Is Our Son's Growing Appetite for Judaism about Religion or Community?My husband was working late, so my son and I had a thrown-together dinner of leftover pasta, yogurt and carrots. I added one touch: store-bought challah, to give our table a semblance of Shabbat.
Going to School on Rosh HashanaThis year my 15-year old son and I are having yet another conversation about Judaism's High Holy Days. He's intent on capitalizing on his hard-won victory last year, the outcome of which was that he went to school on the second day of Rosh Hashana.
Stephen Colbert vs. Buddhism: A 'Colbert Report' Supercut (VIDEO)After taking on Judaism, Catholicism, Islam and Scientology, Stephen Colbert set his eyes on Buddhism for the final religious supercut of the week.
Judaism: Preparing to Stand Before GdJudaism: Preparing to Stand Before G-d. Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:44 PM. As we prepare to stand before G-d on Rosh Hashannah, we read how the Israelites stood before G-d - all of them on that day.
Judaism: Dances of Teshuva in Poriah"The Eternal your God will once again gather you from among all the nations where He scattered you...bringing you to the land that your ancestors occupied.
Judaism: Repentance, Restraint and RelationshipMain > Judaism > Repentance, Restraint and Relationship. Judaism: Repentance, Restraint and Relationship. Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:43 PM.
Pondering the future of JudaismIn late August I volunteered at the Interfaith Partnership booth at the Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park. The booth was designed to enable different faith groups to display articles relating to their faith, and to have volunteers onsite to be ...
Erika Davis: "What I'm trying to help people understand is that all Jews are ...ED: I started to write Black, Gay and Jewish when I realized that converting to Judaism and talking about Jewish things was taking up a lot of space on my now defunct blog about lesbian dating in NYC (I'd just come out).
Judaism: Rosh Hashannah Moon-WalkRosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is here again. It's a time for looking back on the year that was and looking ahead to the year to come.
As High Holy Days Approach, Rabbis Reflect On Final Sermons Before Rosh ...However, in his life as a rabbi, Wolf was a man whose "soul was on fire" and who "channeled Amos and Hosea," according to his colleague Rabbi Richard Jacobs, current president of the Union for Reform Judaism. In the fall of 1980, when Wolf was giving ...
Judaism: The Final Parsha of the YearIt is comparatively unusual for Parashat Nitzavim to be read alone as it is this year, and not as the double parashah Nitzavim-Vayeilech.
Yom Kippur, bicycles, and Judaism in the Jewish StateTrying to impose Judaism on Jews is always a disaster that ends up having precisely the opposite effect of what is intended.
Newton's Temple Shalom chooses Peter Halpern as new cantorClasses prepare students to engage in Jewish life by teaching the "building blocks" of Judaism - community, Jewish values, holidays, prayer and Hebrew.
Judaism: Marking Time in the New YearJudaism: Marking Time in the New Year. Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:43 PM. Who controls our calendar, the moments in our lives?
Judaism: Partnership: Make our Father Proud this YearI currently have two learning partners. They are two very different people in two very different places, but their impact on me is pretty darn similar.
Rabbi Yosef Polter: A time for repentanceEditor's note: Due to the holiness of G-d's name it is customary in Judaism not to write out His name in full. Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, ushers in the Ten Days of Repentance, which culminate on Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, the holiest day of ...
Temple Institute on the New YearMiddle East 2:15 AM 9/14/2012. Main > Judaism > Temple Institute on the New Year. Judaism: Temple Institute on the New Year.
Hundreds protest in Berlin: 'No Judaism without circumcision'BERLIN − A few hundred Jews and pro-Jewish activists gathered in the Bebelplatz in Berlin yesterday morning to protest legal, medical and civic challenges in Germany to circumcision.
Everybody Hava Nagilah! Groovy Installation Celebrates History of Judaism's ...Even if you're not Jewish, you probably know the song "Hava Nagilah." It is up there in the canon with "If I Were a Rich Man" and "The Chanukah Song.
Judaism: Does Gd Need our Rosh Hashannah Prayers?Judaism: Does G-d Need our Rosh Hashannah Prayers? Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:12 PM. Why do we have to spend so long in synagogue?