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Has Postmodernism Redefined Jewish History?

Posted on 11/14/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Public trust of academics in the Humanities seems to be spiraling downward as many individuals are growing increasingly skeptical of the methodology that many of these fields employ. We could discuss the...

When Those We Love Don't Love What We Love

Posted on 11/05/2017 by Irene Rabinowitz in Beliefs and Practices
Whenever I hear that Jewish friends are making their first trip to Israel, I am excited. To be able to share a Shabbat, daven together, and to try to see my city, Jewish Jerusalem, through the eyes of a...

What Are You Willing To Die For?

Posted on 11/01/2017 by Daniella Levy in Beliefs and Practices
How much should we be willing to risk our lives to stay true to our Jewish identity? This question is one of the themes explored in my debut novel, By Light of Hidden Candles, recently published by Kasva...

Losing One’s Faith and One’s Family

Posted on 10/31/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
There are certain points in one’s life where a person needs all the social support they can get, and one of these times is when someone loses their faith. Faith, or any type of religious conviction,...

Why The Netflix Documentary One Of Us Matters To The Rest Of Us

Posted on 10/30/2017 by Rabbi Johnny Solomon in Beliefs and Practices
Today I found time to watch the Netflix documentary One of Us which tells the story of three ex-Hasidic Jews who, for reasons that include abusive relationships, theological dissatisfaction, curiosity towards...

My Father And I Have Got You Covered

Posted on 10/29/2017 by Rabbi Elan Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Something I did today brought me right back, immediately, to a yearly activity I did with my father, of blessed memory. I didn’t want to let the warm feeling go and quickly came to my laptop to help me...

Do-It-Yourself Kosher

Posted on 10/26/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
A little over a month ago, the Israeli Supreme court made an important decision in regards to kashrut in Israel. For years, it was illegal for a restaurant to advertise or even imply that they upheld kosher...

A Quick Lesson from Dog Poop

Posted on 10/22/2017 by Aliza Gable Lipkin in Beliefs and Practices
Last Erev Shabbat I was rushing around all day trying to finish the cooking, laundry, cleaning while handling assorted mini child crises that always seem pop up at the most inopportune moments and I did, just...

A Jewish Perspective on Columbus Day versus Indigenous People's Day

Posted on 10/20/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Another thing to add to the rampant bipartisanism within America is the debate over Columbus or Indigenous Peoples’ day. Opponents of Columbus Day argue that Columbus was a gold-hungry man who was...

Freedom Is Not Free

Posted on 10/17/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
“he shall not bring the people back to Egypt..for the Lord said to you, "You shall not return that way any more." (Deuteronomy 17:16) Week after week, Jews from around the world read the...
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