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2014 in review

2014 in review | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Where do readers live who are reading about Jewish teens? What are they reading? What was the most read blog last year?
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Read some of the most read topics about Jewish teens, education, and parenting in  2014 

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"What if I don't believe in God---am I still Jewish?"

"What if I don't believe in God---am I still Jewish?" | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
A confident, tall, yet boyish 11th grade teenager asked this question of Rabbis who were participating in a panel called "Ask the Rabbi Anything". The teen who asked the question wasn't just any bo...
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How well have we taught our teens that asking questions is the beginning of a journey? 

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Religious accommodation or ‘accessory to sexism’? York student’s case stirs debate

Religious accommodation or ‘accessory to sexism’? York student’s case stirs debate | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
York University student requested to be excused on religious grounds from group work so he would not have to interact publicly with female students (@Elianora this: http://t.co/CyieU7ffIh)...
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Great opportunity to discuss protection of rights --- students will debate whose? #Jteens
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Why Should Our Teens be Jewish?

Why Should Our Teens be Jewish? | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The image above came up in a Google Image advanced search (free to use or share) for "Why be Jewish?". The image speaks to the casual nature of being Jewish, and some might think that it actually p...
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Jewish teens need reasons for being Jewish, it's just not something that we can take for granted anymore. 

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How Jewish Teens Might View Rights, Responsibilities, and Radicalization

How Jewish Teens Might View Rights, Responsibilities, and Radicalization | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
  A while back, I was listening to a televised lecture by Joseph Telushkin on Shalom TV about the differences between Jewish and American Law. To greatly paraphrase him, Jewish law is about ta...
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US NGO launches 11 Jewish refugee websites

US NGO launches 11 Jewish refugee websites | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
A San Francisco based organization has launched 11 websites to tell the stories of Jews who left Arab countries last century.  Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa or JIMENA launched the sites in both English and Arabic to tell the...
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“After My Bar Mitzvah, My Dad Decided to Convert. Is he Still Considered Jewish?”

“After My Bar Mitzvah, My Dad Decided to Convert. Is he Still Considered Jewish?” | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
I wasn’t prepared for such a troubling question by this slight yet earnest 8th grader. He had been so patient; holding his hand up until the discussion left an opening. This evening, the teen...
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A Short List of What the Jewish Community Should Do for Teens

A Short List of What the Jewish Community Should Do for Teens | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
In what seems a long time ago, I wrote a post about the Jewish community’s ‘in-the-box-thinking.’  As a novice to the blogging world, I feared the worst because it was the first t...
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Judaism, Torah and Jewish Info - Chabad Lubavitch

Judaism, Torah and Jewish Info - Chabad Lubavitch | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Questions about Judaism? Holidays? Practices? This site provides information & insights. Site of Chabad-Lubavitch: a philosophy, a movement, and an organization.

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Interfaith Work and the Middle East - Huffington Post (blog)

Interfaith Work and the Middle East - Huffington Post (blog) | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Interfaith Work and the Middle EastHuffington Post (blog)To my right is a Palestinian asking me questions about Judaism, and to my left is an Israeli trying to figure out what Judaism means for her.m
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Church Appeal on Israel Angers Jewish Groups

Church Appeal on Israel Angers Jewish Groups | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Fifteen leaders of Christian churches signed a letter accusing Israel of human rights violations in an attempt to shed light on the Palestinian plight and stalled peace negotiations.
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Forum for the Future: Rebooting Judaism by Yoav Schlesinger

Forum for the Future: Rebooting Judaism by Yoav Schlesinger | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

"The Jewish establishment is trying to meet the needs of 20s and 30s, but they’re failing. They continue to ......."

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Ultra Orthodox High School Boasts Full-Piece Marching Band by

Ultra Orthodox High School Boasts Full-Piece Marching Band by | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
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This high school in Monsey, NY has a 30 member marching band complete with uniforms! What about peyot--side-locks? They're not not in view, but tucked inside of hats.

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"There Is Only One Way to Change the World, and That Is by Education" Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks

"There Is Only One Way to Change the World, and That Is by Education"   Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
It's not possible to improve on the eloquent words of a master writer and teacher, the Former Chief Rabbi of the U.K. Rabbi Sacks writes a series of articles on the Torah portion of the week entitl...
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Our time is now, to focus on education, as the thousands year old Jewish recipe for guaranteeing the future.

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Mayim Bialik Supports Vegan Living, Rosh Hashanah Meals

Mayim Bialik Supports Vegan Living, Rosh Hashanah Meals | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The actress speaks with the Jewish Vegetarian Society about the benefits of veganism.
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Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Why Do People On The Same Team Argue Over Semantics?

Jewish Special Needs Education: Removing the Stumbling Block: Why Do People On The Same Team Argue Over Semantics? | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, April 18, 2013 11:07 AM

Do we undermine inclusion when we aregue about word choice?

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Jewish Community High School at Gratz College

Jewish Community High School at Gratz College | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Our mission is to educate Jewish teens to be knowledgeable about the culture, traditions and...
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Parents of Philly area teens: Teens love to network! If your teen wants to be part of a pluralistic community high school, join hundreds of teens in public and private schools who 'do Jewish' with us! 

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Jewish Culture: Enough For Our Teens?

Jewish Culture: Enough For Our Teens? | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
At a recent holiday party, I had been speaking with a Pastor of  the Calvary Full Gospel Church.  He introduced me to his wife who comes from a Greek Orthodox background. Her choice, to be in a rel...
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Three Jewish Teens: Tons of Time? Not

Three Jewish Teens: Tons of Time? Not | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
I’ll paint the picture. Last night I chatted with a group of three 9th grade teenage boys, hanging out in the synagogue lobby, waiting for a ride home after attending a community pluralistic ...
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Focus on Good News: Jewish, Muslim Teens Work Together for Others

Focus on Good News: Jewish, Muslim Teens Work Together for Others | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Jewish and Muslim teens gathered at the Flatbush site of Masbia, a nonprofit network of kosher soup kitchens and food...

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Is Halloween kosher? - Jewish Telegraphic Agency (blog)

Is Halloween kosher? The late journalist William Saphire wrote about a vigilante group called the Defense.,...
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Steven Spielberg: I denied my Judaism after being bullied

Steven Spielberg: I denied my Judaism after being bullied | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it

Steven Spielberg has opened up about his younger years and the bullying he endured that would later influence many of his films.

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