Posts Tagged ‘ rabbis ’

Turns Out Rav Kook Was a Vegetarian Renegade

August 31, 2015
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Turns Out Rav Kook Was a Vegetarian Renegade

While vegetarianism is not an official tenet of Orthodox Jewish belief, certain scholars feel the Torah suggests that Jews should abstain from eating meat. Abraham Isaac Kook—the late Torah scholar, and legal authority, the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Mandate Palestine—was one such thinker. While the Russian-born Kook is better…

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This Just In: Helen Keller Had a Rabbi

August 14, 2015
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Helen Keller Had a Rabbi?

No, Helen Keller didn’t make a late conversion to Judaism. But an amazing discovery a…

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A Rabbi (and Movie) for All Your Sexual Hangups

August 4, 2015
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A Rabbi (and Movie) for All Your Sexual Hangups

“You think a rabbi could teach you anything about sex?” asks director Ricardo Adler. It’s…

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The Ancient Rabbi’s Secret Diary

October 29, 2014
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The Ancient Rabbi’s Secret Diary

Some people fill their diaries with secrets and…

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Single, Pregnant, and Rabbi

July 9, 2014
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Single, Pregnant, and Rabbi

Julie Greenberg was a single lesbian in Reconstructionist rabbinical school in…

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The Prime Time Jewvangelist on a Website Near You

February 26, 2014
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The Prime Time Jewvangelist on a Website Near You

Rabbi Leah Levy has a problem: no one…

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Krusty the Clown’s Rabbinic Lineage

February 13, 2014
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Lrusty the Clown's Rabbinic Lineage

Just as the Colorado town in South Park has its resident…

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The Yom Kippur Debut of the Girl Rabbi of the Golden West

September 12, 2013
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ray-frank

Yom Kippur 1890 was a typical day for Jewish repentance but…

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The “Yeah, Yeah” Philosopher

January 15, 2013
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morgenbesser

Few have better embodied the intersection between rabbinical thought…

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Open with a Joke

September 7, 2012
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open-joke

It’s a common rule of public speaking: Tell a…

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Ben Sorer U’Moreh

August 1, 2012
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rebel-son

Think kids today have trouble with authority? The Torah (Deuteronomy 21:18)…

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@DailyHillulah

July 31, 2012
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meron_hp

How many righteous people can you name? A…

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