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Summer camp revisited

We’ve had a major heatwave this week. It’s 90 degrees Fahrenheit before the sun even rises in the morning with humidity not below 70% most of the day. 1,521 more words

Fairies in the Bible?

Speaking of Jewish folk beliefs, a few years back I wrote a piece about fairies in the Bible at my other blog. Some of that material, with some elaboration, found its way over here in my post on “ 1,449 more words


40 Years as a Stubborn Optimist

Today is my 40th birthday.  40 years ago, as family legend goes, my father was busy putting up a windmill on our farm with a few other men helping him.   1,234 more words


Parshas Matos-Massei: Inequality and Women's Vows

When I write my weekly divrei Torah, I look for the inspiring messages found in each Parsha. Every single Parsha has them. Even what appears to be just a list of names carries an immense significance and by looking to the commentaries and words of the Sages and Rebbes we can find ideas and morals to enhance our lives. 1,328 more words


Phillip Medhurst's Bible in pictures 052 Samuel slays Agag

By William Brassey Hole (1846-1917) from “Old Testament History” (Eyre and Spottiswoode 1925). Location of painting unknown.


Our language about gender can shape a new Jewish world

By Rabbi Charley Baginsky

Dr Who is now Dr He… a wonderful joke from my colleague Rabbi Mark Solomon for those of us with a grasp of Hebrew. 490 more words
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