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Question: A very Orthodox man came to our door collecting for a school which helps special needs children in Israel.
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I was standing in Auschwitz last month when news filtered through that Margaret Thatcher had died.
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While there are many disagreements about the future of the Jewish community, the direction which it is taking and the ways that it may change, one issue seems to be agreed upon by all sides - the importance of Jewish education as a way of imparting a strong Jewish identity to the next generation.
The Church felt obliged to change some of it after Jewish leaders sought to interfere, one complaining that it was "an outrage to everything that interfaith dialogue stands for... and closes the door on meaningful dialogue". Another said "it reads like an Inquisition-era polemic against Jews and Judaism." The Israeli ambassador moaned that it ... (more)
It is fashionable among many Christians today to regard anything that is habitual to be "unspiritual." Habitualness smacks of cold religious formalism rather than the warm, spontaneous response of the human spirit to God.
Yet, two centuries of Christian Colonialism prevented him and many other Igbo from exploring that connection further.
I'm a skeptical person. So I was apprehensive when Yesh Atid won 19 mandates in the Israeli parliament this January.
A group of Jewish women in their senior years will celebrate a childhood rite of passage today.
There was this Israeli man who from time to time put a slip of paper in the cracks between the stones of the Western Wall, asking God for favors - as Jews have been doing for centuries.
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews participate at a May 16, 2013 rally to oppose the government's plan to start drafting yeshiva students into military and national service.
United Torah Judaism Ya'akov Litzman was questioned with a warning by police on Thursday in suspicion of fraud, Army Radio reported.
In this week's Torah reading we read about a unique observance: The rule of the Nazirite.
" A local rabbinical court ruled that the petitioning couple's marriage had been religiously invalid from the outset because the woman's conversion to Judaism 14 years earlier, was inauthentic." Introduction: What appears below, although critical, is meant to draw attention to issues I feel may impact how Israel is viewed by our Diaspora.
This week the two Abrahamic faiths of Judaism and Christianity celebrate the liturgical feast of Pentecost , which is the ancient Jewish holiday festival called the "feast of weeks" or Shavuot .
After the disgusting display of intolerance at the Western Wall on Friday, when a concerted and violent effort was made to prevent the Women of the Wall from giving thanks to the Creator on the new month of Sivan, on a morning preceding Shabbat and just a few days before the Shavuot festival - which teaches kindness, concern for one's fellow human ... (more)