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Apr 12, 2017, 6:51 AM
Let’s Make Room for Elijah
The Passover holiday is among the most meaningful of the Jewish year. Not just meaningful in a sentimental way, but quite literally filled with meaning. The arrangement of prayers, the consumption of food, even the positions in which participants...
Feb 15, 2017, 1:03 AM
We’ve Been Told to Keep Quiet Before
It has become impossible to turn on the news, open a paper or use social media without being raked by the latest troubling move by the Trump administration. Exactly how troubled people are generally depends upon the political beliefs...
Jan 16, 2017, 9:08 PM
A Conversation Which We Must Have
As a member of The Diaspora, I have watched life in Israel from afar for as long as I can remember. I have watched as it endured what seemed to be unrelenting terror and increasing global hostility. In both...
Dec 30, 2016, 12:15 AM
What We Say When We Say Kaddish
Recently, I’ve begun to take a new look at my Jewish beliefs. I’ve realized, or perhaps remembered, many things. I admit that I never truly noticed how many times the Kaddish is recited in a typical morning service. Hatzi...
Dec 12, 2016, 7:13 AM
We’re Not an Invented People
A frequent charge leveled against Jewish people is one of inauthenticity that is that they are not really the Jews of antiquity. Instead, the modern Jew is presented as a patchwork of many cultures be they Slavic, Mediterranean or...
Dec 3, 2016, 6:18 PM
Confessions of a Reluctant Zionist
I am generally not a fan of ascribing to any particular political or social ideology. I find that they have a way of constraining people, limiting their ability to see the world in its entirety. That is not to...
Robert Weiner currently resides in Pinellas County,Florida. He works as an ESE Assistant. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science from The University of South Florida.