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Prop. 18 is vital for teens who want and deserve to vote – The Jewish News of Northern California

| October 16, 2020

Proposition 18 would amend the state constitution to allow all California citizens who will be 18 years old by a general election to vote in the preceding primary. This is already the law in many states both red and blue as well as in the District of Columbia

Apostolic asides: 29 brief insights from footnotes Latter-day Saint leaders added to conference talks – East Idaho News

| October 16, 2020

The Conference Center rooftop of Temple Square in Salt Lake City during the October General Conference held Oct. 3-4

Amy Coney Barrett may threaten access to IVF, and Jewish fertility advocates are worried – Forward

| October 16, 2020

When does life actually begin? Some conservatives Supreme Court Justice candidate Amy Coney Barett among them believe that it begins at fertilization. That poses a potential challenge not only to abortion advocates, but to the one in eight American couples suffering infertility and many Jewish organizations and fertility advocates are concerned about Coney Barretts stance on IVF (in vitro fertilization)

Sedra of the Week: Shemini Atzeret | Jewish News – Jewish News

| October 10, 2020

Shemini Atzeret has a dual identity. It falls on the eighth day, immediately after Succot. It is a festival in its own right, but without rituals.Yet, like Succot, our prayers referto it as the time of our happiness (zeman simchateinu).

The Day We Stop in the Name of Love – Jewish Exponent

| October 10, 2020

By Rabbi Shawn ZevitShemini Atzeret On the eighth day (of Sukkot), you will have a holy day it is a day of cessation, of quiet and solemn gathering (Atzeret) (Leviticus 23:36).This Shabbat and weekend depending on whether you celebrate seven or eight days of Sukkot and, depending on this, whether you combine or add on to the eighth day the later celebratory day of Simchat Torah, completing the yearly cycle of Torah reading comes the rather obscure Shemini Atzeret. A part of Sukkot

JUF News | Less-than-perfect? Perfectly fine: The lesson of the three-walled sukkah – Jewish United Fund

| October 8, 2020

Every year, my synagogue builds a magnificent sukkah, four walls of wood, greenery galore for its roof, and enough space to seat 150 people or more.

Simhat Torah in the corona age – The Jerusalem Post

| October 8, 2020

Simhat Torah is one of the most beloved holidays on the Jewish calendar, but it is also an anomaly.

Dont Forsake Family Traditions – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| October 8, 2020

Photo Credit: Jewish Press Hear my child the discipline of your father, and do not forsake the instruction of your mother (Mishlei 1:8). Our sages teach us that teachings of your mother refer to emunah and bitachon in Hashem. Fortunate are his sons after him (ibid

Jewish tradition supports expanding the Supreme Court – Forward

| October 8, 2020

The Torah demands of us: Justice, Justice, you shall pursue (Deuteronomy 16:20). We are not told to sit back and wait for justice to come to us. In fact, midrash in Sifrei Devarim explains that this biblical verse means that we should strive to achieve justice specifically through the finest of courts.

Shmini Azeret and Simchat Torah – The Jewish Voice

| October 8, 2020

By: Rabbi Shraga Simmons Imagine you throw a huge party and invite everyone you know. But this is no regular party: Its one solid week of food, music and fun. Eventually things wind down and people begin to leave


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