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  1. Comedian Sarah Silverman Supports Women Of The Wall At Hanukkah Menorah LightingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Switched

    More than 100 women, including comedian Sarah Silverman, second from right, participated in the first-ever Hanukkah candle lighting in the women's section of the Western Wall. JERUSALEM Comedian Sarah Silverman made a rare appearance in the middle of a hot political dispute Thursday when she attended a Hanukkah menorah lighting alongside a group of Jewish feminists at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site.

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  2. 'What have blacks ever done for Jews?': Answering the questionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Jewish Journal

    ... far back, it was Ebed-melech, an Ethiopian royal servant of King Zedekiah (c. 600 BCE) and a possible convert to Judaism, who intervened to save the life of the Prophet Jeremiah, who had been sentenced to languish at the bottom of a cistern or pit ...

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  3. God Goes Hollywood in Exodus: Gods and KingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Jewish Journal

    ... so I did not evaluate Exodus: Gods and Kings for its entertainment value. I haven't devoted my life to studying Judaism to be entertained. Some of the teachings are very troubling, and at times have left me angry and confused. The reason I became a ...

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  4. Reform leader to run in Labor primaryBy Jeremy Sharon,Gil HoffmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Jerusalem Post

    ... which is being encouraged in the corridors of the Knesset and the rabbinical establishment, seemingly in the name of Judaism and defense of the state." Kariv said the public has learned the hard way that the Iranian threat is much less tangible ...

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  5. Lehava's 'Holy Work' Vindicated in CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Arutz Sheva Israel News

    ... State of Israel. We will talk and no one will silence us . We will continue to fight against assimilation - that is Judaism, not racism. I urge everyone not to be silent - today it's me, tomorrow it's you." The police crackdown didn't stop at Lehava ...

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  6. More women come forward against Georgetown rabbiRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WUSA-TV Washington

    ... videotape allegations. One of the alleged victims part of the lawsuit, Emma Shulevitz, says she was converting to Judaism in 2012, and Freundel asked her to take a 'practice' mikvah, "I feel so hurt, I feel so disappointed, and I feel like finally ... 1 comment

  7. Influential Rabbi Harold Schulweis, 89, DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    Valley Beth Shalom Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, considered one of the most influential synagogue leaders in the country, died today after an extended battle with heart disease. He was 89. Schulweis has been a fixture at the conservative Encino synagogue since 1970, and he was credited with not only transforming its operation into a socially and spiritually active community, but with working to re-focus contemporary Judaism.

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  8. Rabbi Harold Schulweis, thinker and activist, dies at 89Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times of Israel

    ... is a violin. Schulweis, Herscher said, "is a rabbi of rabbis. a He has, as much as any rabbi in our time, given Judaism meaning, relevance and renewed purpose." Gerald Bubis, a scholar and peace activist who knew Schulweis for over six decades, ...

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  9. Prominent Conservative rabbi considers breaking intermarriage banRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Times of Israel

    ... as something rabbis can do." She also noted that synagogues affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism cannot retain rabbis who perform such weddings. The angst surrounding intermarriage and the mixed reactions from congregants to ...

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  10. The Last Word: Religion and ConflictRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council

    ... in his presentation on inter-religious cooperation. He urged Muslims to understand the benefits of understanding Judaism and working with Jewish people for the common good. As the only Jewish person present at an event in the world's most populous ...

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  11. Solution?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Baltimore Jewish Times

    ... will not be permitted at the site. "The Kotel belongs to all Jews no matter who they are and what stream of Judaism they come from," Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday as he announced the new platform. ...

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  12. Towson University Student, Other Woman Added To Lawsuit Against RabbiRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WBAL-AM Baltimore

    ... who took a class Freundel taught at the school. Though the woman is not Jewish and had no interest in converting to Judaism, the lawsuit said Freundel repeatedly invited her and other female students on "field trips" to the mikvah to participate in ...

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  13. Fetal Immersion? - The Fetus Is A Limb Of Its Mother'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Jewish Press

    The Gemara cites a Tannaic dispute as to whether a fetus is considered a limb of its mother or an independent entity . Rava on our daf states that if a pregnant woman converts to Judaism, her tevilah when converting covers her fetus as well.

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  14. Police play down Arab terrorism as mere "violence" until the truth can no longer be hidden.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Jewish Press

    ... attacks, Jerusalem Police Chief Moshe Edri toured the area, together with MK Menachem Eliezer Mozes (United Torah Judaism party), Avraham Lubinsky of Brooklyn, founding chairman of the International Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeitim ...

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  15. Innovative California Rabbi Harold Schulweis diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | SFGate

    ... appeared on Newsweek 's list of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. He also served as an adviser on Judaism for "The Simpsons," including the episode where it was revealed that Krusty the Clown's father was a rabbi, according to the Los ...

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  16. The Power of PersonalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council

    ... Herzog and in one headed by Binyamin Netanyahu. The same is true for Lapid, Kahlon, Lieberman, Shas and United Torah Judaism. The same is true for Herzog himself and for Netanyahu. They can have a joint government. Even for Bennett, under certain ...

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  17. There is a Jewish response to Michael Brown and Eric GarnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Jewish News Weekly

    Judaism's stance on justice is most succinctly put in the first verses of Parashat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18-20. Two phrases are of special importance: mishpat tzedek, which literally means righteous judgment, and tzedek, tzedek tirdof, usually translated as "justice, justice, shall you pursue." 1 comment

  18. Why Hanukkah Is Basically '300' (And Every Other Action Movie) For JewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | MTV

    ... BC, the Greeks began "Hellenizing" Judea. That meant forcing the local populace to worship their gods and give up on Judaism. The Jews in the area used to be controlled by outside empires, but trying to force them to give up their beliefs? Think " ...

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  19. A photo of five women, including Sarah Silverman, holding a lit menorah at the Western Wall.Read the original story

    Thursday | Religion News Service

    JERUSALEM Comedian Sarah Silverman made a rare appearance in the middle of a hot political dispute Thursday when she attended a Hanukkah menorah lighting alongside a group of Jewish feminists at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site. It was the first time women have lit the menorah at the site and it came after the rabbi in charge of the Western Wall refused a request from Women of the Wall to station a Hanukkah menorah in the women's section.

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  20. Rick Perry Participating in the Lighting of a Hanukkah Menorah Is As Awkward As You Would ExpectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | E! Online

    ... ortable, which, if you're anything like us, is delightful to watch. Not only does he look like he doesn't understand Judaism, but he looks actively afraid of it. He looks so, so afraid of it.

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