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JTA
Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reportingCalvin Trillin says Judaism impacted his humor writing and he first realized he
Writer Calvin Trillin dishes about civil rights, Judaism and the art of reporting
JTA / Posted 8 minutes ago
Calvin Trillin says Judaism impacted his humor writing and he first realized he was funny in Hebrew school. (Richard Stamelman) (JTA) — Writer Calvin Trillin may be most famous today for his humorous musings on food, family, travel and love. But... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Life as a transgender model in the '80s revealedmarriage on St Valentine's Day 1988. When she told him, rather than rejecting h
Life as a transgender model in the '80s revealed
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 25 minutes ago
marriage on St Valentine's Day 1988. When she told him, rather than rejecting her, he merely asked if she would convert to Judaism. She agreed and they were married in 1989, just weeks after the European Court of Human Rights decided legally to... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Eagle Scout Lake Miller to start LGBT-friendly Cub Scout packsays as far as he knows the pack will be the first inclusive unit to be affilia
Eagle Scout Lake Miller to start LGBT-friendly Cub Scout pack
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 4 hours ago
says as far as he knows the pack will be the first inclusive unit to be affiliated with a Union for Reform Judaism congregation. The URJ is known for its openness to LGBT people. “I’m straight — I don’t identify with the LGBT... Read more
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The Forward
During Ramadan, Jews and Muslims Share Dinner and Friendship — But National Effort Lags Behindin the 1960s, and the community focused for decades on community building, said
During Ramadan, Jews and Muslims Share Dinner and Friendship — But National Effort Lags Behind
The Forward / Posted 6 hours ago
in the 1960s, and the community focused for decades on community building, said Reuven Firestone, an expert in medieval Judaism and Islam and founder of the Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of... Read more
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Orange County Register
Temple Beth Davidsynagogue, mosque or temple, as well. , which was founded in 1962, is affiliat
Temple Beth David
Orange County Register / Posted 7 hours ago
synagogue, mosque or temple, as well. , which was founded in 1962, is affiliated with The Union of Reform Judaism. Rabbi Nancy Myers has led its 280 families for the past decade, and Nancy Linder has been its cantor soloist for 14... Read more
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Orange County Register
Rabbi on the road: Tustin woman says Jewish worship can be anywhere, even a restaurantRabbi Marcia Tilchin’s version of Judaism has no walls. Today, the Tustin resi
Rabbi on the road: Tustin woman says Jewish worship can be anywhere, even a restaurant
Orange County Register / Posted 7 hours ago
Rabbi Marcia Tilchin’s version of Judaism has no walls. Today, the Tustin resident who was ordained a little over a year ago, will lead her first Sabbath service for members of the new Jewish Collaborative of Orange County. But the prayers won’t be... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
North Jersey religious groups welcome gays, demonstrating new act of faithby Episcopalian and Congregational churches, but they were attended by represen
North Jersey religious groups welcome gays, demonstrating new act of faith
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 hours ago
by Episcopalian and Congregational churches, but they were attended by representatives of many other faiths, including Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. Jacqueline Lapsley, director of the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Center for... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Teens from Palm Beach's Bethesda volunteer to work in Appalachiaof Palm Beach, 190 N. County Road. Death by Chocolate is an original interacti
Teens from Palm Beach's Bethesda volunteer to work in Appalachia
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 10 hours ago
of Palm Beach, 190 N. County Road. Death by Chocolate is an original interactive murder mystery. “Philanthropy, science, Judaism, passion, and intrigue all combine to weave a plot that results in murder,” according to the plot summary. “The... Read more
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International Business Times
Jerusalem Pride stabbing: Life sentence for ultra-Orthodox man who killed Shira Banki us, then, a man who does not see those around him as people. A cruel man. A dan
Jerusalem Pride stabbing: Life sentence for ultra-Orthodox man who killed Shira Banki
International Business Times / Posted 12 hours ago
us, then, a man who does not see those around him as people. A cruel man. A dangerous and heartless man. A man for whom the Judaism of pleasant ways, the Judaism of peace, the Judaism that teaches that people – all people – are created in the image... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Life + 31 Years to Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Murdererare dealing with a man who does not recognize a human before him, a cruel, dang
Life + 31 Years to Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Murderer
The Jewish Press / Posted 12 hours ago
