Monthly Archives: May 2010

Gaza Flotilla Incident

We usually stay away from commenting on politics. However, the Gaza Flotilla incident which occurred last night (March 31st, 2010) has sparked an outcry around the world. With critiques of the actual blockade aside, members of a foreign military are … Continue reading

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A Rabbinical … What?

Earlier this week I had the privilege of attending the annual meetings for the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council (MJRC), held this year in Hartford, CT. The MJRC consists of a group of ordained Rabbis and associates who endeavor to promote … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“The Kingdom of G-d … does not come with visible signs; nor will people be able to say ‘Look! Here it is!’ or, ‘Over there!’ Because, you see, the Kingdom of G-d dwells in your midst.” – Yeshua of Nazareth, … Continue reading

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The value of the person in the crowd

Parashat Bamidbar This week’s Torah portion, Bamidbar (‘in the desert’), begins the book of Numbers. The book is called Numbers in English after the census taken at the beginning of the parasha. The act of counting individuals seems quite trivial … Continue reading

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Learning from recent genocide survivors

My friend Laura Waters Hinson has been busy promoting her fantastic documentary film titled “As We Forgive Those.” The film follows two women, both survivors of Rwanda’s recent genocide, as they confront their families’ murderers, released from prison through Rwanda’s … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Rabbi Russ Resnik wrote a very great blog post yesterday titled Cinco de Mayo and the Jews in which he discusses Cinco de Mayo itself, and ethical considerations concerning the recent Arizona immigration bill. The article is well worth reading, … Continue reading

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Empowered Judaism

My wife and I are deeply committed to re-imagining congregational life, developing innovative and creative programming, and planting vibrant spiritual communities. As a skilled community builder, I am often sought as a consultant on congregational life and growth and travel … Continue reading

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Kabbetz Southeast

This past weekend was the UMJC Kabbetz HaEsrim Southeast conference, held in Cary, NC at host congregation Sha’arei Shalom.Nearly fifty young Messianics between the ages of 18-35 gathered to pray, worship, and build relationships with each another.Participants enjoyed worship services … Continue reading

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