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Dani Dayan, consul general of Israel in New York, speaks at Congregation B'nai Israel at 7 p.m. May 7. His presentation is part of "Israel at 70," a series of free programming under the Jewish Federation of Toledo that recognizes this year as the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence. The ...
Both Egypt and Israel saw the king as a regent for the divine on earth. Both emphasized justice and right relations as part of royal administration. Both required religious ceremony for the king to possess the stamp of legitimacy to the throne. I found a noteworthy moment when looking at a relatively plain ...

Faith Baptist Church, 520 12th St., Moline will celebrate "Honor Israel Sunday," in support of the nation of Israel, beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 29. An emissary from Israel to the ... An Israeli luncheon will be held with Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz, who will talk about "The State of Israel." Jewish and ...
Hiddush is about the full implementation of Israel's promise, in the Israeli Declaration of Independence, of freedom of religion and conscience, and full equality, regardless of religion. In addition to that, Hiddush is of the view that the challenge of religious freedom and equality in Israel is a global ...
The primary job of the kashrut chief of the Knesset, which does not have a staff rabbi, is to ensure that the cafeterias in the building maintain Jewish religious dietary standards. The opinion of legal counsel Eyal Yinon was sought after the Israel Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism complained that ... Women

Rabbi David Lau, the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel, along with several European Jewish rabbis, called on German Jews to keep wearing kipahs, or yarmulkes, in public following a recommendation by a German Jewish leader that they find alternative head coverings. In an interview with Radio Berlin ... Religious
Like many Israelis and Jews around the world, I can be critical of the leadership in Israel without wanting to boycott the entire nation. I treasure my Israeli friends and family, Israeli food, books, art, cinema, and dance. Israel was created exactly 70 years ago as a haven for refugees from the Holocaust. But ...
Roie Ravitzky, head of the Religious Peace Initiative, will share what he learned from the historical meeting he organized between the founder of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam and a Chief Rabbi of Israel, and how religious leaders can lead the way to reconciliation. Only some of the lectures will be in English, but ...
There is no freedom of religion unless there is freedom to exercise it. The question put to Folau on Instagram was explicitly religious and demanded an answer from Biblical scripture. The user asked: “What was gods (sic) plan for gay people?” Folau replied that unless they repent of their sins, the plan is hell ...
Jewish nationalism in Israel is a disaster. Not only does it require religion to justify itself, and not only does it use its citizens to trample the Palestinians, and not only is there a left wing capable of saying “nationalism is ad-hoc and its time has passed,” but this inability to turn one's back on the mass ...
He claims that charcutier Eran Bick was the first Israeli to develop a local version of bacon, which more than anything else symbolizes the pig meat ... According to Bulka, lamb bacon actually creates a vicious circle: The producers deceive the religious community and the religious community deceives itself.
A new draft bill, expected to be presented to the Israeli government within the next few weeks, would grant the Orthodox movement exclusive control over conversions in Israel and deny recognition to conversions performed by private Orthodox rabbinical courts. If passed into law, this bill would effectively ...
The remaining Israeli liberal community will become a very distinct and rather tightly clenched minority, a large and crowded family unit of sorts that will congregate ... This will mean defending the right to exist cut off from the wider religious and nationalist public that will be defined as Israel's default identity; ...
For others, however, it feels exclusionary – a holiday now being enshrined in the Jewish calendar that takes religion into the arena of divisive politics, not faith. In many synagogues on Wednesday night and Thursday, guest speakers will have been invited to talk about Israel and its significance, and Israeli ...
The Education Ministry has decided to ban workbooks and textbooks from Bible classes in state secular schools, requiring students to learn strictly from the original biblical text. Workbooks and textbooks are mainly used in elementary schools, but sometimes also in middle school and even high schools.
The photogenic effort – ultra-Orthodox and secular Israeli volunteers, along with the asylum seekers themselves – was featured on TV news shows. ... Lipton, herself an Orthodox Jew, says that since moving to Israel, she “found it depressing that the religious community in Israel has been so uninvolved in ...

