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Jewish Torah Insights: The Sanctity of Family

 28.07.2007

http://www.naaleh.com. By Hanoch Teller.
In Parshat Bamidbar the holiness of a Jewish family is emphasized in the Torah in a concrete way. For more Torah classes visit http://www.naaleh.com. (more)

Freedom From This Galut is Based on Sarah Imeinus Tzniut

27.06.2013

Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein
2012 04 25

Jewish Recipes : 24JEWISH Alerts Section jewish Recipes Please Ask the Rabbi about Kashrut

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Seven Species Couscous Salad

12.01.2014

For Tu B’Sevat we eat the 7 species grown in Israel in ancient times. This recipe has Sephardic flair and includes all seven, as well as almonds, the unofficial eighth species. Using pearl barley as the base, we add the fruit and almonds pilaf style and use olive oil and grape juice as flavorings. Topped off with whole wheat mint parmesan croutons, this dish pop in your mouth. Wait till you try it my Seven Species Couscous Salad! It is a meal all by itself.

How to make no-mixer Doughnuts (Square and Round)

13.12.2011

http://www.cookkosher.com/ – For the full recipe seehttp://bit.ly/square-doughnut. CookKosher.com demonstrates how to make super easy doughnuts. Special for chanukah, learn how to make square and round doughnuts that are hassle free and require no mixer. Doughnut recipe from Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking by Leah Schapira.

How to Make Chocolate Babka

22.02.2012

http://www.cookkosher.com/ To print the recipe visit:http://bit.ly/shUhy1. CookKosher.com demonstrates how to make Babka with a chocolate filling. Babka is a twisted yeast cake roll with a filling, similar to Kokosh cake. Enjoy this beautiful yeasty, chocolatey cake!

Kosher Cooking

28.08.2010

Jeff and Tara show you how to cook chicken cacciatore–Kosher style.

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The Amazing Rabbis Singing Simon and Garfunkel!

09.10.2013
Taken from the israeli TV show “Rising Star”.
Aryeh and Gil Gat are two brothers from Jerusalem.
In this video they’re singing “The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunke

“Tears in Heaven” from Jerusalem (uncut)

22.07.2013
The Breslev Brothers (Arye & Gil) touch the neshama with musical interpretations at Zion Square, Jerusalem. Subscribe free for updates at http://www.YouTube.com/ClipsNBlips or @ClipsNBlips Twitter

Appreciation:
Arye & Gil, reachable at BreslevBrothers@gmail.com
Eric Clapton, for a heartfelt song following the death of his 4-year old son in 1991.

Camerawork: Michael Cohen
Video ©2013 ClipsNBlips, Jerusalem

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond” in Jerusalem (uncut)

25.07.2013
Pink Floyd classic. (lyric at 7:25) Unique performance by the Breslev Brothers (Arye & Gil) at Zion Square, Jerusalem. To subscribe free: http://www.YouTube.com/ClipsNBlips or @ClipsNBlips Twitter.

Direct Contact: BreslevBrothers@gmail.com / Attn: Arye / Gil)

Camerawork: Michael Cohen
Video ©2013 ClipsNBlips, Jerusalem

Beatles in Jerusalem, impossible band)))

07.07.2013
Orthodox Jewish musicians in Jerusalem play Beatles with brilliant violin accompaniment
Beatles – “While my guitar gently weeps”

האחים גת מנגנים Shaows ובוב דילן ברחוב יפו

25.06.2013
הבהרה לכל המגיבים שטורחים לתקן: הסרטון כולל שני קטעים מוזיקליים:
הקטע הראשון הוא Apache של The Shadows, הקטע השני הוא “Blowin’ in the Wind” של בוב דילן. חבל שאתם מגיבים בלי לטרוח לראות את הסרטון עד סופו…

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

Orthodox Jewish musicians play Clapton in the Jerusalem’s mall. #5

02.07.2013
I recorded that during my trip to Israel.
See more: http://trubinigor.blogspot.com/2013/0…

Those Singing Rabbis (Aryeh and Gil Gat) are appeared on the Israeli TV show “Rising Star” and gave my YouTube channel a boost!
See also: http://streetperformancevideo.blogspo…

קליפ – בעקבות משיחא – אריה וגיל גת

25.12.2012
מתוך התוכנית אומן באמונה. לצפיה בפרק המלא – http://www.hidabroot.org/MediaDetail….

האחים גת – ‘הכוכב הבא’ במרכז ‘שורשים’ ירושלים

16.12.2013
האחים גת מירושלים, הגיעו לשלב הגמר בתוכנית של ערוץ 2 -‘הכוכב הבא’. ערוץ 2 הכין עליהם כתבה מצולמת בוידיאו לקראת ההופעה בגמר. הפרומו והצילומים נערכו בתוך כותלי המדרשה ‘בארה של מרים’ שהיא חלק עיקרי ממרכז “שורשים’ בירושלים – רח’ שמאי 13.
הקהל שהיה נוכח בהקלטה הינם בחורים צעירים , בני תורה, החברים ב-‘זולה על הגג’ שגם הוא מייזם חברתי של מרכז ‘שורשים’ תחת הנהגתו הרוחנית של הרב משה פלג שהינו המייסד של מרכז ‘שורשים’ וראש מדרשת ‘בארה של מרים’.
למידע נוסף : http://www.beera.co.il

אייכה – האחים גת ואביתר קורקוס

15.12.2013
הכוכב הבא.
האחים אריה וגיל גת שרים בדואט עם אביתר קורקוס את השיר “אייכה” של שולי רנד.
שילוב מדהים וביצוע מטורף.

