Monthly Archives: April 2010

Jewish Visions of Heaven

When the average Jew thinks about the afterlife, they often draw a blank, says Nathaniel Deutsch in a smart and witty article in a recent issue of Reboot. “Asked about Christianity, they might say something about pearly gates or fire and … Continue reading

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Quote of the day

Little does contemporary religion ask of humanity. It is ready to offer comfort; it has no courage to challenge. It is ready to offer edification; it has no courage to break idols, to shatter callousness. The trouble is that religion … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The true motivation for prayer is not, as it has been said, the sense of being at home in the universe, but rather the sense of not being at home in the universe. Is there a sensitive heart that could … Continue reading

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Kabbetz Northeast

Last week was a busy one … the Borough Park Symposium in NYC, and then Kabbetz Northeast in Bloomfield, CT. Although I have spent this whole week trying to catch up, it was well worth it! Kabbetz HaEsrim (Gathering the … Continue reading

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Borough Park Symposium

Earlier this week I had the honor of attending and presenting a response paper at the second Borough Park Symposium held in Queens, NYC. The Symposium brought together the most diverse group of individuals and organizations from various countries, and … Continue reading

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From Slavery to Freedom

Shabbat Pesach Then He said to me, “Human being! These bones are the whole house of Israel; and they are saying, ‘Our bones have dried up, our hope is gone, and we are completely cut off.’ Therefore prophesy…then you will … Continue reading

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