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My liberal Orthodox shul on the Lower East Side is a warm place for gays – but not for the gay agenda.
 

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

There is no such thing as a homosexual person, man or woman, in halacha. There are only homosexual acts.

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Posted on: November 21st, 2013

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A Canadian rabbi has created a new kind of Kosher certification named “Kosher Check” that not only makes sure foods are kosher under Jewish dietary laws but also monitors manufacturers to make sure they conform to food-safety controls. Rabbi Avraham Feigelstock, who sits on the Vancouver Rabbinical Court, said, “Approval will be predicated on food […]

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Posted on: November 21st, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

A German pastor who defended Jews’ rights to ritual circumcision will receive the highest award of the Central Council of Jews in Germany in ceremonies in Berlin Thursday evening. The awarding of the Leo Baeck Prize will honor Nikolaus Schneider, 66, president of the council of the Evangelical Church in Germany – the country’s main […]

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Jews, most of them elderly, show up in Tehran to state they support Iran's nuclear position.
 

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

The Iranian Propaganda Ministry is getting hard up when it has to herd Jews, most of them elderly, holding Torah scrolls in Tehran to voice support for Iran’s nuclear development.

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The stone altar above may have been used for sacrificial offerings in ancient Shiloh long after the time of the Tabernacle.
 

Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Shiloh, in Samaria, was the site of the first Tabernacle in Israel. Archaeologists now have found evidence that after Shilo was destroyed and Jews returned, they sacrificed even during the First Temple period.

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

The auction sale of an illustrated Haggadah manuscript dating back to 1726 is expected to bring in as much as $1.5 million, the London Independent reported Tuesday. An auctioneer discovered it in an Osem soup carton in the garage at a house in Manchester where he was carrying out a routine evaluation for the relatives […]

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Europe’s first Jewish divinity program at a state university opened in Germany at the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. The School for Jewish Theology, which launched Monday, is being called a groundbreaking development in the German university system, which until now has only subsidized Catholic and Protestant theological training programs. Islamic programs also were introduced […]

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Posted on: November 19th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

The festival marked the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres, and the 100th birthday of late Prime Minster Menachem Begin.

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Posted on: November 18th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Fire damaged the first floor of the former site of the Agriprocessors kosher meat processing plant in Iowa. The late Friday night fire at Agri Star Meat & Poultry in Postville started in a dryer that was left on in the plant’s laundry room, according to reports, and has been classified as accidental. No one […]

A Jewish olah kissing the ground on her first moment back in the home of her people. This is the essence of Isaiah 53 – a prophetic poem of the national redemption of God's children while the nations of the world are watching enviously.
 

Posted on: November 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelAliyah

Few chapters in the Jewish Bible have been used more vigorously and cleverly by Christian missionaries than this one, which happens to be a wonderful prophecy about the vindication of the Jewish nation.

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Posted on: November 14th, 2013

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A Brooklyn academy touted as the model for a national movement of Hebrew charter schools received an F on its New York City Department of Education Progress Report. The Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, which opened in 2009 and has 450 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, is one of 23 New York City elementary […]

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Rabbi Noah Muroff with cash.
 

Posted on: November 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

We should set the record straight on this term, at least when it comes to describing the noble act of a Jewish person.

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Chelsea Clinton Marries Marc Mezvinsky In Rhinebeck, New York
 

Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

"The problem of assimilation among American Jews is not only an American problem, it's our problem, too."

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Posted on: November 13th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Council of Europe will not ban Jewish ritual circumcision of boys, its leader assured members of the Conference of European Rabbis. Thorbjorn Jagland, the council’s secretary general, said Monday in Berlin that he wanted to make it “absolutely clear … that in no way does the Council of Europe want to ban the circumcision […]

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Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Norway appears to be on the way to protect circumcision for Jews and Muslims so long as they are performed in hospitals. The Conservative-Progress government is considering suggesting regulations to control circumcisions but with taking into account religious freedom, the Norwegian Foreigner newspaper reported Monday. A Conservative leader of the committee on health care said […]

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Former Deputy Foriegn Minister Danny Ayalon (L), in the role of a witness against his boss, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (R) who is looking at him meaningfully.
 

Posted on: November 12th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishJudaism

Absent much to do in the home country, Ayalon got a job teaching at YU, where America's future diplomats usually don't come from.

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Two rabbis for two Jewish communities: Israel's new chief rabbis,  Sephardi Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef (R) and Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

The idea of “One Rabbi for One People” sounds lovely, but can Jews really get along with each other if they have nothing to argue about?

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Young women at the "Sivuv Sha'arim" march around the old gates to the Holy Temples.
 

Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Several hundred women dare to pray near the Western Wall where they usually are prohibited. Several hundred men also are there. Women of the Wall? No. Meet the Women of the Temple Mount.

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Posted on: November 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

It is absolutely critical that religious Jewish girls have a support network throughout their IDF service.

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Is the former president aware of the disdain his Jewish friends in Israel and the world feel for the "messianic Jews" for whom he'll be raising funds at $100,000 a pop?
 

Posted on: November 8th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Messianic Jewish Bible Institute mission is to train leaders for Jewish ministry around the world.

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