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Why did Jacob, who studied with the righteous Abraham and Isaac, choose to teach his beloved son the 'Torah of Shem and Eber'?

Jews from Arabic speaking countries have a unique way of celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. Take an insider's look at the holiday celebrations of Israel's Sephardic Jewish communities.

I am a Jew. I am not a feminist. I believe in the equality of women and will fight for my right (and theirs) to be paid equally and treated equally by law.

Yom Kippur is known as the Day of Atonement, the day when we are forgiven for our sins. It's not a simple, magical ritual that automatically wipes the slate clean.

Let us explore the complicated and controversial question of “Who’s a Jew?” First, it would be worthwhile to understand what the word "Jew" means.

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There are so many lessons that we can learn from our forefather Jacob, including  the value of time and proper work ethics, the value of effort and the reward of accomplishment. In Judaism there is no such thing as “killing time.” Remember that time is precious. Don’t ever waste a day or even a moment. Make all of your time in the world really count!

This week’s Torah portion is “Noah” (Genesis 6:9-11:32) and it is one of my favorites. This is not only because my middle name is Noah, but because the portion is filled with important stories whose messages are just as important today as they were then. The first story in this week’s Torah portion is, of course, the story of Noah and the flood.