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One of the foundations of Judaism is that each individual has free choice. G0D gave us the capacity to choose between good and evil and it is this freedom of choice that enables human beings to change.
From the macram Jewish star adorning the ark and the Middle Eastern-style lamp serving as a ner tamid, to the pillows on a bare floor and the sparely decorated walls, the room looks exactly as it does in a photograph from "The Jewish Catalog," the iconic do-it-yourself Judaism guidebook published in 1973 that brought the then 5-year-old Havurat ... (more)
"I was a total humanities major - never balanced a checkbook in my life - so God sent me to be rabbi to the engineers," says Pressman, who retired last month after 33 years as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth David in Saratoga.
Thanks mostly to migration from across Canada and elsewhere, Vancouver's Jewish community is one of the fastest growing in North America.
On a recent Tuesday evening, a group of about two dozen Jews in their 20s and 30s huddled around wooden tables poring over the text for the week's Torah portion.
Recently ousted "Meet the Press" host David Gregory is writing a book on his Jewish faith, our colleague Mike Allen reports.
Judaism is not a philosophy, but a spiritual science. The Torah outlines a complete spiritual pathway by which one can maximize one's relationships -- with one's self, with others, and with God.
When people are busy in the present doing what they love, or otherwise feel compelled to do, they tend to worry less about its future.
Yes, American Jews, according to the 2013 Pew study , retain a strong sense of distinct identity, despite their distancing themselves from synagogue life and other forms of religious expression.
Jewish identity, like all identity, is a narrative construct, a by-product of story.
MK Meir Sheetrit accuses Sa'ar of organizing deal for Rivlin to get haredi MKs' support, by promising to close stores in Tel Aviv on Shabbat.
Participating in the Torah-giving ceremony are: Chazzan Cliff Abramson, Temple Sinai Vice President of Ritual Marvin Glusman, Rabbi Geoff Huntting, Herb Schimmel, Ellen and Marty Honig, Kehillah Secretary Anne Schimberg and Sandy Gladstone.
WASHINGTON As the Islamic State tears across Iraq and Syria this summer, sending religious minorities fleeing for their lives, Congress created a new job at the State Department - one the president needs to fill immediately, say those who pushed for the position.
As the Islamic State tears across Iraq and Syria this summer, sending religious minorities fleeing for their lives, Congress created a new job at the State Department - one the president needs to fill immediately, say those who pushed for the position.
While originally he was known for his roles in fictional dramas and comedies, now Williams serves as an example of real life perseverance and resolve.
Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman, the former executive director of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, is a leading writer and thinker on topics of feminism, Judaism, Israel and orthodoxy.
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