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Arthur Green on Abraham Joshua Heschel and Hasidism

January 15, 2012


Rabbi Jeff Marker’s synopsis of Arthur Green’s talk on Abraham Joshua Heschel and Hasidism. “For Heschel the most significant mitzvot are Feeding the poor, ending war, marching with MLK. These are spiritual acts, not just political. These are the acts for which we were created.   “Heschel’s God was very personal, but we must do […]

Two videos on the Jewish origins of Palestinian Muslims

July 17, 2011


Graphing Religions and Income –

May 14, 2011


via Some of the income differences probably stem from culture. Some faiths place great importance on formal education. But the differences are also self-reinforcing. People who make more money can send their children to better schools, exacerbating the many advantages they have over poorer children.

Boy donates bar mitzvah money to help ‘Liberty’ musical make it to Broadway

April 7, 2011


Boy donates bar mitzvah money to help ‘Liberty’ musical make it to Broadway Joanna Molloy Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 4:00 AM   Adams for News Jesse Naranjo (c.) stands with his mother Rachel, father Rodrigo, and sister Sophia. He donated all of his bar mitzvah money.     Read the entire article on “A […]

Sitting At The Front Of The Bus | The Jewish Week

January 13, 2011


Israel Religious Action Center launches ‘Freedom Rider’ campaign to ensure gender segregation not imposed on ‘kosher’ lines. Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Michele Chabin Israel Correspondent Jerusalem — Gratified though they are by last week’s High Court decision to ban “mehadrin” buses that separate passengers by gender, Israeli activists fear that the companies that run these […]

Pictures – Libeskind Hanukkah Lamp Exhibition – New York NY

November 21, 2010


Jewish Museum menorah pics from A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind s Line of Fire exhibit. Hanukkah Lamp, Palestine (Israel) c. 1880-1930. Chiseled and painted limestone.  

Jewish Museum 11/19/10-01/20/11: Daniel Libeskind does Hanukkah – New York NY

November 20, 2010


In “A Hanukkah Project: Daniel Libeskind’s Line of Fire” 40 hanukkiot (Hanukkah menorahs) selected by curator Susan Braunstein from The Jewish Museum’s permanent collection of over 500 hanukkiot are displayed on a stand designed by architect Daniel Libeskind. Read the entire article and view a slideshow of the exhibited hanukkiot.      

Which Religion Is More Expensive

October 19, 2010


Christian churches and Jewish synagogues rely on very different financing models, yet both “appear to raise about the same amount per member,” according to a survey conducted by the Jewish newspaper The Forward (article by Josh Nathan-Kazis).  While synagogue members pay annual dues, churches rely primarily on voluntary donations from members. The Forward interviewed church and […]

Hope Will Find You: Rabbi Naomi Levy on Faith and her Child’s Condition – TIME

October 8, 2010


Read the interview on And then Noa corrected herself. She said, “No, Mom, hope will find you.” I gasped when Noa said “hope will find you.” I lost my breath. Because I had been trying for so long to hold onto hope or to grasp for hope, but my wise child was telling me […]

City secrets: restaurants where we can dine in a sukkah – New York NY

September 28, 2010


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