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Allen S. Maller
Mar 27, 2020, 11:48 PM
Add Miriam the Prophet to your Seder
The traditional Haggadah does not mention Moses or Miriam by name, but some 21st century Haggadahs do. I offer this material from my article in the Christian Feminism Today web site that can be used at your Seder if...
Mar 26, 2020, 1:39 AM
How can a finite human being connect to an Infinite G-d?
How can finite human beings connect to the infinity of a spiritual being? This is the number one question that must be answered. If we are mortals and die and have no human soul, or if we are part of...
Mar 25, 2020, 3:52 PM
Joseph – A Poor Example for Our Tragic Times
The current disaster of corona virus has no direct comparison in the Torah. There is no illness spoken of that afflicts the world population and has the potential to wipe out the sick. But there is a story which...
Mar 24, 2020, 6:24 AM
G-d and the coronavirus
In the light of the current pandemic, once again I need to question my beliefs. I love (parts of) my religion. Amongst other things, I love the tradition, the rituals, the stories, but I also think that the bible...
Mar 21, 2020, 8:27 PM
The Time Immediately Before Mashiach
I am not frightening anyone with predictions of an immediate coming of the Mashiach. Everyone knows we want this to happen so that we finally live a peaceful loving existence. And with all the strife and hatred in the...
Mar 11, 2020, 11:35 PM
To wig or not to wig
Covering the hair for married Jewish women has been a Jewish legal requirement that goes back more than 3000 years ago. It was not just a Jewish practice to cover the hair but a lot of cultures that originated...
Mar 5, 2020, 10:39 AM
Cyberangels Herald End of Coronavirus from Sister Cities Wuhan and Ashdod
I created the work of digital-age art above in which Rembrandt-inspired cyberangels bring spiritual and material blessings from the people of Israel to the people of China and others throughout the world plagued by the coronavirus. I look forward to...
Reuven Chaim Klein
Feb 22, 2020, 9:35 PM
Terumah/Rosh Chodesh Adar: The Glory of Adar
This week ushers in the month of Adar in all its glory. Like all the months of the Jewish calendar, the name Adar is derived from the Babylonian calendar — its original name was Addaru. Based on the interchangeability...
Feb 16, 2020, 12:11 PM
Yes, Separate Meat and Milk
In his recent blog post "Why Separate Milk and Meat?" (following up on his earlier piece "Why Keep Kosher?") Rabbi Michael Harvey challenges the traditional view that the Torah (Exodus 23:19, 34:26 and Deuteronomy 14:21) prohibits cooking meat and dairy...
Feb 14, 2020, 9:59 AM
This week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day. In the third century when Claudius II was the Roman Emperor, Saint Valentine helped persecuted Christians and secretly married Christian couples. For this he was captured, beaten by clubs and beheaded by Rome...