Jewish identity has been an issue in the Jewish community at least since the beginning of the Common Era, and perhaps even before.
Yiddish words are increasingly seeping into the English language.
Jihad, a holy war against the infidel, is the personal duty of every Muslim, and if he does not wage it, he will die as a religious hypocrite.
The idea that all of the Torah was given to Moses on Sinai is complex, rife with textual, historical, and philosophical problems.
Muslims of the Far East see the Arab jihadis of the Middle East in much the same way that non-Orthodox Jews view Charedim.
"The Left has singularly lacked courage in the difficult fight to defend secularism."
When Chassidim make a request to a government official, he pays attention.
Thirty-eight Sejm members representing Tusk’s ruling Civic Platform party joined with the opposition in voting to outlaw ritual slaughter.
When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.
I know families with an OTD child that are very right wing, moderate Charedi, and right wing Modern Orthodox.
Divine affirmation is the foundation of Judaism. Everything else comes after.
"Any attempt to argue as if I ever admitted such an act is a despicable lie," was Rabbi Elon's initial response to the allegations.
They live in a world apart from the rest of observant Jewry.
But surely, you will say, Judaism requires one to respect one’s religious leaders. In theory this is so.
The two were recorded on security cameras as they were ripping a Mezuzah off the wall
Rabbi David Lau committed to consulting with "giur breaker" Rabbi Sherman before any consultation on conversions.
The IDF gets a new weapon next year. Meet Baltimore-born Nili Block and Mumbai convert Sarah Avraham, both of them religious and the new world champs in Thailand-style kick-boxing.
The record number of kipa-wearing Jews in the new Knesset surely shows that secular Jews do not really hate religious Jews.
Everything Dov Indig, killed in action during the Yom Kippur War, said about the secular kibbutz movement has happened.
Lapid is a patriot who is both honest and who has a clear vision for the future. A vision that is inclusive of all!
Among the many things Judaism can do for you is to give meaning to your life.
I don’t know what is in the air in Israel that makes some people think that they are doing the right thing by God in sticking knives into the heads of their opponents.
A large menorah covered in seashells and used to spread the light of Hanukkah at Miami Beach was vandalized on Sunday, scrawled with black graffiti stating “You Killed Jesus”.
'Shomer negiah,' the halachic bar on physical contact with the opposite sex, is wrongly treated by many as a Chumra that many do not observe.
I have not done this before. I have never memorialized two of the closest people to me in one article. I gave it a lot of thought, and it is not just because they died within hours of each other two years ago that I decided to do this. It is also because there was a tremendous connection between them, and as I thought of each one I was overwhelmed by the similarities.
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