Everybody deserves a death ritual, especially given the negativity placed upon death in the Western world. Memorial services and, for the most part, funerals, are for the living. Taharot are for the ones whose bodies have recently died. Judaism declares that a taharah is a way for...
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April 28, 2011 | 11:34 am
A non-Jewish man who took possession of the chametz given to him by a haredi Orthodox community just before the start of Passover returned the goods shortly after the end of the holiday.
The return of the chametz, including expensive liquor, was reported in haredi newspapers and The...
December 7, 2010 | 4:42 pm
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blasted a ruling by dozens of Israel’s municipal chief rabbis that forbids renting homes to gentiles, and more specifically to Arabs.
Netanyahu said the ruling, which became public Tuesday, was inconsistent with democratic values.
December 24, 2008 | 2:57 amGive Bernard Madoff credit for one good deed: As much as his self-confessed Ponzi scheme revealed weaknesses in the Jewish world, it also laid bare many of our strengths.
Trials and tribulations tend to do just that -- bring to light the good, the bad, the ugly. When some people...
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June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Decoding a 'Right' Supreme Court
Two prominent federal judges presented different portraits of the U.S. Supreme Court's future to an audience of several-hundred Jewish lawyers at the Beverly Hills Hotel last week.
The June 15 forum, titled, "Where Will Another Right Turn Take Us?"...
February 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
It seems the Jewish tradition of matchmaking is alive and well these days, as two very different Jewish novels on matchmaking come to us just in time for Valentine's Day.
"Seven Blessings" by Ruchama King (St. Martin's Press, 2003) is out in paperback, and focuses on the Orthodox...
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January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
They are security guards, schoolteachers, cooks and banquet hall waiters. They are waitresses, agency and museum executives and walkie-talkie-toting synagogue maintenance workers. There are hundreds of non-Jewish support staff at synagogues and other Jewish institutions throughout...
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May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Though certainly one of the most bitter memories of history, the Holocaust was also a time of true heroism and great humanity. On Sun., May 6, Mt. Sinai Memorial Park in Simi Valley dedicated a grove of trees to the non-Jewish heroes who risked their lives to save Jewish lives during...
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February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pmA friend told me about a scene he witnessed recently at a delicatessen. There was a woman who apparently was not Jewish standing in line at the bakery counter. When they called her number she pointed to the prune and poppy seed hamantaschen and asked for a dozen.
"No, you want...