Tag Archives: yom tov

I Love Therapy

I walk in filled with shame and despair. I see my life squeezed of hope. There are so few options. I’m doomed to repeat my sins. Then I speak and stammer and close my eyes and shift in my seat … Continue reading

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Reforming Orthodox Judaism

Joe emails: 1. No second day of Yom Tov. 2. Davening should be shortened to just the shema, the shemonah esreh and the psalm of the day. The rest of the time alloted should be for communal and interactive torah … Continue reading

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New Torah

Rabbi Gil Students writes: Meorot Journal 7:1, September 2008/Tishrei 5769 (link) Introduction to the Tishrei 5769 Edition by Dr. Eugene Korn "Dat Ha-Emet" in Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah by R. Chaim Rapoport Maimonides’ "True Religion": For Jews or All Humanity? A … Continue reading

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Time Off From God

This morning the rabbi said there should be no time off from God. He bemoaned how kids in his religious school were unaware of the Torah portions between the middle of Bamidbar (Numbers) and the beginning of Devarim (Deuteronomy) because … Continue reading

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It Was Long And Hot

I’m referring to my Passover. Like all Jewish holidays with the extra day of yom tov (holy day) because we live in the diaspora, it was more of an endurance test than a spiritual uplift. I want to join Dennis … Continue reading

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