חדש!! אריה וגילי גת

29.10.2013
בהופעה לזכר אברהם אבוטבול ביישוב מבוא חורון

Jerusalem Street Jam June 21,2013

07.07.2013
Two very Hip Breslov Chassidim Playing electric & acoustic Guitars At the Cross section of Zion Square & Jaffe Rd in Downtown Jerusalem,, songs include… (Dire straits , Pink Floyd Sting, Roy Buchanan, Beatles,,Al Stewart, George Harrison ,& Originals

Beatles’ “Come Together” preformed by two ultra orthodox Jews in Jerusalem

31.07.2012
Two Haredi Jews draw a crowd in central Jerusalem while playing Beatles’ “Come Together” hit with two electric guitars.
שני חרדים מנגנים את הלהיט של הביטלס “Come Together” במרכז מדרחוב בן יהודה בירושלים. מעולה.

לכה דודי

10.04.2010
האחים אריה וגיל גת “2 גיטרות 2 קולות”.סקיצה שהוקלטה באולפן ביתי”live “.מלים-שירי שבת.לחן-אריה גת.נגינה,עבוד והפקה מוסיקלית-אריה וגיל גת

Arrie and Gil Gat with Ruth Fazal אריה וגיל גת עם רות פזאל

12.07.2013

Ruth Fazal in Jerusalem, playing with Arie and Gil….two really good musicians, who sing and play regularly on Rehov Jaffo. It’s always a delight to join them!

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התזמורת האנדלוסית הישראלית עם יהודה סעדו

02.05.2011

התזמורת האנדלוסית הישראלית עם יהודה סעדו בשני פיוטים : “אגדלך” – פיוט של ר’ אברהם אבן עזרא “יודו לך רעיוני”- פיוט של ר’ ישראל אבוחצירא- הבבא סאלי.

בקשות בפסגת זאב יחיאל נהרי אליהו אוזן יגאל בן חיים רפי נפתלי חשוון תשע”ב בלעדי לפורטל חזנות ופיוט

 02.11.2011

בקשות יחיאל נהרי סימן טוב שי רפאל ברזני לזכרו של רוני לוי ז”ל בצ’רמוקלים חנוכה תשע”ב

26.12.2011

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Ariel Sharon funeral Tony Blair among speakers as former Israeli PM laid to rest

15.01.2014

Tony Blair pay tribute to Ariel Sharon the former British PM, a Middle East envoy, said: “He did not pursue peace as a dreamer – but he did dream of peace”
Israel’s Ariel Sharon was laid to rest at his family home after his flag-draped coffin was honoured outside the country’s parliament.

US Vice President Joe Biden and Middle East envoy Tony Blair were among the mourners before Mr Sharon’s coffin was taken on a cross-country procession to its final resting place alongside his late wife.

“He did not pursue peace as a dreamer, but he did dream of peace – and an end to war,” Blair said during a service conducted next to the coffin.

Sharon was eulogised as a fearless warrior and bold leader who devoted his life to protecting Israel’s security.

Israel: funeral de Ariel Sharon | Journal

14.01.2014

Funeral de Estado en Israel para despedir a Ariel Sharon; el ex Primer Ministro fue sepultado este lunes en la finca familiar del desierto del Negev, en presencia de personalidades llegadas de todo el mundo.

גלעד שרון – דרכו של אבי לצמרת צמחה מתוך האש

05.09.2013
כחלק מהפרויקט של חדשות 2 לציון 40 שנים למלחמת יום הכיפורים, מובא סיפורו של אריאל שרון – מפקד האוגדה הכריזמטי שחצה את התעלה, שיקם את הכבוד הישראלי, אבל גם הסתכסך עם מפקדיו ועמד במוקד” מלחמת הגנרלים” שהתקיימה במקביל ללחימה במצרים. בנו, גלעד, היה בן 7 בזמן המלחמה. לאחרונה הוא שיחזר את קורות המלחמה ההיא
רינה מצליח | חדשות 2 | פורסם 02/09/13 22:57

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חדשות מהעבר – אריאל שרון

02.01.2014

הפרק מוקדש לאריאל שרון. והרי הכותרות: סיירת נועזת למשימות מיוחדות – יחידה 101 נוקמת במחבלים; מלחמת סיני – איך כבשנו את סיני בחמישה ימים; חייל ומצביא שמטביע חותמו על המדינה, חסר מעצורים ומצפצף סדרתי על כל העולם שזכה לכבוד גם מאויביו: אריאל שרון – אגדה ישראלית

עושים סדר – 14.01.2014 – תכנית מלאה

15.01.2014

“הגוש איבד את האמון” — אלמלא אריאל שרון, ספק אם היום היו גרים מאות אלפי יהודים ביהודה ושומרון, ובכל זאת בימין התקשו לסלוח לו. דר’ יועז הנדל מהמכון לאסטרטגיה ציונית ושרה בק, עיתונאית תושבת גוש עציון, על היחס הלא פשוט של המתנחלים לשרון.

“תשובה לשאלה” — המדינה יוצאת מכליה לסייע לחרדים שרוצים לצאת לשוק העבודה, אבל חרדים לשעבר לא מקבלים דבר. ראשת מרצ חברת הכנסת זהבה גלאון ושרה איינפלד, חוזרת בשאלה, על סיוע לחוזרים בשאלה.

“גבירתי היקרה” — עלות המחזמר “גבירתי הנאווה” גדולה פי שלושה ממחזה רגיל, אבל הסיכון כנראה שווה את זה. השחקן נתן דטנר ואודליה פרידמן, מנכ”לית “הבימה” על אהבת הקהל הישראלי למחזות זמר.

