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  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Tzav with Rabbi Joshua Rose

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 hours ago

    Our guest today is Rabbi Joshua Rose, Rabbi of the Shaarie Torah Synagogue in Portland, Oregon. Rabbi Rose grew up in Portland and is the son of Rabbi Emanuel Rose, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth Israel, and Lorraine Rose. He attended Occidental College, where he obtained his B.A....

  • Protecting a Life is Always a Priority

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    10 hours ago

    The Torah commands us protect our lives, and those of others. Based on the verse, "Guard yourself and guard your soul very much" (Deut. 4:9). According to Jewish law, it is a duty to take all due precautions and avoid anything that may endanger life. “Anyone who violates such...

  • Tragic Loss in Brooklyn Sounds Alarm Across the Jewish World

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    11 hours ago

    During a time when we are preparing our homes and communities to celebrate the joyous festivities of Passover, a painful tragedy has muted our joy.

    This past Friday night, a malfunctioning electric hot plate set off a fire that killed seven children in Brooklyn. The world lost...

  • Is this really the Torah God gave Moses at Sinai? (Part 2)

    By Roger Price

    15 hours ago

    The idea that 3300 years ago, at Sinai, God gave Moses a Torah identical to the Torah we have today is a powerful concept, one that still resonates. But is it probable, even plausible?

    Previously, to explore this idea, we have taken the text of the Torah as we have it today and...

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  • Tzav: Sharing with others

    15 hours ago

    This post originally appeared on Neesh Noosh.

    This week’s parsha, Tzav, includes more details about sacrifices, including the Korban Todah (Thanksgiving offering). Again, I wrestled this week about what the sacrifices mean to me and how to translate the parsha into a recipe...

  • Restarting the U.S.-Israel relationship depends on Palestinians too

    16 hours ago

    As someone who was critical of several steps by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the campaign leading up to his reelection, particularly his decision to address Congress and his statement seeming to reject a Palestinian state, I am even more troubled by statements...

  • Moving and shaking: Combating hate, Friendship Circle and more

    By Ryan Torok

    17 hours ago

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) honored three individuals and two law enforcement groups at its annual Helene & Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate luncheon and award ceremony March 10 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

    Selected for individual honors for their efforts to...

  • LGBT Persian Jews live in changing times

    By Ryan Torok

    17 hours ago

    Although attitudes are becoming increasingly accepting toward homosexuality in the Jewish community, prejudices remain in the typically more conservative Persian community. To help bridge the gap, JQ International — a nonprofit, Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to...

  • Iranian Americans celebrate Nowruz at California State Assembly

    By Karmel Melamed

    17 hours ago

    More than 50 Iranian-American community leaders, businessmen and artists of various faiths from across California gathered March 16 at the State Assembly in Sacramento to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year. 

    The festivities were part of an Assembly resolution that was passed...

  • A camp with a big heart

    17 hours ago

    For the past seven summers, Hilary Kip’s twin boys have attended Camp Chesed, a Reseda-based program for kids with special needs now headed into its 20th year. There’s a very simple reason Kip sends them year after year.

    Every day, she said, “They leave happy, and they return...

  • Congress members request funding for U.S.-Israel energy and water development

    18 hours ago

    A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers requested $2 million in funding for a U.S.-Israel energy and water development program.

    Led by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), 106 members of Congress joined in the request last week for the United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Program, which...

  • Skills-focused camp program takes summer to the ‘Max’

    By Elyse Glickman

    18 hours ago

    Jewish summer camp is full of tradition, but that’s not stopping Kibbutz Max Straus in Glendale from rolling out Kibbutz Explorations, four special core programs designed especially for 21st-century teens and tweens.

    Campers ages 12 to 15 enrolled in the program this summer will...

  • House members seek added funding for U.S.-Israel missile defense systems

    18 hours ago

     Two House members requested additional funding for joint United States and Israel missile defense systems.

    Reps. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Rep. Grace Meng (D- N.Y.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle...

  • With launch of four new camps, specialty sector is booming

    18 hours ago

    When his new camp opened last summer, Greg Kellner suspected he needed a morning ritual different from the traditional flagpole gathering at many Jewish overnight camps.

    Kellner, the director of URJ Six Points Sci-Tech Academy in Byfield, Mass., a Jewish, science-themed camp in...

  • Summer camp for all

    18 hours ago

    Like many children and teenagers, Michael Rosenbaum of Los Feliz sees going to summer camp as a highlight of his year.

    He relishes the outdoor activities, cooking classes, swimming, dancing and games at Camp Ramah in Ojai. He enjoys connecting with his Jewish heritage through...

