Rabbi Victor Urecki, of Bnai Jacob synagogue on Charlestons East End, hopes to make Judaism more approachable for non-Jews this Saturday, as well as reacquaint many Jews with some of the central tenets of their faith, during an explanatory service to be held immediately following the normal Saturday service.

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Charleston synagogue to host explanatory service

Written on October 22nd, 2014 & filed under Judaism Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Avorham Gross, who changed his name from Roberto Eddy Santos after spending years in prison for violent crimes in the 90s. The ex-Latin King gang member who converted to Hasidic Judaism only to be arrested for impersonating law-enforcement and EMS personnel always wanted to be a cop and even faked his way into an officers discount at IHOP, new court papers claim

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Ex-Latin King Hasidic Jew faked being a cop

If a church or its religious leader wants to enter the partisan political fray and support a specific candidate, that is one step too far

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Is Alliance Defending Freedom the Next Hobby Lobby?

What is Christianity? Judaism? Islamism?

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What is Christianity? Judaism? Islamism? – Video

Written on October 20th, 2014 & filed under Judaism Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Cantor Turned Used RV Into 38-Foot Font of Jewish Education courtesy of debbi ballard Cantor Debbi Ballard wasnt reaching as many students as she had hoped to back when she started her own Hebrew school based out of public spaces, like Dunkin Donuts, last fall. So this year, Ballard went one step further in her attempt to innovate: She bought a 38-foot recreational vehicle and converted it into a Hebrew school on wheels.

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The Hebrew School on Wheels

Written on October 17th, 2014 & filed under Judaism Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

JVI-The Jesus of Judaism, Christianity, Islam At this precarious time in history, Drs. Jack and Rexella Van Impe desire you and your loved ones to know the Truth! Amidst the lies, hatred and destruction of Islam and liberals' message..

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Written on October 16th, 2014 & filed under Judaism Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

DOHA (Reuters) – The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000. Khaled Meshaal, speaking in the Qatari capital Doha where he lives in exile, said: "We call on all our people inside the country to hurry …

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Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from 'Israeli seizure'

When learning about a religion one of the first questions people ask is: What do members of that religion believe? Although it is difficult to capture the beliefs of every single member of a faith, usually there are overarching tenets that most members of the group adhere to in some fashion.

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What Do Jews Believe? – Jewish Beliefs – About

Written on October 15th, 2014 & filed under Judaism Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A prominent modern Orthodox rabbi at a Georgetown synagogue was arrested by D.C. police on Tuesday morning and charged with voyeurism, according to a department spokeswoman. Barry Freundel, 62, of the Kesher Israel Congregation, was being held in police custody Tuesday and was likely to have an initial appearance in D.C.

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Barry Freundel, Georgetown rabbi, is arrested on voyeurism charge

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel says the response to his coming out as gay has been overwhelmingly positive. (Courtesy Adas Israel)/JTA Gil Steinlauf, a nationally prominent Conservative rabbi, made headlines this month when he announced to his large Washington, D.C., synagogue that he is gay, and that he and his wife of 20 years would divorce.

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Rabbis coming-out highlights dramatic shift in Conservative Judaism

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