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Why Israel will miss Ariel SharonCleveland Jewish News

Whenever I visited Israel, or he visited the United States, we would make  It is not only Israel, but the Jewish people, the U.S., and the international 
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Israeli experts to join task force on Nazi-looted art troveHaaretz

Yad Vashem and Israel Museum representatives to help determine what to do with  curator of European art at the Israel Museum, according to the newswebsite.  The works are believed to have belonged to Jewish collectors and 
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Prominent Clevelanders reflect on a man with one mission: Israel
Ariel Sharon bridged the gap between military and political leadership in a singularly patriotic and assertive way, suggest Cleveland Jews who engaged with the former prime minister of Israel before he slipped into a coma eight years ago. (full story)

JNF, PJ Library, JCC partner for Tu b’Shevat
A celebration of Israel’s “new year” of trees will occur at the Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Tu b’Shevat celebration Sunday, Jan. 19. (full story)

Kerry asks Vatican to help in freedom bid for Alan Gross
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked the Vatican to intercede in helping free American-Jewish contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban jail. (full story)

Berlin museums, Jewish heirs in dispute over art
It’s a medieval treasure trove worth an estimated quarter of a billion dollars, filled with gold crosses studded with gems and intricate silverwork. For years, it’s been at the center of a dispute between a Berlin museum foundation and the heirs of Holocaust-era Jewish art dealers. (full story)


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“The Jewish World in the American Jew” lecture with Rabbi Berel Wein, 8 p.m., Hebrew Academy of Cleveland’s Beatrice Stone Yavne High School, 2475 S. Green Road, Beachwood. www.hac1.org.

This Day in History
1852: Mt. Sinai Hospital was incorporated by Sampson Simson and eight associates in New York City. It was the first Jewish hospital in the United States. A native of Danbury, Conn,, Simson graduated from Columbia University with a law degree in 1800. Simson was well known for his charitable contributions to both Jewish and non-Jewish causes. Two years before his death in 1857, Simson was co-founder of a synagogue that would become known as Beth Hamedrash Hagadol.

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הכנסת ספר תורה

 14.01.2014

הכנסת ספר תורה משפחת דהן חלק 1

05.06.2013

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Live review: Jewish Baroque Music from Amsterdam (Sydney Festival)Limelight Magazine

If you’re a sucker for a site-specific classical musical event (and I confess that I most certainly am) then this one would definitely have been for you.
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Carole King Musical Doesn’t SingThe Jewish Week

But King, who first broke into the music industry as a teenage, newly marriedJewish woman from Brooklyn, had a fairly ordinary domestic life, despite 
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Vienna, Sep 2001 (Tet of Tishrei): 10th Anniversary of Myth of the Galus Australis

I became a composer with an interest to research new waves of compositional approaches to integrate Jewish music and Jewish ideas into Western 
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Author David Laskin discusses ‘The Family: Three Journeys Into the Bellevue Reporter

 suffering through the Nazi occupation. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Temple B’NaiTorah is located at 15727 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue.
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Several Parents Believe Jewish Holidays Need More Respect From Patch.com

Emily Blumburg, whose daughter goes to the Nabnasset School, requested that Westford Schools be closed on Jewish high holidays, specifically 
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Most UC campuses change fall calendar, avoiding Jewish holidaysLos Angeles Times

The fall quarter at most UC campuses will start a week later than usual and winter break will be a week shorter in the 2014-15 school year as the 
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Create DIY Passover 2014 Haggadah Online to Personalize the DigitalJournal.com

Passover, one of the most popular Jewish holidays, is celebrated each year by millions of Jews around the globe with a Seder, a festive meal and 
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U. of California shifts academic calendar for Rosh HashanahJewish Telegraphic Agency

(JTA) — The University of California system shifted its academic calendar for the start of a new term to avoid a conflict with the Jewish High Holidays.
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Poland, Ukraine, Belarus working on virtual, real-life tourist route Regina Leader-Post

Eastern Europe had a vibrant Jewish life that was almost entirely wiped out in the Holocaust of World War II. Jews constituted 10 per cent of Poland’s 
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A Task for the Ages: Bringing Jewish Life Back to BudapestChabad.org

In August of 1989, just before the Hungarian portion of the Iron Curtain came crashing down for good, young Rabbi Baruch Oberlander and Batsheva, 
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This Day in Jewish History / Larger-than-life entertainer Sophie Haaretz

This Day in Jewish History / Larger-than-life entertainer Sophie Tucker is born. Burlesque star started off in blackface because her boss thought her 
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Books|Life as a Jewish Ghost in Modern GermanyNew York Times

Yascha Mounk’s book about growing up Jewish in Germany, “Stranger in My Own Country,” is rickety, not fully assembled, more the frame of a book 
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Bar Mitzva in Judea and SamariaThe Jewish Press

And we’ve decided to dedicate the bar mitzva to highlighting Jewish life in the communities of Judea and Samaria, from visiting, with guests and family 
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Florida Holocaust Museum exhibit honors life of spy, martyr Hannah Tampabay.com

There’s her early life in a middle-class Jewish family in Budapest, Hungary. Next is a newly discovered Zionist fervor that led her to Palestine. That is 
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Yeshiva students learn about CJN, Jewish Cleveland during visitCleveland Jewish News

The students also stopped at the Cleveland Jewish News office that day as part of Jewish LifeCoast to Coast, a 10-day program of the university’s 
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This Day in Jewish History / Jews‘ Lane in Frankfurt burns to the Haaretz

Loss of life from the conflagration in this supremely crowded, unsafe ghetto street could have been much worse. By David B. Green | Jan. 14, 2014 
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To Hope: Hospice Care In Line With Jewish TraditionThe Jewish Week

“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom 
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Auf den Spuren jüdischen Lebenssaarbruecker-zeitung.de

Homburg. Wie sah das jüdische Leben in Homburg einmal aus? Dieser Frage sind in den zurückliegenden drei Monaten Schülerinnen und Schüler 
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Ausstellungseröffnung : Wissen ist der Feind des BösenWestfälische Nachrichten

So blieb auch die Verschleppung und Ermordung deutscher Juden in das Ghetto nach Riga fast 50 Jahre unbekannt und vergessen. Gegen das 
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ZDF verteidigt geplanten Anne-Frank-Filmsz-online

Das Projekt werde vom Vizepräsidenten des Zentralrats der Juden in Deutschland, Salomon Korn, und der Anne-Frank-Stiftung in Amsterdam 
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Edition zur Jüdischen Historischen Kommission : Der unverstellte Tagesspiegel

18-jährig ging Friedman nach Wien, wo er Geschichte und Judaistik studierte und 1925 mit der Dissertation „Die galizischen Juden im Kampfe um ihre 
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SEPHARDI JEWS, JUIFS SEPHARADES,SEFARADES OF MOROCCO

 25.10.2008

The Jewish community has for many centuries lived in harmony and friendship with its Muslim and Christian neighbours in this most beautiful land of Morocco has been reduced to a mere few thousand from the 450 000 souls. These precious photos of the City of ELJADIDA formerly known as Mazagan give a small glimpse of its former Jewish Community which no longer exists.
Peace to all.

