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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...

Who Wrote the Torah? A Very Good Question.

Posted on 11/08/2015 by Rabbi Micah Streiffer in Beliefs and Practices
The great Rabbi Akiba used to tell this story: A fox once spotted a fish darting to and fro in the water. He asked the fish, “From whom are you fleeing?”And the fish answered, “From the...

Elu V'Elu: Sometimes, there's more than one right answer

Posted on 11/01/2015 by Rabbi Micah Streiffer in Beliefs and Practices
People often ask me questions like: What does Reform Judaism say about the afterlife? Do Reform Jews have to keep kosher? Are Reform Jews allowed to drive on Shabbat? In many cases, the answer to these...
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