Board Member Quits LGBT Synagogue Over Gaza

After Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum read Gazan casualty names aloud at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, a board member quit, claiming ‘Hamas propaganda’ had infected the pulpit.

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Where Is Bibi’s 'Mazel Tov' for Mahmoud and Morel?

After an anti-assimilation group urged the public to disrupt a Muslim-Jewish wedding, Israel’s president condemned the incitement. But the prime minister stayed silent.

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Godology: In the Beginning

If I don’t believe that God created everything, does that mean I can’t believe in Him (or Her) at all? Elissa Strauss and Rabbi Scott Perlo discuss the big questions.

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Cairo Truce Hopes Fading As Sides Stiffen Terms

Indications are mounting that the indirect Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire talks in Cairo could be heading for failure. J.J. Goldberg blames extremists on both sides.

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'Unhappy Happiness,' Or What Rabbi Nachman And Pharell Have in Common

Rabbi Nachman taught, ‘It is a great mitzvah to be happy always.’ Despite Pharrell’s preaching, that may seem an unreachable ideal — but Jay Michaelson thinks there’s more to it than you think.

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