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Russian police had to pass security checks to enter the Sochi Winter Olympics, but Rabbi Berel Lazar was waved in without ever showing his ID.
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Placing an eight-day-old male into a stranger's arms for a brit milah, the ritual of circumcision that binds men to the Jewish covenant, can be a tremulous act of faith.
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Archaeologists in Israel have rediscovered nine new Dead Sea Scrolls that have lain unopened in a storeroom for around 60 years.
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In his new biography, "Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul" , Daniel Gordis writes passionately and poignantly about the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, from childhood in Brisk to the post of prime minister of Israel.
Where is God, and what does the Holy One want from us? These timeless questions animate so many of us spiritual seekers.
Another historic Tacoma church - a synagogue for the city's first Jewish congregation before a Pentecostal congregation bought it nearly 50 years ago - is up for sale.
If I were assigned the task of writing a biblical-style script for a play or a movie, the Book of Esther is the last place I would turn for inspiration.
Israeli lawmakers have voted to end the practice of exempting ultra-Orthodox Jews, or Haredi, from national service, a move that opens them up to military conscription for the first time in the country's 65-year history.
Like a double-helix swirled around each other in time, Judaism and Christianity are closely related, said Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D. Hoffman is the guest speaker for the March 24 Spring Jewish Studies Lecture at the Audubon Room of the Danna Student Center, Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Dubbing Judaism and Christianity "cousins," ... (more)
We received several letters to the editor critiquing Brian McLaren's portrayal of the Pharisees in "Beyond Fire and Brimstone" .
Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.
His Orthodox teachers, irked both by new, non-traditional readings and by the humanization of sacred texts, smell heresy.
"None of us is perfect," he said. "How can we relate to someone who is not flawed?" Bronfman was speaking at the Israel Museum at the tail end of a tribute to his late father Edgar Bronfman.
There is an unhealthy growth of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement which reflects a fundamental loathing of western civilisation.
The oldest known masks in the world went on display in Jerusalem on Tuesday in the largest-ever exhibit of the ghoulish faces, believed to have been created in the Holy Land thousands of years before the time of the Bible.
Shas, UTJ MKs hail Herzog, hope to "anoint him as the next PM," while opposition leader denies making an agreement with them.
Year-in-year out the argument is advanced that Vashti is the story's true feminist hero for her brave resistance; a victim of a male storyteller liking submissive women.