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My first Jewish service

Every year right before the High Holidays my friend Dawn, in her official interfaith outreach capacity, sends out an e-mail message imploring couples to avoid making those services the non-Jewish partner’s first exposure to Jewish worship. 1,087 more words


Rosh HaShannah--A Call to Worship

Illustration:  “Snow-covered Church” by Marc Chagall, 1927.

“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation‘” (Lev 23:23-24). 348 more words

Jewish Festival Holidays


Being an observant Jew takes a lot of planning. Not planning to become observant, though that decision may involve many conversations (internal and external) as well. 1,083 more words

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 2015, Sept 20

Hey everyone *Waves*  I think I missed last week…  Can’t find evidence of my blogging anything…  And this week  I’m going to be keeping it short.   162 more words

About Our Family-

Rosh HaShannah Greetings

The sun is surrounded and trapped in a khamsin looking more like a stubborn, fading moon that refused to exit after a bloody sunrise. (A khamsin is a dust storm from Africa.) 824 more words

He Will Run To You

Thoughts on Rosh HaShannah

There was a villager, a man born and raised in a very rural…out of the way village.   It was total separated from society.  

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go for broke

The Fast of Gedaliah

Messianism is a go for broke technology.  “The Messiah will come in a generation that is totally righteous or totally guilty”  (Babylonian Talmud Sanhedrin 98a). 512 more words