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(What Are These Things) Material Judaism & Priestly Religion (Sarah Kayla Jacobs)

Yesterday at Ansche Chesed, Sarah Kaya Jacobs gave these words about some of the most arcane material in the Hebrew Bible: matters relating to the Tabernacle cult and the vestments of the High Priest, in particular. The material appears in … Continue reading

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American Jewish Future (Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl)

About universalism and particularism in the American synagogue, in-marriage and out-marriage, open space and closed space,  technology and prayer, ethnicity and race, religion and affect, Israel and the world, you can read here this interview with Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl of … Continue reading

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Genesis High Sublime English Bourgeois Dudgeon (Hertz Commentary)

At Ansche Chesed the old Hertz edition of Pentateuch & Haftorah sit off neglected in the row of pews to the right and to the left of the two large rows of pews occupying the center column of the sanctuary. There, … Continue reading

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Don’t Sell Guns to Idolators (Maimonides)

Apropos to the gun-murders in Florida, holding gun makers liable, and repealing the Second Amendment, this week in shul Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky at Ansche Chesed worked off this little piece of halakhah from the Mishne Torah, the code of law … Continue reading

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The Actors’ Temple in Hell’s Kitchen

Sundays now get us to, and around and about Hell’s Kitchen where we stumbled upon the Actors’ Temple, just off Broadway on 47th Street. What’s posted outside by way of information is more or less what I found on Wikipedia, … Continue reading

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(Only the New Survives) Religion & Real Estate (New York)

Another in a long line of articles featuring the sad, unforgiving tensions between religion and real estate in a secular age. This one is a wrenching article here in NYT featuring the edifice of Shaare Zedek (dedicated in 1923 after … Continue reading

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Muslim Refugees & Immigrants In The Synagogue ( A Note From The Liberal Pew)

Expressing deep shame about the Trump administration’s recent executive decision, yesterday at congregation Ansche Chesed in New York the rabbi voiced strong support of refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries. The expression of this kind of solidarity has a particular … Continue reading

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