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Hasidic Jews and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism – ThoughtCo

| September 26, 2017

by Lisa Katz Updated September 20, 2017 In general, Orthodox Jews are followers who believe in a fairly strict observance of the rules and teachings of the Torah, as compared to the more liberal practices of members of modern Reform Judaism. Within the group known as Orthodox Jews, however, there are degrees of conservatism

Anti-Defamation League says hate incidents on the rise in Massachusetts – WCVB Boston

| August 18, 2017

BOSTON The upcoming Boston Free Speech rally being organized by a local alt-right” organization is raising serious concerns about hate crimes, but are those types of incidents actually on the rise in Massachusetts? The New England office of the Anti-Defamation League said Massachusetts has seen a dramatic increase in hate incidents and the state is also home to more hate groups. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are now more than 900 hate groups across the U.S., including 12 here in Massachusetts.

The Meaning of Some Common Sephardic Last Names – Aish

| August 6, 2017

Whereas most Ashkenazi surnames are of relatively recent origin, Spanish Jews have used family names since medieval times and are used by their descendants to this very day. Although Sephardi and Ashkenazi names are distinctly different, many times they mean the same thing. For instance, the Italian surname of Montefiore is identical in meaning to the German surname Bloomberg, both of which mean mountain of flowers

Around Newton – Wicked Local Newton

| July 31, 2017

Upcoming BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m.

Take Whatever Opportunity You Can to Study Torah – Algemeiner

| July 21, 2017

A scene from Doing Jewish: A Story From Ghana. Photo: Screenshot. Following the loss of itsAmerican colonies in 1783, Great Britain was forced to find alternative locations for its various colonial enterprisesone of which was the mass deportation of convicts to penal colonies in distant geographic locations

Marblehead Graffiti: Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest – Patch.com

| July 18, 2017

Patch.com Marblehead Graffiti: Reward Offered For Information Leading To Arrest Patch.com MARBLEHEAD, MA Following the discover of “disturbing” graffiti on the Causeway wall earlier this month, the Anti-Defamation League's New England branch is offering a $3,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the …

Is UK’s Sephardi rabbi fracas about more than condoning homosexuality? – The Times of Israel

| July 17, 2017

LONDON Those close to the Rabbi Joseph Dweck affair have described is as a behemoth of an issue. Its a suitably biblical term for what might seem, on the face of it, an arcane spat between British religious scholars over the permissibility or not of homosexuality. But, in fact, the repercussions of a lecture which seemingly condoned homosexual relationships that Dweck delivered in London this past May go far beyond that

Israel: Jewish but not religious? – Intermountain Jewish News

| July 15, 2017

Rabbi David Lau, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, speaking in Berlin, Germany in 2013.

How a Korean-Jewish entrepreneur uses food to empower immigrants – Jewish Post

| July 14, 2017

NEW YORK (JTA) Several times a month Jeanette Chawki welcomes a handful of strangers into her Brooklyn home.

How a Korean-Jewish entrepreneur uses food to empower immigrants – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 12, 2017

Jeanette Chawki, far right, teaches League of Kitchens workshop participants how to cook Lebanese food. (Josefin Dolsten) NEW YORK (JTA) Several times a month Jeanette Chawki welcomes a handful of strangers into her Brooklyn home


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