Monthly Archives: November 2009

Chabad Messianism Alive and Well

  For those under the impression that messianic fervor within Chabad circles has pretty much fizzled out, check out this recent YouTube video below. I believe the footage is from around the same time as the most recent 2009 Chabad … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Shabbat is the most precious present mankind has received from the treasure house of G-d … Shabbat is a reminder of the two worlds – this world and the world to come; it is an example of both worlds. For … Continue reading

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Tools for your Shul

Yinon seeks to cultivate in our fellow Jews greater levels of faith, hope, and involvement with the world. We believe that Jewish communities should be vibrant, spiritual, and holy. As such, we are always seeking tools that further this vision. … Continue reading

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A Generation on the Margins

Recent studies have demonstrated that there is a great spiritual openness among young people. However, many among the next generation feel disenfranchised with organized religion and the established Jewish community. Those who desire to affiliate, and practice their spirituality within … Continue reading

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Roman and Alaina Release New Album

Our friends, Roman and Alaina, are a couple with a big future in music. They recently released a new album, titled “Sounds of Prayer.” Tim Layne at The Emergent Observer calls the album: kitschy cool. The sound is definitely folk…but … 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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A Very Special Thank You

Monique and I would like to thank our good friend Yahnatan Lasko (@ Gathering Sparks) for all of his help giving Yinon Blog a much needed face lift. Let us know what you think about the new look, and make … Continue reading

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"Why be … ?"

There is an elephant in the room that many of us either don’t recognize or choose to ignore. We live in a day and age when cultural and religious identification are no longer a given. Being raised in a particular … Continue reading

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