Posts Tagged ‘Rabbi’

Ask the rabbi

May 12, 2021 by Rabbi Raymond Apple Read on for article Rabbi Raymond Apples writes on Shavu’ot. Rabbi Raymond Apple SHVER TZU ZEIN SHAVU’OT People say it’s hard to be a Jew – “shver tzu zein a Yid”. It’s also hard to be Shavu’ot. Everybody loves Pesach and Sukkot, Chanukah and Purim, with their colour […]

A new contract for Rabbi Glasman

Rabbi Yaakov Glasman Vice-president Janice Iloni-Furstenberg, Rabbi Yaakov Glasman and president Anton Block Shule president Anton Block said he welcomed the opportunity for Rabbi and Rebbetzin Glasman to further consolidate their relationship with the Shule community, moving into an exciting future. He said: “We are delighted to begin this next chapter with Rabbi Glasman as […]

In wake of Meron disaster, prominent rabbi says ‘women should be more modest’

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Convinced he’s dead, a young man asks a rabbi to recite mourner’s prayer for him

The film “The Forbidden Wish” begins with a young man entering an American synagogue the day before Yom Kippur. He encounters the rabbi, who is rehearsing his Kol Nidre sermon for the eve of the Day of Atonement. The young man asks the rabbi to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish mourner’s prayer. The rabbi assumes […]

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Ruling That Ethiopian Jews Are ‘Full-Fledged Jews’ Proves No Jews Are Real Israelites

When Israel announced this week that it intended to deport almost 100 “Black Israelites” who had emigrated to Israel from Chicago in the 1970s, it raised a persistent problem in Israel — how “Jews of color” are treated, especially the so-called “Beta Israel” Jews from Ethiopia who are still openly discriminated against: While racial tensions […]

A rabbi was suspended by the Reform movement, his synagogue now knows why

New York’s Central Synagogue is investigating sex abuse allegations against its former senior rabbi, Sheldon Zimmerman, and asking why a top Reform rabbinical body appeared to cover up the nature of his behavior when it suspended him two decades ago. In 2000, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, or CCAR, suspended Zimmerman following what it […]

Rabbi in Israel is Accused of Being Undercover Christian

    A man in Jerusalem who has worked for years as a rabbi and raised his family in an ultra-Orthodox community has been accused of faking his religion to mask his true identity as a Christian missionary from New Jersey. Beyneynu, an organisation that monitors missionary activity in Israel, said the man wore traditional […]

Chief Rabbi Lau: Halimi case ‘an abominable injustice,’ calls for retrial

Chief Rabbi David Lau has condemned the recent decision by the French Court of Cassation absolving the murderer of Sarah Halimi of criminal responsibility for his actions, and called for him to be retried.Writing in a letter to the Halimi family on Tuesday, Lau said that he was “outraged” by the decision and cited a […]

How a U.S.-born rabbi became the nemesis of radical West Bank settlers

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After fans chant antisemitic slogans, Dutch chief rabbi to hold town hall

Following antisemitic slogans chanted by fans of the Arnhem-based Vitesse football club ahead of a match against Amsterdam’s Ajax football club, Dutch religious officials are set to meet for a town hall to discuss how to move forward.The crowd chanted “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas,” before the match against the Ajax.Dutch Chief Rabbi and […]

Rabbi saves Torah from burning inferno

A campus rabbi at the University of Cape Town ran into a burning building to save a Torah scroll from being engulfed by the flames, according to Chabad.org. Rabbi Nissen Goldman went into save the Torah as well as other objects after the school’s Jewish student center caught fire from sweeping wildfire, which has destroyed […]

The Rabbi’s & American Presidents

‘Thank you Rabbis,’ Trump tweets after support letter from 13 …https://www.timesofisrael.com › thank-you-rabbis-trum…Oct 26, 2020 — Illustrative: A delegation of rabbis from the Lubavitch–Chabad movement visit President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on March 27, 2018. Shemtov said he anticipates a warm relationship with the incoming White House. He recalls Biden quoting  Schneerson, off the cuff, and the president-elect once […]

Britain’s Chief Rabbi Pays Tribute to Prince Philip: ‘I Could See His Deep Interest in Jews and a Particular Connection to the Holocaust’

Britain’s Prince Philip waves to members of the media as he leaves the King Edward VII Hospital in London, June 9, 2012. Photo: REUTERS/Paul Hackett. Britain’s chief rabbi paid tribute to the late Prince Philip on Sunday, recounting how the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on April 9, once showed him a Torah […]

