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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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(Red & White) Churches & Synagogue (Greenpoint)

The other week I stumbled across these red-brick and white brick churches and a synagogue in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. They are well preserved historical structures that are still-functioning religious institutions. The buildings reflect national and religious origins that … Continue reading

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Cuban-Hebrew Miami Gaudi

I don’t think I’ve seen a synagogue exterior quite like this one. Menachem Feuer posted on FB this photo of Temple Beth Shmuel in Miami. It looks like a sand castle, ala Antoni Gaudi, but a bit more restrained. Designed … Continue reading

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