Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
In honor of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, gay news site Queerty is encouraging LGBT Jews to buy a new book featuring a Jewish boy with two fathers, the first of its kind to bring Judaism, children, and homosexuality together.
“The Purim Superhero” is about a little Jewish boy who wants to dress differently than his friends for the annual holiday on which Jewish children don costumes, ultimately getting assistance in making his decision from his two dads.
The book is not currently available at book sales giant Amazon.com, but is on sale through Keshet, an organization “working for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews in Jewish life”, as well as through Kar-Ben publishers.
Gil Ronen of the Family Lobby in Israel told the Jewish Press that “our culture is being systematically deluged with visions for ‘alternative families’ and there are dozens of foreign funds that encourage every form of sexuality other than the conventional one. Parents need to be on the lookout for this type of content which can spring up in the most unexpected places.”
“Society has an interest in raising children to strive for healthy family life, and Jewish morality is not just something that superstitious old-fashioned people believe in,” Ronen said. ”Rather it is a reflection of the natural and healthy way society is meant to be.”
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Last month’s column sketched the myriad of social programs in which the Orthodox American communal worker and leader Adolphus S. Solomons (1826-1910) was involved. Adolphus married Rachel Seixas Phillips (1828-1881), a descendant of colonial patriot families and together they had eight daughters and a son.
This year’s parade, the 87th annual extravaganza of marching bands, floats, and giant balloons, featured something really unique and different: a balloon/float of a large blue dreidel.
Just like you
I too have a soul
A soul that is G-dly
Just like you.
Now my friend
I ask you,
Am I different from you?
It’s not Chanukah without latkes! That’s true; but don’t make the same boring latkes this year. Go for something healthier, more vibrant, and flavorful.
Each year at our family Chanukah party, we try to introduce a new activity, to keep things fun and exciting for the children and adults alike. Last year’s addition – a huge hit – was a menorah-making contest.
Prof. Malka Schaps was born Mary Kramer, a Protestant, in Cleveland, Ohio. When she was sixteen, she started questioning the rationale of moral conduct: Why be good?
Honestly, it would be hard to choose the one area that could win the title “the most dramatic site” in Eretz Yisrael. However, one strong candidate has to be Gush Etzion.
Keep in mind that people sometimes distance themselves from family in order to – in their view – protect their marriage.
From the time we are small, we are taught to have good manners and to “be nice.” Our parents teach us that we need to exhibit kindness and be polite. When someone asks something of us, we are supposed to do our best to accommodate him or her.
I have a background in counseling, and I can say that the biggest mistake that I ever made was refusing psychological help after we lost the twins. I was trying to keep my tough-guy facade going, and convinced myself that I could deal with the pain.
In yet another sign of how popular kosher products have become, a symposium on kosher food production and certification recently took place in what may seem a most unlikely location: Hawaii.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed attorney Andrew Friedman to the Commission on Local Government Services. L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich presented the motion of appointment.
A musical response by Northeastern students to the past Menorah vandalism on our campus.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with Pope Francis in the Vatican and with Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, and with both, the Iranian nuclear issue was a major topic of conversation.
Rabbi Aharon Bina is dean of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh
Israeli police prevent Jews from entering the site of the very Temple the Maccabees purified and re-opened more than 2,000 years ago.
An unlikely collaboration between a Russian Israeli and a Spanish Moroccan has produce films showcasing a variety of general and American Jewish causes.
The interpreter was crying while translating the Polish rescuer’s response.
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