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Posts Tagged: religious Jews

June 15, 2016 7:09 am
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Leaving the Fold and Returning to It: Two Tales of Adjustment

I did something recently that I said I wasn't going to do anymore: I read an online essay by a woman who left the "ultra-Orthodox"...

January 29, 2016 5:46 am
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Avoid the Zealots Who Have Dibs on ‘Orthodoxy’

There has been a lot of debate recently about what defines Modern Orthodoxy. The latest “term” is “Open Orthodoxy” as opposed to “Modern,” “Rational," “Halachic,"...

November 4, 2015 1:43 pm
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Pew Study: US Religious Belief Down, Jewish Daily Prayer Up

JNS.org - While America has seen a decline in religious belief and behavior in the last seven years, the majority of Americans are still religious, according...

October 14, 2015 2:39 pm
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Israeli-Arab Teens Tell Police They Were Targeting Kippah-Wearing Jews to Stab

Two Arab youths arrested Tuesday in Migdal HaEmek in northern Israel, when they were caught with a knife and pocket-knife, told police interrogators on Wednesday...

February 26, 2015 5:46 pm
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New York Councilman Visiting Ramallah Refuses to Remove Kippah When Asked by US Consulate Security

David Greenfield, a religious Jewish New York City councilman, accused the US Consulate in Jerusalem of asking him to remove his kippah during a...

November 16, 2014 1:30 pm
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What Does it Mean to be ‘Religious’?

My pet peeve as a proudly involved and committed Jew has to do with the word "religious." Some synonyms for the word include devout, pious,...

October 11, 2013 11:54 am
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Rabbinic Violence

I can't even begin to express how embarrassed I am by the case currently getting massive exposure in the press and T.V. about a collection...

June 6, 2013 12:40 pm
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Orthodox Female Israeli Kickboxing Champ Shares Her Unlikely Story (VIDEO)

The Muay Thai kickboxing world has an unlikely world champion in Sara Avraham, an Indian immigrant who lives in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat...

May 9, 2013 12:23 pm
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The Difference between Orthodox Jews and Religious Jews?

As CEO of 5WPR, I am well versed in matters concerning brands and how media shapes perceptions.  On a professional and personal front,...

December 28, 2012 12:20 pm
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What Does ‘Mildly Islamist’ Mean?

The Economist, amongst many others, loves to refer to Recep Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, and his Justice and Development Party, as "mildly Islamist". He...

December 17, 2012 8:46 am
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Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Lamm and Joe Paterno

As CEO of 5WPR, a leading public relations firm and one whose children attend Jewish Modern Orthodox day schools I am cognizant and concerned over the repeated negative...

December 2, 2012 5:27 pm
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Shame on ‘Religious Jews’ for Harrassing an Alleged Victim of Sexual Abuse

Every New York City tabloid newspaper this week is covering the repeated harassment by members of the Charedi Jewish community of a 17-year-old girl who...

November 28, 2012 2:36 am
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Eating Bugs or Sexual Abuse: Prioritizing Sins

We have so many humanitarian and political challenges that face us, as humans and Jews that I suspect the only way we can cope is...

November 7, 2012 11:36 am
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How in Losing a Congressional Race I Found More of Myself

A few hours ago I lost my bid to unseat Congressman Bill Pascrell in New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District. But thank G-d, I'm in a...

Features

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

Holocaust Survivors’ Grandchildren Keep Stories Alive With Help of Vast Archives

JNS.org - As the world marks Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) this week, staffers...

On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the...

World

Tombstones Vandalized in Romanian Jewish Cemetery on Holocaust Remembrance ...

JNS.org - Some ten tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in the Romanian capital of Bucharest were vandalized earlier this week as...

Israel

Report: Israeli Airstrike Hits Hezbollah-Operated Iranian Arms Supply Hub i...

An Israeli strike on Thursday hit an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport where...

Middle East

Many Foreign Fighters Abandon ISIS, Surrender at Turkish Border

Large numbers of foreign fighters and sympathizers are abandoning Islamic State and trying to enter Turkey, with at least two British nationals and a US citizen joining an exodus that...

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