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Shabbat 3-18-11

On Shabbat, we are instructed by our heritage to refrain from using an energy source except that which comes from the self. Tradition teaches us that we ought not to drive, not to turn on a light, not watch television and everything else in between.  268 more words

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Mind and Matter

2 September 2012

 

This is a true story. I was sitting this afternoon on the steps leading up to the Volkstheatre, hiding from the summer rain, eating leftover bread with smelly cheese, waiting for Neta (who never came) and absentmindedly reading Henri Bergson’s Mind and Matter. 1,073 more words

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Re'eh

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

Shavua tov / a (slightly belated) good week to you!

This week we’re reading the Torah portion called… 201 more words

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BCI and Shabbatot (Part Two)

At the end of Beit Midrash on Friday, four posters were hung labeled “Movement”, “Traditional Egalitarian”, “Musical”, and “Learner’s”. The options were for the various Shabbat Morning, Shacharit, Services that were offered. 658 more words

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Shabbat Recap -- Blown Off

I did not go to shul today.  My alarm went off at 8:30 as usual, and I sort of mentally took stock of my body, got up, fed the cats, made ablutions and said… 829 more words

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The Sane Asylum of Shabbat

As I write this, the Yazidis in Iraq are facing genocide, Israel and the Jews are being blamed for everything from anthrax to zoological catastrophes, and I am wondering if Jews have a place in the U.S. 255 more words

Bar Trip. Day 6. Wonderful Wien. August 16.

Tzvi here. Steph has the night off.

Shabbos started and we sat down for our gourmet Shabbos dinner. We had the cheap wine and sliced turkey that we bought Thursday at the kosher market, as well as the challah-like loaf from the Aida Café, and a jar of raspberry jam we bought at Demel. 1,231 more words

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