are dealing with a man who does not recognize a human before him, a cruel, dangerous and heartless man. A man for whom the Judaism of darchey noam-pleasant paths and roads of peace, which teaches that man—every man—is beloved because he was created... Read more
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The Forward
Meet Ahamed Weinberg: The Jewish-Muslim-Catholic Comedian21, Weinberg went on a Birthright tour to Israel. He had a “shot-gun Bar Mitzva
Meet Ahamed Weinberg: The Jewish-Muslim-Catholic Comedian
The Forward / Posted 13 hours ago
21, Weinberg went on a Birthright tour to Israel. He had a “shot-gun Bar Mitzvah” in Jerusalem, he said, and explored Judaism in a way that he never had before. “I was surrounded by Jews and felt a sense of belonging.” He kept telling jokes,... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Protected-Christians in Arab landsof the book” who rejected Islam – transgressed egregiously, were the enemies of
Protected-Christians in Arab lands
The Jewish Press / Posted 14 hours ago
of the book” who rejected Islam – transgressed egregiously, were the enemies of God, were rejected by God, and therefore Judaism and Christianity were replaced by – and subordinated to – Islam, the only legitimate and inherently supreme religion.... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Business People for the week of June 26and engagement. Wiseman was a southeast/seaboard community relationship manager
Business People for the week of June 26
The Buffalo News / Posted 18 hours ago
and engagement. Wiseman was a southeast/seaboard community relationship manager with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. She holds a master’s degree from Siegal College and a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Buffalo State. Phillips Lytle... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Religious groups in North Jersey welcome gays, demonstrating a new act of faithby Episcopalian and Congregational churches, but they were attended by represen
Religious groups in North Jersey welcome gays, demonstrating a new act of faith
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 18 hours ago
by Episcopalian and Congregational churches, but they were attended by representatives of many other faiths, including Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism. Jacqueline Lapsley, director of the Princeton Theological Seminary’s Center for... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Yazidis in Chicagoland fear genocide will destroy ancient faith, cultureagainst Yazidis in Iraq and Syria in an attempt to eradicate the religion, whic
Yazidis in Chicagoland fear genocide will destroy ancient faith, culture
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
against Yazidis in Iraq and Syria in an attempt to eradicate the religion, which includes tenets of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The roughly 400,000 who practice the monotheistic faith there are viewed as infidels by the extremists, who swept... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Abbas Retracts His “Poisoned Well” Lie after Being Called Outto a rabbi regarding poisoning wells was unfounded, the Palestinian president s
Abbas Retracts His “Poisoned Well” Lie after Being Called Out
The Jewish Press / Posted yesterday
to a rabbi regarding poisoning wells was unfounded, the Palestinian president stresses that he did not intend to harm Judaism or the Jewish people, in accordance with the deep respect he feels for all religions, including Judaism.” We’re sure... Read more
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The Forward
Why I’ll Never Live in England Again After Brexitthat — they were Iranian, or half-Filipina, or half-Japanese. I had the plaines
Why I’ll Never Live in England Again After Brexit
The Forward / Posted yesterday
that — they were Iranian, or half-Filipina, or half-Japanese. I had the plainest background of the bunch, with only my Judaism to add a dash of exoticism. After my year of free lodging, I moved east and took what the English would call a... Read more
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Aljazeera
Abbas retracts rabbis 'water poisoning' commentoffice acknowledged on Saturday that his comments were "baseless", adding he "d
Abbas retracts rabbis 'water poisoning' comment
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
office acknowledged on Saturday that his comments were "baseless", adding he "didn't intend to do harm to Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the world." In a speech to the European Union in Brussels on Thursday, Abbas made... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Palestinians' Abbas disavows Jewish poisoning plot commentsagainst Israel. On Saturday, Abbas' office acknowledged that his comments were
Palestinians' Abbas disavows Jewish poisoning plot comments
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
against Israel. On Saturday, Abbas' office acknowledged that his comments were "baseless." Abbas rejected the anti-Semitic accusations leveled against him and said he "didn't intend to do harm to Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the wor... Read more
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dna
Palestinian's Mahmoud Abbas retracts rabbis water poisoning allegationwells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has aff
Palestinian's Mahmoud Abbas retracts rabbis water poisoning allegation
dna / Posted yesterday
wells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has affirmed that he didn't intend to harm Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the world," part of a statement by Abbas's office said. The Western-backed... Read more
