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Baruch Spinoza - The Prince of Philosophers

Baruch Spinoza, born Benedito de Espinosa, 24 November 1632 – 21 February 1677,  was a Jewish-Dutch philosopher of Portuguese Sephardi origin. His family moved to the Netherlands during the inquisition to escape persecution and he was raised in a Portuguese-Jewish community in Amsterdam. 890 more words

The Art Of Narrative

The Interfaith Bible Seminar

Leading up to our yearly ecumenical Thanksgiving service, the local clergy decided to try out an interfaith bible seminar, including two liberal synagogues (one being mine) and a Methodist church. 894 more words

Dogs

Todah rabah (thank you)

Thank you to Northbrook Public Library and all of the class participants for a great workshop on Monday! I had a wonderful time being with everyone discussing, eating, and making challah. 113 more words

Parenting

Holy Loopholes

DRINKING alcohol was never illegal under Prohibition. Instead, only the sale, transportation, and manufacturing of alcohol became outlawed.

There were many perfectly legal loopholes built right into the Prohibition legislation. 29 more words

Booze Fact Of The Day

Jews For Judaism Claims Jesus Wasn't Perfect. They Are Wrong.

Jews for Judaism is an organization formed in response to the efforts to evangelize Jews by Jews for Jesus.  Jews for Jesus is a Messianic Jewish organization that claims to distribute 8 million tracts about Jesus a year.  3,936 more words

My prayer to Zayin

May the soul I incarnate be firm and straight, declaring the power of the spirit in pure justice and equanimity

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