Judaism

Diaspora Community

Diaspora CommunityThroughout their history, Jews have been forced to flee from their homelands into galut, or exile, creating distinct and prominent communities in Babylonia, Germany, and Iberia. Diaspora, or dispersion, created Jewish communities such as the Ashkenazi (German) and Sephardic (Iberian) communities. These communities are still recognizable far afield and centuries after their creation, even in the United States.... Read more about Diaspora Community

Torah: Covenant and Constitution

Torah: Covenant and ConstitutionThe Torah, the central Jewish scripture, provides Judaism with its history, theology, and a framework for ethics and practice. Torah technically refers to the first five books of the Hebrew Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). However, it colloquially refers to all 24 books of the Hebrew Bible, also called the Tanakh. ... Read more about Torah: Covenant and Constitution

Post-Biblical Religion

Post Biblical ReligionAfter the Romans destroyed the Second Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, Jewish rabbis developed a system of Jewish ethics (including laws of justice, dietary laws, and a yearly cycle of holidays) and refashioned Jewish practice to center on the synagogue, or “house of assembly,” and the home.... Read more about Post-Biblical Religion

A Jewish movement against ICE takes off by deploying its most famous mantra - Religion News Service

August 23, 2019
(RNS) — It started with a call on Facebook to demonstrate against the country’s increasingly hostile immigration policies. Earlier this summer, Serena Adlerstein, a 25-year-old Jewish volunteer for a nonprofit that promotes immigrant rights, asked her Facebook friends: “What if young Jews occupied ICE detention centers and shut them down?” Source: A Jewish movement against ICE takes off by deploying its most famous mantra - Religion News Service

Six Faiths: A rainbow of religions span spiritual spectrum

August 23, 2019

Tallahassee is much like other mid-size cities in the American South — it takes its religion seriously. Just under 50% of Tallahasseeans consider themselves religious and practice their faiths.

And in our city, there are many faiths to choose from. From established Christian traditions, including Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical practices to Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Bah’i and Judaism, there is a worship service available.

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Spotlight House of Worship: Tepperman named Human Rights Hero - Montclair Local News

July 22, 2019
By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. General information about the synagogue is below. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please email religion@montclairlocal.news and culture@montclairlocal.news. Montclair rabbis are winning awards for their intellect and social justice efforts.  Rabbi David Greenstein of Congregation Shomrei Emunah,…

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