A week after Sandy swept into the New York area with fierce winds, driving rain and a high tide for the history books, the nation’s largest Jewish community was still picking up the pieces. JTA gathered stories from around the storm zone about Sandy’s destruction, the recovery and...
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Jews are being urged to pray during Yom Kippur services for an end to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.
The Orthodox Union and the Rabbinical Council of America are asking their congregations to dedicate time during their High Holy Days services despite the fact that “Yom...
September 10, 2012 | 9:13 am
The Western Wall was emptied of layers of notes from its cracks and crevices for the New Year.
The notes were removed Monday morning under the supervision of the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, who ensured they will remain confidential. They will be buried.
At the time of the removal, the rabbi said a prayer asking God to fulfill the requests contained in the notes.
The notes are removed from the wall twice a year, before Rosh Hashanah and Passover.
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For Leslie Lyndon and the London Jewish community, it was a minor miracle.
When Lyndon carried the Olympic torch through a north London neighborhood last week, it was more than representative of how Jewish Londoners have embraced the Olympic spirit. This was five years since Lyndon,...
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I trust in G-d
I love my Country
And will respect its laws
I will play fair
And strive to win
But win or lose I will always do my best
This is the pledge the players chant before every Little League game, including my twelve-year-old son. Not only do I cringe every single time I...
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October 27, 2011 | 5:20 pm
I’m the dry-eyed one in the family. I’m the one who gives the eulogies at funerals because I can get through them without breaking down, the one who doesn’t need tissues to watch “Beaches” or “Terms of Endearment”. I come from a family who buys stock in Kleenex, going...
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Aish brings together rhythm, beats and davening for their Rosh Hashanah ‘in the house tonight’ dancing spectacle that parodies LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem. Here’s the chorus from the lyrics, but be sure to watch the video for the full effect.
Rosh Hashanah’s in the house tonight
All the world is passing through the light
Let’s all get written in the book of Life
Shana Tova—it’s High Holiday time
July 29, 2011 | 10:43 am
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On this Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song,
We sing to God a song of grief
For innocent victims
Cut down too soon.
May their memories be a blessing,
May their lights shine brightly upon us.
Gather them into Your eternal shelter, God,
Your shelter of peace.
We sing to God a...
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I’ve mentioned before that, at least in California, government organizations run the risk of being sued if they mention Jesus’ name when opening a meeting in prayer. A Los Angeles Superior Court ruled in 2000 that the practice was unconstitutional, and higher courts declined to...
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