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  • Colleyville synagogue apparently held hostage during livestream service (Texas)

    01/15/2022 11:56:36 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 33 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 15 | Jessika Harkay
    Colleyville police are conducting SWAT operations in the 6100 block of Pleasant Run Road this afternoon around a synagogue, police said on social media. All residents in the immediate area are being evacuated, and people are asked to avoid the area.
  • An Orthodox Rabbi Writes That People Are Basically Good -- Judaism Is in TroubleAn Orthodox Rabbi Writes That People Are Basically Good -- Judaism Is in Trouble

    01/11/2022 3:54:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | January 11, 2022 | Dennis Prager
    The Algemeiner, a Jewish publication I highly respect, published a column about Judaism that is not merely wrong; it actually advances a thesis that is the opposite of what Judaism teaches. That fact alone would not have prompted me to write a rebuttal. What prompts me is that the column was written by an Orthodox rabbi. It is sad enough that many non-Orthodox rabbis have been influenced more by their secular/Left educations than by the Torah. But when a rabbi identified as "centrist Orthodox" distorts one of the most important and normative ideas in Judaism, and is published in a...
  • Jewish Sexuality: The Intimate Component in love and Marriage

    01/01/2022 8:54:32 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 17 replies ^ | 12/31/2021 | Rabbi Maurice Lamm
    Sex is the most powerful, all-pervasive force in human experience. It may be intensely personal, meaningful, and creative at one moment, and depersonalized, meaningless, and careless the next. Much of its glory is that it can bring us as close as we may get in life to experiencing the mystery of our mortality, and because of this it is sanctified. Yet it can also be a blind, nearly irresistible force seeking wanton release on the biological level, and in this way its sanctity is perverted. Paradoxically, sex—the most chaotic, powerful, and untutored drive—can only be fully experienced when it includes...
  • Trump says American Jews ‘either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel’

    12/17/2021 12:45:33 PM PST · by Fuzz · 73 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | TIO Staff
    "Former US president Donald Trump said that many American Jews don’t love Israel, otherwise, they would have voted for him and charged that Israel used to have “absolute power over Congress.” Trump’s comments from an interview with Israeli journalist Barak Ravid in July were broadcast Thursday on the Unholy Podcast, hosted by Yonit Levi of Israel’s Channel 12 news and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian." "“There are people in this country that are Jewish, no longer love Israel. I’ll tell you, the evangelical Christians love Israel more than Jews in this country,” Trump said."
  • VIDEO: Muslim Brotherhood Turkish TV Channel: The time has come to annihilate the Jews, Purify Palestine of All Jewish Filth

    12/11/2021 12:59:40 PM PST · by JerusalemOne · 33 replies
    NEWSRAEL ^ | Dec 11, 2021 | NEWSRAEL
    VIDEO: Muslim Brotherhood Turkish TV Channel: The time has come to annihilate the Jews, Purify Palestine of All Jewish Filth MEMRI - Middle East Research Institute 16:00 7 hours ago Zaghloul Al-Naggar: "Today's Jews are not really Jews. This was acknowledged by the reasonable people among the Jews themselves. They have nothing to do with Judaism. These people are a polytheist nation. The label 'Jews' was imposed upon them. These Poles, Czechs, Russians, Americans, and people from other ethnicities — what right do they have to Palestine? "The existence of a foreign entity in this region is like a cancer...
  • NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams @ Menorah: 'We NY'ers know What the Rebbe Did for Us'

    11/30/2021 7:34:36 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 9 replies ^ | 2021/11/30 | Dovid Margolin
    NYC Mayor-Elect Eric Adams @ Menorah: ‘We NY’ers Know What the Rebbe Did for Us’ Shares Chanukah message of hope By Dovid MargolinNovember 30, 2021 11:15 AM On the first night of Hanukkah, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams helped light the world’s largest menorah at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, sharing the message of Chanukah as taught by the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. On the first night of Hanukkah, New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams helped light the world’s largest menorah at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, sharing the message...
  • ‘Fake’ Orthodox father-son rabbis ‘outed’ as Christians

