Posts Tagged ‘secular’

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Weekly Torah Portion – The Blessings In Life

Parshat KiTavo: Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8; Isaiah 60-1-22. A friend of mine recently moved to Flatbush. He’s doing comedy in the city, but Manhattan apartment prices have pushed him deep into Brooklyn, so now he’s surrounded by yeshivahs and delis rather than upscale boutiques and … well, I guess still delis. He grew up in a secular…

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This Narrow Space

Sandee Brawarsky Special to the Jewish News A cancer doctor’s memoir of his years at Hadassah Medical Center crosses cultural, religious and political divides. One of Elisha Waldman’s patients at Hadassah Medical Center’s pediatric oncology department is a 9-year old Palestinian girl from a village near Jericho. She has a large tumor on her leg,…

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ELI Talks In Detroit!

Two local lecturers to be featured. ELI Talks are coming to Detroit! The program, which produces videotaped lectures on diverse Jewish topics and makes them available to a broad audience online, will be at Repair the World in Detroit’s Mexicantown district June 18, 19 and 20. Two Detroiters, Abi Taylor-Abt and Rabbi Dan Horwitz, are…

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Keeping The Faith

The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival celebrates 25 years of uniting three distinct religious organizations with pieces ranging from traditional to techno. Three congregations — representing three different faiths — are celebrating 25 years of making beautiful music together. The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival — an initiative sponsored by Temple Beth El, St. Hugo…

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Inga R. Wilson and Drew Parker in Hard Love

Hard Love At The JET

JET brings to the stage a romance fraught with tension and the dynamics of religion. In the opening scene of Motti Lerner’s Hard Love on the JET stage, Zvi (Drew Parker) and Hannah (Inga R. Wilson) are meeting for the first time since their divorce 20 years earlier. Hannah has asked Zvi to come to…

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High Holiday Traditions

Secular and Humanistic Jews keep some familiar themes, but follow their own drumbeats. Andrea Liberman is pleased that the frequently moving Sholem Aleichem Institute (SAI) is holding its High Holiday assemblies this year at the Steinway Piano Gallery Recital Hall in Commerce Township. The location is closer to home and, as always, will give her…

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