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BaWOOF Atah Hashem

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It is arguably the most significant moment in a Jewish teenager’s life, marking adulthood, accountability and the ability to lead religious services. The bar/bat mitzvah...

‘Continue In Honest Dialogue’

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>> “Societies’ morals may shift and crumble, but eternal verities exist. One is marriage, the union of a man and a woman. Its sanctity...

Acknowledging Failure On Sex Allegations, Norman Lamm Steps Down From Y.U.

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In his letter announcing he was stepping down as Yeshiva University’s chancellor and rosh yeshiva, Rabbi Norman Lamm acknowledged his failure to respond adequately...

Student Killed In Egypt Was Active In Hillel, Motivated By Peace

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 Andrew Pochter, the American student stabbed to death Friday during a protest in Egypt, was active in Hillel and motivated by a desire to...

Three Campers Injured In Lightning Strike At Reform Camp

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Three children at the Goldman Union Camp Institute near Indianapolis were injured when lightning struck the field in which they were holding a camp...

Netanyahu Reportedly Taps Dermer As Next Ambassador to U.S.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to appoint his close aide Ron Dermer as Israel’s next ambassador to the United States, Army Radio reported...

Unlikely Teammates

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Standing behind the podium of the 2013 NAACP Image Awards is a man in a tux with a red tie whose smooth, dark skin...

Converting A Happy Pig Into A Kosher Cow

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The thick scent of a peppery rub wafted through the Margolin Heb-rew Academy, and Corky the Pig embroidered his chef’s hat with a K...

Keeping Jewish Teens Involved

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For many Jewish teens, the culmination of their involvement in Judaism comes at the age of 12 or 13 when they read their Torah...

Fusion Of Faiths

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We’re in the era of pluralism. Open-mindedness. Acceptance. Tolerance. “Our tradition,” according to Rabbi Daniel Burg, 37, of downtown’s Beth Am Synagogue, “is not to...