Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Elul 17, 5775
By:
Danny Danon
The State of Israel has always prided itself on being not only a home to its native citizens but a haven for Jews from across the globe. For years, the Ministry of Immigration Absorption has successfully focused on attracting Jews worldwide to make aliyah and reconnect with their homeland. This past year alone, more than 19,000 Jewish people chose to...
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By:
Ruth S. Laibson
I am usually proud to call Philadelphia my home. But a recent study that highlights our city's increasing income segregation contains some very disquieting facts that should challenge all of us to action.
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By:
Simcha Weinstein
As if the Jewish world doesn't have enough problems with Iran on the brink of starting a nuclear war and the radical Muslim Brotherhood making gains in Egypt's phased elections. Last week, we were rocked by another close shave with disaster: "Chasidic reggae superstar" Matisyahu got rid of his facial hair! Full disclosure: Matis is a friend and I'm a...
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By:
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
The genesis of my new book is a simple question: Who was Jesus of Nazareth? We all think we know who he was -- the inspiration for the world's most successful religion. The deliverer of faith, love, spiritual inspiration and religious commitment to billions of people the world over for two millennia. Christians see him as the son of God,...
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Rabbi Michael Knopf
Chanukah, unlike many other Jewish holidays, is basically a one-note song. The one ritual required, aside from a few changes to the liturgy, is lighting candles. Sure, many of us exchange gifts, eat deep-fried treats and gamble chocolate coins in high-stakes dreidel stand-offs. But from the tradition's perspective, it's all about the candles. If Passover is the season of freedom...
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