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Posts Tagged: Shabbat

April 25, 2017 3:37 pm
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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 carrying any possession in public...

March 14, 2017 7:31 am
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Is Shabbat the First Day or the Last?

In the immensely lengthy and detailed account of the making of the Tabernacle, the Torah tells the story twice: first via Divine instruction, and then by human implementation....

February 10, 2017 4:14 am
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The Constitution, Shabbat and the Purpose of Limitations

Just three weeks into the new administration in Washington, calls to impeach President Donald Trump have already begun. James C. Nelson, a retired Montana Supreme...

January 13, 2017 4:17 pm
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Jewish Ex-World Champion Boxer Yuri Foreman on Friday Night Title Showdown: I Won’t Be in Rabbi Mode, I’ll Be All Fighter

Former world champion boxer and ordained Orthodox Rabbi Yuri Foreman will be seeking to regain the junior middleweight title on Friday night when he takes...

November 18, 2016 5:17 am
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Why All People Need a Shabbat

It is well known that the institution of Shabbat is one of the best inventions God ever came up with. It no doubt qualifies Him...

September 5, 2016 6:37 am
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Being Religious About Shabbat Means Connecting With God

Many people today sneer at keeping Shabbat. To them, Shabbat observance smacks of everything that's wrong with religion. As someone who started keeping the sabbath so my...

September 2, 2016 3:05 am
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Let Us Violate Shabbat in Order to Sanctify It

Shabbat is serious business, not only because of its halachic requirements but also because of its magnificent and majestic message. To violate it is not...

June 28, 2016 11:21 am
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For Many Jews, Being Gay Means Learning to Love Yourself

Imagine this. When you were four, you realized that there was something different about you. On Thursdays, your kindergarten held pretend Shabbats, where the children...

January 19, 2016 4:37 am
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The Serenity of Shabbat

The first translation of the Torah into another language -- Greek -- took place in around the second century BCE, in Egypt during the reign of Ptolemy...

March 11, 2014 12:18 pm
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Jewish Traveler Saved From Lost Malaysia Flight by Orthodox Agent Insisting on Shabbat Observance

A Jewish traveler named Andrew was saved from tragedy by a last-minute decision to follow his travel agent's suggestion not to fly on Shabbat, which...

February 21, 2014 12:16 pm
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The Power of Shabbat and Tradition

I have always valued the utilitarian aspect of Judaism, even though utilitarianism in itself is hardly justification for living a religious life. Circumcision may indeed...

September 11, 2013 12:23 pm
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Shabbat-Observant Drug Ring Busted in Brooklyn

Gothamist - The NYPD's narcotics team announced today that it busted a group of allegedly observant Sheepshead Bay drug dealers, a ring that dealt...

August 9, 2013 8:02 pm
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UNIFIL Claims Injured IDF Soldiers Crossed Into Lebanon

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Commander Gen. Paolo Serra said on Friday that Israeli soldiers had crossed the Blue Line into Lebanon earlier...

February 26, 2013 12:01 am
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Tribute to My Wife on Our 25th Anniversary

A century is a large amount of time and any significant slice thereof is itself significant. A child of divorce whose parent's marriage ended after...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

North Korea Threatens US With ‘Horrible Nuclear Strike’

North Korea warned Tuesday that the US will be destroyed if it chooses to defy the "military giant" led by leader Kim Jong Un. "In case the US opts for confrontation...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

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