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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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#blogelul : return

the month of elul begins once again Hosea 14:2: שׁוּבָה, יִשְׂרָאֵל, עַד, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ: כִּי כָשַׁלְתָּ, בַּעֲו‍ֹנֶךָ. I return to this writ­ing, that I have not vis­it­ed since ear­ly March, short­ly before Pesach. I have been many places, but now is … 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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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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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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which jews…?

I found this image on a crazy anti-Zion­ist site: to which I answer: All are Jews! I am not a racist. The site may also be anti-Semi­t­ic, it sure feels that way, but I’ve not had a chance to study it thor­ough­ly. What is Zion­ism? … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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the electronic leaflet

from prayer­book to leaflet I have been involved in writ­ing and dis­trib­ut­ing leaflets at least since 1966 when our fam­i­ly com­posed a leaflet [text] we dis­trib­uted in front of our con­gre­ga­tion’s Yom Kip­pur obser­vance call­ing atten­tion to the war in Viet­nam. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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how much is any life worth?

redeem­ing pris­on­ers The val­ue of פדיון שבויים‎ (Pidy­on Shvuy­im, the redemp­tion of pris­on­ers) is very impor­tant in Jew­ish life. Mai­monides states that it takes prece­dence over sup­port­ing the poor or cloth­ing them… because the prob­lems of the cap­tive include those … 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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for multiple transgressions of…

The words of Amos, who was among the writ­ers of Tel Aviv, which he saw, con­cern­ing Israel in the days of Cas­tro, Sartre, Rus­sell and all the rest… The fol­low­ing text appeared in the Octo­ber 1968 edi­tion of Mid­stream mag­a­zine. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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