Local Rabbi Introduces Social Media Star David Portnoy to Tefillin

David Portnoy, founder of Barstool Sports digital media, got more than he bargained for after recently taping one of his popular “One Bite” pizza reviews on Fairfax Blvd. Rabbi Zalmy Fogelman of Village Synagogue approached him, and before Portnoy knew it, he was putting on tefillin for the first time. “While David said he had […]

Rabbi Robert Marx, who marched with Martin Luther King, dies at 93

Robert Marx, a pioneering social justice advocate and leading Reform rabbi who drew inspiration from his experiences marching with Martin Luther King, Jr., is dead at 93. He died on March 28 at the beginning of the Passover holiday, surrounded by family at his home in Saugatuck, Michigan, the Chicago Tribune reported. He had suffered […]

Brooklyn Hasidic rabbi is under investigation for promoting child marriage

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Brooklyn Hasidic rabbi under investigation for promoting child marriage

A Brooklyn rabbi is under investigation for allegedly arranging marriages between children as young as 15 years old. The Forward reported Thursday that the New York Police Department and Administration of Child Services are looking into the accusations against Yoel Roth, who runs Yeshiva Tiferes Hatorah in the Williamsburg neighborhood as well as a community […]

What being the ‘chosen people’ really means, according to Rabbi Benny Lau

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ADL Demands Investigation Of High School Football Players For Using ‘Rabbi’ and ‘Dreidel’ During Game

A Massachusetts high school admitted that its football team called plays named “rabbi, ”“dreidel,” and “Auschwitz” — and America’s self-appointed Hall Monitors™ — the Anti-Defamation League — has demanded a “full” investigation: Duxbury High School, about 30 miles southeast of Boston, called the plays during a March 12 contest, the Boston Globe reported. Head coach […]

Dr. Rabbi Wayne Allen: Thinking about Good and Evil

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Kol Ami Rabbi Denise Eger Receives Honorary Doctorate from Ben-Gurion University

Congregation Kol Ami Rabbi Denise Eger is receiving an honorary doctoral degree from Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev Beer-Sheva. The university announced on March 17 that it will be presenting the degree to Eger because of her work as a Jewish leader, AIDS and LGBTQ activist, author and founding rabbi of the West Hollywood Reform […]

Leading rabbi condemns ethnic cleansing, apartheid and state-sponsored religion for an hour — everywhere but Israel

A Reform Jewish leader gave a one hour talk to the American Jewish Committee about religious persecution of religious minorities around the world and while he expanded on the ethnic cleansing of ethnic Muslims in Myanmar and persecution of Uighurs and Tibetan Buddhists and crimes of apartheid South Africa, he thoroughly avoided Israel’s treatment of […]

Holocaust survivor gymnast and rabbi honored with Hungarian Order of Merit

Two prominent figures from Hungary‘s Jewish community were honored with the country’s second-highest state award, the Hungarian Order of Merit. Rabbi Shlomo Koves and gymnast and Holocaust survivor Agnes Keleti were among this year’s recipients of the prestigious order.  Keleti is a five-time Olympic gold-medalist and Holocaust survivor. At age 35 she won an Olympic […]

This rabbi has seen the future, and it sounds like Clubhouse

“A Chabad rabbi and Reform rabbi walk into a club” sounds like the beginning of an old, tired Jewish joke. Yet this actually happened to me through the new social media app Clubhouse, when I entered a virtual discussion room hosted by a Chabad rabbi. What ensued was an intriguing dialogue that has left me […]

Rabbi who fled to Israel to escape sexual assault charges handed to US

(JTA) — A Brooklyn rabbi who had fled to Israel in 2010 to escape arrest on charges of sexually assaulting children was arraigned in a Brooklyn courthouse on Thursday. Gershon Kranczer, 65, had eluded authorities for years in Israel before being arrested in January 2020. He was denied bail in his first US court hearing, […]

A Rabbi Becomes an American Citizen

The House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the US Capitol. Photo: Flickr. I became an American citizen this week. Over the past nine and a half years, first there were visas, then there were green cards, and finally, this week, we were upgraded to citizenship. I told a few people about it […]

Last Kings of Shanghai: a book review by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen

March 11, 2021 by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen Read on for article There are many who will read this review who would have heard of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara who issued some 1800 visas in Kovno in 1940 which enabled the holders to transit Japan and spend the war years in Shanghai. Other readers may […]

‘It isn’t Jewish’: Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi denigrates Reform conversions

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A Reform rabbi is set to make history in Israel, enraging the ultra-Orthodox parties

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Deaf rabbi translates Torah into sign language

LONDON  (Jewish News) — Israel’s only deaf rabbi is giving a hand to the hard of hearing by translating the entire Torah into sign language. Speaking to the Jewish News from Rishon Lezion in Israel through a sign language interpreter, Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff admits that it’s a “big responsibility” to try to make Judaism “accessible […]

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