The Final 5 Words from the “Toracle”

“Today is the official post High Holy Day season. It’s been a packed two months of prepping and praying, blogging and singing; conversations about silence and activism, love and re:love, our role in public and private racism, and what it means to have the chance to restart our lives, again, for good. Thank you all for showing up, for sharing feedback, for generously loving and supporting us in so many ways. Our survey and pledge lines are still open…”

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Beit Midrash Israeli

Beit Midrash Israeli November 16, 2016 @ 8:00pm RSVP for Location Facilitated by Rabbi Amichai, Beit Midrash Israeli is a community led initiative that brings together Israelis monthly who wish to explore Jewish, Israeli and other text through a modern, secular view. Please note, this session is facilitated in Hebrew. RSVP Here Upcoming Dates: November […]

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An Illegal Mourners Kaddish: Mid-Summer Note From Jerusalem

This morning I recited the Mourners Kaddish at the Western Wall as an illegal act of protest and prayer. Just another day in this surreal reality infected by a combination of fear-based religion, good intentions gone wild, and brutal summer heat. Inevitably it got me thinking about the major challenges facing the global Jewish community, […]

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Talking Love and Sex

What can Judaism and Jewish tradition teach us about love and intimacy? Our ownSeth Cohen asked Israel-born educator, writer and performer Amichai Lau-Lavie, who talked sex and relationships at Rekindle: A Shabbat Studio last month, to tell us. The founding director of Storahtelling and the founder of Lab/Shul, a New York City-based initiative focused on exploring experimental […]

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Activate the Longest Night & Shortest Fast

“What’s the secret of survival during a Scandinavian winter?” I ask my hosts, late this past Friday night, as we walked along Stockholm streets, the Baltic Sea winds blowing not so gently. “Layers” is the immediate answer, followed by “patience.” These seem to be the best answers to a lot of things – not only the long […]

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