reflection by Genevieve Greinetz, rabbinic intern

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    For me, mundane life is one of the biggest spiritual challenges. When I am not on retreat, when things are settled and “uninteresting” in my life, when I am ...

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    14.06.19 01:52 PM - Comment(s)

    By: Genevieve Greinetz, Rabbinic Intern


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    In scouring over Parshat Emor, I found myself skipping over the horrendous parts of it. The parsha begins by relaying that all people who “have a defect” are not allow...

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    12.05.19 10:38 AM - Comment(s)

    By: Rabbi Sara Brandes


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    Were you to wonder if there is such a thing as Jewish mindfulness, you would need look no further than Parashat Kedoshim, which we read in Israel this Shabbat. For in it we find the cla...

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    08.05.19 06:50 AM - Comment(s)

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    With Pesach ending and the Counting of the Omer beginning, it might feel as though the last thing we need is for this week’s parasha to introduce another major holiday into the mix. However, the repentance r...

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    25.04.19 09:11 AM - Comment(s)

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    Each week, we’ll explore a practice theme that arises in the weekly Torah portion. This week’s parasha “Tazria" is all about life, how its made and the magic and messiness of being sensual beings.

    To make sen...

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    19.04.19 10:28 AM - Comment(s)