Posts Tagged ‘Rabbis’

How Two Jewish Rabbis Respected and Protected the Ka’bah of Islam

Before I can explain Ibn Kathir’s account of the two rabbi who protected the Ka’bah, I have to relate something about the Jews in Arabia in the five centuries before the birth of Prophet Muhammad. In 2014, a French-Saudi expedition studying rock inscriptions around Bir Hima – a site about 100 kilometers north of the […]

Israeli rabbis order Hungary government to freeze payouts to sparring local Jews

In an extraordinary attempt at overseas intervention, an Israeli rabbinical court has ordered a freeze on reparations payments by the Hungarian government to Hungarian Jewish groups, as three religious denominations disagree on how those funds are divided between them. The injunction, ordered Wednesday by the Jerusalem Supreme Rabbinate court — part of Israel’s judiciary system […]

If rabbis can’t talk about public policy, what’s the point of Torah?

Text Messages is a column, produced with The Jewish Week, sharing wisdom from the weekly Torah portion. When do you call the rabbi? Sometimes to complain. (We’re Jews, after all.) But usually, a life-cycle event has taken place. A birth, thank God. An impending wedding. An illness. Too often in the last year, a death. […]

‘He can be trusted’: Documents reveal how Israel’s Rabbinate recognizes some U.S. rabbis, blacklists others

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Rabbis: “Don’t Show Off In Front of the Goyim”

jews are not supposed to flaunt their wealth in front of the “goyim,” but instead hide it behind closed doors so that the jews can continue to pretend being poor and persecuted. WorldTruth link Share now! Source 00 Hits: 7

Why are so many North American Orthodox rabbis silent on aliyah?

Over the years, as I take part in the annual festive celebration of Yom Ha’atzma’ut and the Divine restoration of Jewish sovereignty that Independence Day embodies, I have found myself increasingly troubled by a question that may be simple yet is anything but simplistic. To put it bluntly: why are so many North American Orthodox […]

1,500 rabbis blast ADL for calling Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson

In response to ADL’s call on Fox News to fire host Tucker Carlson, the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) wrote a letter on Tuesday calling out the organization for its “grossly misplaced charges of antisemitism.” The letter was supported by 1,500 traditional orthodox rabbis, who informed ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt that “alas, the ADL has […]

New York rabbis celebrate approval of $2.1 billion Excluded Workers Fund

Over 100 New York rabbis and cantors signed a letter in support of the recent inclusion of a $2.1 billion fund for excluded essential workers which was announced by the New York State Senate on Tuesday. According to the Senate, the fund aims to create a “long overdue income replacement program for New York’s estimated […]

Abolitionist Rabbis: Their Urgent Lessons for Today

As the first half of the nineteenth century ended, Americans faced an urgent matter of conscience. The enslavement of human beings, central to the U.S. economy, was tearing the country apart. The situation called for spiritual and moral leadership. Most American Jews at the time were of European descent. And as a group, they were […]

Rabbis across denominational spectrum urge congressional action on Uighurs

The letter sent last week to Rep. Ted Lieu, a Democrat, represents the spectrum of Jewish belief, joining Orthodox, Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative rabbis. Sixteen rabbis and a cantor signed the letter to Lieu, whose district covering much of western Los Angeles County has a substantial Jewish population. Jewish activists have recently taken a higher […]

Rabbis Issue Warning: Ovens With New Safety Feature Will Displease ‘God’ On The Sabbath

The Federation of Synagogues has warned that several leading brands of oven are unsuitable for Sabbath and festival use because of a new safety feature: Bosch, NEFF and Siemens electronic ovens now automatically switch off their heating elements when the oven door is opened. Therefore, anyone opening the door would breach the prohibition against turning […]

Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef endorses Alliance of Rabbis in Islamic States

 Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has given his official endorsement to the Alliance of Rabbis in Islamic States, an association of rabbis serving Jewish communities in 14 Muslim-majority countries.  Yosef issued a formal letter of recognition for the alliance on Monday, and noted that the recent normalization agreements with four Arab states could pave the way […]

Congresswoman who said ‘Hitler was right on one thing’ meets with rabbis

A freshman congresswoman who said “Hitler was right on one thing” during a speech just before the Capitol insurrection met Monday with a right-wing rabbinical group that defended her from calls to resign. The Coalition for Jewish Values said Monday that Rep. Mary Miller, an Illinois Republican, had met with its rabbinic board and others […]

Orthodox Jewry reels as rabbis die during COVID-19 pandemic

Three times on Sunday, Orthodox men carried the body of a beloved Torah scholar wrapped in a black and white prayer shawl through the streets of Jerusalem to a freshly dug grave. First there was Rabbi Dovid Soloveitchik, the 99-year-old heir to a vaunted tradition of Talmud study. A few hours later it was Rabbi […]

