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Hamas is awful. But how can any faithful Jew look at Israel's disproportionate violence against innocents and defend it? What kind of Jew would I be if I were not horrified by the incredible death and destruction being wrought on the Palestinian people? Faith and history command us to abhor all violence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The limitless value of human life in Judaism leads us to an understanding of the difference between killing and any other transgression.
Our Judaism today is an outgrowth of the ancient, original teachings going back to Moses's adaptation, but it is not identical.
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.
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" .
'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' .
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.
One of the great productive tensions between Jewish tradition and contemporary spirituality is that between time and the timeless.
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.
A Macon Rabbi says he and 55 members of his synagogue's trip to Israel in October may be in jeopardy.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 03:46 am
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