Tag Archives: Jerusalem

On Being Politically and Religiously Homeless

My post up at The Forward:   Years ago, I came to the conclusion that, as a Jew, I am religiously homeless. While I am not very observant, I feel very Jewish — I just don’t perform all the rituals … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jerusalem Drawn and Quartered by Sarah Tuttle-Singer

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Toward the West, and toward the sea, the land rolls across the sweet green fields and little towns. If you walk out Jaffa Gate and head straight for a few days, you’ll hit the port city. There are rules, and … Continue reading

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On Words: Jerusalem

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Yes it is simply a word. But it is a singular word that elicits notions of angels, demons, and a God in heaven. It is a word that has caused war, rebellion, and prayer. It is a word that connotes … Continue reading

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On Words: Fasting

It seems simple enough, the concept of fasting. Whether it is a religious, or a healthcare, reason to forgo water, food or any kind of bodily sustenance for a period of time it basically comes down to the same thing. … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Jewish Year by Abigail Pogrebin

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Throughout our lives, we take different paths. We seek new adventures. We struggle through different times and quests. It is our way of understanding who we are, and where we come from. This is the story of one such journey. … Continue reading

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