8a5a39c0-1f2a-43e4-a175-b9e02ee7970cBeliefnet - JudaismBeliefnet's Judaism ContentenThu, 28 Jul 2016 00:57:17 GMTMon, 23 May 2016 21:50:23 GMTCopyright (c) 2016, BeliefnetBeliefnet Feed Syndicator 2.03176da85-4b48-4816-a835-b910e31d6a5bArticleFri, 20 May 2016 18:40:16 GMTtrueTisha B'Av is a Time for Fasting and Healing
<![CDATA[There is a time for joy and a time for reflection.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/wailing_wall.jpg?as=1&h=116Mon, 23 May 2016 21:50:23 GMT3176da85-4b48-4816-a835-b910e31d6a5b3cb693a2-7375-4775-b233-7c7e25de149fArticleFri, 13 May 2016 16:55:58 GMTtrueFinding the Good in Comeuppance
<![CDATA[Find the small things God gives to you everyday. ]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/JewishSymbolcreditShutterstockcom.jpg?as=1&h=116Mon, 23 May 2016 21:50:23 GMT3cb693a2-7375-4775-b233-7c7e25de149ff479c9a2-27a8-46e0-a0d0-5afadd3c1515GalleryMon, 06 Jun 2016 21:05:40 GMTtrueFoods No Jewish Person Should Eat
<![CDATA[Here are some foods that should be avoided if eating kosher.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/food/Jewish%20Foods/Meat_Dairy.jpg?as=1&h=116Mon, 06 Jun 2016 21:05:43 GMTf479c9a2-27a8-46e0-a0d0-5afadd3c15158616251a-198d-42bc-acc3-34a768a884baArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:38:01 GMTtrue“BOOMER” Jews in Paradise
<![CDATA[Ashland, Oregon is known for a unique blend of college students at Southern Oregon University and retired Baby Boomers. It is also the site of the annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and an enclave of transplanted liberals in an otherwise rooted, conservative region.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/nature/001/forrest.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:18 GMT8616251a-198d-42bc-acc3-34a768a884bac27da4f1-c5f1-4239-b845-66e7aee88e77ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:37:57 GMTtrueWho is Bernie Sanders?
<![CDATA[Who is the man from Vermont that has become a cultural phenomenon? Sen. (I-Vt.) Bernie Sanders stroked a fire with the millennial generation to become the first Jewish candidate to run in a presidential election.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/news/Politics/Bernie_Sanders.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:15 GMTc27da4f1-c5f1-4239-b845-66e7aee88e775b59437a-ae31-40f1-b612-177baddf1541GalleryTue, 07 Jun 2016 19:17:33 GMTtrueInspirational Words from Jewish Proverbs
<![CDATA[Need wisdom? Find inspirational words from the Jewish Proverbs that will help you reflect and that will offer insight.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/Jewish%20Proverbs/intro.jpg?as=1&h=116Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:17:37 GMT5b59437a-ae31-40f1-b612-177baddf1541d5ab503f-c504-4e11-95bc-86c62f6639ddArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:03 GMTtrueMove Over, Freud: Real Jewish Psychology 101
<![CDATA[Freud got a lot of the credit for putting psychology on the map, but authentic Judaism has been teaching people about how to deal with their subconscious inner struggles for centuries.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/torah.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:47 GMTd5ab503f-c504-4e11-95bc-86c62f6639dd4d0a3ab8-6148-4716-91f2-852480d237e4ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:03 GMTtrueThe World’s Fastest Learning Curve
<![CDATA[Each year tens of thousands of Israelis reach draft age. And each year staffers in the army's manpower offices, the Israel Defense Force’s version of human resources start pointing young men and women in different directions.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/israel/Israels_Edge.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:47 GMT4d0a3ab8-6148-4716-91f2-852480d237e419c4d681-553d-4554-8697-9896151ba7b4ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:37:58 GMTtrueHow Do I Practice Judaism?
