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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jewish Thought

Patrilineal descent and intermarriage are the problem, not the solution

The recent Jewish People Policy Institute study found that outside of Orthodoxy, fewer Jews are getting married, those marrying are marrying later and having fewer children and intermarriage rates are increasing. The combination of these three factors raises the daunting question of the future of American non-Orthodox Jews.

Shockingly, the study shows that among all non-Orthodox Jews in the 25-54 age group, just 15% are married to a Jewish spouse and have Jewish children. An additional 8% have a Jewish spouse, but no children, 4% are single parents, 36% are single and have no children, 13% are intermarried and have Jewish children, 8% are intermarried and have non-Jewish children

American democracy is in danger from ‘post-truth’ and ‘alternative’ facts, and is passing laws that seek to place limits on public debate, American historian and author Deborah Lipstadt told Tazpit Press Service (TPS) Monday on the sidelines of the Jerusalem International Book Fair.

“I’m concerned about American democracy,” she said. “I’m concerned when there is an attempt to create doubt about our courts, our media, the [supposedly] lying press, about our voting system – about claims that 2-3

Over London Rabbi's Stance on Homosexuality 

Rabbi Joseph Dweck, the senior rabbi of London’s Spanish and Portuguese Jewish community is receiving his share of bad ink these days. Over the last several weeks he has been vehemently condemned by such prominent rabbis as HaRav David Yosef (the son of HaRav Ovadia Yosef, zt’l) in Israel to Rabbi Eli Mansour, shilta, a leader of Brooklyn’s Syrian community. It should also be noted that Rabbi Dweck is married to Margalit, the granddaughter of HaRav

The origins of the Rebbe’s ‘tanks against assimilation’

(Continued from last week)

1974: Tanks Against Assimilation

Though the use of tefillin mobiles continued, they had not yet solidified their places as the vanguard of Chabad’s outreach activities.

On May 15, 1974, in the northern Israeli city of Ma’alot, a Palestinian terror group took hostage 115 Israeli students and their teachers on a field trip. Ultimately, 25 hostages, mostly children, were killed. The news, just months after the bloody

The origins of the Rebbe’s ‘tanks against assimilation’

Hailing a yellow cab, grabbing a slice of pizza after a Yankees game, strolling through Central Park . . . these are some of the indelible parts of a New York City experience. So, too, is the sight of yeshivah students clamoring from a converted RV—better known as the “mitzvah tank”—with tefillin and Shabbat candles in hand as they ask tourists and locals alike: “Excuse me, are you Jewish?”

The mitzvah tanks have become an iconic fixture in New