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Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site
* Palestinians angered by Jewish visitors to al-Aqsa compound * Site is third holiest in Islam, holiest in Judaism * Non-Muslims allowed to visit the site but must not pray By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from ... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:14:12 -0700

Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from 'Israeli seizure'
DOHA (Reuters) - The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000. Khaled Meshaal, speaking in the Qatari capital Doha where he lives in exile, said: "We call on all our people inside the country to hurry ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:15:44 -0700

Hartford Federation presents first Henry M. Zachs Spirit of Judaism Awards
Special to the Ledger WEST HARTFORD – Elliott Tertes and Robert J. Fishman are recipients of the first annual Henry M. Zachs Spirit of Judaism Awards, presented by the Jewish... Read more » Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:54:11 -0700

Unearthing Magdala: Where History, Archaeology And Religious Traditions Meet
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 20, 2014, Nyack College, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, will host a gathering of scholars and dignitaries from 4:00–7:30 pm at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan, focused on discoveries from the excavations at Magdala. The unexpected archaeological discovery of ... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:00:00 -0700

Religious teenagers are at almost HALF the risk of their secular peers, study claims
A study led by Tel Aviv University has claimed that adolescents who practice Judaism (stock image shown) are less likely to commit suicide than their secular peers. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:11:59 -0700

To life! Practicing Judaism could protect against suicide, study finds
In 1897, Emile Durkheim, the father of sociology, speculated that religion could protect against against suicidal impulses. A study conducted by Tel Aviv University researchers has now confirmed for the first time that religious Jewish teens exhibit 45% less suicide-risk behavior, including attempted suicide, than their secular Jewish peers. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 21:50:29 -0700

To life! Practicing Judaism could protect against suicide
( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) In 1897, Emile Durkheim, the father of sociology, speculated that religion could protect against against suicidal impulses. A study conducted by Tel Aviv University researchers has now confirmed for the first time that religious Jewish teens exhibit 45 percent less suicide-risk behavior, including attempted suicide, than their secular Jewish peers. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:45:39 -0700

Converts to Judaism to celebrate Rosh Hashana
Teodora Burian is poised to celebrate the High Holidays as a self-described "newly minted Jew." Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:32:15 -0700

A Place To Reflect During Jewish Holy Days — That's Not A Temple
Judaism, like most religions, operates in the moral and ethical choices that happen every single day, but there are also times set aside for really digging deep, like the Days of Awe, a 10-day period that begins at sunset Wednesday. Sunset also marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. "It's a kind of spiritual taking of stock, both regarding what we've done in the past and how ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 01:51:38 -0700

Program offers look at Judaism
“A Taste of Judaism: Are You Curious?” is a program designed to engage “beginners” — Jewish or not — in learning more about Judaism. read more Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:19:04 -0700

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