<![CDATA[Practicing Judaism is a way of life and embracing the religion is a way to connect with God on a higher level, being holy, and being called of God for the 15 million followers of the faith.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/bet_el_synagogue_casablanca.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:18 GMT19c4d681-553d-4554-8697-9896151ba7b4946a89e1-b19f-4ed3-af04-c93f1d4cbfafArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:38:01 GMTtrueA Quick Guide to Jewish Mindfulness
<![CDATA[‘Mindfulness’ is quite the buzzword at the moment, with more and more people across the world incorporating the practice of mindfulness into their daily routines.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/torah_1.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:17 GMT946a89e1-b19f-4ed3-af04-c93f1d4cbfafc30e3f5c-02a0-4945-b40b-d36eaf41cb46ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:38:02 GMTtrue5 Things You Never Knew about Jewish Hell
<![CDATA[Even though they aren’t mentioned even once in the actual five books of the Torah, heaven and hell are fundamental ideas in Judaism.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/end-times/rapture.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:16 GMTc30e3f5c-02a0-4945-b40b-d36eaf41cb46c44fdb02-524b-4740-bf99-acdd2ab6b262ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:37:58 GMTtrueEncouraging Thoughts from the Holy Land
<![CDATA[Israel doesn’t need to be a place too far from us as our thoughts and hearts will always be with part of the Holy Land. We go to the Holy Land because it is a foundation of faith]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/israel/israel.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:18 GMTc44fdb02-524b-4740-bf99-acdd2ab6b262cdb28680-94b7-42e3-ae28-01c24884c566ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:38:00 GMTtrueThe 10 Dreams of Genesis
<![CDATA[Ten is a big number in Judaism: Everyone knows about the 10 commandments, but God also created the world with 10 ineffable statements; and the Torah records 10 songs.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/hebrew_writing.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:14 GMTcdb28680-94b7-42e3-ae28-01c24884c566f822b547-a24c-45d0-8636-abd947e282c3ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:02 GMTtrueThe Authentic Jewish Paradigm for Health
<![CDATA[The authentic Jewish view of health has always linked a person’s health to their character traits, emotions and behaviour.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/medicalillness/001/womenhealthyseniorsexercisejpg.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:48 GMTf822b547-a24c-45d0-8636-abd947e282c3f0b5482e-75c1-4334-afe5-0539b2b1e256GalleryMon, 06 Jun 2016 21:08:25 GMTtrueWays the Torah Unlocks Our Potential
<![CDATA[The Torah not only can enlighten us and allow us to become closer to God. It is a manual for life that transcends our minds and hearts.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/jewish_robe.jpg?as=1&h=116Mon, 06 Jun 2016 21:08:27 GMTf0b5482e-75c1-4334-afe5-0539b2b1e256a3405b69-b4ca-44c2-acaa-dbc8ca92b5faArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:02 GMTtrueWhy Is a Mostly-White Jewish Congregation Working Against Racism?
