Tag Archives: Bible

Fake News vs. Truth a case of Goliath vs. David

Is Fake News vs. Truth a case of Goliath vs. David? Once we knew one truth Over forty years ago, Rab­bi Richard N. Levy wrote a para­graph that entered the Gates of Prayer Sid­dur. I quot­ed from it in a ser­mon dur­ing the Clin­ton … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul : counting

the num­bers’ game [Note: not all of the but­tons used to illus­trat­ed this game rep­re­sent the con­cept expressed in the num­bers; some are used because they dis­play that num­ber.] The chil­dren played by the shore, allow­ing the ball to bounce … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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esther’s song

purim in novem­ber On Thurs­day night, Novem­ber 19, 2009, Deb­bie and I went to see the opera Esther at the New York City Opera in Lin­coln Cen­ter. The opera, the last one by com­pos­er Hugo Weis­gall is based on the bib­li­cal … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The People of the…

We have been called a Peo­ple of the Book for near­ly 1400 years. We did not invent the term. It was giv­en to us (as well as to Chris­tians) by our cousins the Mus­lims. Nonethe­less, even as our tech­nolo­gies move us … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Which is the fast…?

[cross post­ed at the Jew and the Car­rot and at the Reli­gious Action Cen­ter of Reform Judaism]. The prophet Isa­iah asks (58:6–7): Is not this the fast that I have cho­sen? to loose the fet­ters of wicked­ness, to undo the bands … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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What is the meaning of:
weaving together fringes of Jewish life”?

Do you wear a Kip­pah and/or Tzitz­it? On Sep­tem­ber 24, 1996 I asked my rab­binic col­leagues… in par­tic­u­lar, those who wear Kip­pot (and request/require the stu­dents in their con­gre­ga­tions to wear Kip­pot when either study­ing or enter­ing the syn­a­gogue), whether they wear … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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20th Century Jewish Cultural Hero

I col­lect (Amer­i­can) Juda­ic lapel but­tons. I have approx­i­mate­ly 3000 unique items. Each one rep­re­sents a dif­fer­ent moment in the Amer­i­can Jew­ish expe­ri­ence. Peri­od­i­cal­ly I share them here. As the “Che fran­chise” con­tin­ues to grow, few oth­er cul­ture heroes (meant metaphor­i­cal­ly) seem able … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Let My People Go!

Nisan, the month of our lib­er­a­tion Actu­al­ly, the com­plete phrase is “Let My peo­ple go… that they may serve Me.” from Exo­dus 5:1. It is inter­est­ing how the phrase has been used (and abused). Exo­dus and Lib­er­a­tion When you check … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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