Judaism

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Anti-Semitism Grows More Violent

As hate crimes of all types balloon, the violence associated with attacks on Jews keeps getting worse and worse.

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The Damascus Affair

The eighth president of the United States stood up for persecuted Jews overseas.

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From Tabernacles to Turkeys

The American holiday of Thanksgiving very well may have been inspired by the biblical holiday of Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles.

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America’s Grateful Hearts

Ever since George Washington first called for national day of Thanksgiving in 1789, the oldest American synagogue has celebrated it.

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Washington’s Letter to the ‘Children of the Stock of Abraham’

After the rabbi of the oldest standing synagogue in the U.S. wrote to George Washington, the first American president responded in kind.

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‘The Heritage of Israel Is Beating in the Pulses of Millions’

The 1876 novel, Daniel Deronda, by British author George Eliot helped inspire the Zionist movement.

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The Star of the East…and His Son

Barney Aaron and his son — "Young Barney Aaron" — were hall of fame boxers of the 19th century...and they were Jewish!

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The Courage and Fidelity of a Jewish-American Civil War Hero

Frederick Knefler was a Hungarian-born Jew who not only adopted America as his home, but became an American hero during several battles of the Civil War.

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Translating the US Constitution to Hebrew and Yiddish

An Jewish immigrant who came to America for its freedom and opportunities made sure others like him would be able to understand American ideals.

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The Last Rabbi of Timbuktu

A Moroccan Jew who traveled to the Holy Land to study, Rabbi Mordechai spent much of the 19th century traveling and serving such far-flung lands as Syria, Algeria, Mali, and the Sahara.

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A Journey Through Hasidic Jewish Brooklyn

A Christian Fellowship staff member takes a deeper exploration into Jewish life.

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A Brick House of Worship

A synagogue in Brooklyn — headquarters of the Chabad movement — has been replicated all over the world.

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The First Female Rabbi

The first woman to be ordained as a rabbi, Regina Jonas would be arrested and murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

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From Kindertransport to Kibbutz

An Israeli community made up of many who survived the Holocaust as children is now a large maker of carpentry products for Jewish houses of worship around the world.

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What to Know About Yom Kippur

The holiest day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur is important for Jews and Christians alike.

Yael's Holy Land Reflections

So Much Blessing

When we bless others through charity, not only do we turn our righteous thoughts into righteous action, we use the blessings that God has given us — blessings that are His in the first place — to bless others.

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Let Us Return to the Lord

Yael takes a look at the first of three pillars that serve as the foundation for the High Holy Days — repentance. When we make sure we are right with God, everything else will fall into place.

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Record Number of Jews Visit Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av

Despite rioting by Palestinians, 1,700 Jews were able to observe day of mourning at the holy site.

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16 Things to Know About the Mezuzah

Commanded by the Bible to hang on the doorposts of Jewish homes, the mezuzah is a tradition that everyone — Christian or Jew — should know about.

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Finding Hope Within Despair

On Tisha B’Av, through fasting, reading the Book of Lamentations, and crying out to God in prayer, Jews mourn the long history of tragedies experienced by our people. But no matter how difficult things may seem, being able to watch and partake in His promises coming to fruition brings me hope and strength.

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Renew Our Days

During the Three Weeks, a time of sorrow and mourning for the Jewish people, we remember that we can never make peace with a broken world and that only God can bring true healing.

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