<![CDATA[Racism runs deep and long. Working against it has to, too. This is what we have learned: Working to undo racism is what we must do as Jews.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/jewish_robe.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:47 GMTa3405b69-b4ca-44c2-acaa-dbc8ca92b5fa6fd4e348-db03-46ef-b770-b78860d3d158GalleryTue, 07 Jun 2016 15:47:30 GMTtrue4 Things You Never Knew about Adam and Eve
<![CDATA[There’s barely a person in the world that hasn’t heard the story of Adam and Eve: The planet’s first man and woman are told by God that they can eat from any tree in the newly-created world, except for the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faith/001/faith-and-science/universe_1.jpg?as=1&h=116Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:47:32 GMT6fd4e348-db03-46ef-b770-b78860d3d158d9e3d036-8c4d-4d57-bee0-49eeaea0771dGalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:33:44 GMTtrueLessons from Jewish Leaders
<![CDATA[The task of any leader is to inspire, and think long-term to build a future. Israel has had many great leaders stand up against foes, discrimination, and those who want her destruction.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/israel/israel.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:33:44 GMTd9e3d036-8c4d-4d57-bee0-49eeaea0771dc1a2a66c-874e-4f0c-94ce-bc0972e8d390GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:33:07 GMTtrue6 Things Jews Believe about Reincarnation
<![CDATA[Lots of people don’t know this, but reincarnation is a basic principle of Judaism. But the Jewish idea of reincarnation is a little different from the more mainstream idea that the exact same soul just keeps getting endlessly recycled into different bodies, until the person finally gets it right, and fixes all the spiritual stuff they had to work on.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/oldcity_jeruselum.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:33:07 GMTc1a2a66c-874e-4f0c-94ce-bc0972e8d39026fd94d0-7d5e-4c8a-905a-754caf2934e8GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:33:19 GMTtrueWays to Sacrifice on Yom Kippur
<![CDATA[Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar. This day is set aside to atone for our sins during the year and when God closes the Book of Life and Death for the following year.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/yanovtorah.JPG?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:33:19 GMT26fd94d0-7d5e-4c8a-905a-754caf2934e8c3f14de9-a816-45b7-8358-2689319c1e9dGalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:08:08 GMTtrueRosh Hashanah 101
<![CDATA[From beliefs, celebratory foods, and other traditions, here are few other things you may not know about this Rosh Hashanah.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/rosh-hashanah/jewish_horn.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:08:08 GMTc3f14de9-a816-45b7-8358-2689319c1e9d934d008f-f136-4c67-8a4c-d965ea36ee6eArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:42:43 GMTtrueStudents are Falling Behind in Ultra-Orthodox Schools
<![CDATA[The Associated Press first reported that the New York City Education Department will investigate the amount of secular education offered to students attending Jewish schools, and their yeshiva educations.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/menorah_chameleonseye.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:40:45 GMT934d008f-f136-4c67-8a4c-d965ea36ee6edec4b12d-47f0-45f6-9c8c-f32f18b6cd78ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:07 GMTtrueCelebrating Rosh Hashana in the City of Miracles
<![CDATA[Believe it or not, the largest Rosh Hashana celebration takes place in a small city in the Ukraine called Uman!]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/rosh-hashanah/rosh_hashanah_meal.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:50 GMTdec4b12d-47f0-45f6-9c8c-f32f18b6cd7880bfcc41-b8d7-402a-b392-93b8e8b8a955GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:16:04 GMTtrueThe 4 Rules of Making God Real
<![CDATA[Everyone needs a spiritual work out in order to understand your faith and God's place in our lives.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/8-ways-to-bring-blessing-in-your-home/blocking_your_faith.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:16:04 GMT80bfcc41-b8d7-402a-b392-93b8e8b8a9555f4b50a5-9931-4368-95d4-d87610c499b8ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:38:59 GMTtrueWhen Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah
<![CDATA[Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative move-ment’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/peoplegroups/001/peoplewomanthinkingbeachjpg.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:46 GMT5f4b50a5-9931-4368-95d4-d87610c499b85f020de1-2296-4657-8b19-4b507fccc46cArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:00 GMTtrueKosher Conundrum: If Water Doesn’t Need Certification, Why Have the Symbol?