The religious demographic with the highest support for Israel is white evangelical Protestants: 78 percent said they sympathize with Israel, while only 5 percent ... According to the Washington Post, Pence received a warm welcome from Israeli officials during his two-day stay, during which he met with Israeli ...
Israeli newspapers ran the remarks in full. Pence isn't just playing cheap politics to cater to his base; he really does see Israel in religious terms. When I interviewed then Representative Pence in 2006 on Israel, he began by quoting the book of Genesis: “I will bless those who bless the Jews and curse those ...
However, recent gains by the Orthodox Jewish sector have sparked a fierce clash with the majority of Israelis who are either secular or semi-religious. The confrontation ... They couldn't care less about the Land of Israel movement that campaigns for total Israeli control of Judea and Samaria (West Bank).
The information presented to the children included other items of religious content. Preventing terror attacks was described as divine intervention, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported. GettyImages-135306718 The religious content reinvigorated an ongoing debate in Israel over the proliferation of religious ...
(USA Today) — Vice President Mike Pence announced that the U.S. embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2019. Pence made the announcement Monday (Jan. 22) at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Pence for standing up for the ...
If a Jew told another Jew in the Israeli mainstream, even on the left, that he doesn't believe in God, the two would certainly continue talking. But if one of them ... The religious accuse the nonreligious of heresy and the Zionists accuse the non-Zionists of anti-Semitism, even if the latter are Jews. When did ...
It's not only Ashdod; the Bilu shopping center near Rehovot is now on the agenda for those very same reasons. Ashdod is Israel's sixth largest city, with a population of 250,000. If it falls to the Haredim, the other secular cities will fall after it, one by one. Ashdod is a test-case city: religious coercion must stop ...
Pence's visit, in this regard, will drive another nail into the coffin of the once-warm ties between Israel and most American liberals. In Israeli eyes, Pence is a true friend who comes with the added bonus of positions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that place him somewhere on the right of Likud.
Trump didn't do this because of his burning love for Israel. This was a politically motivated message to his bigoted religious supporters, the Evangelicals. Our Founding Fathers desperately warned us against a demagogue and a mixing religion and state. It is ironic that the bigot Trump is leading this ...
My wife and I just returned from Israel, a trip we chose to launch our 50th year of marriage. We spent several days in Jerusalem, walking through the Garden of Gethsemane, looking on the Holy City from the Mount of Olives, visiting the Pool of Siloam and the Western Wall. We sat on the Southern steps to ...
I taught in Amsterdam. Since then, I've returned to Israel and become religiously observant. ... It started with a friend from Batsheva [a leading Israeli troupe] who became religious. I came to recruit him for the dance .... Now it is a double mission to draw them to religion and to music. In Chabad, there is the ...
President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel delighted white evangelical Christians in the United States, the religious group which voted for him in overwhelmingly high numbers. In evangelical thought the Jerusalem decision is in keeping with God's biblical promise of the Holy ...
And one final comment: Israel needs to contend with many issues of religion and state, especially civil marriage and divorce. By definition, this requires compromises. But the Haredi parties have shown that they aren't partners for any kind of compromise. In the coming years, a broad civic movement must ...
It seems to want nothing less than the erasure of Israel. Some of its supporters are willing to extend the war – from Israel, to the Hebrew language itself – such as when author Doug Henwood refused to allow his book on Hillary Clinton to be translated into Hebrew for an Israeli publishing company. Think of ...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in protest against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, largely ignoring Trump's threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him. The nonbinding resolution declaring U.S. action on ...
17, 2018, outside the Israeli Knesset in Jerusalem against the Israeli government's policy to deport African refugees and asylum-seekers from Israel to ... 16) during a conference organized by the Israeli organization Rabbis for Human Rights. ... Now it's our turn,” Silverman told Religion News Service.
Yesterday I asked a senior Israeli army officer, who also happens to be the scion of a famous rabbinical dynasty, what he thought about this week's spat between a number of leading national-religious rabbis and the army's high command over the integration of women in combat units. “I think it's excellent ...
Israeli workers at the construction site of underground burial tunnels. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA. The new subterranean city of the dead is Israel's most high-profile attempt yet to solve an unusual crisis: a shortage of places to bury to its dead. Cremation is uncommon in Israel, and on present estimates ...
The religious reality in Israel is not what most people think. ... In recent weeks, the Jewish world has been inundated with stories about Jewish religion in the Jewish state. Making ... Its calculation was simple: Reform Judaism will not be vibrant in Israel without Israeli-born rabbis to lead, direct, and inspire it.
Explore the rich history and cultures of Israel on an inexpensive six-night tour that offers a look at the country's architecture, cuisine and ancient religious sites. The trip, which includes airfare and costs less than $2,000, visits historic town of Caesarea and Haifa, and includes a stop at Mount Carmel to enjoy ...
Historical Jerusalem Religious Site Expected to Become Luxury Housing Project ... Steinhardt and the London-based Israeli businessman David Sofer for ... Israel's Greek Orthodox community, who cite the cite's religious and ...
The scenes signal an unprecedented improvement in Saudi-Israeli relations. ... of ties with Israel through the powerful Saudi religious establishment, ... of the spirit of religion that is fundamental to the peoples of the region.”.
I Was Reminded in Israel That Religion Doesn't Work ... is arguably the world's most religious city, I was reminded of the deception of religion.
To her surprise, related her brother the taxi driver, the grandfather, who was the head of the Beit El kabbalist yeshiva in Jerusalem and an Israel ...
According to him, in actuality there is no real damage to instructional hours in important subjects such as math and English. “I wouldn't allow in any way missionaries from any side,” said the principal, “but a Jewish student in Israel must know his roots. Judaism is a culture, a nationality and also a religion.”.
Israeli security forces use tear gas, plastic bullets and stun grenades to restore ... Palestinian Minister of Religious Affairs, Mahmoud Habash, ...
"Joshua says to the people of Israel: choose this day whom you are ... The response to Pruitt's statement has less to do with religious ... The scrutiny of that quote highlights a perceived tension between science and religion.
There is one in Jerusalem, and in every major city in Israel — as well as a few in the ... He admired the Jewish people, and the Jewish religion.
Israeli women don't need additional burdens imposed by religious law and the rabbinical courts,” she added. Last month coalition whip David ...
“Transparent” shows us an Israel that most American Jews would rather not see – largely, because it is a distortion of the deep nuances of Israeli life. ... in Israel, have felt invisible to many of my brothers and sisters to my religious right. ... Amazon is available to everyone, regardless of religion and ethnicity ...
Is this part of a move to increase religion in the public sphere? No. To Netanyahu and to the right in general, the Bible is basically seen as a ...
Rosner notes that previous studies attempting to define religious identity in Israel concluded that between 6-12% of Israeli Jews identify with the ...
It is about the relationship between religion and the secular state. ... Abraham to be the founder of both the nation and the religion of Israel. ... Robert A. Segal is sixth-century chair in religious studies, University of Aberdeen, ...


 

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