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3 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

In Berlin, Al Quds Day marchers steer clear of anti-Semitism

Protesters hold photos of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah at Al Quds day demonstration in Berlin, July 25, 2014.

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

4 hrs ago | Forward

Jews Leave Alaska for Sunny Israel - Rockets Be Damned

Rebecca Scoggin lived in a lot of places growing up: Juneau, Nome, Fairbanks, Homer, Anchorage.

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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Time

This Is Why Religion Is Just a Technology

This is the second of a 10-article series of conversations with transformational leaders who will be storytellers at the BIF10 Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, RI, on Sept.

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Forward

Ari Goldman Goes From New York Times Journalist To Amateur Cellist

"One of the messages of the book is that you can't wait for brilliance." Spoken by Ari Goldman, veteran journalist for the New York Times, author of four books, including 1992's "The Search for God at Harvard," and my former professor at Columbia Journalism School, these words seemed odd to me - the life lesson I'd taken home from the 10 frantic ... (more)

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Related Topix: Journalism, Religion

Fox News

NY boy has Bar Mitzvah in Polish town his grandfather once fled

There hadn't been a Jewish service in the Zamosc Synagogue since before the Holocaust, until earlier this month when a 13-year-old New York boy came to the city his grandfather fled in 1935 to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah - and honor the struggle of his family.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Poland, Poland, NY, Westchester County, NY, Israel, Middle East, Religion

Religion News Service

COMMENTARY: Obscure no more, world's first woman rabbi receives recognition

The once obscure life and career of Regina Jonas , the world's first woman rabbi, was honored on Thursday at an international gathering of rabbis and lay people at Terezin, the Nazi concentration camp that is better known by its German name , located near Prague in the Czech Republic.

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Related Topix: Christian Music, RNS, Czech Republic, Europe, World News, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Religion, Saint Mary's College of Maryland

WESH-TV

Jonah's tomb destroyed, officials say

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment an explosion destroys what is said to have been the tomb of Jonah, a key figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Religion, Iraq, World News, Middle East

The Jewish News Weekly

Pray, take action for Israel and all innocents

An earlier version of this letter was sent via email last week as a Shabbat message to the Congregation Beth El community.

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The Daily Beast

Anti-Hamas, Anti-IDF, Pro-JudaismBy Sally Kohn

Hamas is awful. But how can any faithful Jew look at Israel's disproportionate violence against innocents and defend it? What kind of Jew would I be if I were not horrified by the incredible death and destruction being wrought on the Palestinian people? Faith and history command us to abhor all violence.

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

Examiner.com

Religion and Immigrant Children

It's not a very edifying sight: Adults blocking buses full of children fleeing the poverty and violence of Central America.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Jewish News Weekly

back to school | First job as synagogue's youth director a natural fit for rabbi's son

When Jory Gwasdoff landed his first job out of college at a synagogue, it didn't come as any surprise to his parents, who certainly know their way around a congregation.

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Related Topix: Religion, Israel, World News, Middle East, University of Oregon, Family, Kids

The Jersey Journal

New spiritual leader joins Summit synagogue

After a year-long search process, Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit welcomes its new rabbi on Aug. 1. Rabbi Hannah Orden, who has served a congregation in New Hampshire for the past six years, will move to Summit with her husband, Don, a social worker.

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Related Topix: Summit, NJ, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Religion, Chatham, NJ, Millburn, NJ

Newsday

Rennerts' donation funds Lieberman professorship at Yeshiva University

Long Island billionaire and mining company magnate Ira Rennert and his wife, Ingeborg Rennert, have given Yeshiva University an undisclosed gift that led to the appointment of former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman as a professor of public policy and public service, the university said Thursday.

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Related Topix: Yeshiva University, US Politics, Joseph Lieberman, US News, US Senate, New Haven, CT, Religion

The Jewish News Weekly

back to school | Taking yeshiva education out of the box

According to some yeshiva educators, a successful Jewish student would be one who masters the Talmud, the laws of Shabbat and kashrut, and the tales of the Midrash, says Rabbi Dovid Abenson.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Religion, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

Jerusalem Post

The sin of carelessness: Parshat Masei

The limitless value of human life in Judaism leads us to an understanding of the difference between killing and any other transgression.

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Jerusalem Post

Tradition Today: From tragedy to triumph

Our Judaism today is an outgrowth of the ancient, original teachings going back to Moses's adaptation, but it is not identical.

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The Times of Israel

Judaism can protect against suicide: Israeli study

In a cross-sectional study published in the journal European Psychiatry in June, religious Jewish teenagers exhibited less than half as much suicide-risk behavior, including attempted suicide, as their secular Jewish peers.

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Related Topix: Israel, Religion, World News, Middle East, Family, Teenagers, Suicide

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Insights into the Parsha: Massei

EFFORT & EXPENSES Mass'ei is the travel diary of Israel in the wilderness, introduced with the words, "And Moses wrote down their goings forth on their journeys" .

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Jerusalem Post

Parshat Masei: Destiny vs destination

'You shall inherit the land [or chase away the inhabitants of] and dwell in it, because it is to you that I have given this land to inherit it' .

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Orgs Appeal to US Over 'Jerusalem' Passport

The Anti-Defamation League has filed an amicus brief in Zivotofsky v. Kerry on Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have their place of birth listed as "Israel" on their American passports.

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Related Topix: Jerusalem, AR, Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, US Supreme Court

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