Monthly Archives: July 2009

Yinon is Moving!

Announcement:  Yinon is moving to the Beltway in a few weeks! We’re vacating our Los Angeles apartment in mid-August and will settle into our new digs in Bethesda, Maryland (just outside of DC) in early September.   I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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The Jewish community has lost some of the most sensitive spiritual souls of this generation. They are Jews who were looking for G-d and found spiritual homes outside of Judaism. Their journeys traversed the Jewish community, but nothing there beckoned … Continue reading

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Judaism in Crisis

Is the Jewish community as we currently know it in crisis? Many Jewish leaders and thinkers seem to think so. Current discussions raging within the Jewish world cast a dark pall on the future of Judaism in America. A recent … Continue reading

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What do we call a woman rabbi?

The question in Israel this week … is what to call a woman Rabbi? According to the Jerusalem Post hundreds of Orthodox and religious women gathered in Israel for a conference on women and women’s issues within Orthodoxy. The conference … Continue reading

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Until relatively recently, virtually all the interpreters of scripture were men. Over the long centuries of Jewish and Christian biblical study, perspectives on female figures have been provided by male theologians, sages, artists, writers, clergy, and scientists. Directly or indirectly, … Continue reading

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This view that women are somehow inferior to men is not restricted to one religion or belief. It is widespread. Women are prevented from playing a full and equal role in many faiths. Nor, tragically, does its influence stop at … Continue reading

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Yeshiva Hero or Moral Zero?

An article in the Jerusalem Post today reports that Israel’s Supreme Court has harshly criticized Jerusalem District Court Judge Moshe Drori for his acquittal of a yeshiva bochur who intentionally ran over an Ethiopian-Israeli parking attendant. In January 2006, Noga … Continue reading

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Davening is like being in love – while it can be described in words and rationally defined, the only way to truly understand and fully appreciate its sublime meaning, its profound power, and its spiritual potency, is to experience it … Continue reading

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