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RA Trip to Germany Update, Friday 2/11
Posted on February 17, 2011

This has been a whirlwind week for us here in Berlin where we have learned about how Germans have confronted their past and are looking to their future.This Shabbat, in Parashat...

This has been a whirlwind week for us here in Berlin where we have learned about how Germans have confronted their past and are looking to their future.This Shabbat, in Parashat Tetzaveh, we learn about the ner tamid. We can compare the ner tamid -- a main focal point in the Temple -- with European...

Impressions from Monday (Day 1)
Posted on February 7, 2011

Finding a relationship with a city and its inhabitants upon arrival takes time and sifting through my own preexisting relationship with Berlin in particular and Germany in general...

Finding a relationship with a city and its inhabitants upon arrival takes time and sifting through my own preexisting relationship with Berlin in particular and Germany in general in the wake of modern history seemed even more daunting.  And yet, hitting the ground running, hearing the...

Hodesh Tov - Adar I
Posted on February 7, 2011

"Reclaiming the Bible as a Jewish Book: The Legacy of Three Conservative Scholars"by Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages, Jewish Theological...

"Reclaiming the Bible as a Jewish Book: The Legacy of Three Conservative Scholars"by Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages, Jewish Theological Seminary

Setting off
Posted on February 4, 2011

Next week fifteen RA-colleagues will be spending a week together in Berlin.  Through our association with Germany Close Up, we will be exploring issues of Jewish memory...

Next week fifteen RA-colleagues will be spending a week together in Berlin.  Through our association with Germany Close Up, we will be exploring issues of Jewish memory and will meet with German politicians and educators to discuss how Germany approaches Holocaust education. The...

A Prayer for Tucson
Posted on January 18, 2011

On this Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song,We sing to God a song of griefFor innocent victimsCut down too soon. May their memories be a blessing,May their lights shine brightly...

On this Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song,We sing to God a song of griefFor innocent victimsCut down too soon. May their memories be a blessing,May their lights shine brightly upon us.Gather them into Your eternal shelter, God,Your shelter of peace.We sing to God a song of mourningFor the broken...

Brit Kodesh
Posted on January 11, 2011

The Rabbinical Assembly, in cooperation with the Jewish Theological Seminary, periodically holds a course for physicians, entitled "Brit Kodesh, A Sacred Covenant: A Conference on...

The Rabbinical Assembly, in cooperation with the Jewish Theological Seminary, periodically holds a course for physicians, entitled "Brit Kodesh, A Sacred Covenant: A Conference on Brit Milah." Qualified physicians who are clinically trained and highly experienced in medical circumcision, and...

Rabbinical Assembly Convention
Posted on January 11, 2011

The 2011 Rabbinical Assembly Convention will be held at the luxurious five-star JW Marriott Resort and Spa, Las Vegas, NV (Make your hotel reservations)We look forward to spending...

The 2011 Rabbinical Assembly Convention will be held at the luxurious five-star JW Marriott Resort and Spa, Las Vegas, NV (Make your hotel reservations)We look forward to spending these days with you in order to care for ourselves, strengthen ourselves by being with our hevre, and hear from...

Kavannah for Today's Moment of Silence
Posted on January 10, 2011

In preparation for the moment of silence called by President Obama, our colleague Jeremy Kalmanofsky of Congregation Ansche Chesed in New York has written the kavannah below.We...

In preparation for the moment of silence called by President Obama, our colleague Jeremy Kalmanofsky of Congregation Ansche Chesed in New York has written the kavannah below.We pray for the recovery of Representative Gabrielle Giffords (Gavriela bat Gloria v'Spencer)Kavannah for Moment of Silence"...

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