Posts Tagged ‘Torah’

Torah, Fun, Friends Group Kicks Off at Aish

Aish Detroit launches new group for girls. Shaina Weiss, Special to the Jewish News Sometime all it takes is one conversation to start a movement. It was a cozy fall Sunday afternoon. I had invited two of our Aish Sunday School assistants, Hannah Berger and Sophia Bernzweig, to my house to settle a debate over…

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Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor speaks to a multi-faith group protesting outside the Tornillo, Texas, detention center. He is in the center standing in a tallit and kippah while people with signs stand around him and watch and listen.

Welcoming Strangers

Local rabbi leads pilgrimage to border to protest U.S. immigration policies. Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Photos by Rachel Goldberg Rabbi Josh Whinston of Temple Beth Emeth in Ann Arbor led a group of 20 people, including 11 of his congregants as well as some from Ann Arbor’s Beth Israel Congregation to El Paso, Texas, in…

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Weekly Torah Portion – True Brotherly Love

Parshat Vayishlach: Genesis 32:4-36:43; Obadiah 1:1-21. This week’s portion begins with Jacob preparing to see his brother Esau after 20+ years apart. As you’ll recall, after stealing Isaac’s blessing intended for Esau, Jacob fled in order to avoid Esau’s wrath.  Now, a few wives, a dozen children and massive amounts of property later, Jacob finally has…

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Weekly Torah Portion – Recognize The Individual

Parshat Toldot: Genesis 25:19-28:9; Malachi 1:1-2:7. It is difficult to imagine two brothers who are as different from each other as Jacob and Esau. Unlike the presentation of earlier individuals, the Torah describes the adolescent personalities and hobbies of Jacob and Esau. We learn that Jacob spends his time at home in his tent, while…

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Comedian To Headline Emanu-El Installation

Los Angeles-based Emmy-winning comedian Monica Piper (above) will headline a weekend of festivities at Temple Emanu-El Nov. 2-3 to welcome its new rabbi, Matthew Zerwekh. A writer for the animated children’s TV series Rugrats, Piper has also written for Roseanne and Mad About You and has performed her own special on Showtime. Her first love,…

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Beth Ahm To Host Kabbalah Scholar

Congregation Beth Ahm, the Cohn-Haddow Center at Wayne State University and SAJE welcome Professor Daniel Matt for a weekend of learning and mystical insight. Matt is one of the world’s leading authorities on Kabbalah and translator of the Zohar (kabbalistic text). He will introduce attendees to some of the central themes in the Jewish mystical…

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Weekly Torah Portion – The Power To Create

Parshat Bereshit: Genesis: 1:1-6:8; Isaiah 42:5-43:10. We’ve turned to, literally, the beginning. The beginning of Torah with the Book of Genesis and the beginning of our world with the story of Creation. Following the story of Creation, we continue to read about Adam and Eve — their lives in the garden of Eden, eating from…

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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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Weekly Torah Portion – A Place For Everyone

Parshat Haazinu: Deuteronomy 32:1-52; II Samuel 22:1-51. Sometimes we catch ourselves repeatedly saying something to our kids and not being listened to: “Turn off the light;” “Don’t stay up late;” “Do your homework.” Other times we go so far as to list outcomes and consequences to different actions but still it feels like we are…

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Saralee Shrell-Fox, Rabbi Reuven Stamov and Gila Katz with the 1st-Time Torah Readers

Camp Ramah Yachad: Jewish life flourishing in the Ukraine

By Saralee Shrell-Fox Camp Ramah Yachad in Ukraine makes history with counselors and campers reading Torah for the very first time. Israeli musician and “Ba’alat Tefila” Saralee Shrell-Fox brought her talent to this unique camp, which provides an opportunity for teenagers to encounter a nurturing, joyous Jewish community environment in a beautiful country setting. This…

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