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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Dec 17, 2018, 11:27 PM
Urgent call to support Rabbi Cardozo’s Academy
Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo has started a crowdfunding campaign to continue his protest and opposition against corrupted uninspired backward Orthodox Judaism. This link helps you to donate. A group of donors has promised to double any gift received before...
Sharon Galper Grossman
Dec 2, 2018, 7:32 PM
‘I have cancer but I still need my husband’
“I have breast cancer, but I still need my husband,” she cried. Sarah was diagnosed, thank G-d, at an early stage. She had undergone mastectomy and was now scheduled for six months of chemotherapy to be delivered by a...
Nov 20, 2018, 1:23 AM
Dreams: ‘God’s Forgotten Language’
A couple of years ago, while training to become a certified spiritual counselor, I discovered Dream Work, and – as a lover of symbolism, narrative and deep inner work – I was immediately hooked. I was never someone who wrote...
Nov 19, 2018, 8:12 AM
Expecting the Inquisition
We looked for traces, threads, shadows of banished Jews in Malta and Sicily; one surprised me in a Midwest high school
Amanda B. Dan
Jun 26, 2018, 12:01 AM
The day a 'hand vagina' made this bride blush
Or how an Orthodox rebbetzin made this secular Israeli bride blush
Jun 18, 2018, 11:14 PM
The 2,000-year-old synagogue at Gamla, the oldest yet found in Israel.
Under a burning sun, I climb a rocky basalt ridge on the Golan Heights, surrounded by deep gorges, high above the Sea of Galilee, eager to view the ruins of the ancient city of Gamla. There is a fantastic...
Mar 29, 2018, 11:24 AM
This Passover: Freedom to and freedom from
Israeli Jews are free to do many things, but they are bound by an overreaching government when it comes to religion
Mar 27, 2018, 7:09 PM
Breaking Round Matzah of Idolatry and Rectangular Matzah of Slavery
Passover is called the Holiday of Matzah, the Holiday of Springtime, and the Season of Our Freedom. The shape of round matzah and rectangular matzah teach us about freedom and creative rebirth in springtime. These matzah shapes give us...
Mar 22, 2018, 5:46 AM
March for our lives: how Jewish tradition heals trauma
In 2015, I crafted an ELI Talk about how Jewish ritual supports healing. It resonated at the time with people who felt stressed out by the demands of everyday life, yet the talk is even more relevant today. After all,...
Mar 9, 2018, 11:40 AM
Thanking the Mikveh Ladies
Going to mikveh can be intimidating: You go to a room, take your clothes off, and dunk in a giant public bath. Usually, the only other person in the room is the mikveh lady, who watches to make sure...