“Gay Rights” Confused With “Human Rights”

[ Human  Rights Speech: Geneva: HRC - http://bcove.me/qs3211sh ] This speech by US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is an excellent representation of the confusion present in the ethical discussion regarding "Gay Rights." The issue of the "human rights" of...

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A Great and Terrible Day

A GREAT AND TERRIBLE DAY "Yom Gadol V'Norah" The Shalit Prisoner Exchange Yesterday, the entire world changed. It seems to me, not all that many have noticed. The entire western world is, on October 18, 2011, entirely and forever different from the world on 17th of...

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Rosh HaShanah To Do List

This is a practical follow-up to the blog "The Spiritual Alarm Clock Chimes" containing specifics on practice during this season of history in which Yom Teruah is being observed in most of the Jewish world as "Rosh HaShanah." 1. How to greet people? Feel free to say...

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THE SPIRITUAL ALARM CLOCK CHIMES

THE SPIRITUAL ALARM CLOCK CHIMES “Rosh HaShanah” is Actually “Yom Teruah”   Leviticus 23:24 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying, 'In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall you have a sabbath, a memorial by blowing of trumpets, a holy assembly.'"...

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Shavuot – Hag Symptomatic!

"Nowhere in The Bible is any link made between Sinai and Shavuot." - Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS p 69 Harper Row 1985 Cambridge Why do Two-Testament Jews practice Tikkun Leil Shavuot (all night study of Torah on Erev Shavuot)? Ostensibly, our faith...

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YouTube Videos of Rock Purim 2010 Available

Videos of the individual songs from Beth El of Manhattan's Purim 2010 Rock n' Roll Worship Service are now available for free viewing online at my YouTube Channel [ http://www.youtube.com/brucohnyc ]. These videos are an improvement over last year's, since we added...

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The Night Before Pesach

In 2008, I wrote this poem for the shul just before Passover last year. As Pesach approaches this year, it seemed to me perhaps to deserve just one more time around the horn. 🙂 For whatever it may be worth - Happy Passover. Rabbi Bruce A SMALL SPONTANEOUS POEM FROM...

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Speaking Of Earthquakes

אמן אמן אני אומר לך, את אשר אנו יודעים. אנו מדברים. - ישוע המשיח "Truly, truly I say to you, we speak that which we know." - John 3:11 When natural or major disasters hit, it is the habit or compulsion of some religious leaders to say something definitive about why...

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