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1 hr ago | Religion News Service

London rally will call for zero tolerance of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, a strong supporter of Israel who has been chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth for nearly one year.

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Related Topix: Kent County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Religion

4 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Lev Tahor expelled from Guatemala village after conflict with locals

Members of the Lev Tahor ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect walk down a street in Chatham, Ont., March 5, 2014.

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

4 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish cult banished from Guatemala village by locals

A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews have been forced out of their homes in a bitter conflict with hostile villagers.

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

4 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

Lev Tahor expeled from Guatemala village after conflict with locals

Members of the Lev Tahor ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect walk down a street in Chatham, Ont., March 5, 2014.

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

8 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Shoftim: Learning and Leadership

The parsha of Shoftim is the classic source of the three types of leadership in Judaism, called by the sages the "three crowns": of priesthood, kingship and Torah.

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9 hrs ago | Forward

Liberal Zionists Unite

The worst thing that can happen now to the Israeli liberal left is if Liberal Zionists around the world turn their backs on Israel and give up.

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

11 hrs ago | Boston Herald

El-baz: Dire need for Muslims to lead fight vs. fanaticism

Nothing could be more harmful to Islam than today's shenanigans of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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Related Topix: Religion, Opinion

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

'Inviting, inclusive, joyful, deep': Aquarian Minyan turns 40

As the sun slips behind the Golden Gate, high in the Berkeley Hills a group of 20 men and women, some past retirement age, others fast approaching it, sit in an open-air circle sipping wine and preparing to welcome the Sabbath Queen.

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Related Topix: Berkeley, CA, Piedmont, CA, Religion

The Jewish News Weekly

'Judaism is a very wide path': Marin shul launches alternative spirituality center

The Ten Commandments may be written in stone, but Jewish traditions are not, according to organizers of Congregation Kol Shofar's Center for Jewish Spirituality.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Yael Enkin's Journey Through Art: From Catholicism to Judaism

Born into a good Catholic family, Yael was raised with strong values, parents who encouraged her to believe in herself and a very creative grandmother.

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The Jewish News Weekly

seniors | With help, Jewish grandparents adapt to rise of interfaith families

One of the most significant trends within the American Jewish community over the past few decades has been the continued rise of intermarriage.

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The Jewish News Weekly

New head of Brandeis in Marin ready for year of change

Peg Sandel grew up questioning religion, but it wasn't until she was a freshman at a Christian college that she decided to convert to Judaism and make Jewish learning her career.

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Related Topix: Religion, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, Berkeley, CA, San Rafael, CA

Jewish Chronicle

JC Power 100: Numbers 100 - 51

Who are the most influential figures shaping Jewish life in Britain? From communal activists to multi-millionaires and showbusiness celebrities, we reveal the first 50 As principal of London's Leo Baeck College, Dr Kahn-Harris is responsible for training the rabbis of the future for Reform and Liberal communities in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

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Forward

It's Getting Harder To Get Kicked Out of Hebrew School

And for Atarah Derrick, it was the storyboard of The Romantics' song "Talking in Your Sleep" that teachers found lodged in her notebook.

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Related Topix: Asbury Park, NJ, Religion

New Jersey Jewish News

From Catholic high to Jerusalem yeshiva NEW

The 18-year-old from Montclair, brought up in a black Baptist-Catholic family, and schooled at a Catholic high school, left for Israel this week for 10 months of study at a yeshiva in Jerusalem.

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Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Orthodox Church, Livingston, NJ, Orange, NJ

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 11:02 AMAfter Gaza Operation, How Are the Parties Polling?

One day after the end of Operation Protective Edge the Jewish Home party continues to ride high in the polls, as Prime Minister Netanyahu's approval ratings continue to nosedive.

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Jerusalem Post

Shabbat planet

A well-known Jewish joke details a delegation to Mars that was prevented by the locals from lighting a match to discern whether there was oxygen there.

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Ditmas Park Corner

New Hebrew Afterschool Program at Windsor Terrace Y

IAC Keshet is a Hebrew after school immersion and dual language program for Hebrew speaking and non-Hebrew speaking children ages 3.5 and older.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Now Toronto

Jewish folk opera is bawdy-positive

You know about Adam and Eve. But how about Adam's earlier partner, Lilith, who wanted nothing to do with the first man? Lilith, The Night Demon In One Lewd Act talks about her origins and transformation into a demon who torments men's nocturnal dreams.

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Chicago Tribune

Ultra-Orthodox rabbi accused in sex assault suit

A federal lawsuit alleging that an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who runs seminaries for girls in Israel is a sexual predator offers a rare look into the most traditional branch of Judaism, where a young woman's religious education can prove key to finding a good husband through a matchmaker.

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