 

Arazan – Restored Synagogue in Southern Morocco

 

 20.02.2010

Presented by Diarna (www.diarna.org): Raphy Elmaleh, Morocco’s only Jewish tour guide, visits the town of Arazan, outside Taroudant in southern Morocco, to show an old synagogue he helped restore. When Elmaleh first discovered the site in the late 1980s, the synagogue was still being looked after by Harim, a local Amazigh (Berber) who kept the building’s key for decades. Inside the synagogue was a pile of hay… as well as Hebrew writing and an old ark for holding Torah scrolls. Elmaleh would eventually return to the synagogue to lead the process of restoring the building.

In this video, Elmaleh goes inside the locked compound where the synagogue sites. He shows the unusual key and door lock that secure the synagogue, and he explains how he restored the sanctuary and the mikveh (ritual bath). He also introduces viewers to Harim, the old guardian, who still remembers the Hebrew prayers of his Jewish neighbors 45 years after they left. Harim recalls the names of Jews who lived next to the synagogue, pointing out the rubble of their former homes.

At the end of the clip, Elmaleh drives alongside the town’s Jewish cemetery, which is today used as farmland, and he recounts the story of how he handled one extremist in Arazan, who tried to stop the restoration of the synagogue.

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Brawl Exposes Berlin Jewish Community’s RiftsTablet Magazine

Worshippers at Berlin’s Neue Synagoge last May were treated to an unusual sight: an all-out brawl between elderly members of the Jewish community 
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Seacrest’s 70th anniversary gala to salute GeffensSan Diego Jewish World

ENCINITAS, California (Press Release)– For their philanthropic impact on theJewish community and support of San Diego’s seniors, Sylvia and David 
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JNF, PJ Library, JCC partner for Tu b’ShevatCleveland Jewish News

Blue Box Bob is slated to make an appearance at the Jewish National  the Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Tu b’Shevat celebration Sunday, Jan.
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Yeshiva students learn about CJN, Jewish Cleveland during visitCleveland Jewish News

Aliza Abrams, director of the department of Jewish service learning at  to expose students to different Jewish communities in North America and to 
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Hebrew teacher assaulted in possible anti-Semitic attack in KievJewish Telegraphic Agency

(JTA) — A Hebrew teacher in Kiev was assaulted in what Jewish community representatives described as a rare and violent anti-Semitic attack.
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Cosmopolitanism and the Jews of Central EuropePrague Post

That these Jewish intellectuals and their non-Jewish counterparts had  The Jewish community in Prague had to balance between these various 
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Israeli Ambassadors Warn: EU Policies Will Soon Start Damaging Algemeiner

Israeli ambassadors to European Union member states warned that EU sanctions currently targetingJewish communities located over the Green Line 
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אורלי וגיא- תסריטאית הסרט החיים בינתיים אורית קימל מתראיינת על יציאת הסרט לאקרנים

26.12.2013 Avital Zalmanovitch

מפראג לירושלים: על סוגיית מעמדו של הקניין התרבותי היהודי באירופה לאחר 1945

15.01.2014

בסדרת “מדעי הרוח: לא מה שחשבתם”: מפראג לירושלים: על סוגיית מעמדו של הקניין התרבותי היהודי באירופה לאחר 1945
פרופ’ יפעת וייס
החוג להיסטוריה של עם ישראל ויהדות זמננו
מנהלת מרכז מינרבה ע”ש פרנץ רוזנצוויג לחקר התרבות ותולדות הספרות היהודית-גרמנית
הפקולטה למדעי הרוח
האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים

12/01/2014

תקציר הרצאה
בשנים האחרונות הגיעו מספר סוגיות הנוגעות לבעלות על קניין תרבותי יהודי, פרטי וקהילתי, לתקשורת וזכו לחשיפה גוברת ולדיון ציבורי. כך למשל תביעתה של קהילת וינה להשיב לה את ארכיון הקהילה ההיסטורי, שהועבר לפני מספר עשורים למשמורת הארכיון המרכזי לתולדות העם היהודי או המאבק המשפטי המתנהל על עזבונו של מקס ברוד, והכולל, בין השאר, חלקים מעיזבונו של פרנץ קפקא. למאבקים משפטיים נקודתיים אלה משמעויות עקרוניות והם מתנהלים בזיקה ישירה לסוגיות של זכות ולגיטימציה, זהות ושייכות. בסתירה להסכמות שהתקבלו באמצע ובשלהי שנות הארבעים של המאה שעברה מעיד הדיון הציבורי העכשווי על ראשיתו של עידן חדש, המתאפיין בין השאר בהטלת ספק וערעור על זכותה של מדינת ישראל להחזיק בנכסים אלה.
על בסיס תיאור הנתיב בו הגיע קניין תרבותי יהודי-גרמני למדינת ישראל אבקש בהרצאה זו להציע דיון עקרוני בסוגיות אלה ולהעמידן בהקשר הכללי של דיונים בינלאומיים על קניין תרבותי ובעלות לאומית.

התכנית האמנותית:
נגן הבאס דולב סולומון יבצע יצירות מקוריות בהלחנתו עם הפסנתרן מילטון מיכאלי

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Blitstein Institute Video

 14.01.2014

The Blitstein Institute affords women the opportunity to engage in advanced learning of Jewish culture, heritage, law, and literature, while pursuing a full liberal arts curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, the Institute provides rigorous curricula in various disciplines, with options for additional majors and minors and pre-professional training.
This division of Hebrew Theological College opens its doors to all Jewish women seeking knowledge and appreciation of the Jewish tradition and the skills to afford further advanced study in original classic texts and commentaries, and deepen philosophical insight and commitment to Torah.

