Category Archives: Politics

Arrest at the Western Wall

Jewish tradition that we have entered into mar Cheshvan, bitter Cheshvan (the new Jewish month that started Tuesday night) because this month has no holidays. Last night we entered mar Cheshvan because of the horrific events that occurred at the Western Wall. … Continue reading

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Madonna says…

Last night I went to the MDNA concert. It was AMAZING. Two hours of pure entertainment. Most of the concert was music and dancing. There were a few moments when Madonna spoke. While she used more explicatives than I might … Continue reading

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The Western Wall is a site for all Jews!

The Israel Religious Action Center is working on a petition to the Western Wall Heritage Council calling for diversity in the membership after four women were detained on Sunday morning for wearing tallitot/prayer shawls. Here is a copy of the email … Continue reading

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Jerusalem review

It is hard to believe that my time in Israel is coming to an end. It has been an amazing few weeks. (Video, pictures, links and formatting to be improved when I get home). The highlights (in no particular order) … Continue reading

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Looking for a good read?

The Jewish Book Council just released the 2011 winners and finalists in a myriad of categories for their prestigious award. If you are looking for something to read, you might want to start here. Mazal tov to all the authors, … Continue reading

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Listen to POTUS! #URJbiennial

In a few minutes (around 12:45pm ET), President of the United States, Barack Obama will address more than 6,000 Reform Jews at the Union for Reform Judaism’s biennial convention. Unfortunately I am not there in person this time, so I … Continue reading

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Give away!

That’s right I am giving something away. If you comment on yesterday’s blog (or even read it – it is fascinating that I got fewer blog hits than every before yesterday. Was it because the subject was money?), you will … Continue reading

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Money, money, money, money

You can hear either the ABBA song or some other version of this word being sung. Money is a major issue. I am not even going to go into personal finance issues. Here I am talking about synagogues. Though I … Continue reading

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The night of broken glass remembered

Today is the commemoration of Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass. It was November 9, 1938 in Nazi Germany and parts of Austria that synagogues, homes and businesses owned by Jews, and people were brutally destroyed. Though Kristallnacht was 73 … Continue reading

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I cried this morning

And it was for a happy reason. I knew that while I was asleep, safe in my bed, Gilad Shalit’s transfer from captivity to freedom (and that is a loaded image and I will get there) took place. I looked … Continue reading

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