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1 hr ago | Now Toronto

Jewish folk opera is bawdy-positive

You know about Adam and Eve. But how about Adam's earlier partner, Lilith, who wanted nothing to do with the first man? Lilith, The Night Demon In One Lewd Act talks about her origins and transformation into a demon who torments men's nocturnal dreams.


Related Topix: Religion

2 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Ultra-Orthodox rabbi accused in sex assault suit

A federal lawsuit alleging that an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who runs seminaries for girls in Israel is a sexual predator offers a rare look into the most traditional branch of Judaism, where a young woman's religious education can prove key to finding a good husband through a matchmaker.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Wedding

2 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

What Ramy knew about the fall of Assad and the rise of the Islamic State

Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province on June 30. Photo by Stringer/Reuters After a few years of the cold shoulder, I finally heard from my Syrian friend, Ramy Mansour, and his message couldn't have been more clear: "I told you so."


Related Topix: Terrorism, Religion

3 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

Latino population welcomes Hebrew-language charter school in L.A.

Latinos account for 65 percent of the student population at the new Hebrew-language Lashon Academy Charter School - just a year after critics were saying the elementary school was too much like a Jewish day school to be receiving charter status from the Los Angeles Unified School District .


Related Topix: Education Etc., Israel, World News, Middle East, Los Angeles, CA, Van Nuys, CA, Religion, Woodland Hills, CA

3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

Coat of many colors: US Jewish leaders divided on Gaza truce

J Street roundly supports the truce, while the Zionist Organization of America says Israel should not have halted the operation.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, Religion

3 hrs ago | Forward

Seeking To Bridge Gap Between Jews and Urban St. Louis

In her travels throughout St. Louis as coordinator of the Student-to-Student program, Fawn Chapel has gotten to hear some humorous questions regarding Jewish life and culture.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Family, Teenagers

6 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Inside Israel, 11:01 PM'Quiet War' on David's Tomb 'as Dangerous as Arab War'

Rabbi Eldad Shmueli, an activist for the Jewish rights to King David's Tomb in Jerusalem's Mount Tzion, on Wednesday called on the public to visit the David's Tomb Compound to fight the change in status quo that threatens Jewish access to the holy site.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

9 hrs ago |

A deeper look at Messianic Judaism

Local News : Mission Mississippi's next Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, from 6:45am - 7:45am at Mt.


Related Topix: Religion, Messianic Judaism, Jackson, MS, Wedding

11 hrs ago | Chicago Jewish Community

What does Torah teach about depression?

In light of recent events that highlight those who face mental health challenges, we may be wondering if there is a "Jewish spin" to this tragedy.


Related Topix: Religion

17 hrs ago | Forward

Growing a New Eden (Garden) in Detroit

"The Black community was resistant to the Jewish community coming into the neighborhood at first," explained Chava Karen Knox, an African-American woman who converted to Judaism a couple of years ago.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, African-American, Religion, Life, Food, Nutrition, Vegetables

19 hrs ago |

Art of Nathan Hilu, 89, seen through the lens of Torah, Jewish...

"He wants to share his observations and thoughts about his life, and he has an urgency to be certain his viewers fully understand the background of the images he's presenting," said Laura E. Kruger, curator of the Hebrew Union College Museum in New York City where several hundred pieces of Hilu's artwork are archived.


Related Topix: Lower East Side (New York, NY), Religion, Entertainment

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Independent

Postcard from... Mumbai

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Related Topix: World News, India, Religion

The Atlantic

Europe's Slow Surrender To Intolerance

On the one hand, it is completely unsurprising that Europe has become a swamp of anti-Jewish hostility.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion

Still a scholar, but retiring as rabbi

Rabbi John Friedman, left, talks with Imam Abdul Hafeez Waheed and Imam E. Abdulmalik Mohammed after an interfaith service at the J.J. Henderson towers on Duke Street in 2001.


Related Topix: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Religion

Jerusalem Post

Fighting extremism: A two-pronged approach

In the last few weeks we've seen that words of hate lead to unconscionable violence; being reactive isn't enough; we must be proactive.


Related Topix: Wedding, Israel, World News, Middle East, Religion, Opinion


Wired at the Western Wall, where smartphones heighten the holy

It's a warm summer weeknight at the Western Wall, a remnant of the ancient Jewish Temple, and the sacred site teems with tourists and worshippers.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Religion

What 'idols' do you keep in your own life? Ethics and Religion Talk

Technology, family values, certainty, religion, patriotism, science, philanthropy, consumerism: all idols among countless others that swim through the global sea of humanity.


Related Topix: Pagan/Wiccan, Religion, Opinion


Jewish Emphasis on Life Makes Death Rituals a Gift to World

It's sometimes said that religion originated out of the fear of death. We all face the abyss, and we all grieve when our loved ones pass away.


Arutz Sheva Israel News

Adon Olam - A Search for Meaning

In a world of darkness and clouds, Adon Olam gives us the power to draw closer to the King in the Field Rabbi Zalman Weiss, author of Adon Olam - A Search for Meaning joins Ira & Rod to discuss this amazing Jewish prayer.


Related Topix: Religion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Jewish Journal

What would Leonard Fein say?

I was hunting around for a writer who could dive into the chaos that is Ferguson, Mo., and emerge with a thoughtful column.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Religion