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Kehillah Kedosha – Building Our Holy Community

Drama. The Yiddish writer S. Ansky, in his play The Dybbuk, described it with these words: “Once a year… the High Priest enters the Holy of Holies in order to pronounce the ineffable name of God. And at this immeasurably holy and awesome moment the High Priest and the people of Israel are in the […]

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Creating Communities at the 5779 Frontier

This is how it started. In the beginning Abraham looked around his father’s idol store and said “What the heck? How can these be the power behind the universe?” He took up a broom and smashed the idols to smithereens.[i] And then he had to run from his father and his family. And when he […]

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All Beginnings Are Hard

“All beginnings are hard.” (Mekhilta Yitro BaChadoesh 2) With this thought I begin my personal professional blogging career. I have occasionally been blogging as a guest poster on Kol Isha, the Women’s Rabbinic Network blog for a while. But this new blog aims to be a personal conversation between you and me. In this age of new media, the […]

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