Colocando la Mezuza Rabino Terry Bookman

 14.01.2014

En la ciudad de Guayaquil Congregación Bet Jadash בית חדש

Oldest American Synagogue Celebrates 250 Years

18.08.2013

European Jews fleeing persecution under the Spanish Inquisition founded Touro Synagogue in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island. George Washington assured the congregation of religious freedom in 1790 before the First Amendment was passed. The synagogue continues to celebrate its freedom 250 years later. Chip Reid

PARENTING: Delegate More Effectively to Your “Staff”

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Delegate More Effectively to Your “Staff”
Shevat 13, 5774 · January 14, 2014

Just because you haven’t got your own butler doesn’t mean you don’t have anyone to delegate to. Even Moses had to delegate. When Yitro, Moses’ father-in-law, saw Moses standing and judging the Jewish people all day and night, he insisted that Moses train new judges and delegate to them. Same goes for you: Your job isn’t to stand there day and night working away; instead, have your “staff” work away while you take a painting class or grab a power nap.

Think of your freezer, oven and Crock-Pot as your kitchen staff—stop just using them for the basics and take it up a notch, so you can rely on them for assistance on a daily basis.

1. Your Freezer

Your freezer is waiting to to serve you by literally freezing your hard work in time. A strategic way to utilize your freezer is to cook a double amount of every meal or food item that freezes well. Wrap items and label with a permanent marker for easy retrieval. Then, once you are starting to feel more confident, take a look at your daily cooking methods and see how using your freezer more effectively can shave time off your food preparation.

Challenge:

Sauté 10 onions ahead of time. Once they are cool, freeze in small bags. You now have saved the 15 minutes it takes to sauté half an onion and wash the chopping board and pan 20 times over (you do the math).

2. The Pre-Set Button on Your Oven

Why would any mom want to start cooking right when she walks in the front door, when she could be sitting down and eating together with her children?

Go ahead and locate the pre-set button on your oven; the good news is that most basic ovens have one. Now you can put dinner in the oven in the morning and pre-set it to be finished cooking right when you walk in with the children. Obviously, not all meals will work well; however, protein-rich meals such as frozen meatballs, roast chicken and salmon will all do fabulously. The trick is to put the dish in the oven in the morning either semi-frozen or surrounded by frozen items, such as green beans or lemon juice ice cubes, to marinate the meat/chicken/fish and keep it chilled.

Challenge:

Defrost a chicken in the fridge overnight and place in a pan with frozen lemon juice ice cubes. Pre-set the oven. (You can use your rice cooker to cook rice for a side dish.)

3. Crock-Pot

Your Crock-Pot is not just for cholent. It can make your life easier during the week, too. Join the cult of Crock-Pot devotees: fix it and forget it!

Google some recipes and get practicing. Meat sauce, minestrone soup and lentil soup are my personal favorites.

Challenge:

Here’s my famous lentil soup, loved in my home:

45-Second Lentil Soup Recipe

Ingredients:
• 1 jar of your favorite marinara sauce
• 1 14-oz. bag of brown lentils (if possible, soak overnight in cold water)
• Salt
• Optional: 1 cup of chopped celery, carrots, potatoes

Directions: Place lentils in 6-quart Crock-Pot; pour in the jar of marinara sauce and any vegetables (optional). Add 1 tsp. salt and fill the marinara jar with water two times, until the water level is one inch from top of Crock-Pot. Set it on low; it will be ready after 8 hours (or set on high for 4 hours).

Enjoy delegating to your staff, and go do what really matters to you!

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Real World Halachic Issues in a Time of Paradigm Shift

Real World Halachic Issues in a Time of Paradigm Shift


Real World Halachic Issues in a Time of Paradigm Shift

Posted: 14 Jan 2014 12:32 PM PST

This morning brought another program I was really excited about — a plenary panel called Real World Halachic Issues in a Time of Paradigm Shift, introduced and facilitated by my dear friend and teacher Rabbi Daniel Siegel.Last year’s session Halakha : Honoring the Past, Finding Our Way was a highlight of the conference for me. I knew this session would be, too.

Last year, we heard from several speakers who offered different Renewal takes on a single issue. This year, we heard from several speakers, each of whom touched on a different issue in contemporary Jewish life.  Each ALEPH-ordained rabbi is requited to write a teshuvah — a rabbinic responsum to a real, living halakhic question — in order to receive smicha. The sesson featured three of our colleagues presenting about their teshuvot, each of which was on a different subject.

Rabbi Ephraim Eisen spoke about his teshuvah on Burying Cremated Remains in a Jewish Cemetery; Rabbi Simcha Zevit spoke about her work on Choose Life / Do Not Prolong Death: A Question on Feeding Tubes; andRabbi Jeremy Parnes offered a précis of his teshuvah Intermarriage Under a Chuppah? Renewing the Ger Toshav. (Ger toshav is the Biblical Hebrew term denoting a stranger or outsider who dwells among us.) Here are some notes and reflections from how the morning went.


DanielSiegelRGBRabbi Daniel Siegel begins, “Last year I said in my introduction to the first of these sessions that we needed to re-expand the halakhic table. Rabbi Gordon Tucker talks about this in Core Issues in Halakha — how a decision was made by the Orthodox rabbinate in the late 1800s to withdraw from the larger Jewish community and take their share of governmental money and form their own Orthodox chevre, and that was as though they took the leaves out of the table and took the extra seats away and put them by the wall, and they said, we’ll just do halakha to people who are already committed to our way of living.”

Last year I said that we need to put the leaves back into the table, pull up the chairs, and sit down to join the conversation. One of my favorite examples of that was that one of the first teshuvot that was written here was by R’ Eyal Levinson — a halakhic piece which legitimizes same-sex marriages [pdf]. He told me it couldn’t be done, and I said if it couldn’t be done then halakha is useless because it doesn’t speak to the issues of our time. So he took it on. And now it’s inside the conversation.