<![CDATA[A new brand of bottled water recently hit grocery store shelves, and its tagline is reminiscent of the 1965 catchphrase for Hebrew National hot dogs.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/wellness/galleries/christian-cleanses/fasting.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:45 GMT5f020de1-2296-4657-8b19-4b507fccc46c7668c3ed-ed4d-4099-8d27-b51d17dcd71dArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:05 GMTtrueDebunking the ‘Myth of the Cultural Jew’
<![CDATA[From time immemorial, Jews have been concerned with the question of Jewish survival. Much ink has been spilled about the demise of Judaism and the Jewish community, alt-hough the tradition has remarkably had enormous staying power.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/peoplegroups/men/unemployed_guy.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:49 GMT7668c3ed-ed4d-4099-8d27-b51d17dcd71d829649a9-fe49-4e64-872e-f410b39cbcc9ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:04 GMTtrueReturn the Talmud’s Confrontational Voice to Judaism
<![CDATA[The very idea of identifying religious faithfulness with a commitment to critically engaging and bravely confronting one’s religion’s sources of authority runs afoul of what might well be termed the master norm of religious temperament of God-centered religiosity in all three Abrahamic tra-ditions, namely, pious submission—certainly with respect to the divine.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/hebrew_writing.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:47 GMT829649a9-fe49-4e64-872e-f410b39cbcc9f116751c-c2a2-43ed-b05b-576695306516ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:00 GMTtrueIt’s Hard to be a Christian in Israel, but Not because of Prejudice
<![CDATA[Controversial figure Gabriel Naddaf takes on the belief of Zionism, meaning Jewish sovereignty in Israel. Christians and Muslims alike have mixed feelings on the topic.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/oldcity_jeruselum.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:45 GMTf116751c-c2a2-43ed-b05b-576695306516d52f7c7b-f293-468c-aa05-81f16bf1ba83GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:07:40 GMTtrueCourageous: Quotes from "Bibi" Netanyahu
<![CDATA[Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the Prime Minister of Israel and has stood up against a nuclear Iran, despite knowing he could lose favor with allies. Netanyahu also has repeatedly taken on Hamas, ISIS, and other opponents threatening his country. Like him, or not, Netanyahu is a force on the world stage, and never shies from controversy.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/benjamin-netanyahu/bbi2.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:07:41 GMTd52f7c7b-f293-468c-aa05-81f16bf1ba83f8a7831b-8ce9-494d-a93f-39f6a8c4143aGalleryMon, 06 Jun 2016 21:13:54 GMTtrueInside the Jewish Synagogue
<![CDATA[Here’s what you should know if you plan to visit a synagogue, especially a relatively traditional one.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/kolkata_jewish_synagogue.jpg?as=1&h=116Mon, 06 Jun 2016 21:13:56 GMTf8a7831b-8ce9-494d-a93f-39f6a8c4143a8f58f729-b8b7-412f-a018-d3ba02eb1ad3GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:08:54 GMTtrueInspiration from the Siddur
<![CDATA[The siddur (prayer book) can inspire us in so many ways.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faith/001/prayinghandssketchjpg.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:08:55 GMT8f58f729-b8b7-412f-a018-d3ba02eb1ad3b176314b-036a-4084-b27c-9ca371f14db8GalleryTue, 07 Jun 2016 15:17:26 GMTtrue49 Weeks: The Mystery of the Omer
<![CDATA[Although “counting the omer” took on mystical significance after the destruction of the first Temple, it was originally simply a practice of counting a measure (omer) of barley during the spring festival season, culminating in the offering made during the festival of Shavuot (literally, “weeks”).]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/jewish_robe.jpg?as=1&h=116Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:17:29 GMTb176314b-036a-4084-b27c-9ca371f14db875207bc6-c3bf-4dfa-90ec-a2967f8e6f26ArticleFri, 03 Jun 2016 16:38:59 GMTtrueHolocaust Remembrance Day
<![CDATA[The wall was about 10 ft high and was topped with barbed wire. Anyone who tried to escape was shot on site. It’s estimated that the death toll among the Jewish inhabitants of the Ghetto, between deportations to extermination camps, and the razing of the ghetto was at least 300,000.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faith/misc/warsaw_ghetto_uprising.jpg?as=1&h=116Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:39:00 GMT75207bc6-c3bf-4dfa-90ec-a2967f8e6f262e58b9da-25ab-4857-95ed-cc176b76ef04GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:10:30 GMTtrueShould Christians Celebrate Passover?
