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Nine Tiny, Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

Nine tiny but mighty Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered -- or more accurately, re-discovered -- within the vaults of at the Israel Antiquities Auth...

To Experience Jesus, Visit A Synagogue

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Religion
Bernard Starr

The next time you see an observant Jew with prayer shawl, tefillin and tzitzit, look at him and see Jesus -- that's how he appeared every morning.

Women at the Wall: Wrapped in Light Like a Garment

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

The only approach that is left is battle. Women of the Wall will continue to fight, not only for reclaiming the Kotel as public space, but also for all the other issues of religious pluralism in Israel that are so important.

A Jewish King And Queen Of England? It's Possible

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.17.2011 | Religion
Bernard Starr

What's the chance of running into two Jews at Buckingham Palace and discovering that they are the King and Queen of England? Some curious emerging facts suggest that it could happen.

Praying On Planes: Rights And Responsibilities

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Our freedom to pray in the public square comes with parallel obligations: we must communicate with others so they can understand and we must understand how our obligations should change so we can co-exist with others.

The Tefillin Bomber Strikes Again

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

I wonder what the next mode of transportation will be that reports a security threat when a Jewish person starts to pray. Truthfully, this can be avoided with some education

Excuse Me, Are You...?

Angela Himsel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Angela Himsel

As I'm exiting the subway station at Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, I pass a bearded Hassidic man and overhear him saying to a secular-looking young man, "Do you need help putting on teffilin?"

Boy Dares To Pray On Airplane! Oh! The Horror! (And the Stupidity!)

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ellen Sterling

This isn't about right or wrong. It's just about some experience and thinking that has led me to a conclusion. It was national news when, on January...

Jewish Teenager's Tefillin Diverts US Airways Flight 3709 From LaGuardia

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PHILADELPHIA — A Jewish teenager trying to pray on a New York-to-Kentucky flight caused a scare Thursday when he pulled out a set of small boxes...

Prayer misunderstanding leads New York-to-Louisville flight to be diverted to Philly

NJ.com | NJ.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities said a misunderstanding about a Jewish prayer ritual led to the diversion of a US Airways flight. City police Lt. Fran...

Too Expensive and Lonely to be Jewish

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The two most urgent priorities of the American Jewish community are making Jewish life more affordable and fixing the broken Jewish dating scene.

A Jewish Salute to Obama for Inspiring Ethnic Pride

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The most powerful man in the Universe is a man with black skin. If we in the Jewish community cannot celebrate that achievement, then we have no sense of history.