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Questions in Judaism with Rabbi Benzion Shemtov | Article | The United States Army – United States Army

| May 31, 2022

Fort Huachucas Religious Support Office hosts the first in a series about questions in Judaism with Rabbi Benzion Shemtov (click on highlighted text for video). ### Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S

Rabbi Aryeh Markman: Connecting Jews to their Judaism – Jewish Journal

| May 31, 2022

In the 1980s, Rabbi Aryeh Markman took groups of people on tours around the world. He went to places such as China, Canada, all over Europe and Russia. It was in Russia that someone from the United Jewish Appeal came up to him and asked him for a favor.

The Surge of Converts to Judaism in Ancient Rome – aish.com – Aish

| May 31, 2022

Why did so many non-Jews, even from the ranks of the Roman elite like Queen Helena and Nero, convert to Judaism? The conversion of Emperor Constantine of Rome to Christianity in 313 CE1 changed the course of world history. His conversion conferred Christianity as the Roman Empires national religion, beginning the process of it becoming arguably the worlds most dominant religion.

Israel: Right-wing Opposition Members Vow To Defeat All Coalition Bills – i24NEWS

| May 31, 2022

The goal of the majority of the opposition is to form an alternative government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu The leaders of Israel's right-wing opposition parties said Monday that they would not support any upcoming coalition legislation, despite ideologically supporting them. The heads of the Likud, Shas, United Torah Judaism and Religious Zionism parties who call themselves the "national camp" stated that their goal is to form an alternate government headed by opposition leader and former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. If this is not possible, the national camp will press for elections

The ordination of the first female rabbi 50 years ago has brought many changes and some challenges – The Conversation

| May 31, 2022

Fifty years ago, on June 3, 1972, as Sally J. Priesand became the first woman ordained a rabbi by a Jewish seminary, her 35 male classmates spontaneously rose to their feet to acknowledge her historic feat. For nearly 2,000 years, the position of rabbi which literally means my master or my teacher - was limited to men

What happens when a Muslim becomes an apostate and renounces Islam? This is what the Islamic scriptures say – OpIndia

| May 31, 2022

Back in May 2022, a resident of Kerala named Askar Ali told the media that he was abducted by his relatives, hours before he was scheduled to hold a press conference about renouncing Islam. Alleging harassment at their hands, Ali said, I left Islam after I studied it in detail.

Coffee with Warren: We are healers of a broken world – Cochrane Today

| May 31, 2022

Warren Harbeck recounts a touching tribute to the late David Lertzman at Beaupre Hall. Last weeks columnon how Stoney Nakoda wisdom counters racism drew some amazing responses. Yes, its all about diversity-in-harmony, beautiful like a fine flower garden

Fairmount Temple initiatives aim to connect young adults, change tunes – Cleveland Jewish News

| May 31, 2022

Associate Rabbi Elle Muhlbaum and Cantor Vladimir Lapin of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple came to the Beachwood temple two years ago, but are already envisioning a larger role in the Cleveland Jewish community. Muhlbaum will be overseeing the temples new Tamid initiative to engage with young adults, while Cantor Lapin, founder of Music at TBE, plans to bring different music styles to Cleveland. We worked on Long Island for four years following ordination at Temple Beth-El in Great Neck and then we moved here the summer of 2020, Muhlbaum told the Cleveland Jewish News May 17

At Palo Alto JCC, teen group ‘leaps’ between Israel and diaspora J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| May 31, 2022

When Eden Rosenblum graduated from high school in Canada in June 2020, she knew exactly what she wanted to do before starting college: take a gap year and travel, likely to Israel.

I’m not Jewish. But being called dirty Jew shook me. J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| May 31, 2022

It happened four years ago, yet the memory remains fresh. I was waiting for a downtown A train at the West 4thStreet subway station in New York. A middle-aged man was panhandling on the not-crowded platform, approaching each person, most of whom nodded no.


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