Monthly Archives: January 2007

You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught

Growing up in my predominantly secular post-Holocaust era Jewish family in the 60s, the Jewish values always shone through. My parents truly shaped my values, and only now, as an adult and engaged Jew do I realize how centered in … Continue reading

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Why I Am A Confused Dove on Israel

In their editorial reviewing the secular year 2006, the Jewish Daily Forward included this disappointing fact: "It was a year when Israelis rallied themselves to elect, for the first time, a coalition of parties committed to ending the occupation of … Continue reading

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More Dinosaur Slaying-Do It Yourself Judaism

This post was also posted as a comment to this article on JewSchool by Mobius. It describes the "Next Big Jewish Idea: Jew It Yourself" (JIY.) It sounds like a concept I could really get behind.   Here’s what I wrote: … Continue reading

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Virginia Needs a state Song-and This Is It!

For a number of years now, the Commonwealth of Virginia has been seeking an official state song. A competition was held, but none of the entries seemed to really stand out. Frustrated, state legislators were about to make "Shenandoah" the … Continue reading

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