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  • Elul and Jewish pluralism

    By Roberto Loiederman

    May 15, 2013 | 2:14 pm

    A typical study session for Elul, a pluralistic Israel-based beit midrash (house of study), doesn’t confine itself to a discussion of Abraham’s journey in Genesis. It naturally segues into a rabbinical story about the patriarch breaking his father’s idols, followed by a poem by the...

  • Jewish pluralism in Israel: It’s flourishing

    April 23, 2013 | 4:41 pm

    While American Jews haven’t been looking — or have been looking in the wrong places — Jewish pluralism in Israel is booming. But like most things in Israel it looks much different than Jewish pluralism in the United States. In Israel, Jewish pluralism takes place almost totally...

  • Bringing Dr. King Into the Beit Midrash

    By Rabbi Yehudah Mirsky

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Oddly, or perhaps not for a product of the Orthodox yeshiva world, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., profoundly shaped my religious life. His life story, with all its achievements, failures, complexities and wonders, is, like the lives of all spiritual giants, its own text and source...

  • Temple Still Stands

    By Reb Mimi Feigelson

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Yonah has a question and I thought that you would have the answer." This was the father's sentence that broke the silence of my learning in the empty beit midrash in Jerusalem some five summers ago.

    Yonah and his father had wandered into the beit midrash a few moments before,...

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