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Without Light

At first glance, this looks like a normal Sabbath candle lighting, however, upon closer inspection you’ll notice that I included a “Yizkor” (in memory) candle. 79 more words

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Light for Darkness

For Jews, the lighting of candles is associated with the Sabbath, a weekly tradition that connects us with our mothers, grandmothers, their mothers and those before them. 105 more words

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Access to Education

Every Canadian child and youth should have the right to receive and access a quality education, one that respects traditional and cultural needs, languages, and methods of knowledge transfer. 147 more words

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Rabbi Jacobs Still Protesting Netanyahu on Infiltrators

North America Reform Movement President Rabbi Rick Jacobs has jumped into Israeli politics once again making the same wrong assumptions about Judaism and Torah. What put a burr on his saddle is that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has called for an investigation of the New Israel Fund due to their recent interference in Israeli foreign affairs by lobbying and paying for protesting in Rwanda pressuring them into refusing to honor their deal of accepting the African infiltrators from Israel. 2,257 more words

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An Easter Reflection on Matthew 23

I was raised in the Orthodox and Reformed traditions of Judaism.

My Father was an Orthodox Jew when I was born and changed to

Reformed Judaism when I was older. 337 more words

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[Death is part of Life]

We never say much as we frantically try to save the life we know we can’t save or perhaps silently hope we don’t save. When it’s finally over and the last heart beat blips across the screen and we survey the clutter of bloody gloves, wrappers, masks and needles that now litter the room, you may catch a glimpse as we bow our heads in shame, fearful perhaps that someday we may have to stand in front of God as he looks down upon us and says, “What in the hell were you thinking?”

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Reform Jews denounce new Haggadah that only tells the story of Passover

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By Yekutiel Bornstein

Last Updated 12/21/2017 at 1:00 PM

Manhattan: America’s Progressive Jewish Community is currently reeling from some very very disturbing news: the publication of a Passover Haggadah that only……wait for it…..tells the Story of Passover. 387 more words

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