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Jewish Faith

The Jewish New Year Is For All

Iris Krasnow | Posted 10.11.2016 | Fifty
Iris Krasnow

God is ready to turn the page on a New Year, not just for the Jews, who are ushering in the year 5777. This New Year is for all of us, every faith, every culture, every person. God knows we all need a New Year, as this one was so full, too full, of name-calling and violence and despair.

GOP Presidential Candidates Stereotype Jews At Republican Jewish Forum

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several Republican presidential candidates on Thursday made comments that appeared to stereotype Jewish people at a presidential forum a...

I'm the 'Jewish Friend,' And I'm OK With It. Here's Why.

Lauren Simon | Posted 08.06.2016 | Religion
Lauren Simon

So many of the people I met and befriended had either never met a Jewish person before in their life, or else there were two Jewish people in their high school/they once dated a Jewish guy and felt they understood the culture.

Pope Francis and the Paradox of Faith

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

I periodically go to religious services for their moments of quiet and reflection. Too often I leave feeling the faith leader missed an opportunity to reach the congregants and to advance the cause of humanity. But I am also fortunate to know some faith leaders who, like the Pope, dare to show the way.

Drug Policy: Tipping Into Tikkun

Jane Marcus, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime
Jane Marcus, Ph.D.

Millennials, with their progressive political leanings, are voting alongside baby boomers, whose past experiences are leading them to question whether we should be following a different path with regard to marijuana.

'I Did, I Do, I Will... Alas, I Simply Can't Anymore': Marking the End of a Same-sex Couple's Spiritual Bond

Margaret Moers Wenig | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Margaret Moers Wenig

Jewish law permits one person to petition another for release from a vow she has made (hattarat nedarim), and permits a person to release another from the bonds of marriage (by giving a gett). But what words might a same-sex couple use for such a rite of release?

The Rebellious Man Of Faith

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

In constant struggle against malevolent forces who seek to defeat him, Jacob gives birth to a new concept of religion: not the subservient man of the spirit, but the rebellious man of faith.

Israel Without Rupert Murdoch

Dovid Efune | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Dovid Efune

For Israel and the Jewish community, however, the fading or possible fading of Murdoch's star should serve as a stark wakeup call and reminder that fair treatment of Israel by significant media outlets is never a matter that can be taken for granted.

Why Have Faith, Prayer And God Become American Jewish Taboos?

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

I am often struck when reading through our commentators how unabashedly they speak in terms of faith, God and prayer. And how awkward it makes so many people feel today.