Category Archives: Interesting Links

Learning to Love Leviticus: Parashat Vayikra

This post is dedicated to the memory of Steve Miller, one of our community’s Torah study leaders, who passed away unexpectedly around this time two years ago. We miss you, Steve. From the folks at G-dcast: I Didn’t Believe My … Continue reading

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Please Help Send My Friend Erika to Israel

A young, passionate convert is trying to raise money to take her first trip to Israel on a trip with Nehirim, Keshet, and A Wider Bridge, who are organizing an awesome journey through the Negev, Jersualem, Tel Aviv, and the Golan … Continue reading

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Chesterfield to Jerusalem: The Journey of Yisrael Moshe Chaim

This Piece Also Appears on My Jerusalem Post Blog An El Al plane had just rolled to a stop at the airport near Tel Aviv. In it sat a young African-American man, looking out the window. “Ow wow, we’re here,” … Continue reading

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The Other Jewish Food: A Cook’s Tour of Central Asian Jewish Cuisine

Gearing up to host a Night Out for CRC, an annual dinner party fundraiser for our community. I haven’t done serious cooking in quite a while, and I’m diving into this one full force, building a six-course meal for fifteen … Continue reading

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The Prayer Problem

Setting aside time every day for prayer is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It’s like learning how to sit up straight all the time. You try your best, but more often than not, you come up short. … Continue reading

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Intro to Judaism at MyJewishLearning.com

I’m a big fan of http://www.myjewishlearning.com, which is a great source for commentary, recipes, and basic nuts-and-bolts learning about Jewish culture, history, and observance. Rarely have they put out content as good as this: a one-page hub linking to all … Continue reading

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Why Straight People Go to Gay Synagogues: Holy Chutzpah

I came across an article in HaAretz that spoke to me on so many levels. The title reached out and grabbed me first, Why Straight People Go to Gay Synagogues, and it went into the communal life of majority GBLT … Continue reading

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Here’s Your Kippah. Welcome to the Minefield!

Part of creating a Jewish identity in the 21st-century Diaspora is entering into a relationship — however thin, however distant, however indirect — with Eretz Yisrael, what we now call the state of Israel, and its ancient, layered complexities. I … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Jewish Prayer

Via MyJewishLearning.com: Prayer is the most difficult thing I do all day. Why? I have so much heavy, ugly baggage from growing up in the rural south at the highest (or maybe lowest) point of the Reagan years. My family … Continue reading

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