Posts Tagged ‘Rabbi’

Rabbi Daniel Syme: A ‘Distinguished Warrior’

Urban League to honor Rabbi Daniel Syme at its 40th annual dinner March 21. By Jackie Headapohl Rabbi Daniel B. Syme, rabbi emeritus at Temple Beth El, has been chosen as a “Distinguished Warrior” by the Urban League of Detroit and will be honored at its 40th annual dinner on Thursday, March 21, at the…

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This Week’s Torah Portion: Appropriate Appearance

Parshat Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20-30:10; Ezekiel 43:10-27. By Rabbi Simone Schicker I often find people come to me to express their belief that much of Torah is irrelevant in their life, that it is outdated. That Jews in the modern world, without a Mishkan or Temple, have little to learn from much of the Torah. This…

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Loren Jacobs speaking at a rally

Trying to Make Sense of Messianic “Judaism”

Editor’s Note: We asked Rabbi Jason Miller to explain to readers why there was such an uproar over a Messianic “rabbi” delivering a prayer at a political rally last week. With the controversy last week of Loren Jacobs, a leader of a Bloomfield Hills church who calls himself a “rabbi,” delivering a politically charged invocation…

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The Balancing Act Of Marriage And Family

Because of the onslaught of holidays in the fall, we haven’t had the opportunity to meet with our rabbi on a weekly basis. This time has given us the opportunity to navigate some very difficult aspects of relationships, including balancing our relationship with family issues and other responsibilities. As our schedule and lives have somewhat…

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Simchat Torah – The Jewish Literacy Day

By Rabbi Dr Raymond Apple Simchat Torah is probably the only religious festival anywhere that celebrates a book. Most religions – Judaism too – make grand occasions out of historical anniversaries. Many celebrate great thinkers, mentors, martyrs and spiritual leaders. Many have times of supreme joy interspersed with times of supreme tragedy. But no other religion…

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Celebrity Jews – News Shows & Emmy Round-Up

NEW SHOW CATCH-UP AND LOOK AHEAD Now streaming on Hulu is The First, an eight-episode limited (i.e., no second season) series about the first mission to Mars. Sean Penn, 58, stars as an astronaut selected for the mission. Reviews have praised Penn’s performance and the series in general. Critics say that the show takes too…

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Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig

Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig Passes Away

September 26, 2002 Rabbi Zerach Warhaftig, a founder of Israel’s National Religious Party and a signer of the Declaration of Independence passed away at the age of 96 in Jerusalem. Born in Belorussia, Warhaftig became involved in the religious Zionist Mizrahi movement in his teens in Poland, serving as a delegate to the Zionist Congress…

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Terror Victim Ari Fuld, 45, Laid To Rest In Kfar Etzion

Thousands of people gathered at the Kfar Etzion cemetery in Israel just before midnight Sept. 16 to eulogize and lay to rest Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four living in Judea whose fight against the terrorist who stabbed him earlier in the day earned him acclaim throughout the country as a hero. “You were…

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Rabbi Yehuda Kaplan shows off two shofars from his collection. Photo by Yona Burstyn

Horns And More

Rochel Burstyn Contributing Writer Local rabbi shares his collection of shofars to educate others. Many folks are preparing for Rosh Hashanah by dusting their shofars and practicing their blowing, but Rabbi Yehuda Kaplan of Oak Park is not actually a baal tokaya (shofar blower). If he were going to practice blowing all his shofars, it…

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Brandon Klein leads a meditation class.

Jewish Paths

Meditation is a way to connect with yourself, others this season. Approaching the High Holiday season, most would not think to bring any meditation or mindfulness skills they learned on a yoga mat or a meditation workshop along to High Holiday services. But Brandon Klein, who left a doctoral program in psychology at Hofstra University…

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