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Thoughts for Rosh Hashanah and the coming year: believing in the aspiration to goodness.

I was asked to write my thoughts in a booklet to be sent to the Movement for Reform Judaism’s constituent congregations on “What inspires you, how you will change and what you will change in the coming year?”  and I share my contribution here. 748 more words

Jewish Values

Temple Beth-El (Reform Judaism) - San Antonio

    Friday #36 – Temple Beth-El (Reform Judaism), 211 Belknap Place, San Antonio, TX

Why this Synagogue?

As the oldest synagogue in South Texas, this one remained a “must-go” on my list of churches, synagogues, temples and mosques. 1,487 more words


Gwyneth Paltrow Has Decided To Convert To Judaism

After years and years of practicing Kabbalah (AKA Jew magic) and publicly reflecting on her Jewish ancestry on the TV show Who Do You Think You Are? 464 more words

Film Drunk

10 Things You Need to Know About...Stephen Wise

American reform rabbi and Zionist leader

1. Stephen Samuel Wise was born in Budapest in 1874 and brought to the United States at the age of 17 months. 457 more words

Jewish History

Orthodox Judaism and I Aren`t Friends

I don`t like calling out people in my religion, I don`t like grouping people who I have deep respect for into a group of intolerant bigots and I don`t like it when bigots of the Orthodox community decide to use that community to oppressive other Jews. 913 more words

Non-Bipolar Posts

Wait, you people are here to listen to me?!

So, I’ve had an unconventional summer. As I am a generally lazy human and managed to forget to book a holiday away with friends, I’ve ended up doing some things that I wasn’t expecting to do, which were quite different to what a lot of my friends have been doing. 909 more words

On Dilemmas Associated with Judaism that Are Not Actually Dilemmas At All

Not knowing who Rabbi Andy Bachman is, I certainly cannot give him any kind of career advice, but as a Jew, it troubles me that a rabbi believes that he needs to leave the pulpit in order to do more good in the world. 530 more words