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The Blissful Minyan

By David Suissa

August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm


Shlomo Carlebach and Rabbi Eliezer Garner at Montreal Ashram
For a minute, as I stood near the entrance of my home, I could have sworn I was in Jerusalem. We were in that moment of... read full article
  • My Holywood Moment

    By David Suissa

    August 2, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was your classic indie film set. Small crew. Cool Italian cameraman with a Fedora hat and the studied nonchalance of someone who's been there before. A grunge looking lighting guy who probably has alternative rock on his iPod. A few grips and assistants running around setting up...
  • Dumbing Down Judaism

    By David Suissa

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    You can't talk about Jewish philanthropy without talking about Jewish priorities. For many years now, a huge priority for the American Jewish community has been to fight assimilation -- what is elegantly called "Jewish continuity." It's a priority that is rarely challenged. How do...
  • Brachacadabra

    By David Suissa

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    You haven't lived until you've waited three hours in a cramped living room waiting to see a Chasidic rebbe so that you can ask him, at 1 a.m., for a bracha to meet the man of your dreams; or for your wife to recover from cervical cancer; or to do well in your med school entrance...
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  • Laughing for Unity

    By David Suissa

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was one of the stranger events I've attended since I moved to the hood.

    A friend sent me an e-mail telling me I "can't miss" this Jerusalem rabbi's one-man show Sunday night at Beth Jacob Congregation. I opened the e-mail a few minutes before show time, so, on a whim, I ran over...

  • Marry first, date later

    By David Suissa

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It was a short but fascinating discussion. I had about a dozen singles over for Friday night dinner -- as part of Lori Pietruszka's "Shabbat in the Hood" program to connect Jewish singles with a Shabbat experience -- when a cryptic exchange caught my attention.

    Someone mentioned that...

  • Not your grandfather’s shtibl

    By David Suissa

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    As we walked back from shul on a recent Shabbat, my friend and neighbor David Myers asked me if I was "comfortable" with the service we had just attended.

    He asked me that question, because I'd mentioned that I'm not used to a service where they don't separate the men and the...
  • Biblical Davening

    By David Suissa

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It must have been quite a scene, and quite a neighborhood. Boys as young as 3 waking up at 5 a.m. with their fathers and brothers and walking to their shuls for the morning prayers. Hundreds of men -- grandfathers, fathers, teenagers, little boys -- going to meet God when the sun...

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