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"...‘It’s rarely a problem to get Jews excited about science; what’s harder is to get Jews excited about Judaism,’ said Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman, founding director of Sinai and Synapses, which has scientists participating in marches nation-wide.
We’d like to have a word with you about freedom: Passover
The ancient story has never been more powerfully relevant for our deeply divided nation.
Join Because Jewish for a community seder in Williamsburg.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
* Kosher for Passover meal provided by Chef Russell Moss
* Rituals, teachings, thought-provoking conversations and meditations from Rabbi Dan Ain and Miriam Eisenberger
* Music and singing led by Avi Steinhardt
* Also available — family fun seder table with activities for children and their parents!
"For the fourth year in a row, one of my congregants, Elyse Heise, has written and produced a Passover parody video. As in past years, our congregation loves to support this project because it is fun and creative, and it engages different members every year as they volunteer in a variety of roles. Older and younger members come together, sometimes meeting for the first time, for an afternoon of fun filming..."
"I'm penning this from a makeshift office that was either a dungeon or wine cellar many centuries ago, either of which is apropos for a digital nomad like myself. It's my last week in Romania, and I'm currently bundled up in the city of Brasov, Transylvania. Nestled in the Carpathian Mountains, the town is as mysterious and gothically beautiful as one would imagine, riddled with folklore, but sophisticated enough to maintain a kind of aloofness about it.
"For food historian and cookbook author, Joan Nathan, recipes need to be about more than just pretty food. What interests her, particularly at seder time, is how a recipe creates a connection to the past.
"The fourteenth century ends darkly. Bubonic plague strikes like the Apocalypse, while the Hundred Years War grinds on. The peasants revolt in a bid to wrest power from the nobility, while the church schisms as two pontificates vie for supremacy in a world gone mad. The storms of history rage, but deep in the storm’s eye, one woman stands tall. Despite all odds, she has found connection to a loving God through a series of yoga-like poses she calls body prayer..."
"‘We are angels with anuses.’
"There is a story in Jewish tradition about a man who insults another man without realizing that the man is a prominent rabbi. When he does realize it, he is horrified and tries to apologize. He asks what he can do to make up for it. The rabbi tells him to take a feather pillow to the top of a hill, tear it open and let the feathers blow away.
Jeopardy contestant Rabbi Geoff Mitelman's TV appearance sparked viewer Mark Wagman to invite Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann to discuss the intersection of Religion and Science at Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth (AKSE) Congregation in Wilmington, Del. "'The aim of Scientists in Synagogues,' [Rabbi Geoff] Mitelman explained, “is to help Jews connect more to their Judaism through science.