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New York Daily News

New York Daily News
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:54:06 -0700

The stipulation has no precedent in Jewish law, rabbis said. “Any duly constituted Jewish court of law comprised of three members conversant in Jewish laws can oversee the procedure,” said Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, executive director of the New York Board ...
Daily Beast
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:48:28 -0700

He stated that Jewish law did not state MBP as necessary for fulfilling the Jewish commandment of circumcision, and “even if oral suction had been mentioned in the Mishnah, we would be able to change it to another method which accomplishes the same ...
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:11:26 -0700

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rabbi Dov Lior, a leading West Bank rabbi who endorsed a book justifying the killing of non-Jews, issued a religious ruling saying that Jewish law permits the destruction of Gaza to keep southern Israel safe. Lior, chief rabbi of the ...
San Angelo Standard Times
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:11:15 -0700

I believe in and follow Jewish law. But I'm also studying to be a rabbi," Salston said. The repair of a Torah, whose letters are a centimeter high, combines her faith with calligraphy and chemistry. The ink is such that it can change color with a touch ...
The Jewish Press
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:41:15 -0700

What Moses is doing here is defining reality for the next generation and for all generations. He is doing so as a preface to what is about to follow in the next many chapters, namely a systematic restatement of Jewish law covering all aspects of life ...
Jewish Daily Forward
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:04 -0700

“If you have a non-Jewish male and a Jewish female, the child, for purposes of Jewish law, has no father,” said Rabbi J. David Bleich, a scholar of Jewish medical ethics at Yeshiva University. Without a legally recognized father, the threat of incest ...


The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:42:16 -0700

On Tuesday, Interior Minister Gideon Saar instructed the government to extend the benefits of the Law of Return to all married couples. The law affords non-Jewish spouses of Jewish immigrants full citizenship and immigration benefits, but Israel had ...

Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:30:55 -0700

Jewish law expressly forbids marriage with non-Jews who have not undergone a proper conversion to Judaism. The marriage has been garnering mass media attention, and was even commented on by newly instated President Reuven Rivlin, who wrote on ...

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