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Tradition in Dialogue: Inclusion, Exclusion and the Universal from the Particular (a sermon for Rosh Hashanah 5778)

“It’s ticking the boxes against the disabled, the aged, LGBT, the ethnic communities and the rest of it, and something gets lost along the way.” So was the quote about the National Trust that greeted me in the paper after I returned from a simply joyous few days in Devon and Dorset. 2,712 more words


Rosh Hashanah 5778 Heaven’s Gate Way

A Word by Angela Greenig

As we are transitioning out of the Jewish year of 5777 (the year 2017) into 5778, one thing is for certain: the mandate is still very much about harvesting a culture of Revivalists trained to hear the sound of heaven. 1,320 more words

All About Life

Wine and Prophecy: The Rebirth of Shomron

Photo: Hillel Mann, winemaker and owner of Beit El winery, examining his vineyard. Photo Credit: Beit El Winery

“Have you ever seen a prophecy come true? 1,668 more words


The 28th of Iyar

I found the book The 28th of Iyar very moving. My grandmother, Jaqueline Hirsch, transcribed the original recordings which made the publication of the book possible. 184 more words

Experiential Learning

Learning about who we are: Chanukah

This year, the Jewish festival of Chanukah falls at the same time as Christmas. Two different religions, that grew up in similar historical-cultural milieus, with festivals around the Winter equinox both observed on the 25th day of their respective Jewish and Gregorian months. 735 more words