People often ask: why bother with the halakhic conversation? Why not just say, this is right so this is what we’re going to do?

By way of beginning his response, he talks about the body of teshuvah literature, the records of all of the questions that congregational rabbis asked their rabbis. And he notes that when we read such a document, we understand that the rabbi who writes a given teshuvah is not saying that his answer is exhaustive. Sometimes the answer is, “This [thing X] is absolutely something which we should be doing, and, every community is going to have to make their own decision.”

It doesn’t matter what the answer is. The question “what’s the halakha on” is almost tangential to the real process, which is to say: how do we evaluate the relationship between the principles and precedents of the past in relation to this specific moment? The most important thing is to be aware of the situation and to do the best we can, and participate in the conversation.

The halakhic conversation is about this underlying question, which is always the generic question underneath: how do I respond to this moment, or how do I perform this action, in such a way that it is connected to the revelation of our purpose at Sinai and contributes to the process of our redemption in the future?

He asks, “What do I have to do, as a Jew, to mark myself so that I stay connected, so that I can be a beacon to people to move them forward?”

He quotes Rabbi Hannah Dresner: “We are lovers, and our pillow talk, the language of our love, is our exchange of Torah. God speaks the written word to us, and we return the flow of God’s love by listening and answering empathically as any lover would. We offer pilpul, extrapolations of Jewish law, as we struggle to discern how…to build in our response on what our lover has shared.” And then he continues:

We have to do for halakha what Rabbi Akiva did for halakha many years ago. He said, in order for halakha to be relevant we have to have a new way of pulling meaning out of the Torah so that every letter can be used to hang halakhot on. That was a paradigm shift moment. There had to be another way. And now, as Reb Zalman has suggested to us, we need this new concept, integral halakha, to expand the halakhic conversation, so that we can be both backwards-compatible and forward-looking at the same time.

He explains that asks each student to construct a question, most often out of something in their own lives, which is: how do I respond to this particular situation in this particular moment in a way that connects me to both ends of the continuum that I see myself on. Today we’ll hear from three rabbis on their teshuvot. Others are forthcoming, in written and edited form — stay tuned. Meanwhile, we move on to hearing from our three panelists for today.


Rabbi Simcha Zevit begins by noting that often our congregants come to us seeking affirmation that a decision they’re already making has a place within Jewish tradition. She cites Reb Zalman’s metaphor: that as we saw our place in the universe broadened and shifted in 1968 once we were able to see the earth from space, we need now to see Judaism and its practice in a way that includes the widest lens of understanding. “We look to Torah, Talmud, halakhic codes and more current halakhic works — and we include current societal norms, scientific knowledge, and so on, to redefine a contemporary Judaism that’s doable for Jews who wish to stay true to our tradition and allow it to be reinterpreted for our time.”

Integral halakha takes this paradigm shift, this wide-angle lens, into account. And it’s based on our understanding of divine will. The ultimate purpose of halakha is not only defined by an outer authority; God’s will is also revealed through our personal experiences. In the old paradigm we said that halakha was rooted in a transcendent God, God Who lives outside of ourselves. Now the paradigm shift includes an emphasis on the inner experience of God, and we look to manifest our understanding of what’s required of us through our actions in connection to our understanding of tradition.

Simcha-PR2-e1347930204627“This doesn’t mean that each person operates on his/her own, doing whatever they feel is right and calling it halakha, the Jewish way. Judaism always has been a religion that’s rooted in strong community. If we’re undergoing a shift that allows personal experience and understanding to be a basis for decision-making, how then do we move to communal norms?” She cites Reb Zalman’s teachings about the consensus of the committed. She notes that our tradition always offers for more than one choice, and argues that we want to cast the broadest possible net so that our people may be affirmed in their authenticity as Jews.

Her question is about nutrition and hydration at end of life. Advances in recent medical technology allow us to prolong life, and in turn raise new questions about that prolonging of life. We can send nutrients directly into the abdomen for those who can no longer swallow; respirators breathe for those who can no longer breathe. And this leaves us asking the monumental question: how and when to preserve life, and when to let go. When does continuing life become a source of pain for the patient, and a source of agonizing decisions for those concerned?

The question she addresses in her teshuvah is one which any of us might face. (She notes that the situation she poses was influenced by her own experience of caring for her elderly mother, but that it is also a kind of composite, based on the questions and experiences of others as well.) In this case, the patient’s swallowing is compromised, and therefore with continued spoon-feeding she runs the risk of choking or aspiration and pneumonia, either of which would be fatal. But feeding tubes may be a futile intervention, and may go against the patient’s wishes. Her question as a rabbi is, “How can I provide the best guidance, using traditional and modern sources — and how can I be a loving presence, giving the most compassionate support possible?”

The question: I have the power of attorney for my mother, a 75-year-old woman with dementia. Her ability to make decisions about her own care is questionable, as she is confused and doesn’t understand the consequences of her decisions. A year ago we discussed these issues when her mind was clearer; we did not sign directives but she said she did not want to prolong her life through technology. We did not discuss feeding tubes. Now my mother has difficulty swallowing and isn’t getting sufficient nutrition and hydration. Her doctors want me to decide whether to feed her through a feeding tube. Her health is compromised by dementia, diabetes, and other issues already. Should I refuse a feeding tube?

To begin answering the question, of course, Rabbi Zevit went back to traditional sources. In brief, our sources rest on a number of obligations and assumptions. One is that the preservation of life is of great importance, surpassing almost all of the other commandments. The Talmud is full of examples showing that one must violate Shabbat, etc, if there is the slightest change that human life may be preserved or prolonged — our own lives, or the lives of others as well. The tradition also shows a duty to heal.

