Thursday, August 16, 2018

Religion

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...

Ask The Rabbis | Will It Matter to Jews If There Is a Mormon President?

21:20 31 March in 2012 May/June, Ask the Rabbis, Issues, Religion, Series, U.S. Politics
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INDEPENDENT Historically, the religious affiliation of a governmental leader has never been an issue for the Jewish people, as long as the government involved was not itself oppressive. Although Jews were thoroughly and severely oppressed over more than 1,600 years by leaders with Catholic or Protestant...

The AIPAC/J Street Color War

12:28 27 March in Politics, Religion
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by Charles Kopel A new spring ritual has taken form for American Jews concerned with Israel activism. The AIPAC Policy Conference, a mainstay in the American Zionist establishment for 53 years, is attracting larger and larger groups of delegates to Washington, DC each year. These delegates...

Changed from Darth Vaderberg at Ellis Island

14:56 22 March in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="296" caption="From theforce.net"][/caption] Breaking news in "people you didn't know were Jewish": Darth Vader. Yes, some Lucasphiles say that Darth Vader's chestplate (right), revealed in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, has Hebrew lettering, suggesting Jewish roots. Interpretations of the...