Monthly Archives: January 2011

Thundersnow 2011

Last Wednesday, the East Coast was hit by a heavy snow storm. In the DC area, beginning around 3:30pm the snow began falling at a rate of 1.5-2″ an hour. The storm brought with it heavy, wet snow, lightning and … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“The ‘Gen-Y’ers wish to live lives that matter. They are hungry for community and where they do not find ones that welcome them, they will create their own. They do not wish to escape, but to engage; they do not … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

We would appreciate hearing from you … General Interest Our blog exists for you … our readers. Therefore, what would you like to see on our blog in 2011? What kind of topics, discussions, or questions do you find most … Continue reading

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A Second Sinai Experience

Luke 7:1-17 In this week’s Torah portion, parashat Yitro, G-d reveals Himself to the people of Israel during the giving of the Aseret Dibrot – the Ten Commandments. In the Torah, G-d revealed Himself in very physical manifestations on Mt. … Continue reading

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Shalom Talk Radio

Are you familiar with Shalom Talk? Shalom Talk is a weekly radio show and podcast focused on “conversations for change.” In the hour long show (or 50 min. podcasts), the host, Rabbi Dr. Stuart Dauermann, interviews individuals who are making … Continue reading

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Are We Kosher?

My friend and colleague, Rabbi Dr. Michael Schiffman, has raised an important discussion on his blog concerning the use of the title “rabbi” within the Messianic Jewish Movement, and whether or not those who use the title are ‘kosher.’ This … Continue reading

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Passing of Debbie Friedman

Today the Jewish community lost a beautiful neshama. The Jewish community is buzzing with the news that beloved Jewish folk singer Debbie Friedman passed away this morning at 5:49am (PST). She had been in a coma for a few days, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“All of this leaves me in a bit of a quandary. I am keenly aware that I am who I am today by virtue of my upbringing during the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s in a small, southern Jewish community, where … Continue reading

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Justice as Holiness – Part III

The New Testament In our first post in this series we explored support for justice as holiness in the Torah. In our second post we explored justice as holiness within the prophets, and today, in our third and final post, … Continue reading

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Justice as Holiness – Part II

The Prophets Yesterday in the first part of this three-part series I introduced the concept of justice as holiness and explored its foundation in the Torah. Today we move on to the Prophets. The biblical prophets echo a call to … Continue reading

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