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The God Experience

Posted on 06/26/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Years ago, long after I became A Serious Jew, I was talking to a friend about an apartment she was trying to rent. She and her husband loved the apartment, but the deal fell through at the last minute. I...

Donít Judge a Man by his (Head) Cover

Posted on 06/23/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
The other day I was asked if I will wear a kippah for the rest of my life. I immediately answered, “I think so”, and that is the truth. I feel strongly that Jewish men who are committed to their...

If You Will It, It Is No Drum

Posted on 06/20/2017 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Arguably, the most famous dreamer in the Bible is Yosef (Joseph) who not only had big dreams of his own, but who was gifted with the ability to interpret, and also implement, the dreams of Pharaoh. The most...

Sexism At Shul

Posted on 06/19/2017 by Deb Morbeto in Beliefs and Practices
When one looks at most major world religions through the lens of the female, it is not long until the words sexist or sexism comes to mind. Most world religions are systematically sexist by nature, meaning...

The Noble Path of the Modern Prophet

Posted on 06/15/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
To be completely honest, I do not think that Halacha is something that must be followed in every instance. There are plenty of areas including LGBT rights, the Agunah problem, and many other moral imperatives...

Choices That Change The World

Posted on 06/12/2017 by Guest Blogger in Beliefs and Practices
by Ruti Eastman “We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” – Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture I’m not going to name names, because I don’t have their...

The Wonder Woman of the Torah

Posted on 06/11/2017 by Dina Newman in Beliefs and Practices
Today’s film scene is swarming with superheroes. DC Comics and Marvel have moved from the pages of comic books to the silver screen in the last decade. They’ve given us a few Batman and Spiderman...

The Day the Letters Spoke

Posted on 06/08/2017 by Guest Blogger in Beliefs and Practices
by Susan Proctor The Torah does not tell us how Abraham died. There is a Midrash, however, that tells us both how Abraham died and why Hebrew has silent letters. According to this Midrash, Abraham was given...

I Didn't Get The Bagels Because My Dad is Dead

Posted on 06/06/2017 by Irene Rabinowitz in Beliefs and Practices
The phone rang, as it had been all that Sunday morning. I rushed to get it so that my aunts and uncles could stay by my mother’s side. The angry voice on the other end of the receiver was the adult...

Why I Walk to Shul: Shabbat as Mindfulness

Posted on 06/04/2017 by Rabbi Micah Streiffer in Holidays
It's raining outside today, which has me thinking about an old joke:Q: What does a bear do when it rains?A: It gets wet. Let’s contrast that to what I do when it rains:First, I check the weather with...
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