Teaching Children To See Food As A Gift
Posted on 11/19/2017 by Marcia Goldlist in Reviews
We tend to eat too much and think too little about the food we eat. Even if we say a blessing before and after we eat we tend to say the words by rote and not really think about the miracle of food. Yet food...
Has Postmodernism Redefined Jewish History?
Posted on 11/14/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
Public trust of academics in the Humanities seems to be spiraling downward as many individuals are growing increasingly skeptical of the methodology that many of these fields employ. We could discuss the...
King David Teaches Business Ethics
Posted on 11/12/2017 by Marc Michaels in Reviews
Surely God isn’t interested in business. Isn’t religion all about being spiritual and following lots of customs and rituals? In fact, God does have a business mind and one of his top level...
Does This Offend You?
Posted on 11/08/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Holidays
Imagine opening up your door to greet some trick-or-treaters on Halloween night or showing up to synagogue on Purim evening and seeing a nice 10 year-old girl dressed up as Anne Frank. Well, this is actually a...
When Those We Love Don't Love What We Love
Posted on 11/05/2017 by Irene Rabinowitz in Beliefs and Practices
Whenever I hear that Jewish friends are making their first trip to Israel, I am excited. To be able to share a Shabbat, daven together, and to try to see my city, Jewish Jerusalem, through the eyes of a...
What Are You Willing To Die For?
Posted on 11/01/2017 by Daniella Levy in Beliefs and Practices
How much should we be willing to risk our lives to stay true to our Jewish identity? This question is one of the themes explored in my debut novel, By Light of Hidden Candles, recently published by Kasva...
Losing One’s Faith and One’s Family
Posted on 10/31/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
There are certain points in one’s life where a person needs all the social support they can get, and one of these times is when someone loses their faith. Faith, or any type of religious conviction,...
Why The Netflix Documentary One Of Us Matters To The Rest Of Us
Posted on 10/30/2017 by Rabbi Johnny Solomon in Beliefs and Practices
Today I found time to watch the Netflix documentary One of Us which tells the story of three ex-Hasidic Jews who, for reasons that include abusive relationships, theological dissatisfaction, curiosity towards...
My Father And I Have Got You Covered
Posted on 10/29/2017 by Rabbi Elan Adler in Beliefs and Practices
Something I did today brought me right back, immediately, to a yearly activity I did with my father, of blessed memory. I didn’t want to let the warm feeling go and quickly came to my laptop to help me...
Posted on 10/26/2017 by Moshe Daniel Levine in Beliefs and Practices
A little over a month ago, the Israeli Supreme court made an important decision in regards to kashrut in Israel. For years, it was illegal for a restaurant to advertise or even imply that they upheld kosher...
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