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3 hrs ago | The Raw Story
A death row inmate, who claims he is now a practicing orthodox Jew after meeting with a prison rabbi in the 90's, is suing the Connecticut Department Of Corrections claiming they are denying him the practice of his religion by not serving him kosher food. According to the Hartford Courant , Steven Hayes, 51, has filed a handwritten lawsuit, filed in federal court, stating that he has lost weight and is starving because he is not being provided with a kosher diet.
6 hrs ago | Forward
"Dad, I want to have a bar mitzvah! And - I'll get a Hebrew name. I'm going to go with either Shlomo or Shmuel."
10 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
In Israel, chief municipal rabbis were able to perform conversions until the late 1990s, when the authority was centralized to the chief rabbinate; Currently there are just four conversion courts. The Tzohar rabbinical association hit back defiantly on Sunday and over the weekend against critics of conversion reforms that are expected to be enacted in the coming days and which have been strongly promoted by the organization.
14 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post
It would appear that Reuven Rivlin is widely regarded as not just the president of the people of Israel, but of the Jewish world. This was intimated to him last week in declarations made by leaders of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the American Jewish Committee.
The following quote is from a Church source that dates the gospels according to level of emotionalism, a suspicious departure from generally accepted criteria such as radio-carbon analysis and textual consistency. Certainly "Matthew" is more strident in blaming "the Jews."
Rabbi David Levinsky teaches during a recent visit to the Temple Har Shalom in Park City. His duties will begin July 2015.
Joan Katz, 72, who has been representing ketubah artist since 1994, shows us some of her favorite's in her home in Merrick. Joan Katz, 72, who has been representing ketubah artist since 1994, shows us some of her favorite's in her home in Merrick.
In the foothills of the Sierra Morena, bathed by the waters of the Guadalquivir river, glitters one of the most beautiful jewels of Andalucia. Cordoba and its enormous cultural legacy reminds us of the different peoples which have lived in the city and which turned it into a highly privileged place, marked by the presence of four great civilisations - Roman, Islamic, Jewish and Christian.
The weather may be cooling down, but the fall box office is heating up thanks to a host of new releases. Take a look at the 10 must-see films of the season, according to Postmedia News film critic Chris Knight.
A man sentenced to death for a triple murder in a brutal home invasion in Connecticut is suing to demand a Kosher diet as a newly declared Orthodox Jew, saying the prison's resistance has forced him into "starvation." Steven Hayes, 51, invoked the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment in a handwritten lawsuit filed in federal court against officials at the Connecticut Department of Corrections.
Like most US politicians from both parties, Ted Cruz blindly supports the Jewish state of Israel with the blood and treasure of America and Americans and to the detriment of America and the rest of the world. Usually Christian clergy have their flocks firmly in the pro- Israel camp.
So now we stand on the edge of the abyss again. Do we bomb them into oblivion? Do we or do we not send in troops to train and advise? Will there be mission creep resulting in more lost lives? Now it seems like our world is on fire and we're surprised: A fire not ignited by, but fanned by fervent fundamentalist religion: The actions of a supposedly Christian nation that ignores its ally's murderous intent and continues to send taxpayer dollars to support genocide.
A Jewish college student is speaking out after she claims she was the victim of religious hate on the campus of UNC Charlotte. Neili Eggert is a 30-year-old junior at the school and says she's been the target of multiple religiously-motivated attacks while on campus.
About two years ago, artist Helena Czernek got the idea to seek out homes once occupied by Jews in her native Warsaw. Many prewar houses still had the outlines of mezuzahs that hung there, before the Holocaust nearly erased Polish Jewry.
For the second straight year, the Reform movement is partnering with the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation in an effort to register potential donors. A cheek swab will be taken from potential donors with the goal of helping patients suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers and genetic disorders.
"Tikkun Olam in the Land of the Dawn" will be presented by Barbara Kates to discuss the parallels between Native Americans' community truth and reconciliation and the struggles of the Jewish community, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Congregation Beth El, 183 French St. What is Tikkun Olam? The Hebrew phrase "Tikkun Olam" literally means "world repair." It is commonly used to refer to the pursuit of social action and social justice in Judaism.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 06:55 pm
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