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Man Faces Charges in Death of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro

Phoenix police Tuesday arrested five people in the shocking deaths of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro, who were found tied up and burned beyond recognition.

Culture Wars: From The Maccabees To Matisyahu’s Beard

For Jews, assimilating out is easy – but the real challenge is to assimilate in, to process 3,500 years of Jewish history, knowledge, and texts, and to somehow find a way to be modern, creative, and free yet still in line with Jewish tradition.

Sane And Insane In Norway

Last month, two court-appointed forensic psychiatrists concluded that ideological mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik — who killed 77 Norwegians in July — is insane. Other experts disagree.

PM ends campaign targeting Israeli emigrants

Under pressure from overseas, Prime Minister Netanyahu ends a powerful ad campaign targeting Israelis living overseas.

Empowering Israelis To Express Themselves

Imagine if 100 million Americans participated in the Tea Party movement. And then imagine that the movement had no impact on American politics. Finally imagine that in the wake of the Tea Party movement, Republicans embraced President Obama's positions on spending and taxation.

Title: The Mind of the Mourner Individual and Community in Jewish Mourning

Grief is a universal experience. But mourning, which is the religious and cultural expression of that grief, reflects the specific community's values and world

‘Cultural Intifada’ As Artists, Celebrities Cancel Israel Plans

JERUSALEM - Actress Meg Ryan's decision to cancel her appearance at this week's Jerusalem Film Festival didn't garner the same attention in Israel as British rocker Elvis Costello's nixing his Israel concert this spring.

‘Cultural Intifada’ As Artists, Celebrities Cancel Israel Plans

JERUSALEM - Actress Meg Ryan's decision to cancel her appearance at this week's Jerusalem Film Festival didn't garner the same attention in Israel as British rocker Elvis Costello's nixing his Israel concert this spring.

BT Parents/FFB Kids (Part II)

In Part I (10-30-09) I responded to a question posed by a ba'al teshuvah (BT) who wanted to ensure that his frum-from-birth (FFB) children become well-integrated, healthy and normal, frum Jews.

BT Parents/FFB Kids (Part I)

Dear Rabbi Horowitz: What is your advice for ba'alei teshuvah (BT) parents raising frum-from-birth (FFB) children in terms of ensuring that the children are well-integrated, healthy and normal frum Jews? It is sometimes easy for us, as BT parents, to be very strict because of insecurities from our own upbringing and lack of family minhagim. It would be helpful if you offered a few pointers, to be explored with rebbe'im and suited for our family needs. Thank you.

On The Passing Of Victor D. Sanua

Victor D. Sanua, Ph.D., z"l, a pioneer in cross-cultural studies of mental illness, was also known for his studies on American Jewish communities and the Jews of Egypt, passed away July 12, at the age of 88 in Brooklyn, New York.

Title: The Sun’s Special Blessing

Jewish day school and yeshiva classroom around the world are buzzing with excitement as children are being taught the special meaning and significance of Birkas HaChama.

Title: The Sun’s Special Blessing

Jewish day school and yeshiva classroom around the world are buzzing with excitement as children are being taught the special meaning and significance of Birkas HaChama.

Polish Events In Israel

With all the missiles and rockets being fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Hamas and the retaliatory bombing of Hamas targets by Israel there has been a very large rise in anti-Israel demonstrations around the world.

Polish Events In Israel

With all the missiles and rockets being fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Hamas and the retaliatory bombing of Hamas targets by Israel there has been a very large rise in anti-Israel demonstrations around the world.

Siona Benjamin: Finding Home

Siona Benjamin is a most unusual artist determined to recast Jewish art as a dynamic, cross-cultural phenomenon.

Gilded Lions And Jeweled Horses: Woodcarving From The Synagogue To The Carousel

Much like the Jewish people themselves, the legacy of Jewish Art has miraculously survived seemingly endless assaults over the past two centuries.

Jewish Enough In LA?

The L.A Story, a selection of works from 10 contemporary Los Angeles Jewish artists currently at the Hebrew Union College - Institute of Religion Museum, poses the question of what exactly constitutes Jewish Art and what is its condition today on the West Coast.

Title: Guide To Jewish New York City

Oscar Israelowitz has outdone himself with the recently published, entirely updated guide to Jewish sights, sounds and fragrances of interest in all of New York City.

Dancing The Ballets Russes, Jewish Art Deco At The MFA, Boston

It stands at 120 feet by 720 feet, and it weighs one million pounds.

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