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Oxford Mail
Former Bishop of Oxford joins faith leaders weighing in on EU voteWilliams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the
Former Bishop of Oxford joins faith leaders weighing in on EU vote
Oxford Mail / Posted 29 minutes ago
Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the Principal Rabbi of the Movement for Reform Judaism and Muslim and Hindu scholars and leaders. The letter stated: "Faith is about integration and building bridges, not... Read more
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The Forward
When a Racist Hungary Politician Finds Out He’s JewishI understood why he’d made such an effective politician. No matter what I asked
When a Racist Hungary Politician Finds Out He’s Jewish
The Forward / Posted 41 minutes ago
I understood why he’d made such an effective politician. No matter what I asked — what he found hardest to accept about Judaism, whether he was worried that having a film made about his story would make his change of heart seem less genuine — he... Read more
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The Forward
Orthodoxy and Right-Wing Extremism Go Hand-in-Hand in Israel — Pew Study Explains Whymeasured in the PEW polls. But the temptation to conclude that this springs fr
Orthodoxy and Right-Wing Extremism Go Hand-in-Hand in Israel — Pew Study Explains Why
The Forward / Posted 2 hours ago
measured in the PEW polls. But the temptation to conclude that this springs from something essential and inherent within Judaism is at least challenged by the fact that this nexus between Orthodoxy and extremist views is far from having always... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitismhaven. New arrivals now find "a much stronger police and institutional presence
French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 4 hours ago
haven. New arrivals now find "a much stronger police and institutional presence" than before and "they can live out their Judaism here in safety," says Pupponi. Among the newcomers is Eva Sandler, the widow of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler who was... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Can't we talk about transgender bathrooms?might encounter a student with the anatomy of the opposite sex. Yet Islam has
Can't we talk about transgender bathrooms?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 hours ago
might encounter a student with the anatomy of the opposite sex. Yet Islam has firm rules about modesty. So does Orthodox Judaism. Both faiths separate the sexes for prayer. Do they now have to abandon their religious principles in a high-school... Read more
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JTA
Israeli Cabinet OKs appointment of Avigdor Liberman as defense ministerAvi Gabai of the center-right Kulanu party resigned, citing disagreements with
Israeli Cabinet OKs appointment of Avigdor Liberman as defense minister
JTA / Posted 18 hours ago
Avi Gabai of the center-right Kulanu party resigned, citing disagreements with Netanyahu over policy. The Israeli coalition is now made up of Likud, Kulanu, Jewish Home, Yisrael Beitenu and the haredi Orthodox parties Shas and United Torah Jud... Read more
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Christian Today
More 'Dead Sea scrolls' could be found as Israel begins excavation programme1946 and 1956. They include not only ancient biblical texts but much other mate
More 'Dead Sea scrolls' could be found as Israel begins excavation programme
Christian Today / Posted 20 hours ago
1946 and 1956. They include not only ancient biblical texts but much other material which sheds light on the development of Judaism and early Christianity. However, according to IAA director Israel Hasson, many other treasures have been lost to... Read more
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Gulf News
Israel cabinet okays far-right Lieberman as defence ministerin Gaza, among other concerns. Under the compromise brokered by Health Minister
Israel cabinet okays far-right Lieberman as defence minister
Gulf News / Posted 22 hours ago
in Gaza, among other concerns. Under the compromise brokered by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, of the United Torah Judaism alliance of ultra-Orthodox parties, security cabinet members will receive frequent personal briefings from Israel’s... Read more
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JTA
Israeli cabinet OKs Liberman’s defense minister appointmentAvi Gabai of the center-right Kulanu party, resigned, citing disagreements with
Israeli cabinet OKs Liberman’s defense minister appointment
JTA / Posted 22 hours ago
Avi Gabai of the center-right Kulanu party, resigned, citing disagreements with Netanyahu over policy. The Israeli coalition is currently made up of Likud, Kulanu, the Jewish Home, Yisrael Beitenu and the Haredi parties: Shas and Torah... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Bennett Coalition Crisis Averted, Liberman (Still) to Be Defense MinisterMinister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted a mitigating proposal Sunday by Health Min
Bennett Coalition Crisis Averted, Liberman (Still) to Be Defense Minister
The Jewish Press / Posted yesterday
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted a mitigating proposal Sunday by Health Minister Ya’akov Litzman of the United Torah Judaism (UTJ) party. Under the plan, the acting head of the National Security Council, Brig.-Gen. (ret) Ya’akov Nagel – or... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Why we should cherish traditions like Christenings and First Communionstutors. For others, 12 or 13 is the hub point of transition, and so we have Chr