The tradition also assumes that the quality and duration of the life being saved is irrelevant. Life is of infinite, not relative, value. We are created b’tzelem Elohim, and that’s paramount. And, traditionally Judaism doesn’t support the idea that we have unlimited personal autonomy to make decisions about our health. Our bodies and lives are not always seen as our own, but rather a gift given to us by God for a specific purpose and duration.

The flipside of that is the traditional halakhot which talk about permission to not prolong death. These are sources from Talmud — the story of Rabbi Chanania whom the Romans burned at the stake, and the story says that his disciples saw him in pain and begged him to open his mouth and inhale so that he would die sooner. He refused to do something which would actively cause his death. But when his executioner took pity and asked if he could remove the tufts of wet wool which had been placed around his heart to prolong his death, Rabbi Chanania said yes, and also promised the executioner that he would have merit in the world to come. This is a story of not actively seeking death, but also not needlessly prolonging death. How do feeding tubes and respirators fit into that tension?

She summarizes her findings: that we have permission to not prolong death– if someone is terminally ill (and of course there are questions about how to define that, Jewishly and according to modern medical ethics); if the person is in undeniable pain (and this can include mental and spiritual anguish, not only physical pain); and if the patient has clearly indicated that they don’t want these treatments, which showcases the importance of advance directives so that the family knows what’s wanted and what’s needed. “What would it be like for us as Jews to include these conversations in what it means to live as Jews?”


Rabbi-Efraim-EisenRabbi Efraim Eisen begins by asking: how many of us have been involved in the burial of cremains? How many of us have officiated at the ceremony of cremation? (Many hands around the room go up, suggesting that for many of us, this is a live issue in our communities today.) “I was called by a woman whom I did not know,” he recounts. She had just had a funeral for her father in Florida and wanted to bring his remains to be buried in Rabbi Eisen’s cemetery. Rabbi Eisen asked, “what can I do to help you bring his body back?” She said, “It’s okay — my father will travel in the overhead compartment.

According to his temple bylaws, they’re not allowed to inter ashes in their cemetery. He called colleagues for advice; and the suggestion from colleagues was, tell her you welcome her back into the community and will do a ceremony, but she would do best to take care of the ashes on her own. So that’s what they did in that particular instance. But the question had become a live one for him.

In 1960, 3% of people who died in the United States were cremated; in 2010, it was upwards of 40% and is continually rising. One of the biggest reasons, he suggests, is economic. There are also environmental concerns; some people say that cremation is environmentally bad because emissions in the air, but others say, what about land usage issues?

He asked his Talmud chevruta, Edward Feld, about this; Feld suggested that he consult Isaac Klein’s A Guide to Jewish Religious Practice (1960.) And that book notes that “The Jewish way of burial is to place the body in the earth. Hence cremation is frowned-upon.” Klein’s book is a compilation of traditional halakhic practice as well as a compilation of decisions made by the Conservative movement’s law committee, and that law committee has ruled that cremation is not permitted. When cremation is done, however,  in disregard of Jewish practice, that book says that the ashes may be buried and the rabbi may officiate though only at the funeral home, and the interment may not be conducted by a rabbi lest his presence be interpreted as tacit approval. The fact that the Klein book says that the interment of ashes is actually permitted began a whole new series of conversations.

What does Torah say? The first mention of burial in Torah is the purchase of the cave of Machpelah by Abraham, who came to mourn for Sarah. From this parsha we learn that we have three responsibilities: to mourn, to offer a hesped(eulogy), and to bury. In Devarim 21 we learn that if a man has committed a sin worthy of death and is hanged, you shall not leave him all night on the tree but shall bury him that same day. If burial is required for a person guilty of a capital offense, all the more reason for an ordinary person to be buried as soon as possible. It also seems clear that burial is commanded but the specifics of the burial practice are left vague.

How about the Talmud? The Jerusalem Talmud concludes from this passage in Deuteronomy that we are required to bury the body in its entirety. Burning of corpses, however, is mentioned in several places in the Talmud. Burning of corpses should happen during times of plague, to prevent the spread of infection. Also relevant to this conversation is the killing and desecration of Saul and his sons. Their bodies were taken down from the wall, the bodies were burned, and the bones were buried under a tamarisk tree. Lest we interpret this to mean that the tradition condones cremation, theRadak explains that their flesh had grown worms which is why it was burned.

The Babylonian Talmud argues that cremation is a denial of the belief in resurrection and is a denial to the dignity of the body and to God Who created the body. (Rabbi Eisen adds, “My own thought on that is, if God created everything, then why couldn’t God resurrect the body even from dust?”)  And the Mishna considers the burning of a corpse to be an idolatrous practice, a sign of idol worship. But, Rabbi Eisen asks, “Given the increasing numbers of people looking for cremation, what are we to do?

When someone comes to him and asks for cremation, he tells us, he tries to listen to their reasons, and then to explain to them the traditional practice, which is burial. But when he’s counseling someone who’s in the end stages of life, or their family members, he listens more than he talks. “In Brakhot 45a we learn that going out to see what the people are doing is one way to see what the halakha should be.”

“Amother principle that comes up strongly in the Talmud is, imagine that I said, no you can’t bury your father in our cemetery, and therefore they turn their back on Judaism completely. The principle of ‘finding the paths of peace‘ seems to me to be important.”

One option is to set up a specific area in the cemetery for the interring of cremains. (This is a familiar practice to many of us.)

He closes by citing something that Reb Zalman said to a chevra kadisha in May 2001:

I don’t want to give you a big green light for cremation. Because a lot of stuf fin Judaism says it’s a no-no. But some years ago I published something where I said I wanted my remains to be cremated and the ashes to be taken to Auschwitz. My father was born in Oswiecen, my zaide was a shochet there, and when I was half a year old, they took me to zaide so he should bless me. This has become such a terrible place for us…

One of the reasons why they say no to cremation is because of something that it says in the Talmud. Titus, who had desecrated the Temple, wanted to have his corpse burned and his ashes strewn all over so that God wouldn’t be able to call him to judgement. In other words, people who go to cremation won’t be resurrected. But if God isn’t going to resurrect the people who burned at Auschwitz, I don’t want to be resurrected either.

