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There is no real way of understanding what Jewishness means unless we understand what it meant – Tablet Magazine

| August 22, 2017

Literary criticAdam Kirschis readinga page of Talmuda day, along with Jews around the world. For readers who are following the Daf Yomi cycle, this month marks a major anniversary

Liel Leibovitz – Tablet Magazine

| August 22, 2017

Today, from 9:05 a.m.

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.

Judaism and the Solar Eclipse | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com – Algemeiner

| August 21, 2017

A Torah scroll.

The Parson and the Talmud – First Things

| August 18, 2017

This is the first installment in a new biweekly series, in which the First Things junior fellows share mini-essays on their current reading endeavors.

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

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

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.

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.

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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