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Guest post: A plea for unity in the Seattle Jewish community

Why, when I look at the list of sponsors of Seattle’s rally for Israel,  are there five Orthodox synagogues, five Orthodox schools and student groups, StandWithUs and Hadassah, but no one else?  891 more words

Israel

Shoah

Good Morning, Minions:

Imagine, if you will, being an almost middle aged person and discovering that you’re a Jew. No, really. A hereditary Jew. And that a chunk of your family (6 Aunts and Uncles, along with their children and their children’s descendants, and all of the children that they might have had, died in Nazi Concentration camps in what Jews refer to as the “Shoah” (devastation). 432 more words

U.S. Sociology

Shalom! Here is a Summer update!

I’ve been really slacking when it comes to this blog.  When I first started it last Fall while in Madison, I did my best to fill it with content.   474 more words

Judaism

Cake 88—United Hebrew Congregation (162 cakes left)

United Hebrew Congregation is the oldest Jewish congregation west of the Mississippi River. According to the congregation’s website, the congregation was established in 1837 near the current Arch grounds. 128 more words

Cakeway To The West

Can a male Reform Rabbi be called for an Aliyah in an Orthodox Shul ?

B”H
An interesting halachic issue:
What if a male Reform Rabbi comes to an Orthodox Synagogue and asks for an Aliyah ?
http://www.bholworld.com/Article_EN.aspx?id=66296&cat=18
By the way, the…
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Halacha

Welcoming People With Disabilities

This article was originally published in the Summer 2014 issue of Reform Judaism Magazine.

Congregants at Temple Beth El in Hillsborough, New Jersey were amazed when Grace Amodeo expertly read Torah at last year’s Yom Kippur services. 179 more words

The Jewish Past, Present And Future

Journeys of Spirituality

This is going to be a super heavy-going post about Judaism, spirituality and more specifically, my journey relating to both of these things. Just a disclaimer. 1,243 more words