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Bloggers note:  I wrote this prior to going to the March for Science on April 22, 2017.  While the march is over, I believe the teaching here remains relevant in helping  to understand the relationship of Judaism to science and its deeper implications for the era of fake facts and ...continue reading "Why This Rabbi Went to the March for Science on Shabbat"

Dear Readers, I invite your comments about this synopsis, especially those who have experienced our gatherings over the past 6 months.  RDG Panim Hadashot-New Faces A Synopsis of Our Emerging Community Version 1.7 New Faces-Panim Hadashot is a new community dedicated to revitalizing the practice of Jewish Hospitality.   The Hebrew ...continue reading "A Description of an Emerging Community: Panim Hadashot-New Faces"

By Rabbi Dov Gartenberg Erev Pesah, 2017/5771 Several years ago, one of my students for conversion to Judaism was invited with her Jewish boyfriend to a Seder in the local Orthodox community. A few days prior to the festival a guest who was coming to that Seder, upon hearing that ...continue reading "Closing or Opening the Door on Passover"