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Miscellaneous | Judaism

Chabad’s Massive Growth Is Pragmatic, Yet ‘Defies Logic’ | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

JNS.org – How do you go about feeding a crowd of 5,600 hungry rabbis and other guests, many of whom have...

Entertainment | Humor

Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht Through Flooded Houston To Pass Out Copies Of 'Your Best Life Now'

HOUSTON, TX—Although Joel Osteen took flak over the weekend for closing up his church to flood victims and all but disappearing during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the megachurch pastor reportedly returned to the city on his luxury yacht “S.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Battle Over Prayer in Schools Tests Canada’s Multiculturalism

In a diverse Ontario community, Friday Prayer for Muslims has set off an uproar over religious accommodation in public schools.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Religious Experience Has Fascinating Effect On The Brain

Brains scans during religious experience reveal the effects of intense divine feelings.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

“Tell Them It’s Never Too Late”

The rabbinical students hesitated before knocking. The name on the doorbell read David O’Malley-Keyes. Not a very Jewish sounding name. But you never know.

News | World News

News: exclusive stories and unique insight - Mirror Online

The latest news, breaking news and current news at Mirror.co.uk. Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Politics | Politics

Dispense Contraception or Pay U.S. $1000

A few days ago, I described a pending House bill that would gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.   Now, I find out that my a bunch of Democrat U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would require pharmacists to dispense contraception–even if v

Miscellaneous | Truth

Don't Confuse America With God's Kingdom

Shane Claiborne on the temptation Christians face in election years.

History | History

The Islamic claim to the Temple is very recent, since 1930

Jerusalem's role as "The Third Holiest Site in Islam" in mainstream Islamic writings does not precede the 1930s.

Miscellaneous | Truth

Jen Hatmaker - And Then the Conference Uninvited Me to Speak

Jen Hatmaker

Politics | Politics

Death of last Treblinka survivor points to post-witness era

The death of 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Samuel Willenberg marks the passing of the last link to the notorious death camp of Treblinka, perhaps the most vivid example of Nazi Germany's attempt to destroy ...

Politics | Politics

Why most American Jews vote for Democrats, explained

Rep. Steve King has questions. We have answers.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Does Science Argue for or against God?

Why are we here? Literally. The latest science says we shouldn’t be. It says that the chance life exists at all is less than zero. So, is science the greates...

Politics | Politics

Eight-Year-Old Faced Expulsion for Drawing Gun, But Muslim Student Gets White House Invite After 'Hoax Bomb'

Eight-Year-Old Faced Expulsion for Drawing Gun But Muslim Student Gets White House Invite After 'Hoax Bomb'.

News | Jewish Community

Orthodox Belief in God and Faith Is Spreading — Got a Problem With That? - Opinion – Forward.com

The Pew study shows Orthodox values like belief in God and adherence to custom are spreading. Mordechai Lightstone asks why any Jew would have a problem with that — even if some evangelical Christians feel the same.

News | Israel

'Big Bang' Actress Mayim Bialik: Faith Is a Negative In Hollywood

When an actor charges Hollywood isn’t fond of people of faith, one expects the actor to be Christian. But the same holds true of the Jews. Mayim Bialik has been in the Hollywood spotlight for more than half her life.  Best known for her role as the tit

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments: Introduction

Still the Best Moral Code Humanity has everything it needs to create a good world. We've had it for 3,000 years. It's the Ten Commandments; ten basic, yet pr...

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

1. I Am the Lord Your God

God Wants Us to Be Free Although the First Commandment (

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

2. No Other Gods

There Are More Idols than Ever Today, the idea of idol worship feels ancient and remote to many people. Thus, the Second Commandment,

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

3. Do Not Misuse God’s Name

The Worst Sin You Can Commit Not all sins are equal. Some are worse than others. The worst of one of all? Committing evil in the name of God. This commandmen...

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

4. Remember the Sabbath

Don’t Be a Slave Setting aside a day of rest each week was a revolutionary concept when it was first introduced as the Fourth Commandment. But this Commandme...

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

5. Honor Your Father and Mother

Even if You don’t Feel Like It Children owe their parents one thing. And no, it's not love. The Fifth Commandment understands that sometimes it's difficult o...

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

6. Do Not Murder

You Can Kill, but You Can't Murder If asked to state this Commandment, most people would say

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

7. Do Not Commit Adultery

The Best Way to Protect the Family Why do the Ten Commandments single out adultery as particularly harmful? Because adultery can destroy the foundational uni...

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

8. Do Not Steal

Keep This and You’ll Keep Them All There is one commandment that, if followed by all of humanity, would instantly create a peaceful world: Do not steal. The ...

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

9. Do Not Bear False Witness

Lying Is the Root of Evil The most important ingredient to building a moral society is truth, both inside and outside a courtroom. The prohibition against

Advice & Self-Help | The Ten Commandments

10. Do Not Covet

The One Thought You Should Never Have There is only one Commandment that prohibits a thought, and it is this:

Miscellaneous | Religion/Philosophy

Do We Have Free Will?

Do humans have free will or are our decisions entirely products of chemistry, physics, and genetics? Is there a difference between the brain and the mind? Co...

Miscellaneous | Religion/Philosophy

God and Suffering

Isn't human suffering proof that a just, all-powerful God must not exist? On the contrary, says Boston College Professor of Philosophy Peter Kreeft. How can ...

Miscellaneous | Religion/Philosophy

God vs. Atheism: Which is More Rational?

Belief in God, according to atheists, is irrational, illogical, and dumb. Belief that the universe created itself is, they say, intelligent, rational, and ba...

Miscellaneous | Religion/Philosophy

Does God Exist? 4 New Arguments

Science tells us that universe came into being via The Big Bang. But how do you get from energy and matter to a self-aware human being? That takes three addi...

Miscellaneous | Religion/Philosophy

Is Evil Rational?

Is evil rational? If it is, then how can we depend on reason alone to make a better world? Best-selling author Dennis Prager has a challenging answer.

Politics | Op-Ed

The Formal End to Judeo-Christian America - Dennis Prager

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the redefinition of marriage seals the end of America as the Founders envisioned it. From well before 1776 until the second half of the 20th century, the moral values of the United States were rooted in the Bible a

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

‘When Western women stop being objectified, they can criticise us.’ Orthodox Jewish women fight back

The Hebrew phrase “chillul hashem” translates as bringing shame upon one’s community in the eyes of the outside world. It can be invoked by anything from double-parking to failure to observe the complicated latticework of laws that circumscribe orthodox Jewish life, dictating everything from hairstyles to behaviour.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

24,000 Plus One - Chassidic Masters - Parsha

Rabbi Akiva taught that "Love your fellow as yourself" is a "cardinal principle in Torah." How was it that that Rabbi Akiva's disciples, of all people, were deficient in this area?

Politics | Politics

Obama takes swipe at Christians at Easter Prayer Breakfast

Watch the video Obama takes swipe at Christians at Easter Prayer Breakfast on Yahoo News . President Obama goes off script on 'less-than-loving' views