A Window Into My World, or How Jimi Hendrix Brings Us All Together

*This happened a number of years ago, and I’m writing about it now because, well, I finally got around to it.  I thought I would share a little bit of the Rebbetzin side of things – my thoughts when we socialize in conjunction with members of our temple.  It’s something people ask me about a … Continue reading

Parashat Balak

I leave you for this Shabbat with a great d’var Torah written by a guy I’ve never met :)  Michael Greenberg is an elementary school teacher in Staten Island, NY, and a member of Congregation Knesseth Israel in Bound Brook, NJ.  Not to be cliche, but we met on Facebook.  We have a mutual friend, … Continue reading

Orthodox Week Here at TRR: Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval

Our closer for Orthodox week is Rebbetzin Ruchi Koval, who, together with her husband Rabbi Sruly Koval, serves the awesome JFX community here in CLE.  Rebbetzin Koval, amongst her many other teaching and JFX responsibilities, is the author of Out of the Ortho Box, a blog whose mission is to “unite us through education, respect, … Continue reading

Marriage Equality and US Politics

Yep.  I’m going there. See my sidebar for discussion guidelines.  Lashon hara or nastiness will be deleted. This issue has overtaken not only national politics, but people’s common sense.  It’s a ridiculous corollary to put forth that once men and women start marrying their own gender, suddenly people are going to want to marry their … Continue reading

Reform Judaism, by Rabbi Rebecca Schorr

This post was kindly written by my Blog Colleague Rabbi Rebecca Schorr of the blog Frume Sarah.  It gives a short, but comprehensive view of some core principles that define the Reform Movement.  This is by no means complete, but it addresses some questions we’ve had via a few posts on Out of the Ortho … Continue reading

5 Things You May Not Know About Reform Judaism

This is really just a few facts.  My blog-bud Frume Sarah will be writing a guest post shortly that is more detailed about some of the things Reform Judaism does and does not believe.  But, to start, did you know that: 1) the Reform Movement originated in Germany in the nineteenth century, and that it … Continue reading