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5 Things I’d Like Non-Reform Jews to Know About Reform Jews

1) We are not secular. We are Reform Jews. 2) We have a love of God, Torah, and Israel. But probably not in the same way you do. Actually, really not in the same way you do. But valid and authentic nonetheless. 3) While many of us are not observant in the “traditional” way, most … Continue reading

shhhh . . . I’m religious . . .

What’s that now?  You say Reform Jews are not Orthodox?  That’s true . . . I didn’t say Orthodox.  I said “religious“. Religion is a collection of cultural systems, belief systems, and worldviews that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values.[1] Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories … Continue reading

After This Weekend, How Can I NOT Post?

A weekend filled with loss and sadness. The Jewish people have lost one of their bright lights, Debbie Friedman, zichronah livracha.  So many were profoundly influenced by her music and her neshamah.  She leaves us a beautiful yerushah (inheritance), and in my opinion is single-handedly responsible for making prayer meaningful again to many Jews who … Continue reading

NFL Chassid: a mid-game conversion

Haha.  I have no idea if I used that sports term correctly; it just sounded good in relation to the following video about an NFL star who won a superbowl with the Green Bay Packers and is now Orthodox.