This recipe was such a hit, when we first posted it last year. Our Rabbi’s Chocolate Toffee Matza recipe is so good, you will be making all year long.
At times, knowing the truth is not the same as knowing what is just
It takes courage to defy authority and do the thing one thinks is right. So when Shiphrah and Puah disobey Pharaoh by not killing the Israelite newborns, God rewards them by making houses for them. But I think God’s greater reward is the preservation of their names.
I never remember my kids asking me the question that Mr. Lukas so dreads: “Dada, can we celebrate Christmas.” They never asked it because to them, the Jewish alternative to Christmas was never Hanukkah.
This week, we continue our exploration of our communal and individual identity through the study of the Reform Movement’s approach to Halakhah - Jewish law. More than the other movements, Reform has embraced change in our practice as a means of uncovering those parts of our faith that are eternal and universal. Rabbi Hesch Sommer leads our class as we explore both the triumphs and challenges that Reform faces in creating a sustaining Jewish approach to our modern world.
We conclude our exploration of our Jewish identity through the lens of Halakhah with a look at Conservative Judaism. Born of a reaction against aspects of the Reform movement, Conservative Judaism has sought a middle ground between tradition and change. Like all “middle movements,” it has faced challenges from either side. But does this approach provide a viable compromise that allows us to be both modern and authentically Jewish?
Join us for our annual, communal Pesach celebration. Songs, prayers, stimulating discussion and delicious food are all a part of this wonderful night. Space is limited so sign up early!