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New Class Answers What it Means to be a ‘Member of the Tribe’ Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| September 2, 2021

Jewish learners in Metro Detroit from teens to adults can embark upon a new path to study thanks to Thoughtful Judaism, a new curriculum designed by the Shalom Hartman Institute of Jerusalem. Taking a pluralistic approach to Jewish education, the course will spark deeper conversations on where todays Jews fit in with their tribe in terms of faith, ethics, practice and community. Thoughtful Judaism is brought to Detroit by a two-year $60,000 grant from the Hermelin-Davidson Center for Congregation Excellence.

More than 1,000 Rabbis for Repro work for abortion rights. Their fight just got tougher. – Forward

| September 2, 2021

Scrolling through Twitter in her pajamas Tuesday night, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg learned that the Supreme Court would allow a strict anti-abortion law to take effect in Texas. Honestly, I was shocked, though I know I shouldnt have been, said Ruttenberg, who last year launched Rabbis for Repro, a group of Jewish clergy who work to protect access to abortion. Im a human being

This Year, Remember the Importance of the Shofar | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com – Algemeiner

| September 2, 2021

The shofar has long been a popular symbol of Judaism thanks to its usage on the High Holidays. But the shofar was once associated not only with prayer, but as a rallying cry of freedom.

How American Jewish University is Confronting the Jewish Future with Innovation and Optimism – Jewish Journal

| September 2, 2021

In todays rapidly shifting world, American Jewish University (AJU) is marshalling its creativity and boldness to transform how individuals and communities learn and access Jewish wisdom. A mission-driven institution that has served the Los Angeles community for decades, AJU is pioneering a slate of online academic and community programs that are making Jewish education and wisdom more easily available, at all stages of the life cycle, around the world. The pandemic created an opening for AJU to radically change in real time how we deliver education, says AJU President Dr.

The Shul of Bellaire welcomes new Torah with big celebration – Jewish Herald-Voice

| September 2, 2021

With great fanfare and joy, a brand new Torah scroll was ceremoniously inaugurated for use by The Shul of Bellaire, on Sunday, Aug. 29.

A Word of Torah: The Pursuit of Joy Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| September 2, 2021

Happiness, said Aristotle, is the ultimate goal at which all humans aim.

Need advice for the High Holidays? Ask the Robo-Rabbi. J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 2, 2021

The age-old question of who is a Jew has been given a modern new twist: Can an artificial intelligence a program that tries to replicate or mimic human intelligence be Jewish? According to Michael Fischer, the Robo-Rabbi definitely is.

When Harvard hired an atheist to be the chief university chaplain – The Christian Post

| September 2, 2021

By Michael Brown, CP Op-Ed Contributor | Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Harvard University was founded as Harvard College in 1636.

God Squad: Yes, still more theology questions from the theology class at Mercy High School in Middletown, Conn. – The News Star

| September 2, 2021

Marc Gellman| Monroe News-Star Q: From L: God created us all the same and as his children.

Finding Hope When We Can’t See Much of It – Jewish Journal

| September 2, 2021

This year seems to have traveled at warp speed. It seems like just yesterday that I was focused on the Days of Awe, both professionally and personally. And I cant help but experience a bit of dj vu, to be faced with the confusion and quandary of mask or not, in or out, all over again.


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