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Zionism 101 | My Jewish Learning

| November 24, 2017

The roots of Zionism lay in Eastern Europe, notably within the confines of the Russian Empire. It was there, towards the end of the 19th century, that the largest and, in many ways, the most dynamic of Jewish communities was locatedthough it was also the most troubled. Conceived by czarist autocracy as a major obstacle to its drive to transform the population into a uniform and malleable society, Russian Jewry was subjected to extremely severe pressure to change its customs, culture, and religion.

The Oral Law -Talmud & Mishna – Jewish Virtual Library

| November 21, 2017

The Oral Law is a legal commentary on the Torah, explaining how its commandments are to be carried out.

Charlottesville Police Refused to Protect Synagogue From …

| October 15, 2017

The Jewish community in Charlottesvillehired armed security to protectits synagogue for the first timeafterlocal police declined to provide a guard for the site despite hundreds of white supremacists congregating on the town over the weekend fora rally that resulted in the murder of counter-protester Heather Heyer. Alan Zimmerman, president of the Congregation Beth Israel in the Virginia town, wrote a blog postpublished on Monday evening following the violent scenes on Saturday that resulted in a car-ramming attackthat took place just 200 feet from the place of worship. He described the fearhe felt in the presence of white supremacists, who rallied aroundanti-Semitic slogans, as 40 members of the community prayed in the synagogue, withoutsupport from the local authorities

Live Streaming : Central Synagogue

| September 22, 2017

Watch On-Demand Any Shabbat or holiday service that is live streamed will now be available “on-demand” for one week after its conclusion. Simply click on the menu icon (the three lines) in the upper-right hand corner of the stream player above, select “View Archives,” then press the play button on the service you’d like to watch. Please Note: Private family life-cycle events (i.e.

Why this LGBT synagogue is moving beyond its 40-year mission – Jweekly.com

| August 24, 2017

At Congregation Shaar Zahav in San Francisco, Rabbi Mychal Copeland leads Shabbat services with a rainbow tallit around her shoulders. The synagogue newsletter is called The Jewish Gaily Forward. But the shul that has been known since its 1977 founding as San Franciscos gay synagogue is now reaching out to a broader community and de-emphasizing its identity as an LGBT-specific congregation.

Vandal Shatters Windows At Alameda Synagogue – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

| August 24, 2017

August 18, 2017 12:51 PM ALAMEDA (CBS SF) Windows at an Alameda synagogue were shattered by a rock-throwing vandal who was recorded on security cameras, authorities said Friday.

Not Goodbye, Baku – HuffPost

| August 24, 2017

Apparently, one is never too old to fall in love again, and I fell in love with Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Actually, with the country of Azerbaijan. You can walk the city of Baku for hours and not be bored.

Hasidic Nonprofit In Crown Heights Busted For Running Illegal Hotel – Forward

| August 23, 2017

An Hasidic charity whose stated mission is to help the impoverished has been operating an illegal hotel in Brooklyn and charging up to $300 a night.

Solar Eclipse of 2017: Four reasons it’s bad, according to the … – Haaretz

| August 21, 2017

Judaism’s central rabbinic text says today’s solar eclipse is nothing to celebrate CHARLESTON – Across the United States, Jews are gathering in anticipation of the historic Great American Eclipse, particularly in cities known as ideal spots to experience the phenomenon. But at the downtown Brith Shalom Beth Israel synagogue Sunday evening, nestled in the historic southern city perfectly positioned for the Monday event, Dr.

After Barcelona, French Jewish Leader Calls For ‘Immediate Eradication’ Of Terrorism – Forward

| August 21, 2017

Getty Images (JTA) Following the death of a pedestrian in what appeared to be a vehicular terrorist attack in Marseille, a leader of the local Jewish community called for the immediate eradication of terrorism. Bruno Benjamin, the president of the local branch of the CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities, wrote the message on Twitter on Monday, shortly after police arrested a man they suspect is connected to the slaying of one woman and the serious injury of another woman in a car-ramming attack that morning.


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