Posts Tagged: Jerusalem

Letter from Jerusalem: Reflections of a First-Year Rabbinic Student



By Eric L. Abbott Not too long ago, I was asked by the rabbi of my home congregation, Rabbi Peter Stein, to write about my experiences in Israel and at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion so far. I agreed, figuring it would be a fairly easy thing to do. In reality, this has turned […]

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The Pillar and the Dome



Michtav M’Yerushalyim November 19th, 2012 Dear friends and family members, We begin with a word of thanks to the incredible number of you who have called and/or written – to express solidarity with Israel as well as your concern for our personal well-being.  This ‘connectedness’ means the world to us. We will in particular forever […]

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Can It Be That Only Men Were at Sinai?



Can it be that only men were at Sinai? When we read the Asseret HaDibrot this Shavuot, do they apply only to men? Is there some proof that the brain power or the moral worth of a woman is less than a man? The answer to all of these questions is a resounding no. As […]

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A Special Purim in Jerusalem



By Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman Before we are overwhelmed by Passover preparations, I wanted to share a description of a unique Purim celebration here in Jerusalem. We have been struggling with increasing attempts of the Ultra-Orthodox to ban women from the public sphere (ha-adarat nashim in Hebrew).  Women members of Kol HaNeshama helped organize a women’s […]

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Settler Violence Comes to the City



When the founders of modern Zionism hoped that having a country of their own would make Jews like all other nations, they didn’t think that the Jews would adopt any of the despicable traits of the anti-Semites among whom they lived in dispersion. The aim of Zionism was not only to liberate the Jews from […]

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