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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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I love my gay rabbis

con­grat­u­la­tions! Plain­tiffs have demon­strat­ed by over­whelm­ing evi­dence that Propo­si­tion 8 vio­lates their due process and equal pro­tec­tion rights and that they will con­tin­ue to suf­fer these con­sti­tu­tion­al vio­la­tions until state offi­cials cease enforce­ment of Propo­si­tion 8. Cal­i­for­nia is able to issue … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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How did the על חטא (al ḥet) begin?

I don’t know.How­ev­er, I imag­ine it some­thing like this […from the archives (with minor updat­ing)]: Betha­mi knew the way down the nar­row windswept alley­ways of Tiberias blind­fold­ed The lap­ping of the tiny waves of Galilee offered a con­stant guide. She had walked … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Neapolitan

Over the years I have been asked: What kind of a rab­bi are you? To which I answer with­out hes­i­ta­tion: A good rab­bi! And then my inter­locu­tor stam­mers a bit and says: No, no, what… oh, ah…. Are you…? At which point I gen­tly inter­rupt … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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