Monthly Archives: January 2013

Gentiles Praying Jewish?

Can a non-Jew pray using specifically Jewish prayers like the Shema and the Amidah if they are sincere in believing what the prayer states? Believe it or not, we would actually like for non-Jews to use Jewish prayers.  Many Jewish … Continue reading

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The Toxicity of the Israeli Elections-Parshat BeShalah 2013

Breitbart nailed in on the head when they said the elections in Israel were a reflection of a bad Jewish joke: 10 Jews and 12 opinions.  A reported 7% of votes cast were thrown in the garbage because the votes … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be Jewish?

Despite what some of my more frequent posters say, some people like Jews.  Some even want to become Jews.  I put this up to talk a bit about what conversion is all about and why some people might want to … Continue reading

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Dead Egyptians Make Bad Laws-Parshat Bo 2013

I remember awhile ago reading an article about how dead children make bad laws.  Idea is simple enough: people used the misfortune of children who were murdered to pass laws whose unintended consequences may have a major negative rip effect. … Continue reading

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Shove-a-what Parshat V’era 2013

This week has been very difficult as I have basically sacrificed everything else in my life for this one two-week intensive class.  From the standpoint of the Jewish calendar though, this really isn’t the time to do it.  We are … Continue reading

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National Geographic’s Palestinian Propaganda

I won’t argument that I wasn’t captivated by the story of the Gaza tunnels and the adverse conditions by those involved in digging and running them.  The major problem is the fact that who these people were and what they … Continue reading

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A Difference in Beginnings-Parshat Shemot 2012

Happy New Years!  I’m late I know.  I also know the change of the calendar really means absolutely nothing.  Just like the change of the Mayan calendar, not a thing has changed from 2012 to 2013. Change is a result … Continue reading

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