Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009 in Review

The Best and ‘Worst’ of Yinon in 2009As 2010 quickly approaches we decided to do a review of Yinon Blog over the past year. What were some of the most popular, most interesting, or maybe the most controversial posts of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“We are controversial because we believe in Judaism and many have decided the rabbis are anti-Jesus and spiritually bankrupt. The unchallenged notions here are at least two: (1) that the actual church of history is somehow closer to G-d than … Continue reading

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Disturbing Trends

Last Friday, the famous sign above the gates of Auschwitz which reads “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Sets You Free) was stolen in the middle of the night. Although a temporary replica was immediately put up in its place, the act … Continue reading

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A Talmudic Highlight

Scroll of tractate Hullin, Babylonian Talmud (CUL T–S MISC. 26.53.17), acknowledgment to Dr. S.C. Reif, Director of the Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit at the Cambridge University Library, and the Syndics of the Library. Did you know the Talmud was once … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Albuquerque

Last week, Monique and I joined a number of other colleagues in Albuquerque, NM for the UMJC‘s mid-year leadership retreat. This year’s retreat was extremely significant. The UMJC focused on discussing the future of Messianic Judaism, and all the invited … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Taking out the Trash A husband and wife once came to see the renowned Rabbi Gifter, the Rosh Yeshiva of Telz Yeshiva in Cleveland. The wife had a complaint. “Rabbi,” she said, “I work around the house all day and … Continue reading

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What … Tyranny and Chocolate???

This week I ran across a fun post in time for Hanukkah by a young Reform Rabbi on her blog, Frume Sarah’s World. As Jews, we share a unique responsibility in Tikkun Olam, in repairing the world and infusing it … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Engaging Jewish Adults

In an excellent article on Jewschool, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg responds to the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s recent stated desire to reach the “young adult” demographic. She weighs in with some excellent thoughts to be considered. Definitely read the whole … Continue reading

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