What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?

Jesus is the central figure of Christianity, believed by Christians to be the messiah, the son of God and the second person in the Trinity. What do Jews believe about Jesus? For some Jews, the name alone is nearly synonymous with pogroms and Christian anti-Semitism.Other Jews, recently, have come to regard him as a JewishContinue reading “What Do Jews Believe About Jesus?”

Jew of Color under counted in census

What demographic selection of the American Jewish community has more members: Jews of color or even the Orthodox? Jews of color are actually round the same size — 12-15% of American Jews, or about 1 million people — according to new research published last week. The research focused on fixing the prevalent false impression thatContinue reading “Jew of Color under counted in census”

Jewish traditional teachings on being a good host and guest

Rabbinic literature is abundant in claims praising the application of hospitality on behalf of visitors and indigents. One even refers to it as “greater than welcoming the Divine Presence [Sh’khinah].” A Midrash exhibits the biblical patriarch Abraham since the paragon of hospitality, because of his reception of wayfarers in Genesis 18. His position in theContinue reading “Jewish traditional teachings on being a good host and guest”

Why is it dangerous to wear a kippah in public?

It is dangerous to determine publicly as Jewish in Germany, including wearing a kippah or yalmulka, Germany’s commissioner warned. In an interview, Felix Klein told the Berliner Morgenpost on May 24 that he could not endorse that Jews wear a kippah everywhere and any time in Germany. Klein said servants that are public should beContinue reading “Why is it dangerous to wear a kippah in public?”

Jews in Dayton cautioned to keep away from the KKK rally

The representative of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Dayton called on the Jewish public to avoid a Ku Klux Klan rally arranged for Saturday in the Ohio metropolis. Rabbi Ari Ballaban mentioned in a statement issued previously this week that a counter gathering planned to take place right next to the Honorable Sacred Knights,Continue reading “Jews in Dayton cautioned to keep away from the KKK rally”

Cartoon misrepresenting Ann Frank

Frank died at 15 in the Nazi concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen in 1945 United Kingdom military liberated it. The posthumous syndication of the young Jewish girl’s diary, which in turn shed light on life under Nazi occupation, presented her as a significant figure through the Holocaust. Frank’s face was in fact then positioned above theContinue reading “Cartoon misrepresenting Ann Frank”

Praying as meditation

Prayer is a form of art, yet it can be learned. It takes the mechanical skill of reading, although the terms may possibly not be understood, and the spiritual mindset of the prepared heart, a sympathetic mind, and a genuine aspire to be successful. If pursued with diligence, the result will soon be definitely worthContinue reading “Praying as meditation”

Wounded rabbi pleads for individuals to stand up to anti-Semitism by filling temples

Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images Executive Director Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was shot in the hands, walks towards a press conference Responding to the rabbi wounded in the shooting at a Southern California synagogue, scores of an individual have been filling temples coast to coastline to protest anti-Semitism. Following the rampage Saturday during the Chabad of Poway synagogueContinue reading “Wounded rabbi pleads for individuals to stand up to anti-Semitism by filling temples”