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Ten Expressions You Didn't Know Come From The Bible

Posted on 12/12/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
My husband and I were on a long road trip recently when he casually mentioned that the expression "cream of wheat" comes from the Bible.Turns out, just by speaking English, most of us know a lot more...

Finding Our Purpose

Posted on 12/05/2017 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
In our modern world new inventions are brought to our attention almost every day. And discoveries which will hopefully lead to a cure or at least a drug to delay or lessen the effects of a disease are found...

Why Lies About Israel Are Surprisingly Effective

Posted on 11/30/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
I’m going to tell you a few lies: Halley’s Comet will be visible the first week in March, 2018. 91% of people who had college degrees voted for Hillary Clinton during the last American election....

No More Free Passes

Posted on 11/27/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
A couple months ago Sam Harris, the prolific neuroscientist, author, and philosopher was featured in an intense debate with the creator of the Dilbert comics and vocal Trump supporter Scott Adams. The debate...

Has Postmodernism Redefined Jewish History?

Posted on 11/14/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Public trust of academics in the Humanities seems to be spiraling downward as many individuals are growing increasingly skeptical of the methodology that many of these fields employ. We could discuss the...

When Those We Love Don't Love What We Love

Posted on 11/05/2017 by Irene Rabinowitz in Beliefs and Practices
Whenever I hear that Jewish friends are making their first trip to Israel, I am excited. To be able to share a Shabbat, daven together, and to try to see my city, Jewish Jerusalem, through the eyes of a...

What Are You Willing To Die For?

Posted on 11/01/2017 by Daniella Levy in Beliefs and Practices
How much should we be willing to risk our lives to stay true to our Jewish identity? This question is one of the themes explored in my debut novel, By Light of Hidden Candles, recently published by Kasva...

Losing One’s Faith and One’s Family

Posted on 10/31/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
There are certain points in one’s life where a person needs all the social support they can get, and one of these times is when someone loses their faith. Faith, or any type of religious conviction,...

Why The Netflix Documentary One Of Us Matters To The Rest Of Us

Posted on 10/30/2017 by Rabbi Johnny Solomon in Beliefs and Practices
Today I found time to watch the Netflix documentary One of Us which tells the story of three ex-Hasidic Jews who, for reasons that include abusive relationships, theological dissatisfaction, curiosity towards...

My Father And I Have Got You Covered

Posted on 10/29/2017 by Rabbi Elan Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Something I did today brought me right back, immediately, to a yearly activity I did with my father, of blessed memory. I didn’t want to let the warm feeling go and quickly came to my laptop to help me...
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