Prayer 2: Forgiveness

Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D. wrote a series of prayers for the Family High Holy Day Services. This is the 2nd in the series. FORGIVENESS God of my ancestors, God of all people, On this Day of Atonement, teach me to be more forgiving of others and myself. Forgiving can...

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A Long History: American Jews and the NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and American Jews have a long-shared history. Last week’s viciously anti-Semitic posting by Minister Rodney Muhammad, head of the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP, has thrown relations between Americans Jews, African Americans, and the NAACP into disarray. First and unequivocally,...

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We Shall Not Be Moved

Both the Torah Portion (Pinchas, Numbers 25:10) and the Haftarah (I Kings 18:46) include expressions of extreme (religious) violence. In the former, Pinchas, a grandson of Aaron, publicly slays a mixed couple. In the latter, the prophet Elijah, some four centuries later, slays the priests of Baal and then dismembers...

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