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  • Countercultural spirit lives on at iconic 1960s havurah

    3 weeks ago

    To certain first-time visitors to Havurat Shalom, the congregation’s prayer room may look remarkably familiar.

    From the macrame Jewish star adorning the ark and the Middle Eastern-style lamp serving as a ner tamid to the pillows on a bare floor and the sparely decorated walls,...

  • Make Days Count

    By Rabbi Toba August

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When I was in my early 30s I joined a havurah, a group of professionals seeking a deeper Jewish involvement. And during this time of year, just after Passover, we didn't know what to do with the counting of the Omer. How could we make it relevant and purposeful?

    We studied the...

  • ‘Jews for Jihad’ Just for Starters

    By Amy Klein

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Go Ahead, Make My Shabbos!" No, it's not Clint Eastwood turning religious, but a slogan on a T-shirt and coffee mug at Jewschool store, a Web site offering cheeky sloganned goods like T-shirts, underwear, caps, pins and bags.

    The "Ghetto" tote, for example, which totes the...

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