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  • Messiah Almost Here & Orthodox Jews, Evangelicals Know it, Pastor Says

    09/30/2019 10:34:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 145 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/4/19 | Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman
    Orthodox rabbis and Evangelical Christians equally believe that the world is on the cusp of the Battle of Armageddon and that “we are about to see the messiah,” said Dr. Jeffrey D. Johnson. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Johnson said that the reality of devout Jewish and Christians sharing this common bond, “should cause us all to pause and say, ‘Oh my word, there is hope here.’ In a world of great despair, there is hope in the messiah.” Specifically, he said the common bond is in the belief that one day soon, there will be a war...
  • Meet Beatie Deutsch, the Ultra-Orthodox Runner Setting Records and Shattering Expectations

    Halfway through the Tiberias Marathon in Tiberias, Israel, on January 4, Bracha “Beatie” Deutsch thought victory was in the bag. But then she saw another female runner, Israeli marathon record holder Elena Dolinin, far up ahead, and her heart sank. “She is a 2:35 marathoner, and I didn’t think she would slow down,” Deutsch told Runner’s World. “I was disappointed, because my family was all there watching.” Cheering on the sidelines were the 29-year-old’s husband and their five children. If being a mother didn’t make the runner stand out from the rest of the elite field, her running attire—a long-sleeved...
  • Ultra-Orthodox singer tapes eyes shut to avoid seeing women dancing

    02/07/2018 11:19:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    At Jerusalem concert for female-only crowd, American-born Yonatan Razel takes drastic actionAn ultra-Orthodox singer covered his eyes with masking tape in the middle of a concert for women only in order not to see audience members who were dancing in front of the stage. Yonatan Razel was playing his keyboard and singing at Jerusalem’s International Conference Center on Sunday night when he put the tape over his eyes during one song. Video of the incident was played on Hadashot television news. Razel is an American-born musician, and one of most popular ultra-Orthodox performers in Israel. He recently released his third...
  • Can gay and lesbian teens find a home in Orthodoxy?

    05/20/2017 4:30:11 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 14 replies
    JewishJournal.com ^ | 5/17/2017 | Eitan Oram
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  • Ivanka Trump’s rabbi backs out of delivering RNC opening prayer

    07/15/2016 1:44:15 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/15/2016 | Bob Fredericks
    A prominent New York rabbi who converted Ivanka Trump to Judaism has backed out of delivering the opening prayer at the GOP convention after critics slammed him for appearing to endorse her father. Haskel Lookstein — former head of the elite Ramaz School and the former rabbi of Kehilath Jeshurun, a tony Modern Orthodox synagogue on the Upper East Side — said he backed out because his planned invocation had become too “political.”
  • Israeli Cabinet approves liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

    01/31/2016 6:03:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 12:21 PM EST | Daniel Estrin
    Israel's Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism. The issue is of particular importance to the Jewish community in the United States, where the more liberal Reform and Conservative streams of Judaism are dominant. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed the plan in an attempt to please American Jews, a key source of support for Israel, despite stiff opposition by ultra-Orthodox and religious nationalist elements in Israel who are key members of his own government. [...] According...
  • Letter from the Lubavitcher Rebbe about SSA

    05/06/2015 7:49:57 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 33 replies
    guardyoureyes.com ^ | 2/4/'86 | Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
    By the Grace of G-d 25th of Shevat, 5746 Brooklyn, N.Y. Greeting and Blessing: This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of Jan. 26th, in which you write about a serious problem. As requested, I will remember you in prayer for the fulfillment of your heart's desires for good. While all blessings come from HaShem [G‑d], a Jew is expected to do what is necessary in the natural order. In the matter of the said problem, you surely know that there are doctors and psychiatrists who treat it, and have been successful in many cases. I know of a...
  • Orthodox rabbis tell it like it is on "gay marriage" issue outside Supreme Court hearing

    05/03/2015 5:58:54 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    MassResistance ^ | 5/1/2015 | None given
    A contingent of Orthodox rabbis from New York and New Jersey came and “told it like it is” outside of the US Supreme Court on the day of the “gay marriage” hearing. A larger group of 850 Orthodox rabbis publicly demanded the recusal of Justices Ginsburg and Kagan from the case.
  • Israeli rabbi pairs gays to lesbians

