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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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Morality, Religion, Politics (Congressman Jerrold Nadler on Iran Deal, Israel, & Syrian Refugees)

It was very moving to hear Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) before a full house this Shabbat at Ansche Chesed explaining his vote in favor of the Iran Deal, his thoughts about Israel and Palestine, and his support for Syrian refugees. Delivered from … Continue reading

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Paris, Peace, and War (Psalm 120)

Today’s Torah reading in the synagogue was parshat Toldot from Genesis.  It’s theme was enmity. It includes the shepherd war between Isaac and the Philistines of Gerar alongside the more famous enmity between Jacob and Esau. Instead of prayers for … Continue reading

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New Jewish Life (Washington Heights)

Interesting article in the Forward, which you can read here, about new Jewish life in the Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods in upper Manhattan. Part of what works are: old synagogue infrastructure, neighborhood gentrification, young people, urban style, population-demographic diversity, … Continue reading

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