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Do Jews Believe in Satan?

In Jewish texts, the devil is sometimes an adversary and sometimes an embodiment of evil.

How to Plan a Jewish Wedding

A checklist of 7 things to consider, from clergy to chuppah.

What Are Jewish Genetic Diseases?

As many as 1 in 3 Ashkenazi Jews are estimated to be carriers for one of about 19 genetic diseases.

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Is CBD Kosher?

Gummies, oil and other products containing CBD raise concerns for Jews who keep kosher.

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Jews and Ukraine: It’s Complicated

Jews have a long and rich history in Ukraine going back more than a millennium. It was once one of ...

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Unlike other books in the Bible, Ruth is a story that largely makes us feel good. The book does not ...

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Summary

In this Torah portion, Moses continues his speech to the Israelites. He tells them they will have to annihilate people who are not believers in God. Moses reminds them not to forget God’s commandments even after they enter the land of Israel, and that they must continue to fear God.

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HAFTARAH SUMMARY

Parashat Eikev

Deuteronomy 7:12 - 11:25

Isaiah 49:14 - 51:3

Winning the Divine Lottery

Moses reminds the Israelites that their accomplishments are not solely the result of their own efforts.

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Harry Houdini

The world's most famous magician, whose real name was Erich Weisz, was the son of a rabbi.

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An American Reform rabbi argues that it is a mitzvah to refrain from eating meat.

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