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Vaetchanan 5775 – Thou Shalt Not Murder

July 31, 2015
Thou Shalt Not Murder

This has been a difficult week in Jerusalem. On Thursday an ultra-Orthodox man went on a rampage and attempted to kill six people at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade. One of my daughters and I were about 100 yards away from where the attack took place as it was taking place. I was horrified to...
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Tisha b’Av 5775 – Feast or Fast?

July 24, 2015
Destruction of Jerusalem

Every year on Tisha b’Av I struggle with a sense of cognitive dissonance between the traditional liturgy and the reality I see around me as a resident of Jerusalem. On Saturday night my community will gather at the Haas Promenade, and with an eye on the lit up, golden, Dome of the Rock, the...
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