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1 hr ago | Jerusalem Post

Israeli education: A new tool to foster identification with both Jewish state, Judaism

The conference was built around idea that there is a need to develop a common language toward fostering an attachment to Israel among youth in the Diaspora.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

3 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Zealousness and You

"Pinchas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my anger away from the Israelites by his zealousness for my honor among them, I did not put an end to them in my zeal."

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Jewish mother of murdered son reveals flaw in Torah and revealed religions

Funeral for Rachel's son, Naftali Fraenkel, and his two friends. The religious violence in the "holy land" is letting the world know the "revealed"/hearsay religions have nothing of meaning and value to offer us.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

8 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

PM said to eye coalition with ultra-Orthodox, Labor

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Shas chiarman Aryeh Deri during a plenum session in Knesset, June 2013.

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Related Topix: Religion, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, World News

9 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

Torah portion: Reframing the Brit Shalom

How can I write a d'var Torah when I can't stop crying? The horrific news from the Middle East - our boys, their boys, the steady progress of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - I can't bear to put on paper what is in my heart, as I emerge from texts on Parshat Pinchas extolling an ancient act of zealotry and the horrific violence to which it ... (more)

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10 hrs ago | Forward

20 Jewish Groups Plead With Barack Obama for More Humane Immigration Policy

Twenty Jewish organizations are urging President Obama and Congress to deal humanely with the unaccompanied children and refugees that are crossing the border and entering the United States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Religion

14 hrs ago | KFAX-AM Fremont

Why Go to Church?

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching" for not joining together with fellow believers on a regular, weekly basis.

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Related Topix: Denver Seminary, Religion, Prison

17 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Mass Jewish, Arab solidarity gathering in capital deteriorates into invective

Hundreds of Jews travel to Abu Khdeir's east Jerusalem neighborhood to console family; speaker at event calls Israeli government "Satan."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Shimon Peres, Palestinian Territories, Religion

21 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Rabbi Zalman was a 'spiritual mentor'

The Associated Press / Alliance for Jewish Renewal Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi died in his sleep last Thursday.

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Related Topix: Boulder, CO, Religion, Boston University

22 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The Snake Below, The Snake Above

In response to an attack by poisonous snakes, G-d instructs Moses to fashion a pole topped with the form of a copper snake.

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Related Topix: Religion

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Alternative Press

Temple Sholom Hosts Summer Comedy Workshop for Teens

Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains-Fanwood invites local teens to "Hot and Shticky," a series of informal improv and stand-up comedy workshops Wednesdays, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., led by comedian Alex Bernstein and friends.

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Related Topix: Fanwood, NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ, Religion

Forward

Is it Time to Make Peace with My Children?

The Seesaw is a new kind of advice column in which a a broad range of columnists will address the real life issues faced by interfaith couples and families.

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Related Topix: Religion, Parenting

Religion News Service

Obamaa s faith-based advisers divided over religious exemption for anti-gay discrimination

WASHINGTON President Obama's faith-based advisers are coming down on different sides of a debate over a pending executive order that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation among federal contractors.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Medicine, Nursing, Union Theological Seminary, Religion, Florida

Forward

There's a Shark in the Mikveh

Perplexed souls seeking enlightenment about what to expect when taking a dip in the mikveh have generally found a limited variety on the shelves of Judaica stores and libraries: On the one hand, there are a myriad of volumes devoted to the halachic intricacies of family purity, and then there are the numerous works extolling the ritual for ... (more)

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SeacoastOnline

Rabbi Senter joins Portsmouth's Temple Israel

The Temple Israel board of directors announced the appointment of Rabbi David Ross Senter as the congregation's new rabbi, spiritual leader and head of the 100-student Religious School.

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Related Topix: Portsmouth, NH, Religion, Hill, NH

Berkshire Eagle

Lenox: Jewish Theological Seminary to present debates in Judaism

Congregation Knesset Israel, in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, will present esteemed scholars from the Jewish Theological Seminary who will explore debates that lie at the heart of Judaism's belief, behavior and practice.

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Related Topix: Religion, Lenox, MA, Israel, World News, Middle East

Jerusalem Post

Poll finds Likud Beytenu breakup has little impact

Number of Knesset seats not expected to change drastically; other polls indicate the two parties would gain in support running separately.

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The Times of Israel

In New York, playwrights express their Pew-ishness

Impersonating a Jewish American summer camp song leader with a scarf tied around his head, acoustic guitar-wielding Adam Blotner exclaimed, "I am the echo of Debbie Friedman's legacy."

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Related Topix: Greenwich Village (New York, NY), Theater, Arts, Religion

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Dealing with Inner Tension vs Spiritual Expansion

This week Ira & Rod weigh in on the events in Israel, and how to deal with the struggle between our physical and spiritual responses.

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Related Topix: Religion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Capitol Ceremony To Mark 20 t h Anniversary Of Rabbi's Death

HARTFORD - Hasidic rabbis from around Connecticut will gather in the Senate chambers on Wednesday afternoon to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

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Related Topix: Glastonbury, CT, Religion, West Hartford, CT, Hartford, CT, University of Connecticut

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