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4 hrs ago | Jewish Chronicle

Have lesbian and gay rabbis found equality?

Twenty-five years ago, two lesbians were ordained under the auspices of London's Leo Baeck College: Rabbi Sheila Shulman and me.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, Religion

8 hrs ago | Park Record

Robot writes Torah at Berlin's Jewish Museum

The robot's quill runs across the paper scroll, from right to left, scribbling down ancient Hebrew letters with black ink.

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Related Topix: Religion, Park City, UT

12 hrs ago | Miami New Times

Atheists Claim Eruv 'Imposes Orthodox Judaism' on Miami Beach, Demand Removal

Two months ago, Riptide reported that residents of Miami Beach were angry that an eruv -- an orthodox Jewish enclosure -- had appeared in Pinetree Park.

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14 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Rethinking Judaism: Revenge and violence or peace and ethics?

Fear, furor and instability can be morally crippling even for a society that strives to be ethical.

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15 hrs ago | Forward

Mystery Mosaic Discovered in Ancient Galilee Synagogue

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brigham Young University, Trinity University , University of Toronto, and University of Wyoming believe that they have uncovered the first ancient synagogue mosaic to feature a non-biblical narrative.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Brigham Young University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Wyoming, Religion, Israel, World News, Middle East

Wed Jul 09, 2014

DFW Catholic

Mt 10:1-7 Conversion Starts at Home

Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, "Do not go into pagan territory or enter a Samaritan town.

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Related Topix: Pagan/Wiccan, Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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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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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