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Christian Today
Palestinian leader retracts rabbis water poisoning allegationwells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has aff
Palestinian leader retracts rabbis water poisoning allegation
Christian Today / Posted yesterday
wells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has affirmed that he didn't intend to harm Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the world," part of a statement by Abbas's office said. The Western-backed... Read more
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Swissinfo
Palestinian leader retracts rabbis water poisoning allegationwells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has aff
Palestinian leader retracts rabbis water poisoning allegation
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
wells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has affirmed that he didn't intend to harm Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the world," part of a statement by Abbas's office said. The Western-backed... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Palestinian leader retracts rabbis water poisoning allegationwells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has aff
Palestinian leader retracts rabbis water poisoning allegation
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
wells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has affirmed that he didn't intend to harm Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the world," part of a statement by Abbas's office said. The Western-backed... Read more
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The Star
Palestinian leader retracts rabbis water poisoning allegationwells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has aff
Palestinian leader retracts rabbis water poisoning allegation
The Star / Posted yesterday
wells, reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Abbas has affirmed that he didn't intend to harm Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the world," part of a statement by Abbas's office said. The Western-backed... Read more
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The Forward
His Father, the Holocaust Orphanthe trendiness of Jewish culture in Poland, ambivalence overwhelms Jablonka: “H
His Father, the Holocaust Orphan
The Forward / Posted yesterday
the trendiness of Jewish culture in Poland, ambivalence overwhelms Jablonka: “How can I care about their tourist-friendly Judaism, all this folk dancing on mass graves? What if I were to return to our synagogue and drive out the merchants from the... Read more
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The Courier Mail
The 80s was hell for trans modelsmarriage on St Valentine’s Day 1988. When she told him, rather than rejecting h
The 80s was hell for trans models
The Courier Mail / Posted yesterday
marriage on St Valentine’s Day 1988. When she told him, rather than rejecting her, he merely asked if she would convert to Judaism. She agreed and they were married in 1989, just weeks after the European Court of Human Rights decided legally to... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Confronting Homophobia within Muslim Communities – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics(no give unto Caesar), no golden rule, aiming to spread, and less infused with
Confronting Homophobia within Muslim Communities – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted yesterday
(no give unto Caesar), no golden rule, aiming to spread, and less infused with enlightenment values than the others." Judaism has no 'give unto Caesar' and no golden rule. Christianity has been a proselytising and expansionist faith from day... Read more
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Gulf News
Uncertain Netanyahu might have to accept Obama’s aid packageTrump whom they consider unpredictable and isolationist. Israeli leaders note t
Uncertain Netanyahu might have to accept Obama’s aid package
Gulf News / Posted yesterday
Trump whom they consider unpredictable and isolationist. Israeli leaders note that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, converted to Judaism and married a Jew, and the young couple is strongly pro-Israel. But they worry about Trump’s frequent shifts in... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Hindus urge Olympic Games Hindu Room be properly equippedathletes and officials) will have a room for each of the following religions: C
Hindus urge Olympic Games Hindu Room be properly equipped
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
athletes and officials) will have a room for each of the following religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism. Rio Olympic Games 2016, from August five to 21 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), will see 206 countries participating in... Read more
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USA Today
The challenges of seeking sanctuary for LGBT people of faithwhile at the same time condemning us. Love us or leave us. “Do I think Orlando
The challenges of seeking sanctuary for LGBT people of faith
USA Today / Posted yesterday
while at the same time condemning us. Love us or leave us. “Do I think Orlando will cause them to change anything? No.” Judaism, at least reconstructionist and reformed Judaism, was quick to be welcoming and affirming of the LGBT community.... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Harris Newmark: The Jewish father of L.A. | Cover StoryAngeles history,” and “very prominent as a businessman and in real estate.” “H
