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3 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Glen Ridge students graduate from Jewish Cultural School and Society

Three students from Glen Ridge were among the eleven students of the Jewish Cultural School & Society who had their Graduation/B'nai Mitzvah on May 31 and June 7 in the JCC Auditorium in West Orange.

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3 hrs ago | TheAlternativePress.com

Congregation Beth Israel Announces New Membership Options for Young Families

Scotch Plains, NJ Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains announced that it has revised its membership categories to make joining the synagogue more affordable for young families whose children are entering its Religious School.

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Related Topix: Scotch Plains, NJ, Religion, Fanwood, NJ, Westfield, NJ

6 hrs ago | Forward

No, Negotiating With Hamas Is Not 'Undignified'

"Apart from fringe elements such as the Jewish Voice for Peace, which abandoned the last shred of its dignity when its rabbinic co-chair presented Hamas as a force for reason, American Jews of all persuasions back Israel's position."

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

10 hrs ago | ABC News

32 Nations Back Judaism's Yom Kippur as UN Holiday

Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism's holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Religion, Yom Kippur

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

32 nations back Judaism's Yom Kippur as UN holiday

Thirty-two countries have written to a U.N. General Assembly committee asking the United Nations to recognize Judaism's holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Religion, Yom Kippur, World News

10 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

32 nations back Judaism's Yom Kippur as UN holiday

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Religion, Yom Kippur

13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Literature and loving the Jewish diaspora

In recent days, a number of progressive commentators, including Ezra Klein and Jonathan Chait , have published searching pieces about their evolving relationships to Israel.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Religion, World News

15 hrs ago | Chicago Jewish Community

High-flying, yet down-to-earth

He has studied biomedical engineering and piloted a glider over the Rockies, but the experience that has guided Rabbi Aaron Panken's career the most, he says, was running Jewish youth groups.

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Related Topix: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Religion, Johns Hopkins University, New York University

19 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Annual Tzohar Conference 'Connecting the People to Judaism'

The religious-Zionist Tzohar rabbinical organization held its annual summer conference in central Jerusalem Monday.

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

23 hrs ago | Forward

'Jews Who Rock' Only Scratches Surface of Fame and Faith

In the gallery of Jewish Museum Milwaukee, sunlight streams in through windows that display colorful floor-to-ceiling banners from a concert shot taken at Milwaukee Summerfest in 1995.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Pop/Rock, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan, Barry Manilow, Religion

23 hrs ago | Forward

J Street's Gaza War Support Wins 'Moderate' Praise - But Alienates Some Backers

The last time Israel invaded Gaza, in 2008, the activist group J Street took a hard line against Operation Cast Lead.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

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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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.

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Examiner.com

Lawmakers, Immigrants and Border Controls

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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Related Topix: Long Grove, IL, Religion

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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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.

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

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.

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