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A Scary, Personal, Yet Public Atonement

In the immortal words of Moira Pfefferman, “I am a Jewish woman and Jewish women do whatever the fuck they want.”

So, here goes. 758 more words

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October 5th: Forgiving Abraham

The following is a transcript of the Sermon given on Rosh Hashanah morning by Austin Zoot at his student pulpit in Kokomo, Indiana.

We just read one of the most intriguing passages of the Hebrew Bible, the Akedah, or the Binding of Isaac. 1,367 more words

Austin Zoot

Inside Orthodox Judaism: A Critical Perspective On Its Theology

Inside Orthodox Judaism: A Critical Perspective On Its Theology covers all the core beliefs of Orthodox Judaism in a critical manner. For example: Who is considered a Jew, when did Judaism first develop, the myth of one Jewish Culture, conversion and the soul. 88 more words

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A sermon for Shabbat Atzmaut. Time to apologise?

A sermon for Shabbat Atzmaut. Time to apologise?

Rabbi Andrea Zanardo, Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue, East Sussek, England, UK

Sat May 7, 2016

I have to apologise. 1,835 more words

Antisemitism

Camp Explainer, Part 1

Our goal for Campfires and Color Wars is to appeal to as broad a range of people as possible. While we both went to reform Jewish camps, we believe the experiences we had translate to many different backgrounds. 825 more words

Jacobs Camp

O Daughters, My Mothers!

Image: Five sisters sitting on a beach. Public domain.

Recently I received a question from  a reader asking me why I am a Reform Jew. The best answer I can give to that question appears in… 1,738 more words

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