If Scientology can attract the movie-star set, why shouldn’t Jewish groups see if they could get the likes
Why have Jews have become less spiritual? Now faith in God is a task and prayer is a routine obligation.
In today’s social climate, the notion of sacrifice is about as absent from our sensibilities as Nepal is distant from or soil.
First off, you should know that the Omer — or, as it’s more properly known, Sefirat HaOmer, “The Counting Of The Omer” — is a calendar mechanism that takes us from matzo to cheesecake.
Tanya Weiz survived the attack, but a friend she’d gone with, Liana, did not.
“Homosexuality, Human Dignity and Halakhah” was approved by the Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Standards (CJLS) on December 6, 2006, representing a watershed moment for the Conservative Movement. Rigorous scholarship, moral clarity and rabbinic courage provided a compassionate religious response to a complex matter, epitomizing the ethical and redemptive power of halakhah. However, despite wide recognition, its finer details are often ignored or misunderstood, posing ongoing challenges for the lives it impacts, especially gay men and bisexuals.
Some rabbis argue that Jews should minimize criteria for conversion to counteract intermarriage.
As Jews, our faith teaches us that having mercy and empathy for animals, and recognizing that they are also able to suffer and feel pain, fear and despair, is a gift from God. Tsa’ar ba’alei chayim is the gift of compassion and enlightenment and of treating animals, with whom we share this world, with dignity and kindness. And while this gift can sometimes feel like a curse when we learn about the suffering that we humans inflict upon animals, it is a true joy when we practice this blessing properly.
The four questions are better in Klingon.
Could my devoted student be the same person as the radical who’d surely thought religion was the opiate of the masses, who’d been part of the 1981 Brinks robbery, which left two police officers and a security guard dead and a community shattered?
I was fascinated by the lore of a man who ran away from his protective, Russian immigrant, Orthodox Jewish parents to live a life of adventure with Pancho Villa’s gang.
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