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  • The Pilgrim exchange, part 2: ‘The prayer whisperer’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 21, 2014 | 3:29 am

    Lee Kravitz is the author of the memoir Unfinished Business and the former editor in chief of Parade magazine. Previously, he was founding editor of React magazine and an editorial director of Scholastic Inc. Kravitz is president of Youth Communication, a publisher of writing by...

  • Letters to the editor: Murders in Israel, coexistence, Jewish Renewal and more

    July 16, 2014 | 8:58 am

    Deadly Impact

    This crime hasn’t any impact on my feelings for Israel (“Does the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir Make You Doubt Israel? It Should,” July 11). The national response to the crime might. But not the crime itself. 

    If the sentiment to kill Palestinians because they are...

  • Remembering Reb Zalman, a blessing

    July 9, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi (Reb Zalman), an ordained Lubavitch rabbi,  founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, and one of the most profound and important Jewish thinkers of our age, was born in Zhovka, Poland ( now Ukraine), in 1924 and died on July 3, 2014, in Boulder, Colo....

  • Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, father of Jewish Renewal, dies

    July 3, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the father of the Jewish Renewal movement, has died at age 89.

    A maverick rabbi who started out in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, Schachter-Shalomi transitioned over time toward a New Age, neo-Chasidic approach, gaining a substantial following on...

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  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks...

  • Petition Congress: Give shalom a chance!  Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Give shalom a chance! 

    Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    Dear friends,

    That is not just a slogan. We need to act on it, because others are acting against it – trying to torpedo diplomacy. And they might win, unless we act.

    If they do win,  they will actually make it more...

  • Briefs: Hamas kills off faux Mickey Mouse; Rabbi named to new British cabinet

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm


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    Hamas Kills Off Its 'Mickey Mouse'

    Hamas plans to replace the Mickey Mouse look-alike that was killed off in its controversial children's program.

    Reuters this week quoted producers at Hamas' Al-Aqsa Television as saying that Farfur, which drew international...
  • The last Danssa, Conejo eruv fiasco blamed on Jews

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Cafe Danssa

    The article written by Karla Blume about her family business was poignant, warm, loving ("Silence Replaces Music at Folk Dancing Mecca," Feb. 2). I wish I could have visited Cafe Danssa. Although I am a ballroom dancer, I mourn the loss of any dance venue.

    Liz
    via...

  • Renewal seeks consistency in its rabbinical training

    By Sue Fishkoff

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Karyn Berger, a slight, dark-haired woman wearing a royal blue tallit, steps up to the microphone to introduce herself and her four colleagues. All are about to be ordained as Jewish Renewal spiritual leaders -- two rabbis, two rabbinic pastors and one cantor.

    "We were born in...

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