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At Sotloff Memorial, Focus On His Jewish Values

09/08/2014
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As thousands gathered Friday (Sept. 5) at Temple Beth Am in Miami to mourn journalist Steven Sotloff, they paid tribute to the one quality his family and friends tried hard to conceal from his Islamic State captors: his Jewishness.

A Jew, An Israeli And A Humanist

The journalist beheaded by ISIS insurgents fasted on Yom Kippur, studied in Israel and attended synagogue as a child.

09/03/2014
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Until yesterday, the name, religion and other biographical details about 31-year-old U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff were a secret. Now, we can say openly that he was a Jew, an Israeli citizen, a spunky kid from Miami and a resilient believer in humanity.

ISIS insurgents behead American journalist, Steven Sotloff. Reuters

UN Needs Day Of Atonement

There is a greater likelihood that the United Nations will vote to blame Israel for global warming than it would to put Yom Kippur on the official holiday calendar of UN Headquarters as called for in an op ed in Wednesday's New York Times.

Summer Camp, Life Skills and Confidence

Editor's Note: Thanks to our friends at the Foundation for Jewish Camp for coordinating this series of blogs from camp. More voices to come!

We have all heard that Jewish summer camp is one of the most valuable experiences a parent can give their child to ensure a strong Jewish foundation. If you think of it as a construction project, the earth underneath the foundation is the community and together, this community builds the foundation they share.  As each child grows into an adult, the shared experience of community-building in a Jewish context continues to strengthen his or her Jewish foundation.

The author's son arrives at camp. Courtesy Marcia Cohodes

Jewish Bachelorette Chooses Perfect Match

This shidduch will go down in reality-TV history.

07/29/2014
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Let the hora dancing begin.

Andi Dorfman chooses Jewish soul mate, Josh Murray. Credit: us.beamly.com
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In New Calendar, Naughty Jewish Boys Come Out

Who ever said Jewish boys can't be sexy? 2015 calendar with scantily clad (or completely unclad) Jewish men, now available.

07/24/2014
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Think Jewish. Think naughty. Think 2015.

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On stays fit by bench pressing bagels.
Yonah matzah? I think Yonah found the afikomen.
Jake stays cool, and stays Jewish. His proud Jewish star tells it all.
Ethan proudly wears his kippa and facial hair, while embracing his sexual identi

The “Ordinary Man” From The Tribe Of Dan: Inspired By Torah Portion Pinchas

Part One

Time:  About 2245 on the Jewish calendar (3500 years ago.)
Place:  Hebron, Israel

Poor Dan!

Eleven of Jacob’s twelve sons had two or more children.  Benjamin had ten!

The twelfth son, Dan, had one son, Chushim, who was deaf.  Like many parents today, Dan might have worried, “What will be the future of my disabled child?”
 
The phrase “special needs child” hadn’t been invented yet.  On his own, Chushim, trying to be ordinary, would communicate “What’s going on?” when he didn’t understand a situation.

Rabbi Michael Levy

Bachelorette Spoiler Alert: Is He Jewish?

Jewish bachelorette chooses Jewish soul mate.

07/08/2014
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Now that’s a shidduch.

Andi Dorfman chooses Jewish bachelor Josh Murray.
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Presbyterians Remove Controversial ‘Zionism Unsettled’ From Denomination’s Website

07/02/2014
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The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed from its website a booklet that many Jewish groups have criticized as hostile to Israel and denigrating to Judaism.
“Zionism Unsettled,” published in January by the church-chartered Israel/Palestine Mission Network, is a history and commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that paints Israel as the aggressor and describes Zionism as inherently racist and theologically flawed.

Zionism Unsettled cover page. Courtesy of israelpalestinemissionnetwork.og

Leave Religion Off Your Resume -- Unless You're Jewish

'Chosen people' takes on a new connotation.

06/17/2014
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Religiously affiliated on campus? Recent studies suggest that you should leave it off your resume if you want to get hired--unless you're Jewish, that is. 

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