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Jewish History in Miami

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Southeast Florida is estimated to have more than 500,000 Jews living in the Miami area. That’s about 10 percent of the overall population. There are almost 190 synagogues and congregations in the area, serving Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism. … Continue reading

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What Christians Can Learn From Purim

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Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrated in the Hebrew month of Adar. Generally, Purim falls in mid-March in the Gregorian calendar. This year, it falls on March 11 and 12. Jewish holidays generally begin at sundown on the night before … Continue reading

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Is Hanukkah Like Christmas?

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Hanukkah is often compared to Christmas, but there are many differences between the Christian and Jewish celebrations. One key difference is that Christmas is always celebrated on December 25, while the date of Hanukkah on the Gregorian calendar changes. Typically … Continue reading

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The Risks of Insulting a Deity

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The ancient Caananite people knew of a goddess called Anath, a warrior famed for her powers of retribution. One legend tells of the man who had slighted her and then faced her wrath. He was winnowed with a sickle, crushed … Continue reading

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5 Ways Superman Is A Jewish Icon

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It is a commonly known fact that Superman is a symbol of “Truth, Justice, and the American Way”, but to many Jewish Americans he represents something much, much more. As discussed in several recent NPR spots (which inspired the ULC … Continue reading

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Faith

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By: Steven Friedman – Guest Bloggger I heard the anxiety in my mother’s voice when I announced some thirty years ago that I no longer believed in God. “Maybe you should talk to someone,” she said. I was 19 and … Continue reading

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