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Beis Moshiach Magazine

    The Even HaSh’siya remains intact and openly visible, even in present times, without any change, at the site of the Holy of Holies in the Beis HaMikdash. Thus, the Jewish people’s claim and demand for the redemption is strengthened, arguing that…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:14pm -
    At the beginning of the davening on Yom Kippur, somebody approached R’ Groner and asked him if the Rebbe already knows what is going on in Eretz Yisroel, between Israel and Egypt and Syria [the outbreak of the Yom Kippur war]. R’ Groner answered…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:11pm -
    Moshe continues with his admonition of the Jewish people in his last days on earth. In this week’s parsha, after reciting a long song, Moshe continues to focus on the proper attitude toward Torah.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:08pm -
    These days, between kesseh l’asor (Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur), were special ones in 770. Beyond the Yomim Nora’im atmosphere and the preparations for Shabbos Shuva and Yom Kippur, 770 had a festive atmosphere, thanks to the yechidus for wealthy…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:04pm -
    The yearning to go to the Rebbe for the first time, the concern the Rebbe showed, and the moments that, till this day, arouse in him tremendous longing. * Rabbi Nachum Kaplan experienced the month of holidays with the Rebbe starting in 5722/1961. * W…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:01pm -
    The story is told that when Reb Mendel Futerfas came to Eretz Yisroel, after spending years suffering behind the Iron Curtain of the former USSR, a huge farbrengen was held in his honor by the Anash of Eretz Yisroel. During the farbrengen, he was ask…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:59pm -
    In Tishrei, one holiday follows another, and many of us are busy hosting guests. We spoke with four women who have many guests throughout the year, and heard from them how guests impact their home and families. • Insights and advice for successful…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:53pm -
    Another diary from the files of Rabbi Sholom Dovber Wolpo, describing the shlichus he carried out during the summer of 5726/1966, fifty-one years ago, together with his friend, R’ Avrohom (Bumi) Friedland. The two of them plowed through Baltimore a…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:44pm -
    “Sholom, are you coming with me?” Levi asked in a whisper. “It will be fine. When the commander is not paying attention, we’ll leave …”
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:42pm -
  • rosh hashana - ha'azinu
    Click for articles on Rosh HashanahClick for videos and more articles on Rosh Hashanah…Click for a video on the parsha…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 12:26pm -

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Moment Magazine

  • The Thermometer Interview: Anetta Kahane

    The Thermometer Interview: Anetta Kahane

    Spotlight: Germany. Temperature: 60 degrees.The post The Thermometer Interview: Anetta Kahane appeared first on Moment Magazine - The Next 5,000 Years of Conversation Begin Here.
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 11:11am -
  • September/October 2017

    September/October 2017

    Profile Simon Schama Steals the Show The effusive British historian and master storyteller returns for part two of the history of the Jewish people. by Liam Hoare Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative Strangers in their own land The end of…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 2:31pm -
  • This Holiday Season, Our ‘Ask the Rabbis’ Editor Looks Back

    This Holiday Season, Our ‘Ask the Rabbis’ Editor Looks Back

    With the High Holidays on the horizon—and with the current political climate in mind—we asked our “Ask the Rabbis” editor to reflect on some of her favorite pieces of rabbinical wisdom.The post This Holiday Season, Our ‘Ask the Rabbis’ E…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 1:11pm -
  • A Jewish Artist in Post-Dreyfus Paris

    A Jewish Artist in Post-Dreyfus Paris

    When the 22-year-old Italian Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani arrived in Paris in 1906, his health was already compromised. He had suffered childhood bouts of pleurisy, had nearly died of typhoid fever at age 11 and had been diagnosed with tuberculosi…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 4:47pm -
  • Ask The Rabbis | What Is the Most Important High Holidays Prayer?

    Ask The Rabbis | What Is the Most Important High Holidays Prayer?

    An especially insightful prayer is Hayom Harat Olam, said after the shofar is blown at the Rosh Hashanah Musaf (afternoon) service: “Today the world is conceived.” It’s a liturgical call to stay open to the pregnant possibilities in this world.…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 3:44pm -
  • This Yom Kippur, an Alphabet of Transgressions

    This Yom Kippur, an Alphabet of Transgressions

    On the High Holy Days, we confess to offenses ranging from A for “arrogance” to Z for “zeal for bad causes.” The message is clear: We make mistakes beginning with every letter of the alphabet.The post This Yom Kippur, an Alphabet of Transgre…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 11:31am -
  • Sephardi Jews Need Genetic Testing, Too

    Sephardi Jews Need Genetic Testing, Too

    For the Jewish community, perhaps the biggest success story in genetic testing is Tay-Sachs: The disease is carried by one in 27 Ashkenazi Jews (who come from Eastern Europe), and nearly always has been fatal. Today, among Ashkenazi Jewish population…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 3:13pm -
  • The BRCA2 Male Minority

    The BRCA2 Male Minority

    Matt Diamond is a 39-year-old financial planner whose sister happens to be an amateur genealogist. After creating a family tree for a school homework assignment, she was hooked and spent the next 25 years digging into her family’s Ashkenazi roots.…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 4:16pm -
  • A Daughter of a Male BRCA2 Carrier

    A Daughter of a Male BRCA2 Carrier

    Michelle Wilson was dealt an unexpected hand: Her father had breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk for men is one in 1,000. In 2006, Michelle’s father reached for his seatbelt and felt an excruciating pain throu…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 4:16pm -
  • The Role of a Genetic Counselor

