Category Archives: Judaism

Random Musing Before Shabbat – Bo 5770-In the Middle of the Night

[Well, after a much needed vacation in Mexico, I ws finally back teaching Judaism to students this week and discovered that the spark is still there, despite layers of cynicism and despair. So there was inspiration enough for me to … Continue reading

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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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Google vs. Windows Live, Or Why You’re Really better Off Reading my Blogger blog for now

Well, I’m always one who wants to try out different things. And I won’t make either Microsoft or Google automatically bad guys. So I’. posting and using features on Google and Windows Live. At this point, Blogger seems to be … Continue reading

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The Lost Mispocha of Israel

As I was reading and preparing to write my weekly Random Musing Before Shabbat I found myself drawn into a fascinating world. I decided this week to write about the haftarah for this weekly parasha (portion) of Vayigash. [A haftarah … Continue reading

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Hassagat G’vul – Moving Boundaries

  As I was perusing through this week’s Torah portion, I found a verse that gave me a wonderful platform for a diatribe on the ramapnt abuse of intellectual property in the Jewish world today. Read on…. Random Musing Before … Continue reading

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