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Way South of the Border

Fifteen years ago, I stumbled across a reference to Jews in the Caribbean while paging through a guidebook as I was planning a vacation. Jews in the …

Hanukkah 2014: Dates, Rituals, History And How-Tos For Celebrating The Festival Of Lights (VIDEOS)

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days beginning at sundown on Dec. 16, 2014. On the Hebrew calendar, the dates are 25 Kislev to 2 Tevet in the year 5775.<p>An eight-day celebration, Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the second …

Rabbi David Saperstein Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador For Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Senate has confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein as the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, making him the first non-Christian to hold the job.<p>Saperstein, who led the Reform Jewish movement’s Washington office for 40 years, focusing on social …

Keeping Jewish young adults engaged in Judaism — Jewish Journal

Heading off to college is usually seen as an exciting, colorful rite of passage. But, as rabbis at several local synagogues have observed, those …

Why Is Conversion to Judaism So Hard?

<i>Question:</i><p>There are many Jews who don’t keep anything Jewish, yet the rabbis demand full observance to convert to Judaism. Is that fair?<p><i>Response:</i><p>You …

Glick: Police Need to Take Incitement More Seriously

In an interview on <i>Channel Ten</i> Wednesday, Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick said that more is needed to be done to combat the incitement by Arabs …