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The Forward
After Orthodox-Only Mikveh Law, Time To Rein In the Israeli Rabbinatelocal Orthodox rabbinates to ban non-Orthodox conversions in publicly funded mi
After Orthodox-Only Mikveh Law, Time To Rein In the Israeli Rabbinate
The Forward / Posted 6 hours ago
local Orthodox rabbinates to ban non-Orthodox conversions in publicly funded mikvehs. The ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism Party may have introduced this piece of legislation, but in a way, we American Jews had a hand in it, too. The Chief... Read more
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Variety
Hollywood Looks for Higher Groundare a growing number of players who are trying to portray faith more positively
Hollywood Looks for Higher Ground
Variety / Posted 6 hours ago
are a growing number of players who are trying to portray faith more positively in film and television, be it Christianity, Judaism or Islam. Many of these industry insiders, such as producer Steve Wegner (“Joyful Noise,” “The Blind Side”), will... Read more
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Northern Echo
Durham's first Jewish group in more than 60 years meets for first timeon August 6, at 11am at the United Reform Church and will be followed by a picn
Durham's first Jewish group in more than 60 years meets for first time
Northern Echo / Posted 6 hours ago
on August 6, at 11am at the United Reform Church and will be followed by a picnic lunch. People interested in finding out more about Liberal Judaism, which is affiliated to the World Union of Progressive Judaism, can visit www.nejewsindurham.org... Read more
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CNBC
Sheryl Sandberg leans into her book, ‘Option B’— I would still have walked down that aisle." Sandberg also penned a piece aft
Sheryl Sandberg leans into her book, ‘Option B’
CNBC / Posted 9 hours ago
— I would still have walked down that aisle." Sandberg also penned a piece after Sheloshim, a secondary 30-day period in Judaism after the intense seven-day mourning time known as shiva. In it, she referenced an encounter with close family... Read more
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The Forward
How ‘Golem’ Appropriated a Jewish Myth for the Smartphone Erathe origins of its title figure. The mass-manufactured golems with which it’s p
How ‘Golem’ Appropriated a Jewish Myth for the Smartphone Era
The Forward / Posted 10 hours ago
the origins of its title figure. The mass-manufactured golems with which it’s populated have little to do with mysticism or Judaism, serving instead as poorly-veiled allegories for the smartphone. Operating according to the wishes of a cloud-like... Read more
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The Forward
After Offensive Conversion Law, Take Back Control From the Israeli Rabbinate!local Orthodox rabbinates to ban non-Orthodox conversions in publicly funded mi
After Offensive Conversion Law, Take Back Control From the Israeli Rabbinate!
The Forward / Posted 11 hours ago
local Orthodox rabbinates to ban non-Orthodox conversions in publicly funded mikvehs. The ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism Party may have introduced this piece of legislation, but in a way, we American Jews had a hand in it, too. The Chief... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Zealotry At The Expense Of Unitytoward Modern Orthodoxy? Is Modern Orthodoxy a philosophy of compromise, as som
Zealotry At The Expense Of Unity
The Jewish Press / Posted 11 hours ago
toward Modern Orthodoxy? Is Modern Orthodoxy a philosophy of compromise, as some would have it, or an authentic version of Judaism, as we know it? Or take, as another case in point, the Orthodox response and reference, or lack of it, to the state... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Liberal rabbis stake out their ground at Western WallRabbi Steve Wernick, CEO, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, center righ
Liberal rabbis stake out their ground at Western Wall
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted yesterday
Rabbi Steve Wernick, CEO, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, center right, leads a prayer service at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, on July 4, 2016. Photo courtesy of Eli Levy ELP for URJ The rabbis who lead the two largest streams of Judaism... Read more
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J Weekly
Democratic convention’s big night for (Jewish) womenJewish women, not so much. Debra Messing, Lena Dunham, Sen. Barbara Boxer and t
Democratic convention’s big night for (Jewish) women
J Weekly / Posted yesterday
Jewish women, not so much. Debra Messing, Lena Dunham, Sen. Barbara Boxer and two women with close familial ties to Judaism — Madeleine Albright and Elizabeth Banks — were among those taking the stage on the second night of the Democratic... Read more
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J Weekly
Mideast BriefsJewish conversion ceremonies in publicly funded mikvahs. The bill, introduced
Mideast Briefs
J Weekly / Posted yesterday
Jewish conversion ceremonies in publicly funded mikvahs. The bill, introduced by the haredi Orthodox United Torah Judaism party and opposed by many North American Jewish leaders, was passed on July 25, the Jerusalem Post reported. The new... Read more
