Monthly Archives: June 2009

A Hungarian Contribution

This last Shobbos, after speaking at a congregation in Las Vegas, I found myself engrossed in one of the most encouraging conversations with an elderly holocaust survivor named Yosef. Our conversation began in Hebrew, drifted into broken Hungarian, and concluded … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Quote of the day

The synagogue remains a central institution in Jewish life as a place of study, worship, and assembly, but each day brings word of a new challenging development within each of the larger movements to which synagogues belong—Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and … Continue reading

Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Quote of the day

A successful event is more than just a headcount. Good events leave lasting impressions, build relationships and help engage participants in a Jewish community. Moishe House Blog

Tagged | Leave a comment

Women in Early Judaism

During the Second Temple period in ancient Israel, women were able to actively participate within the larger society, both socially and religiously. Women served as leaders of synagogues, participated in ritual services, learned and taught Jewish law, were counted in … Continue reading

Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Quote of the Day

If one is isolated from others, uninvolved in family, friendship or community, an individual person has no more meaning than an amputated finger in a jar.   Each of us is the biological extension of his parents, of his people and, ultimately, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

To ascend or not to ascend?

Can Ascension to Heaven happen physically or only in a vision? And does the New Testament serve as a link between earlier biblical thought on Heavenly Ascent and later rabbinic and mystical thought? This idea was originally introduced and raised … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

To ascend or not to ascend?

Can Ascension to Heaven happen physically or only in a vision? And does the New Testament serve as a link between earlier biblical thought on Heavenly Ascent and later rabbinic and mystical thought? This idea was originally introduced and raised … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Quote of the Day

No one in America can know what will happen. No one is in real control. America is having a nervous breakdown. … Therefore there has been great exaltation, despair, prophecy, strain, suicide, secrecy, and public gaiety among the poets of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Quote of the day

His views consumed him, and in doing so, not only destroyed his life, but destroyed our family and ruined our lives as well … For a long time, I believed this was our family’s cross to bear. Now, it is … Continue reading

Tagged , | Leave a comment

Does Judaism have a future?

The Jewish community today finds itself in a dire state. With only 10% of the Jewish Community attending any sort of services on a regular basis, many scholars are asking if Judaism (at least in its American context) has failed, … Continue reading

Tagged , , , | 8 Comments