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Potty Humor. Potty Prayer.

Posted on 09/17/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
At least in our culture, children seem to naturally think that the human digestive system is funny. When our own children were little, we read them two books about how normal human digestion is. One was called...

The Rosh Hashanah Table

Posted on 09/16/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
No matter where you are on the religious scale, you still eat dinner on Rosh Hashana. You may have a quick dinner of left overs or an elaborate dinner on a white table cloth, but you still eat dinner. So,...

Re-Analyzing the Biblical Law Against Homosexuality

Posted on 09/09/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
This is going to be a long article - probably double the length of my normal writings. The issue of homosexuality in the Torah is an important and difficult one, as we need not look far to witness the immense...

Have a Good Day!

Posted on 09/09/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
I recently went to a hospital for a regular appointment at a specialty clinic. As I walked through the foyer of the hospital a young girl handed me a chocolate bar with a note saying, “Get better soon!...

Seeking God and Losing Him

Posted on 09/05/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
B”SD – “From there you will seek God, your God, and you will find Him - if you seek Him with all your heart and with all...

Racism, Ethiopian Jewry, and the Red Sea Diving Resort

Posted on 09/01/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
The critics are correct. Netflix’s new movie The Red Sea Diving Resort about the covert Israeli mission to rescue thousands of Jewish Ethiopian refugees is predictable, generic, and all around much less...

A Blessing of Appreciation upon Surviving

Posted on 09/01/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
The Talmud (Berachot 54b) states that based upon four extremely dangerous situations listed in Psalms 107, any individual who has experienced an overt, life-threatening situation and survived, should give...

Crying Out To God

Posted on 08/27/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Beliefs and Practices
My five-year-old grandson stayed overnight with me recently. He woke up in the night wanting his mommy and daddy. I am sure that this summer there were lots of children staying over at grandparents, or in...

To Preserve, Perform and Fulfill Writing Your Living Torah

Posted on 08/18/2019 by Jacob Schwartz in Beliefs and Practices
BS”D “To Preserve, Perform and Fulfill” – Writing Your Living Torah Not all of us consider ourselves writers, but at countless times in our lives, all of us write. Sometimes we write...

A Somber Re-Watching of Don't Mess with the Zohan - and Why Israel Advocacy is Failing

Posted on 08/18/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
There is a long list of reasons as to why Don't Mess With The Zohan probably wouldn’t have been made in 2019. The ubiquity of politically incorrect humor, replete with racial and gender stereotypes...
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