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How Jewish Unity that is really Uniformity Becomes an Evil

Some great quotes: “And from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the entire Earth.” (Gen. 11:8). What was the sin of the Tower of Babel, and why was it necessary to scatter them and create many languages? Are not geographical distance and the differences of language and culture the primary bases of… Continue reading How Jewish Unity that is really Uniformity Becomes an Evil

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This Week’s Parsha is Named After Yitro, Moses’s Non-Jewish Father-in-Law? Yup.

Parshat Yitro from G-dcast.com More Torah cartoons at http://www.g-dcast.com As narrated by fellow (Reform) convert and blogger Leah Jones of Accidentally Jewish. According to some interpretations, this parsha is also about Yitro’s conversion. Personally, I think this is the parsha where Yitro tells Moses to start the first rabbinical school. Related: Chabad’s Parsha in a… Continue reading This Week’s Parsha is Named After Yitro, Moses’s Non-Jewish Father-in-Law? Yup.

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Cool Jewish Events: Torah, Music & The Word! Featuring Y-Love and Matthue Roth

Y-Love with Moshiach Oi! Torah Hardcore Punk Band Matthue Roth(Jew Slam Poet -Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam) Event: Torah, Music & The Word!Date: January 9, 2010 (THIS SATURDAY)Place: Carlebach Shul, 305 West 79 StreetNew York, NY 10024-6151Time: 8pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) Jewish punk rock/hiphop unity show, with Torah from Rabbi Naftali Citron, featuring Matthue… Continue reading Cool Jewish Events: Torah, Music & The Word! Featuring Y-Love and Matthue Roth

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Urgings of the Heart: Why G-d Protects Converts

Though it’s not about this week’s parsha (Torah portion), I came across this piece and I couldn’t resist using it on the blog. In Sefer Tehilim (146:9) David HaMelech teaches us that God “shomer (protects) Gerim (converts)”. The Hebrew verb ‘shomer’ means ‘to watch, guard, protect’ and it also means ‘to save’ – in the… Continue reading Urgings of the Heart: Why G-d Protects Converts

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Parshat Vayishlach

Sorry this is late, my inbox is overflowing with goodies for the blog but this cold weather has my joints quaking. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2442568&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1 Parshat Vayishlach from G-dcast.com More Torah cartoons at http://www.g-dcast.com Please read this lovely drasha (speech) that YCT rabbinical student Zach Truboff gave at Netivot Shalom in Teaneck, NJ. It has so much to… Continue reading Parshat Vayishlach

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Real World: Noah’s Ark

In another chapter of “real talk parsha, because obviously Gd has a sense of humor. just look at your face,” blogger MaNistana talks about this week’s portion/parsha Noach [gen 6:9-11:32]. “it’s the end of the world as we know it, but i’m not feeling particularly fine.” yep, in this parsha, Gd flips out doug ramsey… Continue reading Real World: Noah’s Ark

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Goodbye! So Long, Farewell…

From Losanjealous.com And now it’s almost time to say goodbye to Sukkot…but not our sukkahs just yet. We’ll still be chowing down in them for Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah (in amazing fab weather if you’re in Los Angeles like moi). Let the ritual overeating and dancing with the Torah scrolls commence! Please don’t make… Continue reading Goodbye! So Long, Farewell…