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Rethinking Jewish Prayer, Part III

Practical Suggestions A few days ago, in the first post, we discussed our re-engagement with Jewish prayer, describing how we are not just reciting meaningless words, or remembering something that happened in the past. Rather, Jewish prayer is a re-enactment of … Continue reading

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Rethinking Jewish Prayer, Part II

Yesterday we began discussing our re-engagement with Jewish prayer. As the High Holidays quickly approach, it is important to think deeper about prayer. We are not just reciting meaningless words, or remembering something that happened in the past. Jewish prayer … Continue reading

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Rethinking Jewish Prayer

*A Repost from 2010 What do you think about ‘prayer’? Do you envision prayer as participation in a Sacred Drama? Do you think of the Siddur as an instrument of holiness? As the High Holidays approach, it is appropriate to … Continue reading

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Passing the Baton

Messianic Judaism currently finds itself in a continuity dilemma (see my previous post from 2010, “Is Messianic Judaism in Crisis?”).   Although part of me is optimistic about the future of our movement, especially with the current work of MJTI, MJRC, and the UMJC; there is … Continue reading

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Gonzo Judaism – Part III

Well … as promised, here is the third and final segment of my review on the book Gonzo Judaism, by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein.  To catch up you can read Part I HERE and Part II HERE. I have never … Continue reading

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Gonzo Judaism – Part II

In my previous post on the book Gonzo Judaism, by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein, I reflected on some initial thoughts on the book and surveyed the first chapter. This post will continue the review of the next three chapters of the … Continue reading

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Gonzo Judaism – Part I

Gonzo Judaism: A Bold Path for Renewing an Ancient Faith by Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein Rabbi Niles Elliot Goldstein is a nationally recognized author and speaker, as well as the founder and Rabbi Emeritus of The New Shul in New … Continue reading

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National Day of Unplugging

Last week I posted about the Sabbath Manifesto, an initiative of Reboot, which has launched a campaign for a National Day of Unlpugging. The campaign encourages Jews across America on this COMING SHABBAT, March 4-5, 2011 (from sundown to sundown) … Continue reading

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Liturgy: Dead or Living?

*A Radical Repost from 2009 In response to our last post on Jewish prayer , Kari, a reader, observed that a large part of our movement carries tremendous baggage on the subject, and many people seem to recoil at the … Continue reading

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Rethinking Jewish Prayer

What do you think about prayer? Do you envision prayer as participation in a Sacred Drama? Do you think of the Siddur as an instrument of holiness? As the High Holidays approach, it is appropriate to think deeper about prayer. … Continue reading

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