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42 min ago | The Jewish News Weekly

back to school | First job as synagogue's youth director a natural fit for rabbi's son

When Jory Gwasdoff landed his first job out of college at a synagogue, it didn't come as any surprise to his parents, who certainly know their way around a congregation.


Related Topix: Religion, Israel, World News, Middle East, University of Oregon, Family, Kids

4 hrs ago | The Jersey Journal

New spiritual leader joins Summit synagogue

After a year-long search process, Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit welcomes its new rabbi on Aug. 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, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Religion, Chatham, NJ, Millburn, NJ

9 hrs ago | Newsday

Rennerts' donation funds Lieberman professorship at Yeshiva University

Long Island billionaire and mining company magnate Ira Rennert and his wife, Ingeborg Rennert, have given Yeshiva University an undisclosed gift that led to the appointment of former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman as a professor of public policy and public service, the university said Thursday.


Related Topix: Yeshiva University, US Politics, Joseph Lieberman, US News, US Senate, New Haven, CT, Religion

10 hrs ago | The Jewish News Weekly

back to school | Taking yeshiva education out of the box

According to some yeshiva educators, a successful Jewish student would be one who masters the Talmud, the laws of Shabbat and kashrut, and the tales of the Midrash, says Rabbi Dovid Abenson.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Religion, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

10 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

The sin of carelessness: Parshat Masei

The limitless value of human life in Judaism leads us to an understanding of the difference between killing and any other transgression.


Related Topix: Religion, Opinion

12 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Tradition Today: From tragedy to triumph

Our Judaism today is an outgrowth of the ancient, original teachings going back to Moses's adaptation, but it is not identical.


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

16 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Judaism can protect against suicide: Israeli study

In a cross-sectional study published in the journal European Psychiatry in June, religious Jewish teenagers exhibited less than half as much suicide-risk behavior, including attempted suicide, as their secular Jewish peers.


Related Topix: Israel, Religion, World News, Middle East, Family, Teenagers, Suicide

16 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Insights into the Parsha: Massei

EFFORT & EXPENSES Mass'ei is the travel diary of Israel in the wilderness, introduced with the words, "And Moses wrote down their goings forth on their journeys" .


Related Topix: Religion

16 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Parshat Masei: Destiny vs destination

'You shall inherit the land [or chase away the inhabitants of] and dwell in it, because it is to you that I have given this land to inherit it' .


Related Topix: Religion

20 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Orgs Appeal to US Over 'Jerusalem' Passport

The Anti-Defamation League has filed an amicus brief in Zivotofsky v. Kerry on Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have their place of birth listed as "Israel" on their American passports.


Related Topix: Jerusalem, AR, Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, US Supreme Court

21 hrs ago | Forward

Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' Captures the Spirit of the Time

One of the great productive tensions between Jewish tradition and contemporary spirituality is that between time and the timeless.


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

22 hrs ago | Your Democracy

on the jewish condition...

In the Exodus account, Israel suffered without apparent sin. It prays for help, and God hears and sends a redeemer .


Related Topix: Religion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Temple Sholom Student Helps Homefirst Kids Get New School Supplies

Scotch Plains/Fanwood, NJ -- Daniel Serna, a bar mitzvah student at Temple Sholom of Scotch Plains/Fanwood, is collecting school supplies for children whose families are served by Homefirst in Plainfield.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Fanwood, NJ, Plainfield, NJ, Religion, Cranford, NJ

Macon Rabbi says trip to Israel in jeopardy

A Macon Rabbi says he and 55 members of his synagogue's trip to Israel in October may be in jeopardy.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Religion

Baltimore Jewish Times

Annapolis Approves New Eruv

On Thursday, July 17, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides held an official dedication ceremony to authorize the Maryland state capital's new eruv around the city.


Related Topix: Annapolis, MD, Religion

Commentary Magazine

A Disgraceful Smear: Blaming Judaism for Israel's Fallen

I wasn't planning on writing about Slate senior editor Allison Benedikt's deeply ignorant screed against Israel this morning, both because of discomfort with rewarding click-trolling and because it was so obviously abhorrent that by the time I got around to it I would just be repeating others.


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

Jerusalem Post

Edelstein: I could say there will be peace with Hamas, but I'd be lying

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein presented a pessimistic but realistic, in his words, view of prospects for peace to the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement's Emergency Solidarity Mission to Israel visiting the Knesset Wednesday.


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

New Jersey Jewish News

Catholic teen finds spiritual home in Judaism NEW

Though her family is Catholic and she had profound spiritual feelings, for some reason Christianity never clicked for her.


Related Topix: Religion, Yeshiva University

The Jersey Journal

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains offering new membership options

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.


Related Topix: Scotch Plains, NJ, Religion


Modern Judaism's Proscriptive Nature

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: Religion, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Israel, World News, Middle East