Yom Yerushalayim: Jerusalem Day.

As today Israeli people celebrate Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of the city, here are a few thoughts about what Jerusalem means to Rabbi Sacks:

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Breaking the Glass at a Jewish Wedding.

Of all the symbolic acts of a Jewish wedding, perhaps the most well-known and well-loved is breaking the glass.

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Hasidic Jews dance with Pope Francis at Vatican.

A delegation of rabbis and activists from the United States, headed by Rabbi Chaim Baruch Gluck and Louis Scheiner, met today with the Pope at Vatican

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Pesach: liberation from physical and spiritual slavery.

  Of course we all know what Pesah means: “to pass over” (cf Ex: 12,13: I will see the blood and I will pass over you’’. In fact, Pesah celebrates several “pass overs”…  several “passages”. In the Pesah Haggada, the central Midrash on Dt 26:5-8 is introduced by two Biblical references: the first one is Read More

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Conservative US Jews open the door to non-Jews.

The umbrella organization of the Conservative Jewish Congregation in the United States for the first time encourages communities to officially accept non-Jewish friends.

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Drama shows struggle against Holocaust deniers.

A film related to the controversies that still today arise about the truthfulness of the Holocaust was released last year (2016).

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