Category Archives: politics

#blogelul : faith

what does it mean to have faith? When some­one pro­duces the same lapel but­ton for com­pet­ing can­di­dates, all that indi­vid­ual is inter­est­ed in is the dol­lar. So encour­ag­ing us to [have?] faith in either can­di­date from the 2008 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogexodus : (the cup of) redemption

the sec­ond cup — the cup of redemp­tion — כוס גאולה Think of each cup of wine as a toast to the gen­er­a­tions of our peo­ple who com­mit­ted them­selves to the strug­gle for lib­er­a­tion in their own day. With the sec­ond … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogexodus : (learning from) the signs

the signs We each need to learn dif­fer­ent things at dif­fer­ent stages of our lives. Pharaoh was unwill­ing to release his labor sup­ply. Pharaoh thought him­self a god. He believed he could do what­ev­er he want­ed to with indi­vid­u­als or entire … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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promise of dawn

dark morn­ings As the north­ern hemi­sphere moves deep­er into win­ter with less light for each day, our morn­ings begin near dawn. This is a beau­ti­ful time of begin­nings and promise. While the sounds we hear each morn­ing are not those of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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can an aipac supporter explain this one?

aipac gives koch a pass for flout­ing iran sanc­tions I know that Emer­son said: “A fool­ish con­sis­ten­cy is the hob­gob­lin of lit­tle minds, adored by lit­tle states­men and philoso­phers and divines.” But, I don’t this is an issue of fool­ish con­sis­ten­cy. I’d … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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what’s the difference between 48 and 11?

back then I under­stand that dur­ing the first half of the 20th cen­tu­ry not even the major­i­ty of world Jew­ry sup­port­ed a nation­al­ist solu­tion to Jew­ish exis­tence. Jew­ish work­ing class move­ments were gen­er­al­ly non-Zion­ist and many of the “lead­ers” of world … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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a cold peace

where is this place מצרים? Is it the Egypt we know? I ask these ques­tions in my Hag­gadah. And I answer: Yes, though only the name of the place is the same, the peo­ple have changed. In fact we are at … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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now is the time for change

the month of elul אלול has begun. Bradley Burston writes: in Israel, the future can come down to just one night Actu­al­ly, every­where in the world our future is deter­mined by the actions at each of the moments we live … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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what would dad think?

poli­ty not piety™ Yes, that’s a “trade­mark” sym­bol there. Why not? I con­tin­ue to tell peo­ple that I came to the rab­binate out of “poli­ty” not “piety”. My involve­ment was as a com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­er. A quick check on Google indi­cates that I’m near­ly the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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beyond the straits and narrow

a grow­ing hag­gadah We print­ed a pri­vate new edi­tion of A Grow­ing Hag­gadah last year for per­son­al use. We will use it again this year. If you are inter­est­ed in hav­ing a PDF ver­sion of the text to print and use (in whole … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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