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The lesson of temporary residence

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Financial life should be very simple, according to the Torah. That’s because people who don’t own anything have simple financial lives. And ac…

Magdala Stone, known as Jewish-Christian ‘crossroads,’ gets its public debut

Magdala Stone, known as Jewish-Christian ‘crossroads,’ gets its public debut

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Described as one of the most significant archaeological finds in modern Israel, the Magdala Stone, unearthed in 2009 near the shores of the Se…

The story of Israel’s efficient, high-tech dairy industry

The story of Israel’s efficient, high-tech dairy industry

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Self-driving cars. Drip irrigation. Missile defense. Milk?

1,500 attend Chabad Lag B’Omer event

1,500 attend Chabad Lag B’Omer event

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An estimated 1,500 or more people gathered at Castles & Coasters in Phoenix on May 14 for Chabad of Arizona’s community Lag B’Omer celebration.

Jewish learning in the digital age

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By day, Liora Brosbe is the family engagement officer for the Jewish Federation of the East Bay in Berkeley, California, where she reaches out…

Lag B’Omer Top 10: From caves to shaves

Lag B’Omer Top 10: From caves to shaves

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Lag B’Omer isn’t one of the best-known Jewish holidays — though some may notice that the men whose faces have grown fairly fuzzy following Pas…

Before you take, think of others

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Parshat Emor outlines the “fixed times” of the year – the sacred festivals of the Jewish people. It instructs us to count the seven weeks of s…

Roasted foods ideal for Lag b’Omer meals

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What holiday is not mentioned in the Torah or anywhere until the 13th century and has no particular foods associated with it? The answer is La…

Providing a Jewish connection in Taiwan

Providing a Jewish connection in Taiwan

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When you’re the only full-time rabbi in a relatively small and isolated Jewish community – like that found on the Asian island of Taiwan – you…

Judge with righteousness

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On Yom Kippur morning, a number of years ago, a congregant comes over to me and says, “Rabbi, Look what I’m wearing on my feet.” I look down a…

Marine Le Pen: Ban halal and all ritual slaughter

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Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, said she would ban halal slaughter of animals if she is elected, …

Jews with most education are least religious, study finds

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American Jews with the highest level of education are the least religious, according to a new study.

Beth Israel teens host Islamic teens

Beth Israel teens host Islamic teens

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In today’s climate, now is the time to reach out to other communities to share our cultures and learn about different beliefs. A little over a…

7 incredible new things the world can thank Israel for

7 incredible new things the world can thank Israel for

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To build a Jewish state in the Middle East, Israelis had to be innovators.

Time travel through Torah

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As I study Torah, I sometimes imagine myself a time traveler, trying to glean some awareness of the lives of my Israelite ancestors without th…

Brooklyn soup kitchen opens for seders

Brooklyn soup kitchen opens for seders

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It’s not easy making Passover seder. There’s the cleaning, the cooking, the logistical and emotional challenges of hosting guests. Then there’…

Accomplishing our purpose

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In this week’s Torah portion of Shemini, the Torah relates that on the inaugural day of the Mishkan (tabernacle), the traveling temporary home…

Fleeing the Egypt of our minds

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Passover

Bukharian Jews, now Americans, face new set of challenges

Bukharian Jews, now Americans, face new set of challenges

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NEW YORK — The restaurants are packed on the wide boulevard in the Queens borough of this city known as the Bukharian Broadway.

From our families to yours, Happy Passover!

From our families to yours, Happy Passover!

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