Judaism

Jewish Synagogue Drive-Thru Offering Up McPrayers

October 3, 2009

Author: Jill Fox

Source: NBCMIAMI.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33145948/ns/local_news-miami_fl/

If popular corners in Miami have drive-through Starbucks, then why can’t popular synagogues have drive-through sukkahs?

That’s what one temple in Pinecrest is promoting for the first time this fall during the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot.

So, if you can only spare a minute for your prayers, why not...

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Area Doctors Of Various Faiths Back Changes to Aid Patients

October 3, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091003/NEWS10/910030376/0/SPORTS12

As the nation continues to debate health-care reform, some local physicians are hoping for changes that will help them better align their religious and professional concerns.

When taking the Hippocratic Oath, physicians vow "to keep the good of the patient as the...

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Memories Of Attacks Shadow Mumbai's New Jewish Center

September 30, 2009

Author: Emily Wax

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/29/AR2009092903586.html

This is Mumbai's new Chabad House, a Jewish center that keeps its whereabouts private after attacks here in November that left more than 170 people dead, including a rabbi and his wife. The center's address is given out only to Jews looking for a place to observe Friday night Sabbaths,...

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Hillel Garden to Encourage Interfaith Dialogue

September 30, 2009

Author: Dana Cetrone

Source: The Diamondback

http://www.diamondbackonline.com/news/hillel-garden-to-encourage-interfaith-dialogue-1.587775

While President Barack Obama conducts talks over a beer, Jesse Yurow, the Student Government Association’s agricultural legislator, is trying to start interfaith dialogue over a garden.

Yurow, a senior environmental science and policy major, began a garden...

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Supreme Court to Weigh Fate Of Mojave Cross

September 29, 2009

Author: Adelle Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/supreme_court_to_consider_fate_of_mojave_cross/

Does an offended observer who drives by a cross-shaped war memorial in the middle of the desert have a right to call for its removal?

And can that 7-foot cross stand without violating the constitution’s prohibition of government establishment of...

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As Persian Jews Pray for Their Souls On Yom Kippur, They Scope Out Potential Soul Mates

September 28, 2009

Author: Robert Faturechi

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs28-2009sep28,0,5954540.story

Yom Kippur, the holiest and most somber day of the Jewish calendar, is a time for repentance, traditionally reserved for fasting and intense prayer. But scores of Iranian American Jews in Los Angeles, many of whom congregate in just a handful of synagogues across the city, aren't just looking for...

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Green And Yassky, But Not Opponents, Halt Campaign On Yom Kippur

September 28, 2009

Author: Julie Bosman and Kareem Fahim

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/nyregion/29elect.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

City Councilman John C. Liu had a few harsh words on Monday for his opponent in Tuesday’s comptroller race, Councilman David Yassky. Mr. Liu, surrounded by cheering supporters, criticized Mr. Yassky for an advertisement that began running last week, and...

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Austinite Anchored By Two Traditions: Judaism And Buddhism

September 26, 2009

Author: Eileen Flynn

Source: The Austin-American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/faith/2009/09/26/0926flynn.html

Jordana Raiskin traveled from the Jewish faith of her father to Zen Buddhism and back, not an uncommon journey. There's such a well-worn path between Judaism and Buddhism, people came up with the shorthand Jew-Bu.

But Raiskin's story is not just another example of that...

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At Yom Kippur, Patients Can Find Ready Listener

September 26, 2009

Author: Claudia Feldman

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6639003.html

Mimi Lait marched into the cancer hospital, her makeup fresh and her gray hair swinging. She was there for outpatient care after brain surgery, but her step was light because she was about to meet an old friend.

Hope Lipnick, the best-known Jewish chaplain in the vast Texas Medical Center, greeted Lait with a hug....

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'Jews Only' Inheritance Clause Legal

September 25, 2009

Author: Christopher Wills

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2009938455_inherit25.html

Proud of his religion and worried about its future, Chicago dentist Max Feinberg wrote a will with an unusual catch: His grandchildren wouldn't inherit a penny if they married someone who wasn't Jewish.

His decision led to family feuds, lawsuits, counterclaims and, Thursday, a unanimous...

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Brooklyn Family Keeps Latino-Jewish Traditions Alive

September 24, 2009

Author: Dana Rosenblatt

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/09/24/latino.hasid/index.html

Every Friday evening, the Nunez family sits down to a traditional religious dinner.

Like most families in their Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, their Jewish Sabbath meal includes blessings over the wine and bread, the company of family and friends and excellent food.

But for the Nunez family,...

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30+ Prominent Religious Leaders Send Letter Of Support to Obama for Comprehensive Middle East Peace

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/article.php?id=910

MPAC leaders joined more than 30 of the nation's most prominent and diverse religious leaders in signing onto a public letter in support of "strong U.S. leadership to achieve a negotiated sustainable resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In the letter, which was coordinated by Churches for Middle East Peace, the leaders said that the opportunity for a two...

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Afghan Jew a One-Man Upholder Of Tradition

September 20, 2009

Author: Mark Magnier

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan-lastjew20-2009sep20,0,1041843.story

It's not easy representing centuries of Jewish tradition single-handedly. Especially if you're in a war-torn Muslim country. But Zebulon Simantov, who claims to be the last Jew in Afghanistan, is doing his best. 

At the start of this weekend's...

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‘A Bit Of Honey' for Area Jews In Need

September 18, 2009

Author: Claudia Feldman

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6624579.html

Tonight, as 45,000 Jews in the Houston area dip apples into honey and pray for a sweet new year, those hardest hit by the recession and Hurricane Ike can look forward to a little extra sugar.

Just in time for the celebration of Rosh Hashana or the Jewish New Year, two local groups have announced the creation of a $...

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