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Is God perfect?

btzelim elohimMany of us grew up in the belief that God is all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful. How can such a being not be perfect, if it is capable of anything? Who wouldn't choose perfection? As it turns out, God didn't.

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Ahava - Love - is in the Air!

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what does ahava mean in hebrewHow many times have you wracked your brain for a wedding gift that would be unique and would convey your love and best wishes for the couple?

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Creative Kavod: Honoring Service with Art

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kol yisrael aravim zeh b'zeh detailWhen Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles wanted to honor its executive director, Sheryl Goldman, for 20 years of service, they knew they wanted somethiing unique,, with a strong connection to the synagogue, that reflected the commitment and service of the exec. Read more...

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An Orange on the Seder Plate

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Probably lots of us have been to a "women's seder;" I've always been leery of gender-divided activities (how would women feel about a men's seder?). Often, there will be an orange on the seder plate, owing to an apochryphal but persistent story. Read more...

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Lashon Kodesh - Hebrew Language Resources

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learn to read hebrewHebrew is the key that unlocks so many doors in Judaism: Torah, talmud, prayer, and art! Here are some resources we've found for studying Hebrew; almost all are free. Read more...

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