    11/02/2021 8:48:30 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 111 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 2, 2021 | Zachary Kussin
    These Orthodox rabbis aren’t even Jewish, according to a newly released investigation.Michael and Calev Isaacson, a father-and-son pair who live in Phoenix, Ariz. — and who have spent some 12 years performing sacred Jewish rituals, including marriages and writing holy scrolls — are now accused of being evangelical Christians.
  • Male and Female

    10/29/2021 6:23:04 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 5 replies ^ | 10/29/2021 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman
    REGISTER » Login Daily Dose of Wisdom Today's Meditation Wisdom To Heal the Earth Bringing Heaven Down to Earth Be Within Stay Above The Book of Purpose Parshah Doses Seasonal Meditations Meditations for Happiness Meditations for Peace of Mind Body and Soul Meditations Meditations on Teaching Meditations on Man & Woman Faith & Intellect Meditations on Miracles Meditations on Finance My People Heretical Meditations Meditations on Torah Meditations on Moshiach Thoughts on Injustice Ten Doses of the Rebbe's Vision The Divine Image of Man Meditations on Bitachon Meditations on Mitzvahs Meditations on Healing Definitions Jewish Practice Learning & Values Community...
  • Archaeologist Claims Mount Sinai Found in Saudi Arabia

    10/05/2021 3:23:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 2, 2021 | Paula Froelich
    Experts believe they’ve finally found one of the holiest sites in the Bible — miles from where it was previously assumed to have existed. A biblical archaeologist organization, The Doubting Thomas Research Foundation, claims it has found the actual mountain where, according to the Old Testament, Moses lead the Israelites – a mountain that was enveloped in smoke, fire and thunder – and where, at the top, Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. But in actuality, the society now claims, Mount Sinai, one of the most sacred places in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions, is Jabal Maqla, which...
  • Why The Organ Is The Most Jewish Instrument

    09/20/2021 5:33:23 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    the Forward ^ | December 13, 2012 | Benjamin Ivry
    To some lovers of classical sounds, organ music seems irremediably goyish, despite outstanding achievements by such Jewish composers as Aaron Copland and Arnold Schoenberg in writing for the so-called “king of instruments.” For these, “The Organ and Its Music in German-Jewish Culture,” recently published in paperback, will be a real ear-opener. Its author, musicologist Tina Frühauf, notes that “until the Middle Ages, the organ was not officially permitted in any Christian liturgy inasmuch as instrumental music was associated… with the Jewish services once held in the temple at Jerusalem.”Even after organs appeared in churches and became taboo for synagogues, there...
  • To all my "Mishpocha" here on FR

    09/06/2021 10:40:55 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 49 replies
    9/6/21 | Me, Myself, & I
  • Pope responds to Israeli criticism over comments on Jewish law

    09/06/2021 1:13:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 359 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 6, 2021 | Philip Pullella
    Pope responds to Israeli criticism over comments on Jewish lawVATICAN CITY, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Pope Francis has moved to allay Jewish concerns over comments he made about their books of sacred law, following a demand for clarification from Israel's top rabbis, Vatican and Jewish community sources said on Monday.Last month Reuters reported exclusively that Rabbi Rasson Arousi, chair of the Commission of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel for Dialogue with the Holy See, had written a stern letter to the Vatican, saying Francis' comments appeared to suggest that the Torah, or Jewish law, was obsolete. read more At a...
  • Australians Outraged After Jewish Family Defies COVID Rules for Engagement Party

    08/17/2021 7:35:11 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/17/2021 | Gabrielle Briner
    Several health professionals were in attendance at the gathering, which contravened Melbourne's strict COVID regulations An engagement party hosted in defiance of COVID-19 rules and attended by members of Melbourne's Orthodox Jewish community, including coronavirus-positive guests, has sparked national outrage and caused authorities to extend the city's strict gathering regulations. "These are *hitty choices," said Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews...
  • Life on His Shoulders

    07/15/2021 3:10:20 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 3 replies ^ | 7/15/2021 | Tzvi Freeman
    This is life, all of it: Sitting like a small child upon the shoulders of the Creator of heaven and earth as He carries us out of slavery in Egypt to eternal life in the Promised Land. Everything along the journey is sweet and good, if we will only embrace it with love. Even the pain is good, a pain that cleanses body and soul as we rise to a place higher than our little minds can conceive. And yes, even those paths we believe we’ve stumbled down by our own fault, He carries us tenderly through those as well,...
  • Jews in the former Soviet Union eat pounds of matzah per person — the most in the world — every year. Here’s why.

