Inspiration

Transcendence

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Finally, the rush and tumble of preparations ceased and all was still. Even I was still. I gazed up at her, enchanted. Her dark velvet robe was the cloak of a queen, her hair hidden away in a turban… Read more

Encountering Orthodoxy

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Despite my growing interest in Judaism, my exposure to Jewish people and to the Jewish religion was limited—until university. I was at Rutgers University when I got my first real exposure to Orthodox… Read more

Achdut on the Field

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The umpire didn’t have to call “Game suspended” when a few dozen Orthodox men playing softball on a Catskills field a few years ago heard a child screaming. Down the road, at a Jewish bungalow colony… Read more

Holding on or Letting Go?

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Reflections on Hospice in the Jewish Tradition I will never forget Jay. Jay Gold was a high-powered, successful forty-six-year-old Wall Street lawyer with a very warm heart. Though he had an extremely… Read more

Super Choice

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With the Super Bowl quickly approaching, Rabbi Ilan Feldman recalls how football brought a few fans to higher spiritual heights. At least four people came to Minchah/Maariv services at Beth Jacob on… Read more