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Lag b’Omer ~ What Is It?

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Lag b’Omer … What is it? This is a question frequently asked, even by Jews, when mentioning the Jewish holiday of Lag b’Omer. To the English speaker, the first word sounds like “log” – the wood you place on a campfire. This auditory cue … Continue reading

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Bringing Light into Dark Times ~ Ancient Tradition AND Modern Necessity

An extraordinarily bright and hope-filled invitation from Little Minyan Kehilla member Jodi Kushins to participate in this season of light with our brothers, sisters, cousins of multiple faith traditions which bring LIGHT into darkness when daylight becomes sparse in our hemisphere. … Continue reading

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Viewing “Interfaith” Family Formation through a Progressive Jewish Lens

Our Little Minyan Kehilla has always been a welcoming home to those of us who wrestle with what it means to be Jewish in 21st Century America. Many of us have both danced intimately, lovingly with Judaism and also found … Continue reading

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Shabbat VaYinafash ~ Rest, Restore, Re-Ensoul Yourself with Gratitude

A reminder to join our kehilla this Shabbat/Saturday morning, November 26th, when we will gather for Shabbat Vayinafash, a contemplative approach to Shabbat morning worship and Torah. We will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon at a private home in Upper Arlington. Text 614.592.9593 … Continue reading

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Mo’adim l’Simcha ~ Festival of Joy … Sukkot Bounty and Responsibility

Many of us, even those of us who were raised in Jewish homes, did not grow up with a sukkah in our backyards. There was a sukkah built at the synagogue and we decorated it together, maybe had a festive … Continue reading

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Preparing for and Celebration our Yamim Nora’im 5777 ~ Days of Awe 2016

          Click here to access our full schedule for the Days of Awe 5777                                       The Yamim Nora’im ~ Days of … Continue reading

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Speaking to the Rock ~ The Power of our Tone and Body Language in Speech

This week, Chukat, in our cycle of Torah, we remain in the wilderness/B’midbar (also know as Numbers) continuing both the journey of learning “the rules” of behavior and right relationship, and the physical journey of travel from slavery in Egypt to the promised … Continue reading

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May the Countenance of the Sacred Gaze Upon You and Grant You Peace

Zichrono livracha, we say when we speak of the dead. May their names be for blessing … This has been a week filled with a level of pain and grief and outrage that we can barely begin to process. So filled … Continue reading

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Revelation on the Farm ~ Receiving Torah in Community

Sunday, June 12th from 1:00 to 4:00 at Over the Fence Urban Farm Shavuot, one of the three pilgrimage festivals in Torah, has its roots in agriculture, although it is liturgically and, in celebratory customs, linked to the revelation of Torah … Continue reading

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“I Believe” – A Meditation for Yom Hashoah

This beautiful piece by Larry Bach was posted on the Rabbis without Borders website in 2012. Yom Hasho’ah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, begins tomorrow (May 4th) evening at sundown. Many of us will light a yahrzeit candle and pause to remember. And many memorials … Continue reading

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