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Posted on: November 22nd, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
There is no such thing as a homosexual person, man or woman, in halacha. There are only homosexual acts.
Posted on: November 21st, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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 […]
Posted on: November 21st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
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 […]
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Middle East → Iran
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.
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
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 […]
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
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 […]
Posted on: November 19th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
The festival marked the 90th birthday of President Shimon Peres, and the 100th birthday of late Prime Minster Menachem Begin.
Posted on: November 18th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
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 […]
Posted on: November 15th, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
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.
Posted on: November 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
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 […]
Posted on: November 14th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
We should set the record straight on this term, at least when it comes to describing the noble act of a Jewish person.
Posted on: November 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Assimilation
"The problem of assimilation among American Jews is not only an American problem, it's our problem, too."
Posted on: November 13th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
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 […]
Posted on: November 12th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
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 […]
Posted on: November 12th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Judaism
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.
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
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?
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Israel → IDF
It is absolutely critical that religious Jewish girls have a support network throughout their IDF service.
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