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J Weekly
‘Survivor’ winner marries underneath a chuppahPeople magazine reported. Ethan Zohn and Lisa Heywood Zohn, 42, who is Jewish
‘Survivor’ winner marries underneath a chuppah
J Weekly / Posted yesterday
People magazine reported. Ethan Zohn and Lisa Heywood Zohn, 42, who is Jewish, married Lisa Heywood, 47, who converted to Judaism. The couple married under a chuppah, wrapped together in the tallit of Zohn’s late father, Aaron, the magazine... Read more
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ABC News
Chelsea and Ivanka: Longtime Friends and Daughters of Political Rivals2. Both women, who grew up with non-Jewish parents, married Jewish men from pr
Chelsea and Ivanka: Longtime Friends and Daughters of Political Rivals
ABC News / Posted yesterday
2. Both women, who grew up with non-Jewish parents, married Jewish men from prominent families. Trump converted to Judaism in 2009 prior to marrying the real estate investor. Clinton and Trump have both lived through their parents’... Read more
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The Forward
Right-Wing Israeli Lawmaker Calls Reform Judaism ‘Fake’A right-wing Israeli lawmaker known for his controversial statements called Ref
Right-Wing Israeli Lawmaker Calls Reform Judaism ‘Fake’
The Forward / Posted yesterday
A right-wing Israeli lawmaker known for his controversial statements called Reform Judaism a “fake religion.” Jewish Home party member Bezalel Smotrich, who created a stir in April for saying Jewish women should not have to share hospital rooms with... Read more
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The Forward
Israeli Professor Who Refuses Wife A Religious Divorce Arrested in Belgiumto his betters and he unchains his wife and gives her a get.” A week later he w
Israeli Professor Who Refuses Wife A Religious Divorce Arrested in Belgium
The Forward / Posted yesterday
to his betters and he unchains his wife and gives her a get.” A week later he was fired from his position at Bar-Ilan. In Judaism, women who are not given a get by their husbands are called chained women, or agunot, because they cannot remarry... Read more
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The Forward
Right-Wing Israeli Lawmaker Calls Reform Judaism “Fake Religion”A right-wing Israeli lawmaker known for his controversial statements called Ref
Right-Wing Israeli Lawmaker Calls Reform Judaism “Fake Religion”
The Forward / Posted yesterday
A right-wing Israeli lawmaker known for his controversial statements called Reform Judaism a “fake religion.” Jewish Home party member Bezalel Smotrich, who created a stir in April for saying Jewish women should not have to share hospital rooms with... Read more
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FOX News
The rise of schmacon, a beef-based bacon alternativeversion of bacon but those who simply want the taste of bacon without breaking
The rise of schmacon, a beef-based bacon alternative
FOX News / Posted yesterday
version of bacon but those who simply want the taste of bacon without breaking the religious dietary laws of Islam and Judaism. The cut of meat used to make Schmacon is the underbelly of cattle. Since that meat is usually used for ground beef... Read more
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J Weekly
From the J. archivethe 540-page text, A Message of Ancient Days. In addition to his criticism of
From the J. archive
J Weekly / Posted yesterday
the 540-page text, A Message of Ancient Days. In addition to his criticism of the two chapters that deal extensively with Judaism, Honig found some of the classroom activities suggested in the accompanying teacher’s manual “outlandish.” He cited... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Shalom, Rabbi | July 29, 2016a blood test to see if they could donate. And to me, that says a lot. Q: Whic
Shalom, Rabbi | July 29, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted yesterday
a blood test to see if they could donate. And to me, that says a lot. Q: Which are your favorite books that relate to Judaism? With Elie Wiesel’s passing, people are rereading “Night.” A: I had an original copy someplace. I had all his... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New Yorkconfrontation and "guarantees every Jew basic rights for worship." Rabbi Rick
Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York
Lake Placid News / Posted yesterday
confrontation and "guarantees every Jew basic rights for worship." Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest stream of American Jewry, said he welcomed Dayan's openness and promised a "respectful" relationship.... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New Yorkconfrontation and "guarantees every Jew basic rights for worship." Rabbi Rick
Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted yesterday
confrontation and "guarantees every Jew basic rights for worship." Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest stream of American Jewry, said he welcomed Dayan's openness and promised a "respectful" relationship.... Read more
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TribLIVE
Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New Yorkconfrontation and “guarantees every Jew basic rights for worship.” Rabbi Rick
Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
confrontation and “guarantees every Jew basic rights for worship.” Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest stream of American Jewry, said he welcomed Dayan's openness and promised a “respectful” relationship.... Read more
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Salon.com
Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New Yorkconfrontation and “guarantees every Jew basic rights for worship.” Rabbi Rick
Israeli settler-turned-diplomat to take new post in New York
Salon.com / Posted yesterday
confrontation and “guarantees every Jew basic rights for worship.” Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest stream of American Jewry, said he welcomed Dayan’s openness and promised a “respectful” relationship.... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Monsters Exist: Judaism’s Cognizance of Eviland enjoys hiking the Negev desert. His religious perspective is deeply grounde
Monsters Exist: Judaism’s Cognizance of Evil
The Jewish Press / Posted yesterday
and enjoys hiking the Negev desert. His religious perspective is deeply grounded in the Rambam's rational approach to Judaism. If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page. Our comments section is intended for... Read more
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The Forward
Black Jewish Trump Supporter Calls DNC Email Hack a FakeRock Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, but it was the discussions on re
Black Jewish Trump Supporter Calls DNC Email Hack a Fake
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
Rock Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, but it was the discussions on religion at the dinner table that led her to Judaism, according to a 2012 profile of Fisher in The News and Observer. She waited to convert until her father died in 1970... Read more
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The Forward
‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Attacked as ‘Zionist’read another of dozens of such tweets. A stan is an avid fan in Twitterspeak.
‘Wonder Woman’ Star Gal Gadot Attacked as ‘Zionist’
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
read another of dozens of such tweets. A stan is an avid fan in Twitterspeak. “please dont go around conflating zionism w/ judaism. i cant stand gal gadot bc she’s a zionist & im an israeli jew,” read another tweet. “This woman isn’t responsible... Read more
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The Forward
Will Bill Clinton’s Spiritual Masterpiece Humanize Hillary for America?was a spiritual rebuttal to the odious slogan of “make America great again.” In
Will Bill Clinton’s Spiritual Masterpiece Humanize Hillary for America?
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
was a spiritual rebuttal to the odious slogan of “make America great again.” In a theological mode reminiscent of prophetic Judaism and progressive Christianity, Clinton insisted that America’s greatness can only lie in the future, as it becomes the... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Islamic Guards Attack Archaeologists on Temple Mount “for Picking Up Olives”them for questioning. The man who was attacked did not require medical treatmen
Islamic Guards Attack Archaeologists on Temple Mount “for Picking Up Olives”
The Jewish Press / Posted 2 days ago
them for questioning. The man who was attacked did not require medical treatment.” The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism though Jewish access to the site is severely restricted. The site is also the third holiest to Muslims, who refer to... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Travel: Île de Porquerolles, A French Corner of Paradise(Interesting side note: Dany Boon, the hugely popular French actor who wrote “B
Travel: Île de Porquerolles, A French Corner of Paradise
The Jewish Week / Posted 2 days ago
(Interesting side note: Dany Boon, the hugely popular French actor who wrote “Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis,” converted to Judaism for his Jewish wife.) But if you’re in southern France and longing for a pristine, idyllic escape from the Riviera... Read more
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The Jewish Week
The Jewish ‘Ghetto Brother’Jewish bakeries on Fridays and lit two candles. He realized that he was the des
The Jewish ‘Ghetto Brother’
The Jewish Week / Posted 2 days ago
Jewish bakeries on Fridays and lit two candles. He realized that he was the descendant of hidden Jews, and began exploring Judaism. Soon, he found his way to the Intervale Jewish Center, the last synagogue in the South Bronx, and became an active... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
The Maimonides exchange, part 1: Rav Soloveitchik on the Rambamtechnical, and address, in an accessible fashion, fundamental issues in philoso
The Maimonides exchange, part 1: Rav Soloveitchik on the Rambam
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 2 days ago
technical, and address, in an accessible fashion, fundamental issues in philosophy of religion, and, more specifically, Judaism. Still, it is clear both from these lectures and from R. Soloveitchik’s writings in general that he took philosophy... Read more
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The Forward
