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A Blow against Religious Freedom in Georgia A Blow against Religious Freedom in Georgia Struck by big business. At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching The mistreatment issue has entered public discussion over a bill that would solidify control of public mikvahs by the country’s haredi Orthodox ...

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Preventing Alzheimer’s By Learning Gemara Preventing Alzheimer’s By Learning Gemara | Everyday Jewish Living | OU Life This article is published in a partnership with Supporting Jewish Baby Boomers (STAJE). It is estimated that 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 65 develop so Eligible kohanim wanted Eligible kohanim wanted Temple Institute launches historic new program to register eligible ...

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Pulpit rabbis should stay out of politics. Plenty of examples why in this article After Protesting Trump at AIPAC, Will Rabbis Go Public With Their Politics? American rabbis must make sure that the risk-taking we saw at AIPAC was not a one-off but the beginning of a trend, Mike Rothbaum writes.

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Dr Y Elman Purim, the Invention of Anti-Semitism, and the Celebration of Jewish Creativity Purim is the closest Judaism gets to carnival. We are enjoined to get bashed and boozed, tight and tipsy to the point that we cannot distinguish Haman from Mordecai. Or, as Rabbi Pinchas Stolper put it, “the ‘goyish’ character of the celebration of Purim must appear ...

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In the WSJ Watching Over My Grandmother In the Houses of Worship column, Bari Weiss writes about the death of her beloved grandmother over the Sabbath, and how Jewish rituals serve to sanctify the dead—and to humanize the living. Has it really come to this? I’m sure he just said something traditional that is being mischaracterized by PC police as ...

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I didn’t know he was Jewish Remembering Hilary Putnam, Harvard Philosopher and Religious Jew This past Sunday, the great Harvard philosopher Hilary Putnam died at the age of 89. His philosophical legacy is difficult to summarize—he wrote on the mind, language, metaphysics, quantum physics, logic, ethics, and many other topics. He was also a mathematician, and with his collaborators he ...

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A victory for religious freedom Westhampton Beach Eruv To Stand Last East End municipality drops its fight. On the Bad-Faith Attempt to Sever Biblical Archaeology from the Bible On the Bad-Faith Attempt to Sever Biblical Archaeology from the Bible When there’s too much “Jewish stuff” in the Bible. Very important Emes Ve-Emunah: YCT Statement on Belief My outlook on Judaism ...

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Crazy interference by the IDF Liberal national-religious rabbis defend Rabbi Eliezer Melamed against IDF ban In November last year, Melamed, during a lecture to IDF officers, said that if there was a contradiction between a military order and Jewish law “Jewish law overrides.” R J Sacks The Road Less Traveled: One Rabbi’s Reflections on Islam We in the Jewish community ...

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R Slifkin correctly takes on R Meiselman The Rav, Cosmology, and Evolution Comments for this blog are moderated. Please see this post about the comments policy for details. ANONYMOUS COMMENTS WILL NOT BE POSTED – please use either your real name or a pseudonym. R Shaul Robinson Honesty and Morality Can Save the Jewish People “And though he does tarry, ...

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R Yaakov Ariel: Don’t kill neutralized terrorists Ramat Gan Rabbi: Don’t kill neutralized terrorists In response to investigation of volunteers who killed Jaffa murderer, Rabbi Ariel says use non-lethal force if terrorist has been caught. First Chief Kotel Rabbi’s Letter Reveals Desperation on Eve of Jordanian Capture First Chief Kotel Rabbi’s Letter Reveals Desperation on Eve of Jordanian Capture The ...

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