Michael B Karsh

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Trump hopes migrants won't come if they know their children will be taken away. That grim logic ignores the inescapable dangers that drive thousands …

University of California

Random Acts of Scholarship Archives - YUTOPIA

Category Archives: Random Acts of Scholarship<p>In hopes of being a once and future academic.<p>The past few weeks have seen yet another controversy in the …

Yael Shahar

Yael Shahar's musings on Jewish history and peoplehood, with forays into philosophy, politics, and matters of momentary import.

Orthodox Messianic Judaism

As Messianics, we can sometimes become cynical and downhearted after years of hearing Christian friends or pastors respond negatively when we talk …

Exploring the Breadth, Depth and Passion of Orthodox Judaism

April 2, 2018<p>והָיָ֞ה כִּֽי־תָבֹ֣אוּ אֶל־הָאָ֗רֶץ …וְיֹאמְר֥וּ אֲלֵיכֶ֖ם בְּנֵיכֶ֑ם מָ֛ה הָעֲבֹדָ֥ה הַזֹּ֖את לָכֶֽם׃<p>וַאֲמַרְתֶּ֡ם זֶֽבַח־פֶּ֨סַח ה֜וּא …

Rationalist Judaism

BOOYAH!!!<p>Booyah!!! Or, to use the more traditional terminology, <i>Baruch shekivanti</i>.<p>I'm feeling pretty proud of myself, due to two things that …

Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv | Beit Hatfutsot

Messages<p>On Thursday, May 31 the museum will be <b>closed.</b> Our apologies for any inconvenience<br>• Occasional changes in activity times, please follow updates: …

the Seforim blog

<b>Tracing the History of</b> <i>Shavuos</i> <b>Night Learning</b><p>By Eliezer Brodt<p>This article will trace some of the earliest sources for the Minhag observed by many to …

The Sefaria Blog

Latest Posts<p>That’s the number of people who took advantage of Sefaria resources in the two weeks leading up to Shavuot!<p>And <b>338</b> <b>people</b> from <b>38</b> <b>countries</b> …

YUTOPIA

I’ve always been sensitive to hypocrisy and double-standards, particularly those along partisan lines, so the past two years have been particularly …

The Jewish Website

Featured at Aish.com<p>The Holocaust Museum’s exhibit makes excuses for ignoring genocide.<p>The Californian judge was right to overturn the law legalizing …

The Hebrew Nerd

Is the written Torah a set of ideal laws or a constitution for a people? Is it a collection of … More How Can Torah Permit Slavery? →<p>There’s a …

Pop Chassid

“Mentally ill.” “Traitor.” “Liar.” These are the words I have come to get used to hearing about my writing when it critiques my own community. Such …

The Hebrew Nerd

Videos: Leviticus for Today<p>How is Leviticus like “Religion for Grownups”? Like a good movie? How are “lepers” (people with scale disease) like the …

Morning Meditations

I keep forgetting about Shavuot. I haven’t been counting the Omer, although in the past, I’ve made a case for non-Jewish Christians doing so.<p>My lack …

The Times of Israel

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UN panel: Britain ‘arbitrarily detained’ WikiLeaks founder Assange

AFP — A United Nations panel ruled Friday that Julian Assange had been “arbitrarily detained” by Sweden and Britain, stoking the hopes of the …

Man killed in drive-by shooting in northern Israel

The Book of Doctrines and Opinions

This essay is the fourth in a series. The first was Rabbi Barry Kornblau on the position of the RCA and the second was by Rabbi Ysoscher Katz on …

Orthodox Christianity

Disciples

Most Recent<p>It seems strange that the Master healed a blind man by spitting on his eyes. Similarly, He healed the mute man (Mark 7:33) by touching …

Weekly Torah

From Previous Weeks<p>Anyone who follows the news from the Middle East knows that the modern State of Israel does not currently enjoy a complete peace. …

Mosaic

God, Religion, and America’s Addiction Crisis Modern medicine, psychology, and behavioral science can help some addicts. But for the underlying …

Fathom

Our Video of the Week is a short trailer for the documentary film ‘Emile Habibi: I stayed in Haifa’. Habibi (1922-1996) was an Israeli Arab writer, …

Communist Party

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Tablets

Blog | Interfaithfulness

Written by<p>Two Facebook notes. Two conflicting perspectives. One big issue bouncing around a religious landscape like a pinball flying off the …