Harris Newmark: The Jewish father of L.A. | Cover Story
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 2 days ago
Angeles history,” and “very prominent as a businessman and in real estate.” “He was involved in civic activities and in Judaism,” said Newmark, a Los Angeles radiologist, who maintains a collection of books, clippings and family photos... Read more
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The Jewish Press
On The BookshelfOver American Power; and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Pol
On The Bookshelf
The Jewish Press / Posted 2 days ago
Over American Power; and The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. What’s the best book on Judaism you’ve ever read? The Nineteen Letters of Ben Uziel by Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch. What kind of reader were you as a... Read more
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The Forward
Ex-Orthodox Feel Pushed From Their Communities — But Still Cherish Being Jewishof contradictions, double standards, and hypocrisy. Contrary to widely held ass
Ex-Orthodox Feel Pushed From Their Communities — But Still Cherish Being Jewish
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
of contradictions, double standards, and hypocrisy. Contrary to widely held assumptions about those who leave Orthodox Judaism, only 2% of respondents cited the influence of the Internet or weak secular education as significant spurs to leaving... Read more
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J Weekly
From the J. archivecontroversies of the day. Then, I ask you, how can the Jew keep out of it?” An
From the J. archive
J Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
controversies of the day. Then, I ask you, how can the Jew keep out of it?” And here the interviewer interrupted. “Does Judaism call for an investigation of such subjects as evolution?” he was asked. “Judaism urges the pursuit of a scientific... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Israeli Chief Rabbinate Rejects Conversion Performed By NY's Haskel Looksteinrabbi’s imprimatur. In 2013, the head of the Chief Rabbinate’s personla status
Israeli Chief Rabbinate Rejects Conversion Performed By NY's Haskel Lookstein
The Jewish Week / Posted 2 days ago
rabbi’s imprimatur. In 2013, the head of the Chief Rabbinate’s personla status division, Itamar Tubul, rejected a proof-of-Judaism letter from Avi Weiss, a liberal Orthodox rabbi. The move sparked widespread outrage that Weiss, a longtime... Read more
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Hamilton News
June 24: Killing cormorants, in praise of Hamilton’s east and other letters to the editoris very clear: No one is obliged to forgive someone who has wronged them unless
June 24: Killing cormorants, in praise of Hamilton’s east and other letters to the editor
Hamilton News / Posted 2 days ago
is very clear: No one is obliged to forgive someone who has wronged them unless the wrongdoer asks for forgiveness. Judaism says we should forgive seven times. Jesus said seventy-times-seven, by which he meant only that we shouldn't get tied... Read more
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J Weekly
Bernie Sanders finally opens up about Jewish childhoodIt's certainly more ethnic and cultural than religious — except for his devotio
Bernie Sanders finally opens up about Jewish childhood
J Weekly / Posted 2 days ago
It's certainly more ethnic and cultural than religious — except for his devotion to the ethical part of public life in Judaism, the moral part. He does have a prophetic sensibility.' Sugarman and Sanders were housemates for a while in the '70s,... Read more
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The Forward
Ex-Orthodox Feel Pushed ‘Off the Derech’ — but 95% Still Say They’re Jewishof contradictions, double standards, and hypocrisy. Contrary to widely held ass
Ex-Orthodox Feel Pushed ‘Off the Derech’ — but 95% Still Say They’re Jewish
The Forward / Posted 2 days ago
of contradictions, double standards, and hypocrisy. Contrary to widely held assumptions about those who leave Orthodox Judaism, only 2% of respondents cited the influence of the Internet or weak secular education as significant spurs to leaving... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Be’Haalotcha: To Teach; To Inspirein Israel, passively assuming that the experience will be enough for them to ga
Be’Haalotcha: To Teach; To Inspire
The Jewish Press / Posted 2 days ago
in Israel, passively assuming that the experience will be enough for them to gain a real understanding and appreciation for Judaism, for real Torah learning, for a lasting commitment to what it means to be a Jew. If we are expecting that year to... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Minister revs up crowd with fiery speech at Unitarian Universalist eventby the Rev. Peter Morales, president of the UUA, and his counterparts in the Un
Minister revs up crowd with fiery speech at Unitarian Universalist event
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
by the Rev. Peter Morales, president of the UUA, and his counterparts in the United Church of Christ, the Union for Reform Judaism and the Islamic Circle of North America. Barber's speech ran the gamut, criticizing everything from greed and... Read more
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The Forward
