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2010-01-06 11:00:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of rabbis respected as authorities on Torah law issued a sweeping ruling to cut off support for politicians who promote normalizing the sin of homosexuality. In a strongly worded decision, some of the most prominent Orthodox rabbis advised their communities to "no longer continue to support or elect leaders who have publicly showed their approval for giluyai arayos [immoral unions], activities that stand exactly opposite of all our work as...

2008-08-19 12:01:00

By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich Shaf Yativ was a synagogue in ancient Babylonia made of stones rescued from the First Temple. According to the Talmud, the synagogue was "ruined and rebuilt but always had the Holy Spirit in it." It is an appropriate name for a small Jerusalem house of Torah study - the only one of its kind in Israel - aimed at rehabilitating haredi and a few modern Orthodox men suffering from mental illness who have regained daily stability with psychotropic medications....

2006-01-28 16:08:48

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - One of the most revered Jewish holy men in Israel died on Saturday aged more than 104-years-old. Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri taught Kabbalah, a mystical form of Judaism. Followers flocked to his Jerusalem home to receive blessings and politicians visited to try and boost their popularity among devout Jews who saw him as a sage. "This is a huge loss for all of Israel," the leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, Eli Yishai, told Israel Radio. "He saved many with his...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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