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1 hr ago | Jewish World Review

The Divine's humanism

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.

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5 hrs ago | Jewish Chronicle

Gaza wounds go very deep

'Here, you have 60 seconds to get to the shelter", Rabbi Mauricio Balter explains to me.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

the synagogue today | Iconic - 60s havurah hangs on to its countercultural roots

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)

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The Jewish News Weekly

'Rabbi to the engineers' retires after 33 years of serving Saratoga

"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.

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Vancouver Courier

Pacific Spirit: A welcoming home for young Jews

Thanks mostly to migration from across Canada and elsewhere, Vancouver's Jewish community is one of the fastest growing in North America.

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The Jewish News Weekly

the synagogue today | In Boston, Riverway reaches young Jews outside synagogue walls

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.

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Politico

David Gregory writing book on Judaism

Recently ousted "Meet the Press" host David Gregory is writing a book on his Jewish faith, our colleague Mike Allen reports.

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Patheos

Jewish Spirituality Versus Jewish Ritual

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.

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Patheos

The Last Jews Standing?

Every Jew is a precious asset, and the Orthodox mourn the loss of every Jewish soul who brings the 3,300-year-long odyssey of survival against all odds to a dead end with his or her assimilation.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Patheos

Judaism's Future: The Blessing of Continuous Assimilation

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.

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Patheos

The Military Diminishment of Judaism

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.

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Patheos

Judaism's Future: The Means to Planetary Salvation

Jewish identity, like all identity, is a narrative construct, a by-product of story.

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Jerusalem Post

Sa'ar denies presidential deal with haredim

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.

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YourObserver

Temples share the Torah

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.

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Religion News Service

Global religious hot spots get their own U.S. envoy

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.

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The Washington Post

Global religious hot spots get their own U.S. envoy

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.

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Jerusalem Post

Robin Williams and true comedy

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.

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Forward

Fighting the Israeli Macho: A Gchat with Elana Sztokman

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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The Times-Picayune

Temple Sinai will hosts introduction to basic Judaism class in New Orleans

Temple Sinai will offer an introduction to basic Judaism class, beginning Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. at the temple, 6227 St. Charles Ave., in New Orleans.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Arutz Sheva Israel News

The Trouble with Islam

Judaism, the original monotheistic faith began with the patriarch Abraham almost 4000 years ago, coincidentally, in almost the same part of Iraq where Yazidi women are right now being herded away in Toyota pick-up trucks to become slaves and Jihadi wives.

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