<![CDATA[For Jews Passover begins in less than two week. Should Christians explore it as well? Absolutely. It teaches universal values that can transform our lives.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/passover/passover_dinner.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:10:30 GMT2e58b9da-25ab-4857-95ed-cc176b76ef04a727f848-44d7-4b2c-ad97-e5d874aac2a2GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:08:46 GMTtrue7 Things Jews Should Know about the Hebrew Language
<![CDATA[No language can be adequately translated into another language, and so some understanding of Judaism’s sacred language, Hebrew, is important.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/hebrew_writing.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:08:46 GMTa727f848-44d7-4b2c-ad97-e5d874aac2a2be6b58f5-8eb4-4bcf-9888-dd29b1e5cb55GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:13:28 GMTtrueIsraeli Innovations Lead the World in Technology
<![CDATA[Israel is continually on the cutting edge of technology, and in the world of medical science.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/small-country-big-ideas/xtock_computer_israel.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:13:29 GMTbe6b58f5-8eb4-4bcf-9888-dd29b1e5cb555d4305f6-dba0-4f89-b613-9b2cc871a316GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:17:39 GMTtrueHoly Names of God
<![CDATA[Here are some truly sacred names that, when meditated upon, can comfort, transcend, and/or connect you to God.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/jewish_robe.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:17:39 GMT5d4305f6-dba0-4f89-b613-9b2cc871a3166bb966d1-0023-41c8-be2f-517570e20780ArticleFri, 03 Jun 2016 16:31:02 GMTtrueIs Jewish Law Too Strict for Its Own Good?
<![CDATA[“In my view, Jewish law on this point is completely insane, both genetically and sociologically,” says Vesole, a former attorney. “What possible point could there be in denying genetic Jews membership among the Jewish people? No other group works this way. It’s time to bring our rules into the 21st century.”]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/001/towards_religious_groups.jpg?as=1&h=116Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:31:02 GMT6bb966d1-0023-41c8-be2f-517570e20780e1225daa-1c4a-47be-bc9b-967c2ed449f6GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:17:31 GMTtrueFinding Faith in Food
<![CDATA[What makes food worthy of a blessing? It’s a topic that Sarah Newman decided to explore in her life when she started Neesh Noosh: A Jewish Woman’s Year Long Journey to Find Faith in Food (Neesh Noosh means tasty treat in Hebrew).]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/hanukkah/grafnata_donuts.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:17:32 GMTe1225daa-1c4a-47be-bc9b-967c2ed449f63ed9cddc-82ad-4e9c-82b7-8d0deb3dfef8GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:18:56 GMTtrue6 Things You Didn’t Know about the Torah
<![CDATA[Here six facts that you didn’t know about the Torah.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/torah.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:18:56 GMT3ed9cddc-82ad-4e9c-82b7-8d0deb3dfef8e4392c14-803a-43ba-9e84-8d5d3520bf10GalleryMon, 06 Jun 2016 21:27:12 GMTtrue7 Illuminations of Hanukkah
<![CDATA[Getting excited for Hanukkah? The Festival of Lights is here and we have some basic information for the novice to encourage you to participate this year. Maybe it’s the origins of the sacred oils, foods, and gift-giving, and its grand history that predates Christmas.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/hanukkah/africa_studio_festive_scene.jpg?as=1&h=116Mon, 06 Jun 2016 21:27:14 GMTe4392c14-803a-43ba-9e84-8d5d3520bf10a7ec6b27-d4cc-4b34-8a26-301169d2d184GalleryMon, 06 Jun 2016 21:25:33 GMTtrueWhat Does God Desire?
