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For ten years, University of Montreal Professor Yakov Rabkin has been studying the Hasidic anti-Zionist group Lev Tahor.
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Should states lower the drinking age to 18?
As she has for the past 16 years, Rabbi Rebecca L. Dubowe lights the candles and recites the L'Kah Dodi during recent Friday night Shabbat services at Temple Adat Elohim .
Individuals who have even visited Israel, or who observe Judaism, or who carry a Bible are banned from Saudi Arabia.
Every single Sunday for the past seven years, Robbie Silverman has gone to the Humane Society's pet cemetery in Owings Mills to visit Tweety, the cat he lost to diabetes in 2006.
Blind and visually impaired Jews who use guide dogs to get around can now rejoice at a new ruling that paves the way for them to visit the Western Wall with their canine companions in tow.
There is good news in honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is celebrated on December 3rd but is being marked by the Knesset this year today, on International Human Rights Day: The Israeli Chief Rabbinate is prepared to take a warm and accepting approach, and to advance the status of people who are deaf who are in need ... (more)
SPEAKING FREELY India and security in the Gulf By Rajeev Agarwal Speaking Freely is an Asia Times Online feature that allows guest writers to have their say.
ADC Op-Ed, in an icon's path; Netanyahu at San Diego 2013 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial; more calls to action on the Prawer Plan and the raising of Arab village of Susya; several pieces on the connectiveness between Mandela's struggle and that of the Palestinians; Eva Bartlett in town Friday December 13; music from Crossing Borders, with Sakher ... (more)
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Revelatory moments are few in life. I had such an experience 11 years ago. I was teaching 7th graders an afternoon class at a religious school in a South Florida Conservative synagogue.
In the latest iteration of communal thinkers puzzling over the state of American Jewry and how to counter the dwindling number of non-Orthodox Jews, the sociologist Steven M. Cohen and Rabbi Kerry Olitzky have proposed a new path to affiliation with the Jewish people.
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Why the enduring "special relationship" between the U.S. and Israel? Cultural historians, who look at symbols and stories more than politics and policies, say a big part of it goes back to the late 1950s, when Leon Uris' novel Exodus reached the top of the bestseller list and was then turned into a blockbuster film, with an all-star cast headed by ... (more)
First there was the Conservative movement's October biennial conference, billed as "The conversation of the century" and opened up to presenters from outside the movement.
MK Rabbi Yisrael Eichler on Sunday evening welcomed the Jewish Home party's awakening, after it "expressed astonishment over [Finance Minister] Yair Lapid's words in favor of uprooting Jewish communities."
SPRINGFIELD — Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen's family arrived in Springfield more than 100 years ago, his story as well as countless others are highlighted in the latest book of The Republican's Heritage Series.