Monthly Archives: May 2009

Quote of the Day

In the words of our favorite sixty-year old, Rabbi Russ Resnik: This point in life’s journey is a good time to re-invent ourselves, not a time to set our sights on Florida, plaid Bermudas and decaf, but to find creative … Continue reading

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When pious men talk like idiots.

Should a Jew break Shabbos to save the life of a non-Jew? We think the answer to this question is a pretty obvious yes, but were dismayed to find genuine controversy on this within elements of the ultra-Orthodox community. A … Continue reading

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Is it kosher now?: Answering to a higher authority

Voices within the Jewish community are calling for an evolution in kashrus. “From Kosher to Eco-Kosher to Righteously Kosher, Jews are amplifying the notion of the sacredness of food to include care for workers and the environment,” states a recent … Continue reading

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Is Obama "Good" for Israel?

There has been plenty of nervous chatter and hand wringing concerning how President Obama may or may not alter the U.S.’s position towards Israel and specifically the (ongoing and usually unproductive) peace process.  We are very interested in seeing how … Continue reading

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Getting Hitched

Two short months ago, we enjoyed the happiest day of our lives when we were joined together under a huppah.  Given that Joshua is a rabbi and all, we took the process of preparing for our huppah pretty seriously.  In … Continue reading

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On girls and poverty

Did you know that, in the average “developing” country, when an educated girl earns income, she reinvests 90% of it in her family, compared to 35% for a boy?  And yet, and yet … less than one half of one … Continue reading

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Patti Stanger debates Shmuley Boteach

So I’m kind of a huge fan of Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker.”  Patti Stanger, the show’s star, somehow represents for me the ideal LA Jewish woman.  It’s probably because she’s NOT from LA that I love her so much.  She’s … Continue reading

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Self-promotion

I’ve joined the Twitter revolution.  Find my tweets at twitter.com/rebyosh.

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Jerusalem as Sacred Space

Abstract of Makom Kadosh: Jerusalem as Sacred Space by Rabbi Joshua Brumbach. For the full article, click here. How is it that Jerusalem became an axis of sacred space, a locus of the divine presence on earth? It lacks a … Continue reading

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