Only Man is Monster and Mensch (Make God Great Again) Dedicated to Rabbi Jeffrey Leynor and his beloved Karen

  “God depends upon us, awaits our deeds.  In a sacred deed we echo God’s suppressed chant…We intone God’s unfinished song.  It is in the deeds that human beings become aware of what life really is, of their power to harm and to hurt, to wreck and to ruin; of their ability to derive joy and bestow […]

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What is Kabbalah?

“Let’s say you lived shortly after Mount Sinai. Let’s say you asked those people who had been there, “Tell me what happened.” What would you they tell you? “We were told not to have other gods.” “We were told to honor our parents, to not steal or murder.” I don’t think so. More likely, their […]

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Five Prayers

  Five prayers my Lord. My Father Mother. Health, peace, happiness and ample provision for all my brothers and sisters in our human family. My Lover. That I may be smitten… intoxicated-inebriated with your beauty and love. My King and Queen. That my heart would burn with longing to serve, follow and obey you in […]

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Vayigash

“To be a Jew is to be humanity’s keeper.” “But it is Rabbi Eleazar who offers the most insightful response. The verb vayigash means all three ways of approaching. Judah came forward, ready to do all three. He was ready to fight, to make peace, and to pray, all at once. “I come whether it […]

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Five Prayers my Lord

  Five prayers my Lord… Father Mother. Health, peace, happiness and ample shelter and food for all my brothers and sisters in our human family. Maker. That I might have the wisdom of Solomon… understanding of truth, your Torah. Lover. That I may be smitten… intoxicated-inebriated with your beauty and love. King. That my heart […]

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Triumphing Over G-d

“Rabbi Eliezer brought them all sorts of proofs, but they were rejected… Finally, he said to them: If the law is as I say, may it be proven from heaven! There then issued a heavenly voice which proclaimed: What do you want of Rabbi Eliezer—the law is as he says… Rabbi Joshua stood on his feet and said: The […]

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Jew Love

  “He felt the draw to the religion of Jesus burning in him like a fire.  Not religion about Jesus, Christianity.  But the religion of Jesus,  Judaism. He read  Boteach’s Kosher Jesus… his thoughtful discussion of Reb Jesus the Jewish  reformer and his explanation of Jew hatred in the gospel of John. He listened to […]

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Who Cares

“Selah.  I awake in the night to your scent. I am stirred by the melody of your great love.  We dance in the moonlight like gypsies. You and I.  I and thou.  One.   You have loved me from before the dawn of time.  I complete you. You taste like honey in my mouth.  Your […]

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