Rabbinical Assembly Convention

I just returned from the Annual Convention of Conservative Rabbis. The setting this year was a little bit different and out of the box – it was in Las Vegas, and the theme of the convention was, “Out of the Box Judaism.” The conference was extremely stimulating and intellectually rewarding.   One of the things …

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Reuters Insensitivity

I was shocked and appalled to learn of the conscious stylistic choice on the part of Reuters to refer to a terrorist attack in Israel as, “Israel’s term for a Palestinian strike.” A bomb going off amidst civilians aimed at causing irreparable injury and loss of life surely seems to me to qualify as a …

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Out of the Box Judaism

April 2, 2011    I have a bit of a dilemma this morning. I have just returned from a very stimulating rabbinic conference where I studied some fascinating texts, had interesting discussions with other rabbis on a wide range of issues, participated in two private off the record meetings for a small group of rabbis …

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