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Posts Tagged: Shabbat

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...

January 6, 2013 5:48 pm
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CEO of USA Table Tennis: Possible to Accommodate Estee Ackerman’s Shabbat Schedule in Future

The case of an 11-year-old ping pong phenom who sat out her final match at the 2012 U.S. National Table Tennis Championships has received...

August 21, 2012 7:25 am
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Natalie Portman Visits Jewish Center On Shabbat

This past Saturday, Natalie Portman enjoyed an outing with her one-year-old son Aleph in Los Angeles, visiting the Venice Beach Jewish Center, according to the...

July 24, 2012 3:19 pm
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Profits and Prophets

There are few more blazing passages in the whole of religious literature than the first chapter of the book of Isaiah, the great "vision," chazon,...

May 10, 2012 3:32 pm
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Social Media for the Observant Jew

On a Friday evening, I tweeted three times and posted three Facebook updates at three separate times -- and I wasn't even online. Tools like...

Culture

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, By Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

Report: Donald Trump to Name Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday. The 64-year-old veteran oil...

Israel

Facing Evacuation, Amona Settlers Plan Resistance Campaign

Facing a court-ordered evacuation, residents of the Jewish settlement outpost of Amona in the West Bank are digging in for a fight to the finish. Vowing fierce but nonviolent resistance,...

Middle East

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer St...

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according...

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