Religion & Beliefs

Making the most of many paths

Making the most of many paths
By November 6, 2006

While I’m in San Francisco, it seems like a good time to mention Rabbi Alan Lew, the “Zen Rabbi.” I first came across Lew when I read his truly amazing book about the High Holidays. But then I discovered he … Read More

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Jews by Choice, and the rest of us

Jews by Choice, and the rest of us
By November 6, 2006

Your friendly neighborhood Faithhacker is in San Francisco right now, to participate in a Jewish Book Festival (November is Jewish Book Month, dontcha know?) and I've met a lot of wonderful people here, and run into some friends too. But … Read More

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Tradition! (a new one)

Tradition! (a new one)
By November 3, 2006

Since today is the first Friday of Faithhacker's short life, I thought I'd start a tradition. I thought I'd make a point of talking a little bit about the chunk of text being read this week in synagogues all over … Read More

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Finding “faith” in Blogland

Finding “faith” in Blogland
By November 3, 2006

So, I've been further mulling over the idea that words like "faith" make people nervous, and I decided to do a little experiment.  I visited the websites for bloggers I *know* are in some way/shape/form religious/spiritual  Jews, and I performed … Read More

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Alien Baby

Alien Baby
By November 2, 2006

Welcome to weekly Storah blog by Lauviticus : exploring the bible, verse per verse, with an E-Z pass to judeo biblical knowledge one verse at a time. We focus on translation, commentary, relevance of the ancient words to our modern … Read More

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How we pray (or prey)

How we pray (or prey)
By November 2, 2006

I think this little Q & A is creeeeeeepy, but I'm not sure just why, or what that says about me.  I mean, this dude is a rabbi, after all, and I'm certainly not. But something about it rings hollow … Read More

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All About The Benjamins

All About The Benjamins
By November 2, 2006

This story about the high cost of Jewish religious life makes me angry, but maybe not in quite the way you think.  Certainly not because it's incorrect, or because American Jewish Life didn't do their research (it's a great magazine).  … Read More

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Save me Jeebus (from a tepid Jewish experience)

Save me Jeebus (from a tepid Jewish experience)
By November 1, 2006

Manya Treece has written something pretty wonderful for SoMA Review, about how her evangelical (which, btw, is NOT the same as "fundamentalist") grandmother helped her explore her Jewish faith. And this is of great interest to me, not only because … Read More

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