An Illegal Mourners Kaddish: Mid-Summer Note From Jerusalem
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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, […]
Resurrection, Revisited: Can the Synagogue Survive? Here’s how.
“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 […]
Amichai Lau-Lavie June 17,2014 I don’t go to church much. It’s more likely that you’ll find me at a synagogue. But there, also, rarely on a weekly basis. Based on recent research – I am part of the growing trend among liberal American Christians and Jews under 50 who are losing their religion. Or at […]