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Tzedakah: Valuing Human Dignity as Envisioned in the Torah – Jewish Exponent

| August 16, 2017

By Rabbi Howard Alpert Parshat Reeh For many Jews, tzedakah is the quintessential Jewish act. Whether it is accomplished by simply putting a coin in a pushke (a charity box) or holding a door for someone who cannot open it for herself, or with a complex social project intended to improve the lives of a whole community, an act of tzedakah is seen as bringing the values of Judaism to fruition. How is that so



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Jane Shapiro ’76 Brings New Perspectives to Jewish Education – Princeton Alumni Weekly

| August 16, 2017

Jane Shapiro 76, co-founder of Orot: Center for New Jewish Learning in Chicago, says her views on Jewish education for adults are a bit radical. I actually think this isnt Jewish education anymore, she says, describing the avant-garde teaching that happens at Orot. Its a gateway experience for people whove been on the outside of things who want to come in



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From The Courthouse To The Big Screen, The Story Of The Ten Commandments In America – Jewish Week

| August 16, 2017

Historically, religiously and socially, our relationship to the Ten Commandments is complicated.



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Why the Talmud Is the Most Important Text in Judaism – Algemeiner

| August 11, 2017

Email a copy of “Why the Talmud Is the Most Important Text in Judaism” to a friend A Talmud from Vienna, dating back to 1793. Photo: National Archives and Records Administration. It is always assumed that the most important text of Judaism is the Torah.



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Raiders of the lost geniza want you! – The Jewish Standard

| August 10, 2017

It is the well-known Indiana Jones story of Jewish scholarship: Solomon Schechter, raider of the lost geniza.



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Signs Upon Our Hands (Parshat Eikev, Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25) – HuffPost

| August 8, 2017

In early July, I sat in a room at a retreat center in Northern California, listening with rapt attention to a group of queer elders telling stories.



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Italy’s ambassador to Israel is one of the world’s righteous – Arutz Sheva

| August 4, 2017

Italian Ambassador to Israel Francesco Maria Talo with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz Shefa Organization Outgoing Italian Ambassador to Israel Francesco Maria Talo on Thursday night took live of Rabbi Adin Even-Yisrael Steinsaltz.



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Sacramento Celebrates Talmud Completion – Chabad.org

| August 3, 2017

Sacramento has a small Jewish community, with perhaps no more than two-dozen households where Shabbat and kashrut are kept. Yet it will host a big celebration on Thursday night, when a group of dedicated students will celebrate the completion of the 2,711 pages of the Babylonian Talmud. Since Talmudic times, such a celebrationcalled a siyumhas been a festive affair, marking the culmination of weeks, months, and in this case, years of achievement.



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Completing a Book of Talmud – Chabad.org

| August 3, 2017

Click here for the original text of the Talmud.



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An Insight Into Kriyat Shema Al Ha-Mita – Jewish Link of New Jersey

| August 3, 2017

This prayer begins with a statement that God places chevlei sheina on our eyes. But what exactly does this term mean



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