<![CDATA[Most religious traditions feel moral and ethical imperatives towards other people, and many have begun to expand these responsibilities beyond how we behave towards other humans and into all aspects of life.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faith/001/spiritualprayinghandsjpg.jpg?as=1&h=116Mon, 06 Jun 2016 21:25:35 GMTa7ec6b27-d4cc-4b34-8a26-301169d2d184ca4b1334-0c96-49d0-89fc-5db7054423faGalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:22:28 GMTtrue5 Words Every Hebrew Should Know
<![CDATA[Some translators of the Jewish Bible, however, choose not to translate certain words because the Hebrew (including Hebrew words found outside the Bible) defies adequate translation. Here are a few that might surprise and delight you!]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/torah.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:22:28 GMTca4b1334-0c96-49d0-89fc-5db7054423fa7ba7181f-48c6-49a1-bd28-d2af1a9612b9GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:17:20 GMTtrueWelcome Rosh Hashanah
<![CDATA[Here are five simple ways to welcome Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and all year long.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/judaism.png?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:17:20 GMT7ba7181f-48c6-49a1-bd28-d2af1a9612b97fe712a2-99ca-44f5-8198-e7ffce2c414aGalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:29:18 GMTtrue5 Issues Facing Modern Judaism
<![CDATA[Interpretations of these teachings vary between denominations and movements, but many Jews today are looking at the core intent of the teachings of Torah and asking, “What does this mean for us in today’s world?” Here is a path many of us are walking.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos-with-attribution/faiths/judaism/wailing_wall.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:29:19 GMT7fe712a2-99ca-44f5-8198-e7ffce2c414a6a2613a6-ed7b-4f47-b2f4-2831ad57ad1bArticleFri, 03 Jun 2016 16:31:02 GMTtrueRebbe - The Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History
<![CDATA[An incisive work of history and a compendium of Rabbi Schneerson's teachings, Rebbe is the definitive guide to understanding one of the most vital, intriguing figures of the last centuries.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos/faiths/graphics-ratio/rebbe_book_cover.jpg?as=1&h=116Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:31:02 GMT6a2613a6-ed7b-4f47-b2f4-2831ad57ad1ba93af8a0-2146-4c2f-8d9b-778f4ea4bba5GalleryWed, 08 Jun 2016 03:24:55 GMTtrueFive Ways to Enjoy Shavuot
<![CDATA[Shavuot honors receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai and the end of the Israelites walking in the desert.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos/faiths/judaism/galleries/liberate-yourself-and-renew-your-life/02_200538018_001.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 08 Jun 2016 03:24:56 GMTa93af8a0-2146-4c2f-8d9b-778f4ea4bba560cefdca-1ee5-468f-b917-0909f4cfe020ArticleWed, 25 May 2016 23:22:46 GMTtrueThe Four Questions of Passover
<![CDATA[This Passover is not just about what has been lost but what can be gained. And what can be gained is a greater appreciation for the freedom we enjoy through God's sacrifice.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos/faiths/judaism/passover/galleries/passover/shutterstock_27084826.jpg?as=1&h=116Wed, 25 May 2016 23:22:46 GMT60cefdca-1ee5-468f-b917-0909f4cfe02032cae96f-758b-4423-89ec-c2bb41186296ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:42:42 GMTtrueImmigrants to Israel Don’t Regret Dropping Extra Passover Seder
<![CDATA[Why do Diaspora Jews mutter to themselves while they’re dragging out the matzo balls for their return engagement at seder No. 2?]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/judaism.png?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:40:54 GMT32cae96f-758b-4423-89ec-c2bb41186296e2b7cd9f-6d8f-4efd-a453-c9c50d2c32b5ArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:37:53 GMTtrueThinking About Israel
<![CDATA[Find a way to connect to Israel.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/judaism.png?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:13 GMTe2b7cd9f-6d8f-4efd-a453-c9c50d2c32b5a5ff8331-c86b-4943-a887-243baba8ad0cArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:39:01 GMTtrueWelcoming the Stranger: The Second 'Golden Rule'
<![CDATA[While we are all familiar with the general Golden Rule, it can be easy to overlook the second Golden Rule: welcoming the stranger.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos/faiths/graphics-ratio/jewish_symbols.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:46 GMTa5ff8331-c86b-4943-a887-243baba8ad0cf4e256f0-cf74-446d-8900-de2f4dee080cArticleTue, 10 May 2016 00:37:55 GMTtrueWhy Veterans Day Matters To Me
<![CDATA[For Jews, Veterans Day also marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. Many historians see this date is the beginning of what would become the Holocaust.]]>http://media.beliefnet.com/~/media/photos/1938_interior_of_berlin_synagogue_after_kristallnacht.jpg?as=1&h=116Thu, 12 May 2016 16:38:13 GMTf4e256f0-cf74-446d-8900-de2f4dee080c