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The Price of Piety: Modern Orthodoxy's Wealth Fetish

Anonymous, Harvard University

The Jordanians I know, like most people I know and grew up with, assumed that because I was Jewish I was also wealthy. 1,308 more words


The Devil's Arithmetic, by J. Yolen

My Copy: 9780142401095

I admit, I might not have been in the right place when I first read this book, which colored my initial review of it. 531 more words

Book 'n Tea Time

The Talmud

The Talmud is a central text of Rabbinic Judaism. It is also traditionally referred to as Shas (ש״ס‎), a Hebrew abbreviation of shisha sedarim, the “six orders”, a reference to the six orders of the Mishnah. 71 more words

Health And Education

The New Month

When I was in shul yesterday, we blessed the new month. After I finished davening, I began reflecting on the past month and thinking about my goals for the next one. 194 more words


A Prayer


For He leads His people

The Children of Israel

Back to the path

Of truth and righteousness

A Prayer


For He guides all of us

On our destined paths

While giving us free choice

To do that which is good.

Psalm 53

Psalm 53 is probably more well known as a passage from Romans, where Paul quotes it in setting out his rubric of Christian faith. I’ll talk a little bit about the theology, because it’s interesting, and then I’ll get back to the more poetic side of things. 1,092 more words