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Where are you learning this summer? (Los Angeles)

BDJ’s (Bnai-David Judea Congregation’s) Design-It-Yourself¬†Summer Beit Midrash Is there something you would like to study this summer, but you’re not sure where or how? Would you love to study Tanach, Midrash or Talmud, but can’t seem to find anyone to help you? Then come and join BDJ’s Summer Beit Midrash! Beginning June 20th, at which… Continue reading Where are you learning this summer? (Los Angeles)

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Naked? Not Naked?

Rabbi Marc Angel answers: Is it permissible to study cultures where people traditionally are not dressed according to our standards of modesty e.g. various tribes in Africa, aborigines, peoples of tropical cultures? Like this video? Check out IDEALS: Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals¬†and sign up to receive their amazing print journal, “Conversations”. The website… Continue reading Naked? Not Naked?

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Reminder: Cool Jewish Events: Taste of Limmud in Downtown Manhattan

Event: Taste of Limmud NY in Downtown ManhattanDate: Tuesday, February 23, 2010Time: 7-9pmPlace: Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York CityAdmission: $10 minimum donationRSVP: Click here. Details: “Join us for an exciting evening of learning and shmoozing. Text. Food. Comics. Midrash. Living history. Whatever your interest, it’s… Continue reading Reminder: Cool Jewish Events: Taste of Limmud in Downtown Manhattan

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Cool Jewish Class: JTS@JCC – From Prato to Ghetto: The Jews of Renaissance Florence

Class: JTS@JCC – From Prato to Ghetto: The Jews of Renaissance FlorenceDate: 3 Tuesdays, Feb 23-Mar 9, 2010Time: 7pmPlace: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at West 76th Street, New York, NY 10023Fee: $50/$60 Dr. Stefanie Siegmund, associate professor in Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and author of The Medici State and the… Continue reading Cool Jewish Class: JTS@JCC – From Prato to Ghetto: The Jews of Renaissance Florence

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Cool Jewish Events: Taste of Limmud NY in Downtown Manhattan

Event: Taste of Limmud NY in Downtown ManhattanDate: Tuesday, February 23, 2010Time: 7-9pmPlace: Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York CityAdmission: $10 minimum donationRSVP: Click here. Details: “Join us for an exciting evening of learning and shmoozing. Text. Food. Comics. Midrash. Living history. Whatever your interest, it’s… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Taste of Limmud NY in Downtown Manhattan

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"Do You" and Stuff-Part 1

I know, I know, I still have to tell you how much I loved Limmud! But for a second, I have to rave about all the wonderful Jewish learning experiences I’ve had lately in Riverdale. I love classes. What I miss most about my time on the Upper East Side was the amazing wealth of… Continue reading "Do You" and Stuff-Part 1

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Praying in Spanish?

So, a while back I was complaining that I didn’t have enough Latino friends who I could talk to in Spanish. For the first time in my life, I have more white friends (Jewish and non-Spanish speakers) than Latino friends and while that’s cool and all, I’d really like to have people who relate to… Continue reading Praying in Spanish?

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What I learned in Israel…

Reminiscing briefly about my time in Israel during the conversion process….

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Sensory Overload

When it comes to the eight multiple intelligences, I rank pretty high on interpersonal and intrapersonal skills (imagine that?) and my verbal-linguistic and visual-spatial intelligences are pretty keen too (that explains the writing and the drawing ability). But I do pretty terribly on the musical intelligence. I’ve never been the person who can easily learn… Continue reading Sensory Overload

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What are YOU doing this winter?

I’ve never been to Jewish summer camp (but I hear it rocks!). And the most Jewish learning I’ve done at a Jewish school was one summer spent at Pardes and an ultra-Orthodox conversion school in Israel. If I could, I would have already run away for a year (or two, or three) to learn in… Continue reading What are YOU doing this winter?