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July 13, 2021
Five Ways to Improve Your Life By Improving Your Fit

Chances are, one of your key laments is trying to fit things into your busy schedule. There is only so much time, and you always have more to do than […]

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May 25, 2021
What is Empowered Judaism? And How Does It Compare With Today's Messianic Judaism?

Kaunfer, Rabbi Elie, Empowered Judaism: What Independent Minyanim Can Teach Us About Building Vibrant Jewish Communities (Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights), 2010. Elie Kaunfer is the son of a pulpit rabbi. […]

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February 11, 2021
Dear Rabby: I Think My Step-Father Is A Bigot

This letter and response is part of a weekly advice column featured in our Shabbat Home Discussion Guide, Shulchan Shelanu. This week's letter involves bigotry, how it looks, what it […]

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February 2, 2021
Chavurah Community After COVID – What Should We Learn From God's Time-Out?

Maybe God is treating us like petulant toddlers in his preschool, putting all of us in a time-out called COVID-19. If so, then, as with any time-out, we’re supposed to […]

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January 29, 2021
Shouldn't You Be a Food-Faith-Fanatic?

You could say I owe my salvation to tuna fish. Or maybe it was  lamb and rice. I suppose you will want an explanation. Okay, I will give it. And […]

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December 4, 2020
Why Bridge From Virtual to Actual Community?

This blog is part of a series of reflections on Jay Y. Kim’s necessary book, Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age.” Here […]

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November 15, 2020
What is a Havurah?

We find a variety of definitions of the chavurah/havurah in  contemporary sources. See which definition appeals to you:  “Friendship circle; a group of people who come together and form an […]

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November 9, 2020
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOUR CONGREGATION GETS EVICTED?

Your messianic congregation, or for others of you, your synagogue or church meets in rented facilities. All your stuff is stored there. Your people like the place.   Then comes […]

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July 31, 2020
When the Bad News is God's News and the Good News is Fake News - Of Prophecies, Politics, and Present Responsibilities (Part 3)

In previous blogs in this series I wrote of the nature and limits of prophetic gifting in our time, as contrasted with that which pertained in the Tanach (Older Testament). […]

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July 22, 2020
Some of My Best Friends Are False Prophets - Prophecies, Politics, and Present Responsiblities (Part 2)

In my prior post, I mentioned that my major goal in this series of blogs is to challenge us all to give heed to an undoubtedly valid prophetic voice challenging […]

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