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#blogelul — do

wwmd? What would you do? Mai­mon­des’ “Hil­chot Teshu­va” (The Rules of Repen­tance) is avail­able at Mechon Mam­re: הלכות תשובה. It was trans­lat­ed from the Hebrew and post­ed at scribd by Rab­bi Yaakov Feld­man. You can read an excerpt and intro­duc­tion … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul — know

what might know­ing change? What does this (from a recent arti­cle in the For­ward) mean? …aggres­sive pre­na­tal genet­ic test­ing has effec­tive­ly erad­i­cat­ed dev­as­tat­ing con­di­tions such as Tay-Sachs… a friend knows I asked my friend Jane Her­man who has the BRCA muta­tion why … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul — bless

may the … be with you Per­haps the most famous bless­ing is that expressed by the ancient priests in Jerusalem as record­ed in the book of Num­bers (6:24–26): יְבָרֶכְךָ יְיָ וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ. יָאֵר יְיָ פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָ. יִשָּׂא יְיָ פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul — act

val­ues made real How will you act to make your Judaism real in the world? Con­sid­er becom­ing involved with one of these: Amer­i­can Jew­ish World Ser­vice The Reli­gious Action Cen­ter of Reform Judaism Uri l’Tzedek — Ortho­dox Social Jus­tice Bend … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#blogelul — prepare

the upcom­ing event You’ve invit­ed a num­ber of friends over. Even if it is a pot-luck din­ner, there’s much you need to do in advance of the meal. You, as I do, prob­a­bly have lists with sub­lists encom­pass­ing all the projects that go … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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face to face

vir­tu­al and real life rela­tion­ships If you are read­ing this, you know that I believe in the val­ue of “vir­tu­al” or “Inter­net rela­tion­ships”, though not of the inti­mate kind. In fact, it’s writ­ten over there in the upper left cor­ner that … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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(ac)counting

let me count the (w/d)ays The peri­od between Pesach and Shavuot was one of seri­ous ten­sion in ancient Israel. The bar­ley har­vest began at Pesach and the wheat har­vest end­ed near the time of Shavuot. More was at stake dur­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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jewish environmentalism and tu b’sh’vat

a thought regard­ing the his­to­ry of Jew­ish envi­ron­men­tal­ism In Jan­u­ary of 1970 I need­ed to make (what for me then was) a sig­nif­i­cant per­son­al deci­sion. I was born on Jan­u­ary 22 on the Gre­go­ri­an cal­en­dar. How­ev­er, the year I was born, that date cor­re­spond­ed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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#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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#blogelul : trust

don’t? It is often hard to know whom to trust. Each of the fol­low­ing but­tons were sold as nov­el­ty items. The first sug­gest­ing we trust Bernard Mad­off is very sad. The sec­ond is intend­ed for fun. I’ve nev­er worn the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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