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How God Works: A Credit Card Metaphor

Posted on 07/17/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
First, I want to tell you a small story of something that just happened to us yesterday. The story itself has nothing to do with God and also has everything to do with God.My husband and I were considering...

The History of Ethiopian Jewry

Posted on 07/15/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
In the mid-nineteenth century an excited, yet anxious, Jewish community gathered on the front porch of their synagogue. “We are a miserable nation, we have no judge and no prophet.” - they bemoaned...

THE ORTHODOX JUDAISM OF SH’LOMO AVINER_3

Posted on 07/15/2019 by Rabbi Alan Yuter in Beliefs and Practices
Rabbi Sh’lomo Aviner is a well-known, Religious Zionist thinker whose public statements and popular teachings reflect and embody a controversial version of Israeli Orthodoxy.At...

Learning Emunah From A Flight Delay

Posted on 07/14/2019 by Guest Blogger in Beliefs and Practices
THE CALM MAN STUCK WITH ME AT THE BURLINGTON AIRPORTby Chana Jenny Weisberg This morning I was taking off with two of my children on a flight from Baltimore to Montreal when the stewardess announced in...

Our Amazing Calendar by Marcia Goldlist

Posted on 07/08/2019 by Marcia Goldlist in Holidays
Today I received an advertisement for making a personalized Jewish calendar which lets you print a personal picture on the calendar for each month of the year. It’s a cute idea and it reminds us that...

Get Refusal Didn’t Cause the Agunah Problem- Halachah Did

Posted on 07/08/2019 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Imagine for a moment that you are hired as a lawyer to defend a client in a high stakes court case, say regarding the custody of one’s children. After speaking to your client and gathering the relevant...

NAFTALI BENNETT IS RIGHT REGARDING CONVERSIONS

Posted on 07/01/2019 by Rabbi Alan Yuter in Beliefs and Practices
At https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Bennett-break-Chief-Rabbinate-monopoly-to-solve-conversion-time-bomb-593397, MK Naftali Bennett calls for the breaking of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate’s monopoly...

Keeping in Mind Those Who are Unwell

Posted on 07/01/2019 by Rabbi Yaakov Bieler in Beliefs and Practices
Jewish liturgy reminds us regularly of the fundamental Jewish value to direct our thoughts, wishes, concerns, as well as helpful actions, to those who are ill.Sometimes we are called upon to have in mind...

Old: A Jewish Meditation On Time

Posted on 06/30/2019 by Rivkah Lambert Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Avraham was old and advanced in years. (Bereshit 24:1) My birthday just happened.I am older than I’ve ever been. I am old: I’m the exact age my father was when he died. The newborn daughter I...

THE BLADENSBURG PEACE CRISIS AND RELIGION IN AMERICA- a View from a Jew

Posted on 06/24/2019 by Rabbi Alan Yuter in Beliefs and Practices
At https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-peace-cross- ruling-is-a-victory-for-constitutional-common-sense/2019/06/20/cd462cd4-9385-11e9-b58a-a6a9afaa0e3e_story.html?utm_term=.46d3c951bc8a, it is reported...
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