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Religion & Philosophy

  • OK for husbands, fathers, brothers to beat disobedient women,‘ says Abbas adviser

    By jwadmin on January 1, 2019
    By ITAMAR MARCUS, NAN JACQUES ZILBERDIK (JNS) – A striking example was when right in the middle of a P.A. campaign to stop domestic violence against Palestinian women, Abbas’s adviser and top P.A. religious figure explained on TV exactly when, how and why husbands, fathers and brothers are allowed to, of all things, beat women. When Is It OK? The […]
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  • History reveals Jews are the real people of “Palestine”

    By jwadmin on December 28, 2018
    By Dr. Alex Joffe BESA Center – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 577, September 3, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The concept of “settler colonialism” has been applied with almost unique vehemence against Israel. But the fact that Jews are the indigenous population of the Southern Levant can be proved with ease. In contrast, historical and genealogical evidence shows Palestinians descend primarily from three […]
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  • Why Louis Farrakhan Can No Longer Be Excused

    By jwadmin on December 18, 2018
    By Jane Eisner Forward Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, is an unrepentant bigot. His hatred of, and disdain for, Jews, gay men and lesbians, trans people and white people in general is consistent and unwavering. It forms the basis of his prophecy and his politics, which he will shamelessly preach to anyone who will listen. Farrakhan is also […]
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  • “Just a little bit of light…”

    By jwadmin on December 4, 2018
    By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB There is so much to say about Chanukah. One hardly knows where to begin. First of all, there is the history. It is recorded in the Talmud, but the historical details contained there are scant: a persecution, a military campaign, a victory, a miracle. Much more is recorded in the extra-biblical texts known as the Books […]
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  • Chanukah guide for the perplexed, 2018

    By jwadmin on November 26, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: US-Israel Initiative” Based on ancient Jewish sages, https://bit.ly/2KxtSRi More on Chanukah and Jewish other holidays: http://bit.ly/137Er6J 1. The miracle of Chanukah. According to ancient Jewish sages, Chanukah highlights a critical, non-conventional interpretation of the term “miracle,” which is a derivative of – and not superior to – reality.   Thus, the Hebrew translation of “miracle” […]
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  • Can nonbinary people speak Hebrew?

    By jwadmin on November 24, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Some college students who think about becoming rabbis aren’t sure whether they will want to work in a synagogue or school. Others get hung up on which seminary to attend or denomination to join. Lior Gross had a different dilemma: How to speak Hebrew in the first person. Gross, a student at the University […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Chanukah legacy in the USA

    By jwadmin on November 23, 2018
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” November 21, 2018, https://bit.ly/2SbCQ9B The legacy of Chanukah – the centrality of liberty and morality, freedom of religion and defiance of immense odds – has played a major role in shaping the American ethos and state of mind from the Early Pilgrims, through the Founding Fathers’ War of Independence and their […]
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  • Opinion: The Future of American Jewry is Orthodox

    By jwadmin on November 18, 2018
    By Martin Ingall Americanthinker.com The liberal American Jewish population is shrinking dramatically while Orthodoxy continues to grow. The American Jewish future is Orthodox. For many years Orthodox Jews recognized, if begrudgingly, that the Reform, Conservative and Reconstructionist movements had appeal for Jews who were religiously uneducated or did not affirm Jewish law, or whose agnosticism meant discomfort with traditional Judaism.  To […]
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  • Almog Elijis, consulate general of Israel, New York sent this note to The Jewish World

    By jwadmin on November 14, 2018
    To the Editor: Hamas is a designated terror organization, motivated by the ideology and doctrine to annihilate the state of Israel. On November 12th beginning at 4:30 p.m. and throughout the night, Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, firing over 400 rockets from the Gaza strip into Israeli towns and communities. Dozens of Israeli civilians have been hurt by the […]
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  • Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger to join CBAJ for Shabbat program

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    ALBANY –Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob (CBAJ) will host Rabbi Dr. Abraham Unger, as its fall scholar-in-residence on Shabbat Vayeira, Oct. 27 at the synagogue, 380 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Unger’s Shabbat morning lecture will be, “Judaism and the Global City: Life in an Imagined Halakhic State.”  The community is welcome to attend. Unger is associate professor and director of urban programs in […]
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