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Book Review: Lew’s This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared

This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared: The Days of Awe as a Journey of Transformation Allan Lew A meditation on the Jewish High Holidays by one of the most important reform rabbis of the last fifty years. A … Continue reading

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Fishkoff’s The Rebbe’s Army

The Rebbe’s Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch, Sue Fishkoff “Excuse me sir, are you jewish?” If you live in New York and you look even remotely like an Ashkenazi jew, you’ve been asked this question. The people doing the … Continue reading

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100 Days of Milo: Day 26 — Interesting Gers

As regular readers of this site might know, I’m what they call a “jew by choice” or, in the parlance, a Ger. It’s a bit of a strange place to be and I’m fascinated by the stories of other people … Continue reading

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Interesting Gers: Sammy Davis Jr.

God, what a life. Born in Harlem to a vaudeville performer, Davis faced physical and verbal abuse in an integrated army unit, returned to the states to become first a popular cabaret singer, and eventually, one of the most famous … Continue reading

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100 Days of Milo: Day 25 — Hebrew

We’re 1/4 of the way done with this stupid 100 days of Milo idea. Still a long way to go! Today’s featured page continues our focus on Judaism with a resource page for learning Biblical Hebrew something I really need … Continue reading

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100 Days of Milo: Day 24 — Judaism

Last week’s 100 days of Milo focused on the classical world, this week, we’ll focus on Judaism.  I converted to Judaism about six years ago and since then, I’ve studied the religion (and Hebrew), on and off. Here’s a basic … Continue reading

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Review: Kaplan’s Jewish Meditation

Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide Aryeh Kaplan A bit of a disappointment. I was hoping to find here a reading of Jewish spiritual life as mediation. What I found instead was a book that, in my opinion, tried to squeeze … Continue reading

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