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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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Justice as Holiness – Part I

*This series is an expansion of an article I recently wrote for the UMJC Twenties newsletter, which can be read HERE. As Messianic Jews, we have a unique obligation to pursue social justice. This mandate is not just a hip … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways to be a Great Rabbi

In honor of my husband, who’s a pretty great rabbi, I offer Synablog’s Letterman-style “Top Ten Ways to be a Great Rabbi.” Number 10: Know your stuff. Be a student of Jewish texts, of Jewish history, of Jewish peoplehood. Number … Continue reading

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Help for Haiti

The thoughts and prayers of the world are with the people of Haiti at this time following the recent disastrous earthquake. The Torah states: “Do not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor … (Lev. 19:16)” As Jews, we … Continue reading

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Avatar: A Jewish Spin

This past Sunday, I saw Avatar in 3-D for the second time. Both times seeing the movie I was blown away with what James Cameron was able to do, and how the technology even made it seem almost (I said … 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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Kristallnacht, Conflict, and the Congo

It seems quite fitting that on the eve of the 71st anniversary of Kristallnacht, Monique and I attended a staged reading of RUINED at the Kennedy Center in D.C. Written by award winning playwright Lynn Nottage, RUINED is a powerful … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

The reason we seem to be talking past one another is an inverse view of our values. Christian values focus on Beliefs, then Belonging, and finally Behavior. You first want to make sure you believe the same things and go … Continue reading

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What in the world made me assume that the poor are dumb? … [I realized that]¬†at some level I was prejudiced with the assumption that poor people did not know what their problems are, if they did know about their … Continue reading

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