Why we should cherish traditions like Christenings and First Communions
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
tutors. For others, 12 or 13 is the hub point of transition, and so we have Christian Confirmation around puberty, and in Judaism, the Barmitzvah. Even atheist Jews celebrate Barmitzvah, and all find in it a touching opportunity to mark a turning... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
TO DO LIST: Martin exhibit on display at Boynton Beach City...Suite 27, West Palm Beach. Information: 561-203-6633; info@perfect10archery.com
TO DO LIST: Martin exhibit on display at Boynton Beach City...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted yesterday
Suite 27, West Palm Beach. Information: 561-203-6633; info@perfect10archery.com A gentile woman decides to convert to Judaism so she can marry her boyfriend and appease his deeply religious mother. Her comedic transition shows her trying to... Read more
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Spot.ph
10 Books We're Loving Nowheroines you could ever come across. With her odd company of adventurous friend
10 Books We're Loving Now
Spot.ph / Posted yesterday
heroines you could ever come across. With her odd company of adventurous friends—including a pig who’s recently discovered Judaism and a turkey who wants to learn how to fly—it doesn’t take much effort to suspend disbelief and root for this funny... Read more
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chroniclelive
North East faith figures sign letter urging against BrexitHon Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; Rabbi Laura Janner-Klau
North East faith figures sign letter urging against Brexit
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
Hon Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury; Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Principal Rabbi, Movement for Reform Judaism; Mona Siddiqui, professor of Islamic and Inter-Religious Studies and assistant principal of religion and society,... Read more
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Op-Ed News
An Era That Has Gone: Part 1Vand environs, through which he was able to support his family. Because Poland g
An Era That Has Gone: Part 1V
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
and environs, through which he was able to support his family. Because Poland generally had a favorable policy toward Judaism, its Jewish population grew over the centuries, and Jews from the neighboring countries often moved there to escape... Read more
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The Jewish Press
If Palestinians are Scared, it Must be RealGherkin is founder of the website FirstOneThrough, which is dedicated to educat
If Palestinians are Scared, it Must be Real
The Jewish Press / Posted yesterday
Gherkin is founder of the website FirstOneThrough, which is dedicated to educating people on Israel, the United States, Judaism and science in an entertaining manner so they speak up and take action. In a connected digital world, each person can... Read more
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The Forward
Journey to a Land Where Jews Are Wax and Anti-Semitism Is Kitschis. They have never met one. They don’t mean any harm in this.” I left Lodz, s
Journey to a Land Where Jews Are Wax and Anti-Semitism Is Kitsch
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
is. They have never met one. They don’t mean any harm in this.” I left Lodz, still skeptical about Polish attitudes toward Judaism. We continued on to the next part of our Poland road trip, the camps. At Stutthof, near the Baltic Sea, a plaque in... Read more
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Deseret News
An effort to harmonize faith and science in Jewish synogogues“Scientists in Synogogues,” a new initiative designed “to explore the most inte
An effort to harmonize faith and science in Jewish synogogues
Deseret News / Posted 2 days ago
“Scientists in Synogogues,” a new initiative designed “to explore the most interesting and pressing questions surrounding Judaism and science” that “will offer Jews new ways to learn about some truly fascinating topics, and will give the Jewish... Read more
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The Forward
Turkish Jews Proudly Defend Last Sephardic Homeland — Even as Some Fleeis to start anti-Semitic arguments using Israel.” Most Turkish Jews keep a low
Turkish Jews Proudly Defend Last Sephardic Homeland — Even as Some Flee
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
is to start anti-Semitic arguments using Israel.” Most Turkish Jews keep a low profile and avoid speaking publicly about Judaism; Kamhi’s high profile makes him an exception. While many Jewish communities across the world did the same... Read more
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Daily Mail
O'Neal McKnight and his wife Miriam Sternoff welcome their first childstars: They are now on Lifetime's all-new docu-sitcom called Kosher Soul It al
O'Neal McKnight and his wife Miriam Sternoff welcome their first child
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
stars: They are now on Lifetime's all-new docu-sitcom called Kosher Soul It also follows O'Neal's conversion to Judaism and their future as husband and wife together. He is converting to her faith as he wants to be accepted by his... Read more
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The Forward
