two basic elements of healthy development. The importance of relationships in people’s life have been underlined in various theories.
items and 5 subscales was prepared for future researchers. Key Words Adolescence, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Friendship, Friendship Qualities Scale, Peer
I think the problem lies in the confusion of the languages and remains linked in every way. We were and have been kept in that confusion since Babel. If we were to become, like little children and taught like little children, the basic understanding of the Sefat Emet [ True language ], the truth, would be self-evident and set us free from error. The world is still in confusion and will never see the truth of our condition until we can see it through the truth of the WORD itself . We as believers thirst for and thrive as a result of the truth being revealed. It brings Hope to those that recognize it. The Torah was not given as a gift to the chosen to be hidden or kept as a secret possession, nor can the light of it be shared in such a way. If we were to teach the basics of the truth, there would be a revival of the Spirit of it. A quest for the Truth has led me to the Hebrew alphabet and the learning of the basics of the Holy tongue in which the WORD was given and I see the problem most face with trying to learn the message and it is, this lack of understanding of
the basics. We are a people that lack this knowledge of the language and are ever divided by this obstacle no matter how much we believe and Love it. How can the world become ONE, as we were, if not through those that speak the original language of the Crearor and have been in possession of this from the beginning ? It was and is the task of those that read and write the WORD to explain to those that are confused and bring them into the light of understanding to the Glory of the Creator. Until one learns, that, there is only ONE WORD, of the ONE who gave it, we will remain divided , and ever at odds with ourselves on the issue. His people are ever perishing for a lack of Knowledge!
I could describe at vitriolic length how disgusted leftwing Jewish friends are that Labour members chose Jeremy Corbyn, despite his support for an Anglican cleric who linked to extremist sites that blamed Jews for 9/11, and his defense of an Islamist who recycled the libel that Jews dined on the blood of Christian children from the bottom of a medieval dung heap.”
Thank you for the thought provoking article, and I am impressed also by the comments it has evoked. There is such a broad diversity of responses to the main message of the article–that Jews must practice and publish the principle “Love your friend as yourself!” It occurs to me that the one common denominator in all the reactions, among the various respondents, whether written outright or implied, is a longing for the implementation of love in the world between all the various religions, nations, ethnicities. In the sense that this now world-famous principle of loving one another did certainly spring from the ideological tradition outlined in this article, the Jews have been a light to the nations. We all feel the sublime beauty contained in the principle. If only we could find a way to sit as equals and focus on how to manifest this state between us, what problems could not be solved? Who cares about dogmas, customs, rules, blame, etc.; it is the state of love between us that we need because it can make a place for everyone. We would do well to study the ancient texts of the ideological tradition to brought this concept to the world and discover the method of how to make it real among us in our ordinary lives. If there is a leader(s) in the science of how to make love real in the world, I would call such a messiah. One thing is certainly clear, it is only through unity that true wisdom and peace will be established, through somehow learning how to sit together and unite above all that divides us in a way that all feel heard and respected. Anyone who knows how to lead us to this, please step forward! If we Jews have the know-how in our tradition, let us unearth it and use it to heal our fractured world. It does feel as if we are “living on a powder keg and giving off sparks.”
& Boivin, 1994; Furman, 1996; Parker & Asher, 1993), questionnaires addressing the number of friendships, sorting friendship by degree of closeness (Demir & Urberg,
Notice the power of importance that Rabbi Kalman Epstein, author of Maor VaShemesh, ascribes to unity: “The prime defense against calamity is love and unity. When there are love, unity, and friendship between each other in Israel, no calamity can come over them. …When there is bonding among them, and no separation of hearts, they have peace and quiet … and all the curses and suffering are removed by that.”
mental health, being widely documented, groups formed based on such friendships may contain risks both for individuals within and without a specific group (Steinberg,
2004; Keefe & Bernth, 1996). In Turkey, two adolescent friendship scales are reported to be in use. The first scale was developed by Armsden and Greenberg (1987) and
do friendships both facilitate social interaction and prevent against negative affect (Vitaro, Boivin, & Bukowski, 2011), they are also one of the most important
Which would you choose: a high-paying job with long hours that would give you little time with family and friends or a lower-paying job with shorter hours that would give you more time with family and friends?
Abstract In this study, the authors have aimed to adapt the Friendship Qualities Scale (FQS) in order to determine friendship relation levels among adolescents. A
measurement (DeVellis, 2011). Since establishing and maintaining healthy friendship relationships is one of the important factors in adolescent development, related
The Turkish Adaptation of the Friendship Qualities Scale: A Validity and Reliability Study*
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