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Top Conservative rabbi to resign over ‘sexual identity’ struggle Top Conservative rabbi to resign over ‘sexual identity’ struggle (RNS) The top rabbi of the Conservative movement asks forgiveness from his Dallas congregation. I use it for kiddush every week Why People Drink Concord Grape Wines on Passover “A seder without sweet Manischewitz,” the comedian Jackie Mason once said, “would be ...

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Rosner and Ferziger The Orthodoxy exchange, part 2: On ideological disputes in the orthodox world | Rosner’s Domain A service at the Modern Orthodox Park East Synagogue in New York City, Feb. 19, 2015. Photo by Reuters. Adam S. Ferziger is a professor and holds the S.R. Hirsch Chair for Research of the Torah and Derekh Erez Movement in the ...

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Want Zionism To Survive? Keep It Simple Want Zionism To Survive? Keep It Simple. Earlier this week, I attended a conference organized by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. The topic was Israel and the media. Maybe it was that 14th cup of coffee, or maybe the superabundance of smart people congregating to discuss our shared obsession, ...

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The collapse of Reform? An unorthodox way to reform | The Jewish Chronicle There is a sad inevitability about the news that Reform synagogues in Hendon and Edgware are talking to each other with a view to a merger. Ostensibly, the trigger for this dialogue has been the “northward” move of “large numbers” of R. Elazar Fleckeles’s Haggadah Maaseh BR’ ...

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Is that food really kosher for Passover? How to tell for sure Is that food really kosher for Passover? How to tell for sure New Jersey has inspected more than 500 stores to make sure they follow state rules for selling kosher products. Guidelines on funding faith groups applied 6 years after proposal Guidelines on funding faith groups applied 6 ...

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Rav Dessler and Dale Carnegie Rav Dessler and Dale Carnegie Translation of Rav Yoel Catane’s article in Hama’ayan, April 1992. I don’t base my faith in academic findings, which can change quickly. But it’s nice to get support every once in a while New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists An analysis of handwriting on ancient pottery ...

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Israeli Orthodox rabbis draft gay inclusion guidelines Israeli Orthodox rabbis draft gay ‘containment’ document The Beit Hillel rabbinical group said the manifesto is Israel’s 1st of its kind, and is designed to help faith communities to ‘better contain’ homosexual members. Canada Thinks It Has a Better Way to Defend Religious Freedom (h/t FT) Canada Thinks It Has a Better Way ...

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TIME’s ‘Is God Dead?’ Cover Turns 50 TIME’s ‘Is God Dead?’ Cover Turns 50 How the April 8, 1966, cover of TIME set off a firestorm Pew study Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire Many countries have laws that ban or limit women from wearing religious attire in public places. By comparison, far fewer countries require women to wear particular types ...

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Synagogue tsores driving stressed rabbis to join trade union Synagogue tsores driving stressed rabbis to join trade union | The Jewish Chronicle It’s a long way from the bimah to the picket line, but more and more rabbis are joining the trade union Unite. The organisation now has 25 Jewish “faith workers” among its members – including at least 14 ...

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