    The Role of a Genetic Counselor

    Genetic testing offers people the chance to discover whether they are carriers of, or at risk of developing, a heritable disease. Dina Gold interviews Estie Rose, a genetic counselor and outreach coordinator at JScreen. What does a genetic counselor…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 4:16pm -

Sh'ma Journal

  • Chosen or Choosing: A Jewish-Muslim Exchange
    In the following brief exchange, Or Rose and Homayra Ziad explore their personal reactions to the notion of chosenness in Judaism and Islam. As scholars and practitioners, they also reflect on their approach to prayer and their openness to other reli…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Bridging the Near and the Far
    Chosenness is about carrying, internalizing, and claiming difference; being willing to stand up for what matters... Embracing chosenness means accepting a moral mandate to speak for and with those whose dignity has been denied. ... More »
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Counterintuitive Reflections on Biblical Chosenness
    “A truly rational and universal God, it is maintained, could not do anything so arbitrary as to ‘choose’ one particular group out of mankind as a whole…. God is the God of all alike, and, therefore, cannot make distinctions between nations an…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • The Choosing People
    Is it really true that God chose Abraham? The Torah narrative tells a story wherein God plucked Abraham from the midst of an idolatrous environment and said, “Lech lecha,” “Go forth to a new place, a new way of life, a new way of thinking about…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • America’s Shameful Debt Trap
    It’s almost half over! When the shmita year, a once in seven-year opportunity to transform our world, began this past Rosh Hashanah, rabbis, educators, and communities across the Jewish world were buzzing with ideas about new ways to implement the…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Living in a Chosen Land: America
    An irony of the American Jewish experience: Just as America’s Christian leaders donned the Jews’ mantle of “chosenness” to explain and justify the new nation, America’s Jewish leaders shrugged off that cloak to ease Jewish entry into Americ…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Are Jews ‘Chosen’?
    A Letter Exchange between Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi: “It is essential that all Jews understand their role as a chosen people, chosen to create and sustain Israel in all its struggles and in all its strivings” and Aryeh Bernstein: “The ass…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Let Us Hear
    “To me, O Israelites, you are just like the Ethiopians,” declares the Lord. “True, I brought Israel up from the land of Egypt, but also the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Arameans from Kir.” — Amos 9:7 The Jewish people’s unique relati…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Chosenness
    If Jews are the chosen people, what have we been chosen for? What does choseness demand of us? If we alone were chosen to be brought into the covenant with God, what happens to everyone else? What do you know about other faiths’ ideas of “chos…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • A Bolt from the Blue
    Biblical theology is at once profoundly universalistic and unabashedly particularistic... To jettison the language of chosenness, or election, is to jettison the Bible itself. ... More »
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
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Janine Just, Inc.
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Janine Just, Inc.

Tikkun Magazine

  • newIsrael, Palestine and the Kurds
    I cannot remember saying anything positive about Netanyahu in the past few decades, but in the case of the Kurds, I must acknowledge that he is finally doing something decent by supporting Kurdish independence. Yes, it may be for the …Read more >>
    - 22 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 2:25am -
  • newCherie Brown on Fighting Racism
    FIRST DAY of ROSH HASHANAH TALK BY CHERIE R BROWN SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 It is an honor for me to be speaking today.  When David called me shortly after the events in Charlottesville and asked me to try and say …Read more >>
    - 23 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 1:32am -
  • Uri Avnery Calls out “An Authentic Jewish Fascist”
    (Editor’s Note: Tikkun does not have enough staff to verify claims made by our authors on our website. So we have to trust the research done by our writers. In the case of Uri Avnery, the leader of the Jewish …Read more >>
    - 1 day ago, 24 Sep 17, 12:07am -
  • Arthur Waskow on Israel’s Multiple Denials of Human Rights
    My Qualms and Self-Correction “Tshuvah: Till by Turning, Turning, We Come Round Right”  I have been having qualms about some aspects of what I wrote a few days ago in response to Rabbis Marc Angel’s and Uri Regev’s open letter …Read more >…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 10:46am -
  • High Holidays 2017 Workbook
    High Holiday Repentance Workbook 2017 / 5778 by Michael Lerner   To acknowledge our own screw-ups is an important first step. But the High Holidays are not about getting ourselves to feel guilty, but rather engaging in a process of …Read more >>
    - 6 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 8:05pm -
  • Many Americans Know Little About Constitutional Rights
    (Editor’s note: All too often, people in the liberal and progressive world scorn those Americans who know little about their Constitutional rights or the rights of others. But actually it is more appropriate to respond with outrage at an educationa…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 9:43am -
  • A 99% Manifesto in honor or the Anniversary of the Occupy Movement
    A 99% Manifesto Dan Brook     A specter is haunting America and the world; the specter of gross inequality. The inequality is economic, to be sure, but also social, political, racial, sexual, educational, medical, occupational, gastronomical, geogr…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Sep 17, 1:31pm -
  • Moving from Fault to Cause: Looking for Systemic Solutions to White Supremacy
    What’s most pressing for me is to hold in the foreground two realities simultaneously. One is the red alert danger of erupting violence leading to serious harm to people who are already vulnerable… The other is the commitment to humanize everyone…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 4:05pm -
  • How to Read Donald Trump
    (Editor’s Note: Ariel Dorfman has been sharing his writing with Tikkun for several decades, so it is a joy to share this latest article, via our media allyTomDispatch.com . Dorfman was one of those profound thinkers who worked with the democratica…
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 10:54am -
  • The Real Homeland Security Threat
    [Editor's note: if after reading Juan Cole's article below you feel a desire to do something, join the Network of Spiritual Progressives at www.spiritualprogressives.org and  become active with us in seeking endorsements for the most comprehensive a…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 12:40am -
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