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Velveteen Rabbi’s Passover Haggadah

Once again, the Velveteen Rabbi has updated her Passover Haggadah for the imminent arrival of Pesach 2012. What’s different? According to the good Rabbi: “…I want this edition to be user-friendly for a broad congregational audience, while still retaining the poetry and the beauty which make it my haggadah. So I trimmed it down — 48 pages instead of 82. Of course, I also wound up... read more

Welcome! !ברוכים הבאים Read Me First If You’re New Here!

photo credit: disparkys I wanted to take a minute and offer a hearty “Bruchim HaBa’im” – welcome – to any new readers who’ve wandered over here from the Cleveland Jewish News. An article that appeared in this week’s edition (“Connect with each other on CJN Connect“) listed a number of sites “by or of interest to members of the Cleveland Jewish community.”  If you want... read more

CROSSPOST: Not Religious, but Spiritual (and BORING)

While she hails from a different tradition, I DEEPLY appreciated Lillian Daniel’s observations, and wanted to share them during this introspective month of Elul. You can read the original post here Riffing on Ms. Daniel’s theme, I think that Elul offers us the opportunity to explore the boundaries of what might be our comfortable habits, and approach a God who is not always convenient, not... read more

Chosen, Choosing, Choices

Over on Open Source Judaism, Aaron has taken a look at the whole “Chosen People” topic, viewed through the lens of Harry Potter (also Chosen, but not quite in the same way). One of his points caught my eye: “We became chosen because God chose us. Nothing more, nothing less.” I take issue with that idea – we weren’t just lucky winners in some galactic lottery. As I said... read more

Welcome to CJN Readers!

photo credit: disparkys I wanted to take a minute and offer a hearty “Bruchim HaBa’im” – welcome –  to any new readers who’ve wandered over here from the Cleveland Jewish News. An article that appeared in this week’s edition (“Foods That Elevate“) profiles the early years of the EdibleTorah experience, and how it went from an informal social gathering into the trend-setting... read more

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