DNC Staffers Question Demand for Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement in Leaked EmailsSen. Bernie Sanders, who ran against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Cl
DNC Staffers Question Demand for Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement in Leaked Emails
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ran against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. One of the emails suggested questioning Sanders’ belief in God and commitment to his Judaism. Wasserman Schultz resigned her DNC post in the wake of... Read more
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The Forward
Worried About Chicken Welfare? This Surprising Ally Is Too Judaism gives us ethical guidelines for our relationship to animals, which Pu
Worried About Chicken Welfare? This Surprising Ally Is Too
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
Judaism gives us ethical guidelines for our relationship to animals, which Purdue is starting to follow. Animal rights advocates across the country, rejoice! Perdue, one of the largest... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Online Fundraiser for Medical Treatment of Abayudaya Jewish Infantdonations. The Abayudaya (“People of Judah”) are a Baganda community in easter
Online Fundraiser for Medical Treatment of Abayudaya Jewish Infant
The Jewish Press / Posted 2 days ago
donations. The Abayudaya (“People of Judah”) are a Baganda community in eastern Uganda near the town of Mbale who practice Judaism. They are devout in their practice, keeping Kashrut, and observing Shabbat. The Abayudaya numbers are estimated at... Read more
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Deseret News
Is Bernie Sanders an atheist?thing to believe that as human beings we can turn our backs on the suffering of
Is Bernie Sanders an atheist?
Deseret News / Posted 3 days ago
thing to believe that as human beings we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people." He continued, "This is not Judaism — this is what Pope Francis is talking about — that we cannot worship just billionaires and the making of more and... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Isil priest killer was tagged and on terror watch listhis mood had changed. "There was a serenity," he said. "He was calm. We had a d
Isil priest killer was tagged and on terror watch list
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
his mood had changed. "There was a serenity," he said. "He was calm. We had a dialogue with him - about Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism. We had a dialogue." "It is reprehensible, barbarism, what happened on Paris, and here to that man." His... Read more
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The Jewish Week
A Mediterranean Idyll(Interesting side note: Dany Boon, the hugely popular French actor who wrote “B
A Mediterranean Idyll
The Jewish Week / Posted 3 days ago
(Interesting side note: Dany Boon, the hugely popular French actor who wrote “Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis,” converted to Judaism for his Jewish wife.) But if you’re in southern France and longing for a pristine, idyllic escape from the Riviera... Read more
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JTA
Enough delays: It’s time to bring the Falash Mura homethe past three years. We offered to bring him to America with his two closest f
Enough delays: It’s time to bring the Falash Mura home
JTA / Posted 3 days ago
the past three years. We offered to bring him to America with his two closest friends to help him formally convert to Judaism and resolve any lingering doubts, to study at college here and then go to Israel from America. He refused. He could... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Book Review - One and Indivisible: The Relationship between Religious and Economic Freedomeconomic flourishing and religion. Miller explains his statements, writing that
Book Review - One and Indivisible: The Relationship between Religious and Economic Freedom
Acton Commentary / Posted 3 days ago
economic flourishing and religion. Miller explains his statements, writing that he does not believe that Christianity or Judaism mandates necessary support of capitalism or competitive market economies, but that “throughout Scripture and... Read more
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The Forward
LOOK: 10 Stunning Portraits of African Jewsdwindling European enclaves in South Africa to the isolated Egyptian Jewish com
LOOK: 10 Stunning Portraits of African Jews
The Forward / Posted 3 days ago
dwindling European enclaves in South Africa to the isolated Egyptian Jewish community — to the unprecedented blossoming of Judaism among Sub-Saharan Africans. “My goal was to take a visual survey of the landscape of the Jewish communities around... Read more
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FOX News
Mayim Bialik: Hollywood is not friendly to people of faithbelieve in [Jewish law] but I also believe in the permeability and changeabilit
Mayim Bialik: Hollywood is not friendly to people of faith
FOX News / Posted 3 days ago
believe in [Jewish law] but I also believe in the permeability and changeability in the structure of Jewish law and I think Judaism has always adjusted to the times that it lived in and it’s adjusting in the time we are in now." Bialik said her... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Praying For A Laughespecially when people are dealing with difficult moments in their lives.” As
