Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Shabbat’s Gray Area

12:21 13 July in Culture, Latest, Religion
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by Rebecca Borison Israeli President Shimon Peres recently announced that he has cancelled his trip to London for the Olympics’ opening ceremony. Why? When he discovered that the ceremony would be taking place on a Friday night, Peres, unable to find a hotel within walking distance...

The Kosher Higgs Boson

11:25 12 July in Culture, Latest, topics
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by Daniela Enriquez Last week, on the Fourth of July, while most Americans were celebrating their Independence Day, scientists working at CERN (the European Center for Nuclear Research) finally discovered the Higgs Boson, also known as “the God particle.” The entire scientific world celebrated the announcement,...

The Three-Hour Diet

15:24 10 July in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison Thanksgiving never really manages to excite me. Yes, it’s nice to be with family, but the whole feast aspect just isn’t that novel. I have that at least twice a week. It’s called Shabbat. Judaism is deeply rooted in its attachment to the culinary...

Judaism Goes Green

14:41 29 June in Culture, Latest
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by Kara A. Kaufman Throughout the past several decades, organizations like the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life, Teva Learning Center and Hazon—as well as many others—have sprung up seemingly out of thin air. Their major goal? To couple...

Miss Holocaust 2012?

15:45 27 June in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison As the number of remaining Holocaust survivors inevitably diminishes, many have attempted to record the survivors’ stories, through books, videos or other means. Taking a new—and somewhat bizarre—approach to commemorating the survivors, Israeli aid organization Yad Ezer L’Haver has announced that they will...