Category Archives: Reform Judaism

Converting Through Reform Judaism

Joe emails: “Hey, I was wondering. Can I join Reform Judaism and Also be considered a “real” jew, only to join the Reform Synagogue to study the Torah and go threw the conversion process to learn, BUT NOT agree with … Continue reading

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Gunther Plaut Was 99

The Jerusalem Post headline is: “Reform Movement mourns passing of Gunther Plaut” Well, I think more than just Reform Jews mourn the passing of this congregational rabbi and Bible scholar. One of the first Jewish books I read was Gunther … Continue reading

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The Synagogue In America: A Short History by Marc Lee Raphael

This is a superb new book. I just picked it up at the library and I can’t put it down. It has lots of stories about Los Angeles in general and Pico-Robertson in particular. On page 95, professor Raphael writes: … Continue reading

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Debbie Friedman Is Dead

JTA reports: Debbie Friedman, a popular singer and songwriter who is widely credited with reinvigorating synagogue music, has died. Friedman died Sunday after being hospitalized in Southern California for several days with pneumonia. She was in her late 50s. “Debbie … Continue reading

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Are Liberals Open-Minded?

Dennis Prager writes: I can personally attest to the closed-mindedness among Jewish liberals. Despite having written two best-selling Jewish books and hundreds of articles on Jewish issues, and having lectured to virtually every major Jewish organization in North America for … Continue reading

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