Parshah Mas’ei: The Stories We Tell

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Finally, the indefatigable Israelites find themselves on the cusp of homecoming. They have survived 40 years of wandering towards a pledged and elusive future. Not quite lost, but lacking a fixed and known trajectory. They have endured innumerable deaths. Countless births. Love burst into life again and again, and hearts were torn to pieces. Alliances […]

Join Rabbi Patrick + PunkTorah Community @ LimmudFest 2014

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I hope you will join me at Limmudfest, this Labor Day weekend (August 29th-September 1st) at Ramah Darom in Clayton, GA. LimmudFest is like a Shabbaton meets summer camp for all ages. A multi-day retreat organized by a community of volunteers: Jews from all walks of life, all Jewish backgrounds, all lifestyles and all ages, […]

The Jewish Encounter: Jewish Learning In Atlanta (sponsored post)

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Rabbi Mitch Cohen at Darshan Yeshiva (along with Dr. Steve Chervin), are leading a terrific series of Judaism classes in Atlanta! JE 101 is a 20-week introduction to Judaism class for Jews and non-Jews, couples and singles, who are interested in exploring the role of Jewish identity in their lives. Jewish Encounter addresses both the […]

Three Weeks of…well…The Three Weeks!

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Want to know more about the Three weeks and Tisha B’Av? Then you have come to the right place… First, we have a very academic video narrated by Rachel Esther on the holidays. Did you know that listening to music is generally forbidden during this time? Check out a cool post about someone who disagrees […]

Parshah Matot: When Commitment Means Breaking Vows

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Trigger warning: this post contains important, personal references to eating disorders. If you or someone you love is struggling with an eating disorder, please visit the National Eating Disorders Association for information and referrals. There are times when I sense within me a power of greater magnitude than any in this world. I feel grounded […]