“I believe that it is the job of the rabbi,” says Rabbi Eisen, “to direct people to traditional Jewish practice, which is burial.” But it’s clear that he’s found a way to work with those who make other choices, too. And he asks, what is the effect of cremation on the soul and how the soul departs this earth? These are continuing questions.


Rabbi Jeremy Parnes tells us that a few years ago he downloaded a sound file recommended by Reb Daniel of a lecture series by Ethan Tucker on halakha. (Tucker is co-founder and rosh yeshiva at Mechon Hadar.) Tucker opened his first lecture as follows:

Your Temple is like a section of pomegranate, says the Song of Songs. About this, R’ Shimon ben Lakish says, don’t say rakatech [Your Temple] but rekatech [Your empty / emptiness], for even the emptiest among you is full of mitzvot like the seeds of a pomegranate.

In effect he is saying that all Jews, even those who seem empty according to the rabbinic elite, are in fact practicing and committed.

Jeremys photoHow do we handle the cases of questions arising in real time where in halakha we simply get shut down? How do we maintain boundaries and not enter the inexorable slide down the slippery slope?

Reb Jeremy tells the story of receiving an email from a friend, a longstanding community member, faced with a quandary. His son was hoping to intermarry, under a chuppah, in the shul, with their community. The friend’s question was: would he (Reb Jeremy) take on the responsibility of explaining to the friend’s son why his request wasn’t possible? The man and his son had only recently reconciled, and he did not want to risk losing his relationship with his son. “He was asking if I would be the one to alienate his son by explaining that there was no possible way that such an event could be considered.”

This young man had removed himself from all things Jewish, Reb Jeremy notes — in effect saying, “you can’t fire me, I quit!” And Reb Jeremy was willing to see him that way too…until he remembered, “even the emptiest among you is like a pomegranate full of seeds.” His view of this young man had been transformed by R’ Shimon ben Lakish.

This young man might have been understood as the “rebellious son” from the Passover haggadah, the one who asks “what does all this mean to you?” (And the tradition says: “To you,” not “to us,” which shows that he doesn’t consider himself part of the community.) But why would a rebellious son even ask for a Jewish wedding with chuppah? And why wouldn’t we see that as him reaching back to the community?

Reb Jeremy’s teshuvah seeks to answer the question, Can a Jewish male who is a member of this specific synagogue marry a non-Jewish female under a chuppah in our sanctuary? He wanted to discern: “can halakha respond to the needs of Jews in the 21st century in a meaningful way? We no longer live under the yoke of hegemony. Society today is autonomous. To present unquestioned and unquestionable determinations is only to alienate a generation whose response is frequently, demonstrably, you can’t fire me — I quit.”

His synagogue is a small transdenominational group, Orthodox at its founding. Today forty percent of the families are in mixed marriages, and many others have spouses who are Jews by choice. His question speaks to the gerei toshav(strangers who dwell among us) in our community and their status. “I’ve watched how it’s the gerei toshav in our community who are keeping things going for us, who are going into the kitchen…!” (Laughter moves around the room; we’re all familiar with that phenomenon.)

We might, he suggests, substitute the term “permanent resident and citizen” for “stranger among us.” The ger toshav might be able to be an active participant in Jewish community life. (In this he draws on Reb Zalman’s thoughts.) His teshuvah explores how it might or might not be possible for such a wedding to take place and to be kiddushin, sanctified marriage according to traditional Jewish lights. In his teshuvah he explored five substantive questions:

Is halakha, as a specific ruling based on the interpretation of Torah, changeable when circumstances change? Can a Jew have conjugal relations with a non-Jew, providing the latter denounces idolatry and accepts the Noahide laws? Can a Jew engage into a valid contract with a non-Jew? Can the [traditional] ketubah become a true contract, rather than a pledge or bond which doesn’t require the signature of the bride? Does this in fact determine whether it is possible to be married under a chuppah in the sanctuary?

He argues that in fact if we do it right, such a wedding needs to be in the chuppah under the sanctuary! Because the contract between the two families is a covenantal relationship which needs to be honored. “My research indicated, to my surprise, that this wedding was possible in this way.”


In our break-out group afterwards (I choose to go to Reb Jeremy’s session), we talk more about his process and his understandings. We talk about what ger toshav means in different contexts — how do we understand that term here and now, how have others understood that term over time, and so on. What does it mean to be a “resident alien” within someone else’s dominant culture? How might a non-Jew locate themselves within the embrace of our culture, and be absorbed as a resident, and what are the implications of that?

People also talk about differences between civil marriages and Jewish religious marriages, and about the effectiveness or relevance of halakha on people who are not Jewish; about being a majority culture or a minority culture and how that makes a difference; about the kinds of ketubot we use and what it means when they’re not halakhic contracts.

It’s a really interesting and complicated conversation. Some of us who identify as post-halakhic don’t find these categories relevant or useful. Rabbi Burt Jacobson asks, “what kind of a Jewish community do we want to be living in? Does not Torah call us to love all people, and to draw them to Torah — not only Jews, but all people; isn’t that our task in Jewish Renewal?” Some argue that we can understand the gerei toshav as people who choose to become not Jews qua Jews, but part of the community of God-fearers.

Some ask whether we’re doing the tradition a disservice in not acknowledging that intermarriage can be a path toward losing continuity and losing the Jewish future. Others note that intermarriage can also be a doorway in, and that one reason that historically the children of intermarriages haven’t been brought up as knowledgeable Jews is that the Jewish community used to exile such families from our midst. (And, as a corollary: that it’s incumbent on us as people who live in a time of paradigm shift to change our community’s paradigm for thinking about these issues.)

We have to stop when the hour for lunch arrives — but I think we could have spent all day on this, and I’m sure that had I gone to one of the other two break-out groups (the one on cremains and the one on end-of-life issues), I would have found an equally deep, passionate, and thoughtful conversation.

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