Proudly Turkish Jews Defend Last Sephardic Homeland — Even as Some Fleeis to start anti-Semitic arguments using Israel.” Most Turkish Jews keep a low
Proudly Turkish Jews Defend Last Sephardic Homeland — Even as Some Flee
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
is to start anti-Semitic arguments using Israel.” Most Turkish Jews keep a low profile and avoid speaking publicly about Judaism; Kamhi’s high profile makes him an exception. While many Jewish communities across the world did the same... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron; Reconsidering Millennial Speak; Susan SilvermanOn Anxiety, Adoption And Making A Family In An Uncertain World: In Casting Lots
Fresh Air Weekend: Marc Maron; Reconsidering Millennial Speak; Susan Silverman
KERA North Texas / Posted 2 days ago
On Anxiety, Adoption And Making A Family In An Uncertain World: In Casting Lots, the rabbi and mother of five explains how Judaism helped her come to terms with her anxiety. She says she and her sister, comic Sarah Silverman, are "two sides of the... Read more
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Mashable
What the the Bible and 'Game of Thrones' have in commonstill wrapped in his burial cloths (John 11:43–44). Resurrection wasn’t a key c
What the the Bible and 'Game of Thrones' have in common
Mashable / Posted 2 days ago
still wrapped in his burial cloths (John 11:43–44). Resurrection wasn’t a key characteristic of expected messiahs in early Judaism, but became a common trope to describe saviors after the rise of Christianity. But Jesus isn’t the only one... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Discover our desert national parks and rediscover yourself. You can start with Joshua Treealways as popular. For thousands of years they suffered a major image problem.
Discover our desert national parks and rediscover yourself. You can start with Joshua Tree
Los Angeles Times / Posted 2 days ago
always as popular. For thousands of years they suffered a major image problem. Even great faiths born in the desert — Judaism, Christianity, Islam — often saw them more as hostile wilderness or crucibles for prophets and peoples than a nice... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Temple Emanu-El Women's League expands summer repertoire for 2016was only 12 when the Nazis invaded her town of Busk, Poland. Her talk noted tha
Temple Emanu-El Women's League expands summer repertoire for 2016
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
was only 12 when the Nazis invaded her town of Busk, Poland. Her talk noted that today’s children are “the future of living Judaism” and of “keeping our history and the truth about the Holocaust alive.” The evening also included dinners, prayers by... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Coroner: Three camp staffers drowned after being trapped in minivanfive were support staff preparing the openings of Camp Shoshanim and Camp Neshe
Coroner: Three camp staffers drowned after being trapped in minivan
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
five were support staff preparing the openings of Camp Shoshanim and Camp Nesher, near Lakewood, according to a statement from Modern Orthodox Judaism camps. The statement also said they did not have permission to use the camp van. — STAFF... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
May 28years in Memphis and his 25 years as a rabbi. The spiritual leader of Temple Is
May 28
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
years in Memphis and his 25 years as a rabbi. The spiritual leader of Temple Israel, the city's only congregation of Reform Judaism, was honored last night at the temple at 1255 Poplar. Never an onlooker, Dr. Wax's leadership has been felt in... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Longtime Charlottesville Rabbi Readying to Retirenight and Saturday services. "I think Rabbi Dan has certainly taught me, as a
Longtime Charlottesville Rabbi Readying to Retire
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 3 days ago
night and Saturday services. "I think Rabbi Dan has certainly taught me, as a teacher and as a religious leader, that Judaism is fascinating and there's so much to learn,” said Sherry Kraft. Alexander will be passing the torch over to Rabbi... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Coroner: Three camp staffers drowned after being trapped in submerged minivanfive were support staff preparing the openings of Camp Shoshanim and Camp Neshe
Coroner: Three camp staffers drowned after being trapped in submerged minivan
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
five were support staff preparing the openings of Camp Shoshanim and Camp Nesher, near Lakewood, according to a statement from the Modern Orthodox Judaism camps. The statement also said they did not have permission to use the camp van. — STAFF REP... Read more
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The Forward
As Western Wall Deadline Approaches, Prayer Activists Fight for Face Time with GovernmentJews from using the state ritual baths for conversion ceremonies, said Knesset
As Western Wall Deadline Approaches, Prayer Activists Fight for Face Time with Government
The Forward / Posted 3 days ago
Jews from using the state ritual baths for conversion ceremonies, said Knesset Member Uri Maklev of the Haredi United Torah Judaism. That bill was introduced after the Supreme Court ruled that the ban, currently in place, is illegal. Maklev said... Read more
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The Advocate