For rabbis, America’s complex COVID-19 vaccine rollout becomes guesswork

The email offered what felt like a lifeline to the dozens of rabbis in the Chicago area who received it last week. “Vaccines are now available for clergy,” an official with the Chicago Board of Rabbis wrote, passing along a link to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine. Days later, some of those rabbis were […]

U.S.Rabbis Accuse Israel Of ‘Pure Racism’ After Black Ugandan Jews Rejected For Immigration

American Jews with ties to a small community of Jews in Uganda have condemned the Israeli Interior Ministry’s “racist” decision to reject the right of those Jews to immigrate to Israel — simply based on the color of their skin: The ministry was responding to a Supreme Court petition by Kibita Yosef, a Ugandan Jew […]

The ultra-Orthodox street has been ablaze for 5 days, and rabbis can’t stop the flames

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European rabbis fume after Tunisian president blames country’s unrest on ‘THIEVING JEWS’

    The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) has expressed “deep concern” for Tunisia’s Jewish community and condemned inflammatory remarks by the country’s president who casually blamed the ongoing unrest on “thieving Jews.” “We consider that the Tunisian government is the guarantor of the security of Tunisian Jews,” CER President Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt said, as […]

Hamilton, Ontario Rabbis Declare Support for Black Woman Councillor Targeted With Racist Messages

Hamilton City Hall in Hamilton, Ontario. Photo credit: Montrealais / Wikimedia Commons. A group of rabbis in the Canadian city of Hamilton, Ontario have issued a statement of solidarity with a local councillor who received two racist, threatening phone calls in the wake of the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Nrinder […]

Rabbis in DC rush to calm congregants on edge after mob chaos at Capitol

Ruth Friedman could tell that Wednesday’s pro-Trump protests in Washington, D.C., might be volatile when she boarded a plane home to D.C. from her grandmother’s funeral on Tuesday. The flight was full of people in MAGA gear on their way to Washington to protest the results of the presidential election, as President Donald Trump had […]

Orthodox Jewish groups endorse coronavirus vaccine, rabbis follow suit

The Orthodox Union (OU) and the Rabbinical Council of America (RCA), two Orthodox Jewish religious organizations, released a statement in mid-December encouraging their community members to get vaccinated. Some American Orthodox rabbis have bolstered the statement.“It is not a task that we are undertaking to try to convince the anti-vaccine movement,” OU executive vice president […]

Rabbis call for external inquiry into death of youth killed during police chase

Browse > Home / News / Rabbis call for external inquiry into death of youth killed during police chase December 28, 2020 by Aryeh Savir – TPS Read on for article Dozens of Israeli rabbis, including city rabbis and heads of yeshivot from across the spectrum, called on Minister of Internal Security Amir Ohana to establish […]

Rabbis, imams release doves in Dubai

DUBAI – The newfound peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was celebrated on Wednesday with a ceremony in which white doves were released heavenward by three rabbis and two imams.The ceremony took place at the Isra Dubai Business Forum, a conference at the Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel organized by businessman Haim Weizman. Dozens […]

Rabbis, imams to release doves in Dubai in name of peace deal

Dubai, UAE — The newfound peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates will be celebrated on Wednesday with a ceremony in which white doves will be released heavenward by three rabbis and two imams. The ceremony will take place at the Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel at the Isra Dubai Business Forum, a conference organized […]

The rabbis’ gambit: A brief history of Jews and chess

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How Two Rabbis From Cincinnati Stole Christmas Traditions To Invent Hanukkah As A Competing Jewish Holiday

Two Cincinnati rabbis — who felt that Jews in America needed a holiday of their own to compete with Christmas — are responsible for contriving and popularizing Hanukkah in America, according to Dianne Ashton, a professor of religion studies at Rowan University: In an editorial published by the independent media website, The Conversation, Ashton explains […]

US rabbis appeal to Trump: Pardon Jewish comic accused of bank fraud

JTA — Ari Teman, a Jewish standup comic who once won a national contest seeking a “Jewish community hero” has united an array of Orthodox rabbis with leading standup comics in an appeal to President Trump to pardon him for bank fraud. Teman has compiled a video to be launched on social media next week […]

Leading Argentine rabbis deny businessman’s claim they run kosher meat ‘mafia’

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — After Jewish institutions came out in support of a businessman who is vowing to take on what he calls a “mafia” that sets the price of kosher meat, leading Argentine rabbis criticized the accusations that they are involved in artificially raising the cost of kosher food. The group of rabbis, including […]

Trump tweets ‘thank you Rabbis’ re-releasing letter of support from 13 Orthodox leaders

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Top Israeli rabbis and U.S. envoy pray for Trump’s recovery at Western Wall

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