Praying For A Laugh
The Jewish Week / Posted 3 days ago
especially when people are dealing with difficult moments in their lives.” As the CEO of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Rabbi Steven Wernick spends much of his time visiting shuls across the country. He told me that congregations that... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Elie Wiesel’s Heroism, And HiddennessJewish needs, Jewish crises.” He became a pioneer in the liberation of Soviet J
Elie Wiesel’s Heroism, And Hiddenness
The Jewish Week / Posted 3 days ago
Jewish needs, Jewish crises.” He became a pioneer in the liberation of Soviet Jewry, then one of the great teachers of Judaism in our time, and defender of Israel par excellence. Let me add this: He was the rarest of the rare — a true hero. I... Read more
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The China Post
Tim LaHaye, author of 'Left Behind' end-times novels, dies at age 90of Jack Kemp's Republican presidential campaign after news reports cited his cr
Tim LaHaye, author of 'Left Behind' end-times novels, dies at age 90
The China Post / Posted 3 days ago
of Jack Kemp's Republican presidential campaign after news reports cited his criticisms of Roman Catholicism and Judaism. LaHaye is survived by his wife, four children and nine grandchildren, among other relatives. No funeral plans were... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
First Vote: A Dispatch special seriesvery adamant about. I want a lot of support for Israel because of how I grew up
First Vote: A Dispatch special series
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
very adamant about. I want a lot of support for Israel because of how I grew up and my religion," said Craig, who practices Judaism at Temple B'nai Israel in Columbus. "I really find how people are going to handle increasing racial tensions... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Knesset Passes Law Blocking Mikvah Access For Non-Orthodox Conversionsceremonies in publicly funded mikvahs was passed in the Knesset. The bill — in
Knesset Passes Law Blocking Mikvah Access For Non-Orthodox Conversions
The Jewish Week / Posted 3 days ago
ceremonies in publicly funded mikvahs was passed in the Knesset. The bill — introduced by the haredi Orthodox United Torah Judaism Party and opposed by many North American Jewish leaders — passed into law on Monday night, the Jerusalem Post... Read more
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guardian-series
Multi-faith event aims to show unity amid rise in hate crimesreligious books. Waltham Forest Faith Communities Forum, which was founded in
Multi-faith event aims to show unity amid rise in hate crimes
guardian-series / Posted 3 days ago
religious books. Waltham Forest Faith Communities Forum, which was founded in 2002, includes members form Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Baha’i. Wendy Smith, a Buddhist member of the group, said it is a... Read more
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The Forward
Israeli Law Bars Using Mikvehs for Non-Orthodox Conversionsceremonies in publicly funded mikvehs was passed in the Knesset. The bill — in
Israeli Law Bars Using Mikvehs for Non-Orthodox Conversions
The Forward / Posted 3 days ago
ceremonies in publicly funded mikvehs was passed in the Knesset. The bill — introduced by the haredi Orthodox United Torah Judaism Party and opposed by many North American Jewish leaders — passed into law on Monday night, the Jerusalem Post... Read more
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The Forward
Israel Law Bars Using Mikveh for Non-Orthodox Conversionsceremonies in publicly funded mikvahs was passed in the Knesset. The bill — in
Israel Law Bars Using Mikveh for Non-Orthodox Conversions
The Forward / Posted 3 days ago
ceremonies in publicly funded mikvahs was passed in the Knesset. The bill — introduced by the haredi Orthodox United Torah Judaism Party and opposed by many North American Jewish leaders — passed into law on Monday night, the Jerusalem Post... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Tim LaHaye, author of "Left Behind" end-times novels, diesof Jack Kemp's Republican presidential campaign after news reports cited his cr
Tim LaHaye, author of "Left Behind" end-times novels, dies
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
of Jack Kemp's Republican presidential campaign after news reports cited his criticisms of Roman Catholicism and Judaism. LaHaye is survived by his wife, four children and nine grandchildren, among other relatives. No funeral plans were... Read more
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Daily Mail
Tim LaHaye, author of 'Left Behind' book series, dies aged 90of Jack Kemp's Republican presidential campaign after news reports cited his cr
Tim LaHaye, author of 'Left Behind' book series, dies aged 90
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
of Jack Kemp's Republican presidential campaign after news reports cited his criticisms of Roman Catholicism and Judaism. LaHaye is survived by his wife, four children and nine grandchildren, among other relatives. No funeral plans were... Read more
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