New Orleans neighborhood news for Aug. 22-28, 2013Smith Jr. For information, call Bryant at (504) 905-4137 or email justiceandbe
New Orleans neighborhood news for Aug. 22-28, 2013
The Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Smith Jr. For information, call Bryant at (504) 905-4137 or email justiceandbeyondno@gmail.com.Uptown INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM: Temple Sinai will hold its annual 20-week introduction to Judaism beginning Sunday at 9 a.m. at the synagogue, 6227... Read more
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The Forward
As Western Wall Deadline Approaches, Prayer Activists Pin Hopes on MeetingsJews from using the state ritual baths for conversion ceremonies, said Knesset
As Western Wall Deadline Approaches, Prayer Activists Pin Hopes on Meetings
The Forward / Posted 3 days ago
Jews from using the state ritual baths for conversion ceremonies, said Knesset Member Uri Maklev of the Haredi United Torah Judaism. That bill was introduced after the Supreme Court ruled that the ban, currently in place, is illegal. Maklev said... Read more
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DW
Islam classes will make protect children from fundamentalists, bishop says |Most German schools offer classes in both Catholicism and Protestantism and som
Islam classes will make protect children from fundamentalists, bishop says |
DW / Posted 3 days ago
Most German schools offer classes in both Catholicism and Protestantism and some also provide students instruction in Judaism and Islam. Islam lessons underway in six states Representatives of the Catholic Church agreed with Bedford-Strohm's... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Survey: A Party Led by Ya’alon, Sa’ar, Kahlon, Could Defeat Netanyahuits 13 seats; Naftali Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi would grow from 8 to 10; Yisra
Survey: A Party Led by Ya’alon, Sa’ar, Kahlon, Could Defeat Netanyahu
The Jewish Press / Posted 3 days ago
its 13 seats; Naftali Bennett’s Habayit Hayehudi would grow from 8 to 10; Yisrael Beiteinu up from 6 to 8; United Torah Judaism up nicley from 6 to 8; Shas would remain stuck with its 6 seats; and Meretz likewise with its 5. The question is,... Read more
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Raw Story
‘What is dead may never die’: The secrets of resurrection in the Bible and ‘Game of Thrones’to his extraordinary identity as the Son of God. Resurrection wasn’t a key char
‘What is dead may never die’: The secrets of resurrection in the Bible and ‘Game of Thrones’
Raw Story / Posted 3 days ago
to his extraordinary identity as the Son of God. Resurrection wasn’t a key characteristic of expected messiahs in early Judaism, but became a common trope to describe saviours after the rise of Christianity. But Jesus isn’t the only one... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Why a rabbi’s call for old-fashioned altruism is a rare religious voicewhich accept the assumptions of secular society. As leader of a minority withi
Why a rabbi’s call for old-fashioned altruism is a rare religious voice
Namibia Economist / Posted 3 days ago
which accept the assumptions of secular society. As leader of a minority within a minority (the Orthodox part of British Judaism), Lord Sacks may have more leeway to deliver an unabashedly moral message. Nobody can accuse him of trying to coerce... Read more
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The Aspen Times
Aspen art exhibit focuses on Abrahamic religionsdialogue in a more broad sense, Manosevitz said that focusing specifically on t
Aspen art exhibit focuses on Abrahamic religions
The Aspen Times / Posted 4 days ago
dialogue in a more broad sense, Manosevitz said that focusing specifically on the Abrahamic religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam – lead to her most successful symposium yet. “Encountering the Stranger,” which involves the Abrahamic... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Three summer camp staffers dead after Wayne County crashnear Lakewood, for the summer before campers and counselors arrived, according
Three summer camp staffers dead after Wayne County crash
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
near Lakewood, for the summer before campers and counselors arrived, according to a statement from the Modern Orthodox Judaism camps. The sleepaway camps open in late June. The camps’ statement also says: “Apparently the staff had used a camp... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Three summer camp staffers dead after crash in Wayne Countynear Lakewood, for the summer before campers and counselors arrived, according
Three summer camp staffers dead after crash in Wayne County
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
near Lakewood, for the summer before campers and counselors arrived, according to a statement from the Modern Orthodox Judaism camps. The sleepaway camps open in late June. The camps’ statement also says: “Apparently the staff had used a camp... Read more
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J Weekly
New concierge redoubles efforts for solo Jewish momswith supportive programs, events and services in the Jewish community. Kenin,
New concierge redoubles efforts for solo Jewish moms
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
with supportive programs, events and services in the Jewish community. Kenin, 44, is the new concierge for Big Tent Judaism, the New York-based agency that runs the year-old program for “solo” Jewish moms in the greater Bay Area. “I’ll help... Read more
