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Judaism Is Difficult, No Point In Watering It Down
Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler said Einstein. Donniel Hartman writes: Herein lays the new Catch-22 of contemporary Jewish life: In order to reach the numbers we need, we have to dumb down our message … Continue reading
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Mazal Tov! Shannon Orand Married!
Here she is on onlysimchas (wedding was Aug. 19 in Houston)! Jack Nuszen is the lucky man. Here’s the dramatic back story to Shannon Orand’s Jewish journey.
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‘We’ve Got To Get You A Wife’
Until a Jewish community tries to get you a wife, you’re not really a part of it. You may attend its functions but you’re not part of the community. At various stops in my Jewish journey, I’ve become part of … Continue reading
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Taking The Jewish Thing Seriously
I email a friend who’s just moved to LA: You should live in Pico/Robertson or Fairfax/La Brea if you want to do the Jewish thing… If you end up having to drive to shul on shabbos, it is a very … Continue reading
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The Return Of Chavi The Convert
From my live cam chat: YourMoralLeader: what’s new in your jewish journey chavi? reading anything good? YourMoralLeader: saw your new blog posts Chavi: Thanks 🙂 Where is ElShaddai, anyhow? YourMoralLeader: wherever you invite him in Chavi: Ha ha … Chavi: … Continue reading
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