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The psalm against plagues

Religion and medicine have a very long association.

The psalm against plagues

The Capital Tragedy

Not the violent takeover of the Capitol building, bur the choice of what we call 'our nation's capital' is the Jewish tragedy here. Opinion.

The Capital Tragedy

Rabbis: Judaism Means Loving Non-Jews

Rabbis clarify Judaism’s position on non-Jews, women’s role in light of IDF mezuzah controversy.

Rabbis: Judaism Means Loving Non-Jews

Chabad Rabbi: Fighting Hate, Terror 'High Level'

Chabad Rabbi in America says fighting anti-Semitism and terrorism is the 'highest level' of Jewish observance.

Chabad Rabbi: Fighting Hatred and Terror is 'Highest Level'player

Prayer Book Boycott over Prayer for Soldiers

Wave of support for boycott on prayer books (siddurim) without Prayer for Soldiers.

Prayer Book Boycott over Prayer for Soldiers

Video: Noah’s Father Puts On Tefillin

The Pozner family begins a painful shiva. Noah’s father Lenny puts on tefillin and he and his wife find consolation in the Jewish faith.

Video: Noah’s Father Puts On Tefillin, Begins Painful Shivaplayer

Photos: Chabad Dance Blows Away Superstorm Sandy

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow – nor Frankenstorm Sandy – can keep Chabad emissaries from dancing at the conclusion of its conference.

Photos: Chabad Dance Blows Away Superstorm Sandyplayer

Chassidic Community Shocked: Sabbath Gentile a Jew

The Seret-Vizhnitz community in Haifa was appalled to find that its long-term “Sabbath gentile” is actually a Jew.

Chassidic Community Shocked: ‘Sabbath Gentile’ a Jew

400 Rams Horns to Awaken IDF Repentance

The IDF rabbinate has purchased 400 rams horns, used to arouse Jews to repent during the months of Elul and Tishrei.

400 Rams Horns to Awaken IDF Repentance

Sabbath in the Sky in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv bathers will see the Sabbath in the sky as Chabad activists’ special glider takes to the air.

Sabbath in the Sky in Tel Aviv

Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Two Swiss hospitals have banned circumcision, ignoring a German resolution protecting the Jewish rite after a court ruled it illegal.

Swiss Hospitals Ban Circumcision

Berlin Hospital Suspends Circumcisions

Berlin’s Jewish Hospital has suspended circumcisions in the wake of a court ruling that the procedure is a crime punishable by law.

Berlin Hospital Suspends Circumcisions

War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, Norway

A German court has ruled that circumcision is a criminal offense, and a Norwegian political party wants to outlaw the religious practice.

War on Circumcision Spreads to Germany, Norway

Poll Shows Jews Favor Obama but Fewer than in 2008

A majority of Jews, especially secular Jews, will vote for President Obama but his backing is weaker than in 2008, a new poll reveals.

Poll Shows Jews Favor Obama but Fewer than in 2008

Consumer Power to Keep Sabbath, Say Researchers

Consumers are replacing politicians in the campaign to retain the sanctity of the Sabbath, say two Ben Gurion University researchers.

Consumer Power Can Help Keep Sabbath, Say Researchers

Rare Jewish Prayer Book for Sale: $800,000

An auction house is exhibiting a rare 15th century holiday prayer book before offering it for sale next month. Expected price: $800,000.

Rare Jewish Prayer Book for Sale: $800,000

The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines

What medicines can be taken on Passover? Some are prohibited, some are allowed, and some depend on one’s health.

The ‘Simple’ Solution to Passover Medicines: Ask Your Rabbi

The $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup

The annual Manischewitz Cook-Off has crowned a Princeton University student King of Kosher for his matzo ball soup. Prizes worth $25,000.

The $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup

Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread Sale

Buffet misses turned down a sure-fire investment – buying bread from Jews desperate to sell it any price before Passover.

Warren Buffet Loses Out on Pre-Passover Bread Sale

Lebanese Columnist: Judaism is a "Fairytale"

A Lebanese columnist said that the Jewish religion is a “fairy tale” and the Jewish people have no history in Jerusalem, MEMRI exposed.

Lebanese Columnist: Judaism is a "Fairytale"