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Posts Tagged: Shabbat

March 9, 2018 1:23 pm
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Shabbat and the Curious History of the Seven-Day Week

Without a doubt, the most durable phenomenon in history is the seven-day week. Its origin continues to baffle anthropologists and scholars of ancient history, and numerous...

November 20, 2017 2:53 pm
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The Shabbat Project: A Movement of Unity, Peace and Connection

JNS.org - In a world that has experienced an inordinate amount of destruction in recent months, it might be difficult to appreciate -- or even think of -- creation. Hurricanes brought havoc...

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...

Culture

Israeli Tourist Competes for Luxurious Hotel Stay on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

An Israeli backpacker visiting California competed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday for a chance...

Features

Amid F-35 Expectations, the F-16 Remains the Backbone of Israel’s Air Power

JNS.org - Despite the excitement and expectations generated by the arrival of the...

Making Beautiful Food and Music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Trip to Israel

JNS.org - A delegation of 60 donors from the Philadelphia Jewish Federation traveled to...

Haley: UN Makes ‘Morally Bankrupt Judgement’ by Passing Resolution Against Israel

JNS.org - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Israel...

World

‘Wave’ of Anti-Israel Municipal Resolutions Pass in Spain With ...

A “wave” of municipal resolutions hostile to Israel have passed in Spain in recent weeks, following riots in the Gaza...

Israel

Netanyahu Criticizes Itinerary for Prince William’s Visit: ‘Jerusalem I...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday leveled pointed criticism of British Prince William’s planned visit to the Jewish state. The...

Middle East

Erdogan Faces Major Test as Turks Vote for President, Parliament

Turks voted on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more...

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