Monthly Archives: March 2019

Mar 29

28 March 2019

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Dear Friends, There’s a lot of things I love doing being a rabbi– but perhaps chief among them is helping to make new Jews through teaching and facilitating conversions. This past Tuesday was a milestone for me in this regard, as I had the pleasure to sit, for the first time, on a Beit Din […]

Mar 22

21 March 2019

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Dear Friends, Forgive the short dispatch today! As it is Purim, I have had the immense pleasure of spending most of the day delivering the Mishlo’ach Manot bags made by Cheder to a variety of you. This particular activity is immensely fun– an experience I can only guess compares to that of Santa’s theoretical elves. […]

Mar 15

14 March 2019

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Dear Friends, As you surely know, Purim is nearly upon us! Many find it hard to believe that Purim is a legitimate Jewish holiday– as it seems to be so much at odds with the somber, historicised, self-flagellating tone which many ascribe to Jewish holiday observance. In contrast, Purim is all about inversion: the weak […]

Mar 07

7 March 2019

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A manual wheelchair, a motorised wheelchair, and a set of each with a man or a woman seated in them. A probing cane used by the blind, along with a set with a man and a woman each using it. An ear with a hearing aid. A person (generic), or a woman, or a man, […]

Mar 01

28 February 2019

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Dear Friends, Shabbat is such a pillar of Jewish life, that when we talk about those who are ‘religious’ or ‘observant’ (both complex and problematic terms themselves) we tend to rely on the Hebrew descriptor of Shomrei Shabbat– those who guard Shabbat. Clearly that instruction is embedded from the very root of our tradition in […]