Israeli Rabbinical Court Rejects Rabbi Who Converted Ivanka Trumpin the country, including marriages and funerals, and has traditionally not acc
Israeli Rabbinical Court Rejects Rabbi Who Converted Ivanka Trump
The Forward / Posted 3 days ago
in the country, including marriages and funerals, and has traditionally not accepted conversions done in liberal streams of Judaism. In recent years the religious authority has also targeted conversions by Orthodox rabbis not on its list of approved... Read more
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Connecticut Post
'Orange Is the New Black' returns, darker and more relevant than everget it right, though most of the jokes are funny. Black Cindy, er, Tova (Adrien
'Orange Is the New Black' returns, darker and more relevant than ever
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
get it right, though most of the jokes are funny. Black Cindy, er, Tova (Adrienne C. Moore), who memorably converted to Judaism last season, uses the few office supplies available to her to fashion a mezuza for her bunk, which she shares with a... Read more
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JTA
Summer camps open bunks to transgender JewsAmong the leaders in making such children (and staff) feel welcome are Camp Tow
Summer camps open bunks to transgender Jews
JTA / Posted 3 days ago
Among the leaders in making such children (and staff) feel welcome are Camp Towanga in Northern California; Union of Reform Judaism Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp in Lake Como, Pennsylvania, and Ramah in... Read more
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The Forward
Camp JRF Aims to Make Summer a Safe Space for LGBTQ Kidslegalized same-sex marriage in 2015, they talked about it with both the older a
Camp JRF Aims to Make Summer a Safe Space for LGBTQ Kids
The Forward / Posted 3 days ago
legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, they talked about it with both the older and the younger kids at camp. “We look at Judaism as open and inclusive and welcoming and know that the Jewish community is very diverse,” said Saposnik. “But all too... Read more
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J Weekly
Life, death and mishegas in popular novelist’s new bookby old photographs of Aaron’s and Joy’s immigrant parents and grandparents. At
Life, death and mishegas in popular novelist’s new book
J Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
by old photographs of Aaron’s and Joy’s immigrant parents and grandparents. At one point, she toys with traditional Judaism and asks her parents, Daniel and Coco, to observe the laws of kashrut … much to their secular Jewish dismay. Why,... Read more
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J Weekly
Paying it forward: Bay Area Jews help refugees in Greecethe father smiled and said it didn’t matter, that we all are human beings who b
Paying it forward: Bay Area Jews help refugees in Greece
J Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
the father smiled and said it didn’t matter, that we all are human beings who believe in God, that the message of Islam and Judaism is the same.” Feldman, 24, left her job as a study coordinator at an eating disorder clinic at Stanford University... Read more
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J Weekly
editorial | Helping Muslim refugees is our duty and privilege as Jews and Americansa family she was helping that she was Jewish; the father smiled and said it did
editorial | Helping Muslim refugees is our duty and privilege as Jews and Americans
J Weekly / Posted 3 days ago
a family she was helping that she was Jewish; the father smiled and said it didn’t matter, that the message of Islam and Judaism is the same. All four of the women we spoke to said they volunteered with these Muslim refugees because of their... Read more
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The Jewish Week
Chasidic Rabbi Serves Up A Taste Of Yiddishkeit On ‘Chopped’Hecht was, he said, the first Orthodox rabbi — “the first rabbi” of any type —
Chasidic Rabbi Serves Up A Taste Of Yiddishkeit On ‘Chopped’
The Jewish Week / Posted 3 days ago
Hecht was, he said, the first Orthodox rabbi — “the first rabbi” of any type — to appear on “Chopped.” “I am representing Judaism” to the show’s 3 to 4 million viewers who are largely unfamiliar with Jewish practices, he said. The rabbi’s guests... Read more
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National Catholic Reporter
Faith matters as UK votes on whether to remain in EUof the EU's value system. Some leaders suggest alignment. Thirty-seven repres
Faith matters as UK votes on whether to remain in EU
National Catholic Reporter / Posted 3 days ago
of the EU's value system. Some leaders suggest alignment. Thirty-seven representatives of Christianity, Islam and Judaism recently announced that "Faith is about integration and building bridges, not about isolation and erecting barriers."... Read more
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The Irish Times
No Home Movie review: a profound final statement from Chantal AkermanHolocaust continues to cast a shadow on their small family unit. Conversations
No Home Movie review: a profound final statement from Chantal Akerman
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
Holocaust continues to cast a shadow on their small family unit. Conversations turn, either directly or indirectly, towards Judaism, Poland or the second World War. Long shots of barren landscapes and domestic nothingness are punctured, in true... Read more
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