  • N.Y. teen charged with hate crime for anti-Semitic graffiti in Arabic

    18 hours ago

    A 15-year-old from Staten Island was charged with a hate crime for writing “death for Jewish religion” in Arabic at a school in the New York borough.

    The teen was charged on Tuesday with criminal mischief as a hate crime and for making graffiti, and will be tried as a juvenile, WABC-Ch. 7 reported.

    The student allegedly wrote the message in Arabic, using blue ink, on a poster at Dreyfus Intermediate School, a junior high also known as I.S. 49, where it was noticed by a school safety agent who could read Arabic.

  • German leftist party introduces resolution to recognize Palestinian state

    18 hours ago

    A left-wing opposition party in the German parliament introduced a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state, a position opposed by the current governing coalition.

    Die Linke, or The Left Party, submitted the petition on March 18, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. No date...

  • Turkish synagogue to reopen after government-funded restoration

    19 hours ago

    The Great Synagogue of Edirne in Turkey will reopen following a five-year government-sponsored restoration.

    The synagogue, which will be rededicated on Thursday, was rebuilt with $2.5 million of government funds that have restored its formerly collapsed domes and...

  • Poem: How to Make a Jewish Marriage 1949

    19 hours ago

    Beware the grinding fist, the blanched knuckle, the outstretched hand.
    Beware the man who takes any girl’s face between his hands.

    The laughing man — greet him with your entire self. Take him
    patiently, but take him: his want makes an open, flattened hand.

    Ride his wishes to...

  • Spain’s lower parliament passes Sephardic return bill

    19 hours ago

    Legislation in Spain that would naturalize Sephardic Jews was approved by the country’s lower parliament.

    The legislation approved Wednesday goes to the country’s Senate for a vote. It is expected to go into effect in May.

    The draft bill was introduced in February 2014 by...

  • Prosecution concludes arguments in murder trial of Syracuse Jewish leader

    19 hours ago

    The prosecution concluded its arguments in the trial of a leader in the Syracuse Jewish community accused of murdering his wife.

    Prosecutors finished up their case against Dr. Robert Neulander in upstate New York’s Onondaga County Court on Tuesday. They contend that he killed his...

  • Hebrew word of the week: Tapuz

    19 hours ago

    Tapuz, the word for the orange fruit, is an acronym of tapuah zahav “apple of gold,” as is done in English when we say “SAT” for Scholastic Aptitude Test, or “AIDS” for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Tapuz contrasts with similar “apples”: tapuah(-ets) for “tree-apple,”...

  • Benjamin Netanyahu: The new Republican hero

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    19 hours ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just won a startling re-election by linking his fate not to the United States as a whole, but to the U.S. Republican Party. Risking opprobrium for alienating President Barack Obama as well as Israel’s international support, he nevertheless...

  • A Mishkan for all: A communal approach to mental illness

    19 hours ago

    I grew up with my younger brother, Zack Thomas, who has struggled with bipolar disorder since he was a very young child. 

    What it has taught me is that as individuals, and as a community, encountering mental illness is a blessing and a challenge — and one that we need to do a...

  • Tragic loss in Brooklyn sounds alarm across the Jewish world

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    20 hours ago

    During a time when we are preparing our homes and communities to celebrate the joyous festivities of Passover, a painful tragedy has muted our joy. 

    Last Friday night, a malfunctioning electric hot plate set off a fire that killed seven children in Brooklyn. The world lost seven...

  • Start mending U.S. rift by firing ambassador, Zionist Union lawmaker urges Netanyahu

    20 hours ago

    An Israeli lawmaker called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire the country’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer.

    Firing Dermer would be a first step to repairing the U.S.-Israel relationship, Erel Margalit of the Zionist Union party said in a letter sent to...

  • Harvey Weinstein urges Jews in the fight against anti-Semitism

    20 hours ago

    Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein urged Jews in the fight against anti-Semitism to “stand up and kick these guys in the ass.”

    On Tuesday night, the famously combative Weinstein made his remarks at a gala dinner given by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, where he was...

  • Daily Kickoff: When Jeb rescued Ethiopian Jews; Why is this Seder different from all others?

    By Jewish Insider

    20 hours ago

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    What Jeb Supporters Are Reading — “When Jeb Bush helped launch a covert mission to rescue Ethiopian Jews from starvation” by Alex Leary: ”In 1984, Bush heard from a Miami attorney Ron Krongold about...

  • Amnesty Int’l: Gaza rocket attacks by Palestinians are war crimes

    21 hours ago

    Several rocket attacks launched at Israel from inside the Gaza Strip amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said.

    In a report released Wednesday, the human rights group also found that Palestinian rocket fire during the Hamas-Israel conflict last summer killed more civilians...

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