    09/03/2011 6:49:37 PM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 3, 2011 | TIA GOLDENBERG
    SHILO, West Bank (AP) — Rabbi Arele Harel offers an unconventional solution for Orthodox Jewish gay men who want to raise a conventional family: He fixes them up with Orthodox lesbians. His matchmaking service, which has just gone online, has met criticism on opposing fronts. Orthodox Jewish rabbis say Harel should be doing more to encourage gays and lesbians to try to change their sexual orientation. Liberal religious gay groups see Harel's approach as a ploy to suppress homosexuality.
  • The Jewish Future, in Black and White (Orthodox Jewish Population Expanding)

    10/09/2009 3:49:50 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 7 replies · 1,319+ views
    The Forward ^ | October 07, 2009 | Uzi Silber
    I’ve seen the future, and it’s black and white. It was a sunny Sunday morning in our Lower East Side community playground, animated by a frenetic blur of whooping kids, my own included. Alone on a bench, I’d neglected to bring a book from home and wasn’t in the mood to socialize with the parents nearby. I opted instead to subject the ad-hoc collection of children to an informal Jewish identity census. Before disclosing the outcome of this thoroughly unscientific survey, it’s important to recall that this neighborhood was once the beating heart of Jewish life in America and the...
  • Kosher Google Makes Debut as Koogle

    06/15/2009 3:38:50 AM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 7 replies · 614+ views
    Israel National News ^ | June 15, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Koogle is the name of a new Hebrew-language Internet search engine that allows surfing without getting drowned in sexually explicit and other offensive material. The brainchild of Yossi Altman, Koogle is a pun on the Jewish noodle pudding known as “kugel.” The new search engine maybe a boon to the hareidi religious community, whose rabbis often ban the use of the Internet because of the accessibility to pornography.
  • Koogle search engine aims to make Internet kosher

    06/16/2009 11:45:44 AM PDT · by robert561 · 9 replies · 507+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | 6-16-09 | Andrew Abramson
    It sounds like your bubbie's egg noodle casserole, but Koogle - a clever combination of Google and kugel - could play a large part in integrating Orthodox Jews into cyberspace. And it could provide a model of how religious groups from all backgrounds, and secular people looking for a cleaner version of the Internet, could one day view web sites without worrying about R-rated, or even PG-13 material. Koogle, (koogle.co.il) the brainchild of Israeli Yossi Altman, aims to give religious Jews a chance to surf the Internet. Altman estimates that about 10-to-15 percent of Israelis are strictly observant Jews who,...
  • Future of Orthodox Jewish Vote Has Implications for GOP

    08/02/2006 10:16:10 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 23 replies · 846+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2006 | Jim VandeHei
    Republicans are hoping a strong defense of Israel translates into greater support among Jewish voters this fall, but the biggest political benefits are likely to come long after the 2006 campaign concludes, according to political and demographic experts studying Jewish voting trends. The Jewish group proving most receptive to Republican overtures over the past decade is among the smallest: Orthodox Jews. Right now, they account for roughly 10 percent of the estimated 5.3 million Jews in the United States, hardly enough to tip most elections. This is likely to change significantly in the years ahead because Orthodox Jews are the...
  • Seeking the Sacred Feminine (Orthodox Judaism vs. "The Da Vinci Code")

    06/16/2006 12:55:26 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 7 replies · 476+ views
    Aish.com ^ | June 11, 2006 | Aliza Bulow
    In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown tarnishes Judaism with the same stroke that he dismisses Christianity and Islam for their repression of women and of the Sacred Feminine. "The propaganda and bloodshed [of the church] had worked. Today's world was living proof. Women, once celebrated as an essential half of spiritual enlightenment, had been banished from the temples of the world. There were no female Orthodox rabbis, Catholic priests, nor Islamic clerics. The once hallowed act of Hieros Gamos -- the natural sexual union between man and woman through which each became spiritually whole -- had been recast as...
  • Is McCulture spurring radical Islam (or is pop-culture the antidote to terrorism?)

