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Posts Tagged: Shabbat

September 5, 2016 6:37 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah

JNS.org -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Trump Campaign Manager Admits: ‘We Are Behind,’ Reiterates Camp...

Donald Trump's campaign manager pitched Sunday his new call to "drain the swamp" of Washington, even as she admitted Donald...


Palestinian Authority Releases Four Men Arrested for Attending Sukkot Event...

Four Palestinians arrested late last week for attending a sukkot holiday event in a West Bank settlement were freed on...

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Just 5 Miles From Mosul as Offensive Continues

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi...