Posts Tagged ‘Ten Commandments’

Tom Fox

A Living Museum

Brett Mountain Photographer Local artist Tom Fox has created a wonderland of creativity in his West Bloomfield home. Judi and Tom Fox have filled their West Bloomfield home with more than 400 multi-media artworks completed by one artist — Tom Fox. In a home studio outfitted with specialized equipment acquired over many years, Fox has…

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Torah Shavuot

This Shavuot, I Thought Of Gaza

This month, Jews in Detroit and around the world celebrated receipt of the Torah, reaffirming a contract our ancestors made to remember and keep its teachings. We did this in a variety of ways — reading the Ten Commandments in synagogue, eating dairy treats at home (I still don’t get that one) and studying deep…

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All-Night Studying

Tikkun Leil Shavuot has evolved over the last decades as a holiday ritual. Since Jews stopped bringing sacrifices, the festival of Shavuot has looked like a generic Yom Tov, without distinctive rituals. Shavuot had an unusual sacrifice (Leviticus 23:17-20), but now another ritual has emerged. The prayer book identifies Shavuot as “the season of the…

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Weekly Torah Portion. #MeToo.

Weekly Torah Portion – The Torah says #MeToo

Parshat Acharey Mot/Kedoshim: Leviticus 16:1-20:27; Amos 9:7-15. I have to admit, I wanted to take the easy road when it came to this Torah commentary. This week we read a double portion, Acharei Mot/Kedoshim; in Kedoshim, there are some great (read: fun and meaningful and straightforward) things to discuss, ranging from the Ten Commandments to…

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