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Shavuot: Judaism’s monument to time, history

Shavuot is both an agricultural festival as well the commemoration of the time the Jewish people received the Torah (the … Continued

The outsider wins

Weekly Jewish Wisdom: The Outsider Wins by Dr. Erica Brown “There is no prophet in his own city.” Jewish adage … Continued

Beyond the fig leaf

“Blessed are You, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who clothes the naked.” –Daily Morning Blessing Think about … Continued

For Judaism, doubt is not hypocrisy

In the Bible, Job doubts God’s justice and refuses to believe that the sorrows that have descended upon him in … Continued

Moses, leadership and trust

“Once leaders have acquired legitimacy, the formula for establishing future credibility and trust is deceptively simple: promise and deliver.” –Rabbi … Continued

The World Within Each of Us

“Rabbi Yose the Galilean says: ‘Whatever the Holy One, blessed be He, created in the world, He created in human … Continued

Grace after Meals

“May God sustain us with dignity.” In the Hebrew Grace after Meals we find a list of “Harachamans,” brief requests … Continued

A New Vision for God’s Holy Mountain

By Ohr MargalitBar-Ilan University in Israel As the Obama Administration pursues the latest peace initiative in the Mideast amid renewed … Continued

Why Hanukkah Still Matters

American Jews are well acquainted with the “December dilemma”: how should Jews celebrate Hanukkah when most of the country is … Continued

The Problem with “Rabbis for Obama”

This past week a group of 300 rabbis formally announced their intention “to support Senator Obama for President.” The formation … Continued