The Torah emphasizes repeatedly that one only approaches the Holy with great fear and trepidation. On the day that the Tabernacle was dedicated, Aaron’s children were killed by the same sacrificial machinery that consumed Israel’s offerings. The ritual choreography which eventually...
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Tag: Wailing Wall
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To Read: Fouad Ajami tells the story of how a liberal-minded orator began using drones, and wonders why his foreign-policy liberal mindedness at this point only seems to manifest itself as a reluctance...
August 20, 2012 | 12:08 pm
For those who do not receive emails from the Israeli Reform Movement’s Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), I refer the following to you for your information and for action. Anat Hoffman, the Executive Director of IRAC sent this notice out this morning and it is self-explanatory...
October 27, 2011 | 5:20 pm
I’m the dry-eyed one in the family. I’m the one who gives the eulogies at funerals because I can get through them without breaking down, the one who doesn’t need tissues to watch “Beaches” or “Terms of Endearment”. I come from a family who buys stock in Kleenex, going...
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June 12, 2007 | 10:31 pm
Bimbo—Betty Boop’s canine companion in all those old Max Fleischer cartoons—liberates his inner Jew to fly to the Wailing Wall (kotel) in Jerusalem in this new homage to animator Fleischer.
Bimboim (the dog formerly known as Bimbo) wants to leave a message for God at the wall, but getting there is not as easy as he expects! :-)
Extra credit question:
Why does Bimboim’s prayer fly directly to Heaven?