    03/29/2021 7:47:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Jweekly ^ | MARCH 29, 2021 | Cnaan Lipshiz
    When it comes to consuming matzah, the Jews of the former Soviet Union are in a league of their own. At the top of the chart are Azerbaijan’s 8,000 Jews, who this year are expected to consume 10 tons of the unleavened bread cracker that Jews eat on the week of Passover to commemorate their ancestors’ hurried flight out of Egypt. That’s a provision of 2.7 pounds per person — a ratio that’s nearly three times what’s on stock for the average soldier in the Israeli army. In Russia, home to about 155,000 Jews, the rate of consumption is somewhat...
  • Passover with Dennis Prager (2020)

    03/26/2021 8:44:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    PragerU ^ | March 26, 2021 | Dennis Prager
    Dennis invites you into his home as he conducts a virtual Passover Seder (recorded April 2020). Watch and learn as Dennis explains the meaning of the rituals, but if you want to participate along with Dennis, you’ll need the standard Passover accoutrements (one per person in your household): 1) Matzo 2) Salt water 3) Parsley 4) A hard-boiled egg 5) Horseradish 6) Charoset — a mix of nuts, raisins, and honey. 7) Haggadah
  • Village Of Airmont Ordered To Cease Enforcement Of Zoning Code That Discriminates Against Orthodox Jewish Residents And To Restore Right To Home Worship

    03/15/2021 1:27:51 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | March 15, 2021 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York
    Airmont Agrees to Entry of Consent Order After U.S. Attorney Files Suit and Introduces Evidence That Zoning Code Violates Federal LawAudrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the entry today of a Consent Order of Preliminary Injunction (the “Injunction”) mandating that the Village of Airmont (“AIRMONT”) immediately cease enforcement of zoning code provisions enacted in 2018 that discriminate against Orthodox Jewish residents in violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”), as alleged in a lawsuit brought by the United States (the “Government”). Among other things, the zoning code provisions...
  • Rabbis: Ilhan Omar’s Promotion Shows ‘Anti-Semitism Now Accepted in Congress’

    02/15/2021 2:04:08 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 15 Feb 2021 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Coalition for Jewish Values declared Monday that the promotion of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to a senior committee position shows that Congress accepts antisemitism. Omar was promoted to the position of Vice Chair on the Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights subcommittee within the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The CJV said in a statement: Omar, despite a history of support for organizations with ties to Islamic terror and condemnations of Israel sufficient to be voted “2019’s Anti-Semite of the Year” by, was named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/24/2021

    01/24/2021 9:12:54 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/24/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Dutch police on the attack with water cannon to shut down coronavirus lockdown protesters in Amsterdam and Eindhoven today. Tear gas also used used against the E Eindhoven protesters. Demonstrations banned under the coronavirus lockdown in the Netherlands... The police attack on protesters in Amsterdam included dogs and mounted police. 100 detained there... A coronavirus testing center in one Dutch town torched Saturday night... Clashes in Israel today as police cracked down on Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods to enforce the coronavirus lockdown. Injuries and arrests as residents fought police with stones... In Denmark the Prime Minister burned in effigy as protesters...
  • Morocco Is a Model for Other Nations Longing for Peace

    01/23/2021 9:56:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 23, 2021 | Yael Eckstein
    Last month, I was thrilled to see Morocco become the fourth Arab nation in the past several months to announce that it would establish full diplomatic relations with Israel. It’s yet another step towards peace in the string of groundbreaking developments that began last summer with the historic Abraham Accords. Even today, Morocco and Israel have just signed an agreement allowing for direct flights to operate between the two nations. Before these recent developments, Morocco had already begun to blaze a trail for harmony among Muslims and Jews. They hold a reputation for tolerance and diversity that can serve as...