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Shavuot and Collective Responsibility

It is telling that when Jewish faith is born, it is born in community. The revelation at Sinai, which we commemorate on the festival Shavuot (which begins this Thursday evening), is a national encounter with the Divine, a collective experience. … Continue reading

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Shavuot for Jews Who Question Sinai

Reposted from: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/rabbis-round-table/what-is-shavuot-for-jews-who-question-whether-god-gave-the-torah-at-sinai-1.430010 Every Thursday, I gather with a group of congregants to study the “early Prophets,” Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings. These are some of the Bible’s most challenging books, dealing with issues like war, genocide, rape, and other … Continue reading

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