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28 min ago | The Kentucky Democrat

Book Review: Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism

Politics, Faith, and the Making of American Judaism by Peter Adams Paperback: 230 pages Publisher: University of Michigan Press Adams explores how politics and faith played a role in the evolution of Judaism in America.


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4 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

National Jewish Democratic Council: Liberal Jews Worn Down Defending Obama

While the usual suspects are gloating that American Jewish support for Israel is falling away, what we've actually seen is support coming from unexpected places, even from Jewish celebrities who traditionally have had little use for Israel.


Related Topix: Religion

5 hrs ago |

Lawmakers, Immigrants and Border Controls

Racism in the Bible, if it could be called that, was not due to skin-color, but to religion.


Related Topix: Religion, Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Palestine, TX

10 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Shedding the trappings

Matisyahu, the artist regarded as an influential Jewish icon in the international music world, is playing on his own terms with his new album, Akeda.


Related Topix: Matisyahu, Reggae, Israel, World News, Middle East,

12 hrs ago | World Magazine

Conservatives cheer Obama nominee for religious liberty post

President Barack Obama got rare commendations from conservatives on Monday when he announced his nominee for a long-vacant State Department post charged with advocating for religious minorities around the world.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Religion, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf

16 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Congregation Beth Judea Offers Adult B'Nei Mitzvah Program in the Fall

Congregation Beth Judea is offering those Jewish Adults who did not have an opportunity to celebrate a bar or bat mitzvah at the age of 13 the opportunity to join in a special program that will teach you what you will need to become an Adult B'nei Mitzvah in 2016.


Related Topix: Long Grove, IL, Religion

19 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Ultra-Orthodox Kids Keep Getting HerpesBy Emily Shire

A circumcision tradition in the Ultra-Orthodox community is back in the spotlight after two babies contracted neonatal herpes, and Mayor De Blasio is doing nothing to stop it.


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20 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Ultimate Mission - " November 2014

World Jewry and the State of Israel are facing trying times. According to a number of reports, anti-Israel sentiment and global anti-Semitism are on the rise.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Terrorism, Religion

22 hrs ago | The Free Dictionary

Max Nordau

Max Simon Nordau , was a Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic. He was a co-founder of the World Zionist Organization together with Theodor Herzl , and president or vice president of several Zionist congresses.


Related Topix: Religion

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Tikkun Magazine

Is Blasphemy Punishable by Death in Islam?

"Revile not ye those whom they call upon besides Allah, lest they out of spite revile Allah in their ignorance.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam, Prophet, Gospel, World News, Pakistan, Asia, US News, Liberal Political News


VIDEO: London Rabbi fasts during Ramadan

An orthodox Rabbi from Edgware, north London, has fasted during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan like more than a million Muslims in London.


Related Topix: Ramadan, Life, Holidays, Religion

Potomac teen takes volunteering to new level

For Katie Hamelburg, volunteering is a way of life - and she's doing what she can to inspire other teens to offer their time and talent to help others, too.


Related Topix: Potomac, MD, University of Maryland College Park, Religion, Montgomery County, MD, Rockville, MD

ABA Journal

Lawyers look for secular solutions to the Orthodox Jewish divorce problem

Rabbi Jeremy Stern heads an organization that advocates on behalf of women trapped in religious marriages.


Related Topix: Wedding, Religion

Ukiah Blog Live

Sam Harris: Why Don"t I Criticize Israel?

AUDIO TRANSCRIPT [Note: This is a verbatim transcript of a spoken podcast. However, I have added notes like this one to clarify controversial points.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

USA Today

Obama to tap rabbi as religious freedom ambassador

Obama on Monday said he plans to tap Rabbi David Saperstein as the next Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job.


Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, Christian Music, RNS, Religion

In-depth Africa

Mumbai Muslims Announce Plans to Massacre Jews for Ramadan

Apparently no one is supposed to bomb Muslim terrorists during Ramadan. But it's okay for Muslims to kill non-Muslims during Ramadan.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Ramadan, Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

Synagogue to Greet New Spiritual Leader

After a year-long search process, Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit is set to welcome its new rabbi August 1. Rabbi Hannah Orden, who has served a congregation in New Hampshire for the past six years, will move to Summit with her husband, Don, a social worker.


Related Topix: Summit, NJ, Religion, Chatham, NJ, Millburn, NJ

The City Q/A. Journey Retrospectives II

The Q/A of NYC. Ilustration adapted from photo provided by MTA for 100th Anniversary of Grand Central from Michael Ochs , Getty Images.


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Gaza's Children Trapped in Despair

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Iran, Palestinian Territories, Religion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Detroit News

Injustice the enemy in Gaza

In addition to the many international crises, the Middle East, the center of the Abraham family, is on fire while two of the Abrahamic faith traditions are being hijacked.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Palestinian Territories, Opinion