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Why Ethiopian Jews Are Building a Movement Against Racism in Israel (6 Jun 2020)

Watch Click play on the video below to watch. About Solidarity marches for U.S. protesters rippling around the world reached Israel on Tuesday where hundreds of protesters waved “Black Lives Matter” signs and chanted “George Floyd.” They also called out another name: Solomon Teka. Over the past five years, six young men of Ethiopian descent… Continue reading Why Ethiopian Jews Are Building a Movement Against Racism in Israel (6 Jun 2020)

Tamar Manasseh on repairing the cracks in our communities with Tikkun Olam

In the NewsHour’s Facebook Watch show, “That Moment When,” the founder of an organization dedicated to preventing senseless killing talks about the importance of building community. With Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killing (MASK), Chicago’s Tamar Manasseh goes to “where bad things are going to happen” and, over barbecue and good conversation, seeks to save lives. (12… Continue reading Tamar Manasseh on repairing the cracks in our communities with Tikkun Olam

Hasidic Judaism – Recent Criticisms in Mainstream Media

Update: 18 Aug 2018 When this article was first posted on 12 Jun 2018, there were three videos included. By 18 Aug 2018, all three videos have now been removed from YouTube. A fourth video segment that wasn’t included in the original article from June has now been added. Also, an interview with the reporter… Continue reading Hasidic Judaism – Recent Criticisms in Mainstream Media

Documentary: The Haredim Represent 30% of Jerusalem’s Population

The Haredim are Jewish people who are very religiously observant. The following report offers some positive portrayals of the Haredim community and also criticisms of the community. Because the Haredim make up 30% of the population of Jerusalem, they have a strong and well defined community there. Here are some reasons why the Haredim may… Continue reading Documentary: The Haredim Represent 30% of Jerusalem’s Population

Jewish Life: Chabad on Campus in Iowa City

Chabad is a Jewish organization founded in 1775 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. The name “Chabad” (Hebrew: חב״ד) is a Hebrew acronym for Chochmah, Binah, Da’at (חכמה, בינה, דעת): “Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge”, which represent the intellectual underpinnings of the movement. The focus of the group is to engage in acts of kindness that will help heal… Continue reading Jewish Life: Chabad on Campus in Iowa City

The Lubavitcher Rebbe On Becoming Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah

Introduction “Today I am a Man; Today I am a Woman” is a short video with commentary from the Lubavitcher Rebbe On Becoming Bar Mitzvah / Bat Mitzvah. It is provided below in English, Yiddish, French, Spanish, and Russian. Learn more at the Chabad.org website or ChabadIowaCity.com. English Yiddish French Spanish Russian * * *

The Pull of Religious Tradition – Through the Eyes of a Sikh

“There is nothing in the world’s pleasures, or idols, or forbidden books that can tempt me anymore.” ~ Chaim Kovler, Rosh Hashana 1948, from the film The Quarrel There’s a perception that the more orthodox religious traditions use charismatic and authoritarian leadership to oppress followers with threats of damnation and thus they establish a wall… Continue reading The Pull of Religious Tradition – Through the Eyes of a Sikh

Rabbi David Wolpe Refuses to Join Group of Over 600 “Rabbis for Obama” – Gets Chosen to Offer Convocation Prayer at DNC

Rabbi David Wolpe refuses to endorse Barack Obama, even though 600 other rabbis in the U.S. have joined the coalition group Rabbis for Obama. Rabbi Wolpe recently co-authored a book with Pastor Rick Warren of the Saddleback Church, the popular evangelical leader—and sharp critic of President Obama. Rabbi Wolpe has also teamed up with conservative Christian thinker… Continue reading Rabbi David Wolpe Refuses to Join Group of Over 600 “Rabbis for Obama” – Gets Chosen to Offer Convocation Prayer at DNC

Give Thanks and You Shall Have Something to Give Thanks For

Lifeways > Judaism An interesting principle of life is that those who are thankful, those who acknowledge the good that comes into their life, those who recognize life’s miracles (even the small ones), these people get more of what they show gratitude for. By looking for miracles, we find miracles. Perhaps this is simply because… Continue reading Give Thanks and You Shall Have Something to Give Thanks For

Judaism and Transcendence – Humorous FIFA Soccer Football Video from Chabad of Cape Town Africa

Lifeways > Judaism Summary. Below is a humorous video inspired by the teachings of The Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson (pictured here). The video offers an inspiring presentation of transcendent Judaism, which reaches deeper and broader than past expectations and experiences to transform every area of life. Religions with traditions and teachings that date back thousands of… Continue reading Judaism and Transcendence – Humorous FIFA Soccer Football Video from Chabad of Cape Town Africa

Peek-a-boo with G-d

Lifeways > Judaism Summary. Many of life’s most valuable feelings, experiences, and treasures can’t be seen, measured, or studied using purely scientific methods. Like a cloaking device from Star Trek, their invisible nature is a barrier that prevents access for many people who abide by the philosophy that seeing is believing. Although money, status, fame,… Continue reading Peek-a-boo with G-d