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J Weekly
u.s. shortslearning groups. Grant recipients that have a presence in the Bay Area include
u.s. shorts
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
learning groups. Grant recipients that have a presence in the Bay Area include Be’chol Lashon, Honeymoon Israel, Big Tent Judaism, Interfaith Family, PJ Library, Union for Reform Judaism and United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Each project... Read more
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J Weekly
lettersdifferent interpretation of Leviticus 20:13 might be that (a) capital punishmen
letters
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
different interpretation of Leviticus 20:13 might be that (a) capital punishment was terminated 2,000 years ago in Judaism for good reason, so a “modern” approach to homosexuality has to be different; and (b) no Jew can do all 613 mitzvot;... Read more
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J Weekly
Likud brings Yisrael Beiteinu into new coalitionvote from all coalition parties for any change in religious legislation. Effect
Likud brings Yisrael Beiteinu into new coalition
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
vote from all coalition parties for any change in religious legislation. Effectively, that clause gives United Torah Judaism and Shas, the two haredi Orthodox coalition parties, veto power over reforms Yisrael Beiteinu had sought in Israel’s... Read more
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J Weekly
Memoir covers trailblazing life of Stanford professorthe family. “You have to be able to support yourself,” her mother told her. An
Memoir covers trailblazing life of Stanford professor
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
the family. “You have to be able to support yourself,” her mother told her. And her grandfather taught her how to revere Judaism. She remembers him explaining the V’ahavta, the prayer that follows the Shema. “It says you should love God,” he... Read more
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J Weekly
Battle of the Jewish sons-in-law: Clinton vs. Trumpin shul on occasion with Chelsea and is raising daughter with both Jewish and M
Battle of the Jewish sons-in-law: Clinton vs. Trump
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
in shul on occasion with Chelsea and is raising daughter with both Jewish and Methodist traditions. Wife’s relationship to Judaism Kushner: Ivanka underwent an Orthodox conversion after studying with an Orthodox rabbi. She now observes Shabbat and... Read more
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J Weekly
Historic Modesto shul welcomes new Latino membersin the Central Valley who had been studying Torah together for two years. Now t
Historic Modesto shul welcomes new Latino members
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
in the Central Valley who had been studying Torah together for two years. Now they wanted to do more than just learn about Judaism — they wanted to be Jewish. on the cover: Rabbi Shalom Bochner and recent bat mitzvah Andrea Jiminez. photo/joanna... Read more
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J Weekly
Children of intermarriage explore identity challengesOne person reported it was “risky” to say he was Jewish because then people mad
Children of intermarriage explore identity challenges
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
One person reported it was “risky” to say he was Jewish because then people made assumptions about what he knew about Judaism. Another said, “It was like there was a secret handshake that I didn’t know.” Many informants said they are not... Read more
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J Weekly
the column | Israelis hear how we ‘do Jewish’ in the Bay AreaJerusalem and the West Bank. “In Israel, most of the population isn’t intereste
the column | Israelis hear how we ‘do Jewish’ in the Bay Area
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
Jerusalem and the West Bank. “In Israel, most of the population isn’t interested in such questions, and that’s unfortunate. Judaism is something that ‘belongs’ mostly to the religiously observant.” Other issues of concern in the Bay Area don’t... Read more
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J Weekly
editorial | Opening our Jewish tent to all who seek to enterfamilies, many of whom speak little English and no Hebrew, into their Jewish co
editorial | Opening our Jewish tent to all who seek to enter
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
families, many of whom speak little English and no Hebrew, into their Jewish community. These are people who have found Judaism to be a spiritual home, and the Modesto Jews have answered with open-mindedness, inclusion and a path to... Read more
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J Weekly
the organic epicure | A doctorate in dates: Persian heritage inspires growing business to take rootStates. They wouldn’t make it to Los Angeles for another eight years, during w
the organic epicure | A doctorate in dates: Persian heritage inspires growing business to take root
J Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
States. They wouldn’t make it to Los Angeles for another eight years, during which time Davidi felt he had to hide his Judaism from most people. “I felt scared in my daily life, but I had to blend in and learn how to read the Koran,” he said.... Read more
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