    12/22/2004 8:06:42 AM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 14 replies · 17,531+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 16, 2004 | Suzanne Fields
    When Sarah Jessica Parker, the star of the HBO hit "Sex and the City," loomed large in a scanty sequined dress on a billboard overlooking Jerusalem in behalf of Lux soap, a lot of prospective consumers complained. This was no way for a lady to look, especially to Orthodox Jews. The bare arms and back — not to speak of bare thighs — were quickly covered in a more modest couturier design. Unilever, the giant consumer goods corporation, got the message. To save face — and money — a spokesman said that it was the climate that dictated the change...
  • REBBE ROUSERS (Lubavitcher Messianists Attack Plaque)

    12/16/2004 12:04:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 872+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2004 | JOSEPH MOLLICA, JAMIE SCHRAM and BILL SANDERSON
    Nine people were arrested yesterday in a melee at the headquarters of Brooklyn's most visible ultra-Orthodox Jewish movement, which is divided over whether the Lubavitcher founder, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, is alive or dead. Workers at Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights were installing a new plaque on the building which refers to Schneerson's "blessed memory."
  • Jewish group endorses same-sex marriage (liberal religious voices to counter the strong opposition)

    01/16/2004 1:34:55 PM PST · by Van der Waals · 31 replies · 204+ views
    UPI | Jan. 16 2004
    BOSTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The major public policy voice of the Jewish community in greater Boston has voted overwhelmingly to back same-sex marriage. The endorsement by the Jewish Community Relations Council, an umbrella organization representing 42 Jewish groups, is part of a growing effort by liberal religious voices to counter the strong opposition to same-sex marriage voiced by the state's Catholic bishops, the Boston Globe said Friday. The bishops of the state's four Catholic dioceses planned to announce a major campaign to defeat same-sex marriage Friday. Several Jewish organizations had already endorsed same-sex marriage, including the largest Jewish denomination...
  • For God and Country: How the U.S. Military Made Me a Better Jew

    07/10/2003 3:03:35 PM PDT · by alan alda · 48 replies · 357+ views
    The Jewish Press | 07-04-03 | Mikhail Ekshtut
    For God And Country: How The U.S. Military Made Me a Better Jew By Mikhail Ekshtut In the entire U.S. military there are perhaps 150 Orthodox Jews – and I am one of them. Why am I telling you this? Before I answer that question, I should tell you my story. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and in 1976, when I was five, my parents, my sister and I immigrated to Seattle. When we arrived, Jewish Family Services sent my sister and me to the Seattle Hebrew Academy, an Orthodox day school. I didn’t speak any English so the...
  • Crash Course in Orthodox Judaism for Lieberman's Aides

    05/01/2003 11:58:10 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 306+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 1, 2003 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Doug Mills/The New York Times Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and his wife, Hadassah, at a luncheon on Wednesday in the Washington Hilton WASHINGTON, April 30 — When the nine Democratic presidential contenders arrive in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday for their first debate, they are supposed to show up no later than 7:30 p.m., 90 minutes before air time. Except for Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut. He will be there, his aides say, at 8:58, two minutes before the debate begins. In fact, the reason the debate on ABC News is starting so late on Saturday night, past many...
  • Sharon: Jewish conversion process should be shortened

    12/30/2002 4:34:38 PM PST · by naine · 47 replies · 437+ views
    Haaretz ^ | December 31, 2002 | Aluf Benn
    Sharon: Jewish conversion process should be shortened Secular Jews shouldn't immigrate to Israel, Shas minister says By Aluf Benn Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said yesterday that the process of converting to Judaism should be shortened, in response to Health Minister Nissim Dahan's remarks that secular Jews should not immigrate to Israel. "It should be possible for anyone who wants to become a Jew to do so," the prime minister said at yesterday's weekly cabinet meeting. During the meeting, Dahan's comments were sharply criticized by ministers Natan Sharansky (Yisrael b'Aliyah) and Yitzhak Levy (National Religious Party). Israel Radio reported earlier...