Rabbi’s Take

To My Son On Your Bar Mitzvah

Technically, you are now officially a Jewish adult and you had your first aliyah to the Torah. You also put on tallit and tefillin for the first time. I am not sure if you could see my face behind the camera I was holding, but I was beaming with pride.

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A Tale of Two Antisemites

There is a madman in Tehran who is sworn enemy of the Jewish State, and is unabashed in the brazen declarations of his goal to "erase Israel from the pages of time." Many centuries ago, in ancient Tehran, then known as Persia, lived another antisemite.

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Millennials Caught Sleeping; This is Our Wakeup Call

Many of my Jewish friends do little, to absolutely nothing, to attach themselves to the Jewish world outside of having Jewish friends. The assimilation rate is rampant. Studies have shown this is partly due to the millennials viewing their Judaism the same as any other part of their life, and their fear of labels – being too religious or too Jewy.

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Marching For Coexistence In Israel

This is the third in a series of articles from Israel by Rabbi Yosi Gordon. He is a teacher at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, currently studying at the Shalom Hartman Institute and elsewhere in Jerusalem. This article was originally posted to Facebook.

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