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Posts Tagged ‘Religion’

The Journey Within – The Law Of Here And Now

The Law of Here and Now — looking backward to examine what was or looking forward to interpret what will be prevents us from being totally in the here and now. Here and now IS truly the ONLY reality; everything other than the present is a “was” or a “will be.” Above: Credit: Wikimedia/Toshihiro Oimatsu If…

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Religious Diversity Journeys

Guest Column: Learning A Lesson In Civility From Michigan Seventh-Graders

To be an American today is to live in a world in which people who practice unfamiliar faiths are our next-door neighbors and our fellow classmates. Yet, too often, people of different religions are afraid of each other and that fear can lead to prejudice, discrimination and sometimes violence. When we know little or nothing…

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An illustrative image of an IDF female soldier.

Female Leaders

Judah Ari Gross Times of Israel IDF says it won’t tolerate disrespect toward women … but is it true? Dozens of religious soldiers from the IDF’s Paratroopers Brigade refused to listen to a female parachuting instructor recently, turning their backs to her when she tried to give them a demonstration. The incident came to light…

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religious liberty, religious freedom, a boy and his tallit and tefilin.

Commentary: Religious Liberty – It’s Not Only For Christians

In mere moments — in a speech given at the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Summit in Washington, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on the Trump administration’s commitment to religious liberty. On July 30, Sessions made an announcement that would further electrify right-wing evangelicals in this country — the creation of a…

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Tim Kalkhof in The Cakemaker (2017)

Religion, Sex and Pastries

Tom Tugend Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. The Israeli-German film The Cakemaker — an indie festival favorite — has it all. The Cakemaker should satisfy the most finicky pastry lover, but the Israeli-German co-production has also elicited both ecstatic praise and sneering dismissal from film critics. Variety gushes over the “tender, tactile” atmosphere of the…

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ELI Talks In Detroit!

Two local lecturers to be featured. ELI Talks are coming to Detroit! The program, which produces videotaped lectures on diverse Jewish topics and makes them available to a broad audience online, will be at Repair the World in Detroit’s Mexicantown district June 18, 19 and 20. Two Detroiters, Abi Taylor-Abt and Rabbi Dan Horwitz, are…

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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience. AGATHA A. NITECKA / BLEECKER STREET

Disobedience

Above: Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams in Disobedience. Orthodox lovers shake things up. Steamy lesbian sex. That explains part of the buzz behind the new film Disobedience, in which Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams play lovers reunited after many years. Such a display has generated interest in a film before, but it might be the…

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Stefani Chudnow, Jewish or Jew-ISH writer/blogger for the Detroit Jewish News

Meet Stefani Chudnow – Jewish or Jew-ISH Blogger

Hi there. I’m Stefani Chudnow, and even though I’ve been going to school at Michigan State for the past four years, I’m originally from West Bloomfield. I went to Hillel Day School for nine years before attending Frankel Jewish Academy for high school. On May 5, 2018, I will graduate from Michigan State with a…

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Inga R. Wilson and Drew Parker in Hard Love

Hard Love At The JET

JET brings to the stage a romance fraught with tension and the dynamics of religion. In the opening scene of Motti Lerner’s Hard Love on the JET stage, Zvi (Drew Parker) and Hannah (Inga R. Wilson) are meeting for the first time since their divorce 20 years earlier. Hannah has asked Zvi to come to…

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At the Teen Forum, moderator Mojo, a 95.5-FM radio personality, listens to a panelist. The panel included students Jonathon Moffett, Dalesia Malcolm, Chris Hamama, Carson Biederman, Egerton Abulu and Areeba Maysun, and Father Pierre Konja, Our Lady of Chaldeans Catholic Cathedral, Southfield; Rabbi Jen Lader, Temple Israel, West Bloomfield; and Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, Detroit.

Speaking Out

Teen Forum yields understanding through open, honest dialogue. The Teen Forum between all three Walled Lake Schools has been going on for many years now, and I feel that it was one of the most inspiring, influential and important school events I have ever participated in. The March 6 forum consisted of a panel, containing…

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