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Style or Substance?: A Follow-Up Post

A friend of mine told me that a Conservative Jewish friend of hers said this when she read about the whole Elad Debacle of 5775 today: “You know… we don’t talk about the Orthodox. 852 more words

Jewish Practices

Hey, Pop Chassid - it's not a "paradox."

Today, I had to make a painful decision.

I stopped following Pop Chassid, who I’ve followed pretty much since I started this journey, and Hevria, the Jewish artistic magazine he started sometime this past year, because apparently… 650 more words


Shabbat Shalom- Korach- What is Real and Authentic Leadership- What is Authentically Jewish?

Our weekly Parashah (Torah reading) is Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32. This reading is one of the most dramatic we encounter. Leaders of the Israelite community come forward and challenge Moses and Aaron’s leadership. 953 more words

My Adventures with Kashrut

Knowing the basics of Jewish dietary law and keeping kosher in real life are two different things. The best way to learn how to keep kosher is to submit humbly to someone who actually does it. 697 more words

Especially For Beginners

The Kids Are All Right! American Judaism is Going Along the Right Path

As I read responses from my rabbinic colleagues in the Reform Movement, I am fascinated by what appears to be a backlash from some of them against some of the next generation terms and approaches. 1,794 more words

See how the "Women of the Wall" desecrate a Torah scroll

It is not about religion but only about provocation. The self – appointed Women of the Wall made another attempt of Torah scroll desecration. I very much doubt whether this women are all Jewish at all ! 15 more words
Kotel (Western Wall)

On Second Thought

I said here (in a comment to the repost of Rabbi Adar’s blog post responding to my prior post, which in turn was a response to a post of hers) that there is no real dispute between Rabbi Adar and myself over sacrifice vs. 1,018 more words

Humanistic Judaism