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Category Archives: Beth Am
Conservative Judaism 2017: ‘God Is Without Boundaries’
The Hebrew word for holiness, kadosh, means “separate” or “boundary.” The essence of Judaism is boundaries between Jew and gentile, between the Sabbath and the other days of the week, between man and women, human and animal, adults and children, … Continue reading
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Are Women More Spiritual?
David Suissa writes: That idea is a woman’s spiritual edge over man. I got a taste of that edge last Friday night at Temple Beth Am, where a packed house welcomed their new cantor, Magda Fishman, a soulful trumpet player … Continue reading
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The Chief Rabbinate v. The Jewish People – A Lecture with Bambi Sheleg
Can’t get fairer than that. 7:40 p.m. Temple Beth Am. The head of the synagogue’s Israel committee waxes enthusiastic about their recent trip to the Holy Land. The highlight? Joking around with some cool rabbis who introduced themselves with their … Continue reading
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My First Experience Of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
1:20 p.m. I change my shirt to the long-sleeved grey one. Then on with the blue jeans. I slop on some sun screen. I rub it all over my face and then around the back of my neck. Am I … Continue reading
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Whatever Happened To Deportment Among Conservative Rabbis?
Last week I wondered why the head of American Jewish University’s rabbinics program publishes photos of himself in jeans and a tye-dye t-shirt. Can you imagine Saul Lieberman doing that? I also wonder the Ziegler School of Rabbinics is run … Continue reading
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