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Let's Talk About Mental Health Stigma in the Orthodox Community

Bin Goldman, PsyD | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Bin Goldman, PsyD

It's great to be part of a community. In a community, such as the various Jewish communities, you have people to turn to, who will mobilize for you and share your joys and your challenges. Except when you don't.

Protecting a Life Is Always a Priority

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

We have a sacred duty to protect life. By educating ourselves, and protecting our families and communities with diligence in these and other safety issues, we are fulfilling that mitzvah.

Children of God

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Rabbi Carlebach used music to reach and inspire people. Following death, we all need to forge our own paths to get back to the Garden. For some its music, for others it is community and for still others it is just takes time.

Podcast: 100 Blessings Brings Us Closer to the Divine

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

By blessing God 100 times daily, we are connecting in the deepest way. Mindfulness of our actions makes us more aware of the Divine. It also serves to prevail over the forces of negativity, by attaching ourselves more closely with Hashem (God).

Preventing Gun Violence: A Jewish Moral Imperative

Rabbi Van Lanckton | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Van Lanckton

We must not stand idly by while assault weapons and high capacity gun magazines are freely bought and sold and wind up in the hands of murderers. Every American must join the fight to oppose this slaughter and to fight for sensible gun safety legislation.

A Responsible Solution To The Jewish Divorce Crisis

Rabbi Ben Greenberg | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ben Greenberg

There are now rabbis throughout North America who will ensure that every future husband and wife ready to walk down that aisle helps protect themselves and the entire Jewish community by signing a prenuptial agreement.

The State Of Anti-Shari'a Bills

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Despite early momentum, the sponsors of anti-sharia legislation may have an uphill battle ahead of them.

Ancient Texting: The Urgency Of Muslim-Jewish Dialogue

Marshall J. Breger | Posted 01.28.2012 | Religion
Marshall J. Breger

Understanding the commonality and differences in our foundational texts will go far in explaining why attacks on sharia cannot be separated from attacks on religious law in general.

Israeli Orchestra Cuts Soprano Over Orthodox Complaints

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

The Israel Andalusian Orchestra has cut a concert featuring a female singer from its subscription series, due to complaints from Orthodox audiences. F...

Marriage And Jewish Law: The Kohein's Conundrum

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

The Torah says that a Kohein's mate be of "pure lineage" -- however questionable, outdated and unjust that term may seem.